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YCE: The Selby

Todd Selby has fuelled our voyeuristic nature with his addictive photographs of fashionable interiors.

Dubbed the ‘Horst of the hip set’ by The New York Times, American photographer, Todd Selby has seen his website, which showcases the homes and workspaces of friends and creatives around the globe, blow up to become an much talked about exhibition at Colette and a book due out in 2010. “I had been a portrait and fashion photographer for 8 years previously. I started the website because I wanted to do a photo project where I could present my work directly to people on the internet, cutting out the middleman.” But even he’s surprised by how it’s snowballed - “I guess that when someone works on a project that taps into an innate human characteristic, such as nosiness and curiosity, it can be pretty appealing for people to look at.”
Name a person or organisation that shares your DIY ethos, and explain why.
Mark Hunter aka The Cobrasnake as he does his thing and just gets it out there.

Send us a picture/video that summarises your view of modern life, and explain why.

Its a gritty world

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Totally helped it, if I was busy shooting ads I wouldnt have had the time to start

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Mexican Radio - Wall of Voodoo

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