Paris-based set designer Sébastien Michelini specializes in creating sets for editorial, artistic and commercial projects in the fields of still-life and fashion photography. For over a decade, he has collaborated with a number of accomplished photographers and artists.
Starting out as a photographer in the late 90s, Sébastien began his career in the field of skateboarding, working with iconic publications including Thrasher and Transworld. Co-founding Chill magazine in 2004—for which he was the photo editor—he acquired expertise in editorial projects and become renowned for his unique eye for photography, his professionalism and his attention to detail. He then crossed over to the world of set design in the late 2000s.
As a design fanatic and architecture enthusiast, Sébastien brings specialist knowledge and razor-sharp references to each project, from the outset of the creative process right up until the last image is shot on set. His expertise lies in meticulously researching, sourcing, designing and creating perfectly adapted items of set design, with his scrupulous eye providing relevant and innovative solutions for each and every brief.
Sebastien has worked with such photographers as Peter Langer, Younes Klouche, Charles Negre, Maxime Guyon and David Luraschi, and created sets for the likes of Givenchy, Hermes, Nike, Apple, Lacoste, Zadig & Voltaire and Converse.
His set designs can be found in L'Officiel, M Le Monde, Vogue China, Marie Claire and T Mag.