Location: .Los Angeles, California, United States
Fields of operation: Art, Design, Culture
As an award winning photographer, published author, lecturer and environmental activist, Sebastian Copeland's work has been featured on Larry King Live and in National Geographic, Vanity Fair, Sierra Club, House & Garden, Publisher's Weekly, W Magazine, Elle, People, USA Today as well on Al Gore's Current TV. His fine quality prints have appeared at the United Nations (Solo Show, 2007), the Council on Foreign Relations, Peabody Essex Museum and the Field Museum (Chicago) among others. These works can also be found in private collections in both the United States and Europe and several are now part of the permanent archive of The Natural World Museum in San Francisco. A graduate of UCLA Film School (Summa Cum Laude) and the son of highly successful artists (his father is classical conductor Jean-Claude Casadesus, Founder & Director of the Lille National Orchestra), Sebastian--a British/French national relocated to NY in 1980--began his career directing music videos followed by commercials. His still work has appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide including GQ, Marie Claire, The Face, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Elle Magazine, Interview magazine, and National Geographic. The recent winner of two prestigious first place IPA Awards (Professional Photographer of the Year: Books & an International Photography Award) prints from "Antarctica: The Global Warning" were also selected to tour as part of the 2006 and 2007 IPA 'Best of Show' collection. His early photography ranged from fashion and advertising to album covers and celebrities--with a noted style mixing Madison Ave. sensibility with downtown pop. Subjects included Elijah Wood, Kate Bosworth, Salma Hayek, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Phil Collins, Sandra Bullock, and Orlando Bloom. Amongst his various film studio clients are Disney, Universal, Paramount or Warner Bros. Sebastian has shot movie posters for Goal!, The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift and Herbie--Fully Loaded, and the international press for such films as Pirates of the Caribbean, Troy and Seabiscuit. His TV commercials clients include Fila, Old Spice, Pantene, Disney, Nintendo and Mennen amongst others. In his music video work he has collaborated with artists ranging from Branford Marsalis to Harry Connick Jr and Hall and Oates. A personal commitment to fight for the protection of the environment has led Sebastian to a seat on the Board of Directors of Global Green (the US arm of President Gorbachev's Green Cross International) and a relentless pursuit of a sustainable future. Sebastian also holds a seat on the Board of Directors of Shine On Sierra Leone, an NGO providing an educational platform for children of war-torn nations. As an international speaker on climate crisis for over a decade, Sebastian has been featured on television and radio (Larry King Live, NPR, Air America) and has addressed audiences at the United Nations, the World Affairs Council, the General Assembly on Climate in New Orleans, the George Eastman House, Google Headquarters and to Apple's Senior Design Team. In 2008, Sebastian was named one of German GQ's Man of the Year in the "Engagement" category. Sebastian currently lives in Los Angeles and drives a hybrid.