Steven Sebring

Steven Sebring is a photographer, filmmaker, and producer. A vanguard in artistic 3-D imaging, Sebring developed a unique 360-degree motion capture system to pioneer multi-dimensional photography, film, and VR. Sebring is a frequent collaborator of visionaries and innovators including Patti Smith, Bill Gates, Milla Jovovich, Leonardo DiCaprio, and has contributed to Vogue, Vanity Fair, W, as well as photographed and directed international campaigns for MAC, Estee Lauder, Coach, DKNY, and more.

His seminal documentary Dream of Life followed icon Patti Smith across 11 years, earning Sebring a Sundance Award and an Emmy nod. After the release, the two also published the art tome Patti Smith: Dream of Life, a companion book of film stills and Smith ephemera, published by Rizzoli. Following the film’s success, Smith and Sebring went on to produce Objects of Life (2010) at the Robert Miller Gallery, and Illumination (2011) at Milk Gallery.

Alongside Dream of Life, his books include Lalanne, archiving the lives and works of art duo Francois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne; Bygone Days, a collection of photographs by Sebring’s great-uncle John Penor, in a tribute to the fading American frontier; and Study of Pose, a collaboration with supermodel Coco Rocha in an exploration of the human form, accompanied by an exhibition of the same title at Milk Gallery in 2014 to commemorate its release.

In May of 2013, Sebring presented Revolution, a three-day exhibition at the storied Park Avenue Armory, a century after the fêted 1913 show where Marcel Duchamp exhibited his explosive Nude Descending a Staircase for the first time. A collection of his 360-degree photography in stills, sculptures, interactive media, and a series of films, “Revolution” paid homage to Duchamp with Sebring’s own interpretations of Nude Descending a Staircase among other artistic references.

In 2018, Sebring released the concert documentary film Horses: Patti Smith and her Band, premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Today, Sebring continues experimenting with interactive imagery, placing him at the forefront of progressive image-making for the digital age.


In September 2018, Steven Sebring’s short film “Letters from Home” opened Pathway to Paris’s second annual concert series, showing in San Francisco and Los Angeles at the Masonic Theatre and the Theatre at the Ace Hotel.

Sebring’s film explores a dystopian future wherein the Earth can no longer sustain human life, with the four elements—earth, wind, air, and fire—all in peril.

Opening with sirens and newsreel audio clips discussing various calamities that have occurred around the world, the film is then narrated by Sebring’s own son, ten-year old Seneca Sebring, warning of the environmental crisis to come and its impact on future generations as dancer Joules Magus interprets the elements, from thrashing tornadoes, to burning fires, and underwater life, bookmarked by scenes of chaos. At its finale, Seneca implores: “Let’s make change now.”