Sebastian Garnett is a Los Angeles based portrait, fashion, and lifestyle photographer who gets inspired by culture, concept, and charisma.
Originally from Nebraska, Sebastian graduated with a degree in International Business from Creighton University. Instead of joining the workforce immediately upon finishing his education, he decided to buy his first Canon camera, book a one-way flight to South America, and backpack around the continent for five months alone. Through his experiences, he has developed a global view on life, and has trained his eye to see the interesting, both in people and on location.
From 2015 to 2020 he worked for an international airline as a sales manager based in Chicago, all while continuing to shoot portraiture and travel photography both on assignment and for personal pleasure. "As you can probably tell, I like to wear many different hats," Sebastian jokes.
Since then, he has visited close to 100 cities in 25 countries, gaining understanding on life behind the lens. "Traveling alone for so long, both within the United States and abroad, really impacted me as a photographer and as a person," he says. "I got the privilege to shoot people in their environments and to tell their stories from all over. Yes, I want the people I work with to be happy with the images I create, and they most certainly will, but I also focus on telling their story and exposing their true life. For me, being able to share someone's story through portraiture is the biggest honor you can give someone, and I take that very seriously."
"Sebastian is passionate about people. When you shoot with him, it won't feel like a meeting, it will feel like a reunion." - Kealy O'Brien, Client
Besides photography, Sebastian is a sports enthusiast, completing the Chicago Marathon twice, in 2017 and 2018 consecutively. His dream is to finish all the Abbott World Marathon Majors, while also capturing on film each city's energy in anticipation for the race. He has also taken up surfing and hiking, and can be found either out on the water or on a hiking trail in the early mornings.
Sebastian now lives in Los Angeles, California, where he continues to grow in the area as a trusted professional with a friendly face - focusing in portraiture, fashion, and lifestyle photography.