Ex-medical doctor Norman Seeff emigrated from South Africa to New York in 1968 to pursue a career as a photographer, filmmaker and designer. Three years later, he relocated to Los Angeles as Art Director at United Artists Records, where his album cover designs and photography received many Grammy nominations. Seeff’s photographs of Steve Jobs were published on Time Magazine and Rolling Stone Magazine after Steve Jobs died. These are iconic images of the young Steve Jobs in the early days of Apple’s success and one was chosen by Walter Isaacson for the cover of his biography that was released in October 2011.
He went independent in 1975 and has worked with hundreds of artists including Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Ike and Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Joni Mitchell and many others. Seeff is now engaged in documentary filmmaking focusing on the exploration of the inner dynamics of the creative process.