Sebastian Nevols

Sebastian Nevols

PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Sebastian Nevols

Sebastian Nevols

PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Born in England 1985. Lives and works in London, UK. Former first assistant to Nadav Kander (2013-2016); former first assistant to Tim Flach (2009--2013). Working on commissions and independent projects. Clients include: Channel 4, ITV, National Theatre, Royal Ascot, Urban Outfitters, Shortlist Magazine, Sport Magazine, Golf Digest, The Fresh Olive Company, Drambuie, Jawbone, Bristol Live and London in Stereo.
Projects credited in
  • Daddy
    DaddyJeremy O. Harris melodrama is set in Bel Air, and tells the story of Franklin, an up-and-coming African American artist who starts a relationship with an older white rich art collector. His mother comes to visit and things take a surreal turn. I was inspired by pictures of artists in their studio, including Basquiat and Shantell Martin, and pulled some quotes from the script to represent Franklin’s obsession with father figures. Photography (David Jonsson) by Sebastian Nevols and letterings by
  • The Tragedy of Macbeth
    The Tragedy of Macbeth“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.” Yaël Farber’s elemental production of Shakespeare tragedy follows a couple spine-chilling quest for power in a post-apocalyptic world at war. The art direction and lighting was inspired by Odd Nerdrum’s paintings, and we went into the shoot with two different approaches, including one over a tank of water, inspired by a flood scene at the end of the production. In the end we stripped everything right back to convey the pow
  • Portia Coughlan
    Portia CoughlanThe play tells the story of Portia’s thirtieth birthday, which is also the fifteenth anniversary of the death of her twin brother, Gabriel, who drowned in the Belmont river. Haunted by the past, Portia is pulled between her conflicting desires to live in the real world and to reunite with her dead brother. The image puts a twist on the Ophelia trope. By flipping the image, Portia is given agency, and the river becomes a portal into the afterworld. The show was due to open in September 2019, bu
  • Salomé
    SaloméYaël Farber rewrites the biblical tale, placing the character at the centre of a revolution against the Romans occupying her people’s land. The campaign image is inspired by the use of sand in Susan Hilferty set design, and by Caravaggio paintings of religious ecstasy and martyrdom. Photography (Isabella Niloufar) by Sebastian Nevols Trailer by Mike Marriage
  • The Truth Project: Its Time to be Heard
    The Truth Project: Its Time to be HeardThe Truth Project, which is part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, aims to give people a safe opportunity to share their experiences of abuse that may have been suffered long ago. Following a poster and radio campaign by MullenLowe last year, the film uses the concept of speech bubbles and acknowledges that victims and survivors of child sexual abuse have "never been heard". The work was created by Lovisa Silburn and Hugh Todd and directed by Chris Palmer through Gorgeous.
  • The Truth Project: I will be Heard
    The Truth Project: I will be HeardTo raise awareness about historical and institutional abuse, supporting people to come forward to share their experiences and help build a safer place for children in the future.
Work history
    Photographers Assistant
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    First assistant to Nadav Kander
    Photographers Assistant
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    First assistant to Tim Flach
  • Photography
  • Creative Portraiture
  • Portaits
    Photography and Digital Media
     - Leeds, United Kingdom