Sebastian Artz is an award-winning photographer and director best known for his powerful yet relatable imagery in advertising, for his portraits of Hollywood celebrities and music stars like Green Day and Beastie Boys.

Sebastian works for a diverse roster of clients shooting advertising, celebrities and fashion campaigns in the US and overseas while also pursuing personal projects that regularly land him in exhibition galleries.

Born in Romania and raised in Duesseldorf, Germany, Artz started his photographic career shortly after a college exchange with UCLA’s film school brought him to Los Angeles. The city famous for its light reignited his passion for photography and the immediate recognition he received solidified his decision to work with still as well as moving images.


Apple, Axel Springer, Billboard, CBS, Champ, Cetera Financial Group, Colgate, Conde Nast, Cosmopolitan, Flaunt, FrieslandCampina, Flextronics, Honda, Interscope Records, Johnny Was, Linus Bike, Liverpool, Live Nation Entertainment, Mojo, Musikexpress, New Form Digital, People, Rolling Stone, Ryder, Sarah Lee, Time, Uncut, Universal Records, Warner Brothers Records, Walt Disney Studios


BBDO, Deutsch, Grey, Hill Holliday, J Walter Thompson, Ogilvy, R/GA, Zambezi