Anthony Seklaoui was born in Nice, in south of France, to a Lebanese father and Australian mother. After studying filmmaking in his hometown, he moved to Paris, where he rekindled his interest in still photography, his first love.
Navigating organically between the two mediums, Seklaoui deconstructs and shapes scenes of life, infusing them with rhythm and a sense of playfulness. His work is an ongoing search for authenticity, often balancing qualities of documentation and daydream.
Some of Seklaoui’s early influences are derived from French cinema of the 1970s and 80s, which inform his spontaneous, raw and instinctive approach to photography. His work connects fleeting moments to celebrate the multidimensional aura of his subjects, who find themselves at once embraced and liberated. In doing so, Seklaoui captures the essence of the present, which bears the imprint of the past and gestures towards the future.
Seklaoui’s editorial clients include i-D, Vogue France, T: The New York Times Style Magazine and Self Service. His commercial clients include Jacquemus, JW Anderson, Maison Alaïa and Chanel, among others.