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Clients include: Ralph Lauren, Massimo Dutti, H&M, British Vogue, American Vogue, Rika, Self Service & Gagosian

Sean Thomas was born Omaha, Nebraska, and spent much of his childhood in the vast open country of the Great Plains. Thomas studied art initially in Omaha, and then in Lawrence, Kansas. After college he moved to New York City and, turned to art direction.

After eight years art directing, Thomas turned to photography. His first series was for i-D magazine in 2008 capturing the early menswear creations of the young fashion designer Thom Browne. These pictures subsequently lead to his first international advertising campaign for the designer.

Thomas likes to tell stories, whether real or imagined, and enjoys combining fashion with reportage in his commissions for American and British Vogue, the Wall Street Journal Magazine, Holiday, Self Service, L’Étiquette, and Harpers France, among other publications. Between his frequent trips, all giving rise to extensive portfolios of images, from Central and South America to Cuba, Ethiopia and India, he has worked for leading fashion labels such as Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, H&M, Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney, Chloé, Michael Kors and Victoria’s Secret.

Thomas’ work is known for it’s candidness and his connection with the subjects he’s photographing. His photographs are energetic and life affirming.  

Thomas has three published photo books.  

Yearbook, Volume 1. 2022 is his first, and published by Razzle Dazzle Press in December 2022. It brings together a joyous group of photographs celebrating the year prior.  

Yearbook, Volume 2. 2023 is a continuation in the series, and published by Razzle Dazzle Press and Patrick Rémy Studios in October 2023. 

Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye Texas was published in April 2023. In this series of photos Thomas turns his eye to the state of Texas and captures intimate moments between friends, families and lovers along with characteristic dreamy landscapes.

Thomas is based in Paris, New York, and London.  

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    With offices in New York, London, Paris and Milan, Management Artists provides a full range of services to both its worldwide exclusive artists and clients, including full photo shoot production, syndication and licensing as well as the development of special projects such as books and exhibitions.

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