Mr. Seth Solo is an international award winner and world-renowned Visual Artist, Photographer, Director, Creative Director, Curator and Consultant.
• 1981 - Borns in Lisbon, Portugal. • 1987 - While in School, Seth Started learning English and Classical music at the age of 6. He sang as a bass singer at a children´s choir and played the piano until the age of 12. • 1994 - Starts photographing and filming at the age of 13. Autodidact / Self Taught. • 1995 to 2000 - Works as a freelance designer and as aTeam Leader in several advertising actions and as a colaborator of a known Sotheby´s auction house in Portugal (Palácio do Correio Velho). Practiced several Martial Arts. Judo, Taekwondo, Jujitsu, Kick-Boxe, Krav-Maga and Free-Fighting. • 2001 - Coverd the 11th September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York city and decided to become a professional photographer. Founded Anything Corporation - A multi-disciplinary visual production agency. • 2002 - Joined the Portuguese Army and was praised at the end of the training course due to his leadership and shooting skills. • 2003 - Returned to high school and graduated with 75%. Worked as a flair bartender and as a PR of several bars and clubs in Lisbon. • 2004 - Started his studies on Hotel Management and Architecture. Founded the event agency the B-Factor and became manager of the club Trigonometria at Algarve. • 2005 - Started his studies on Graphic Design. Became the manager of the beach bar SPOT, at Algarve, Albufeira and of the club Lua, Jardim do tabaco, in Lisbon. Founded a Club in Lisbon named STUDIO at the former T-Club local in Lisbon. • 2007 - Worked at advertising agencies as copywriter, art director and creative director. In the same year he worked also as a Production Director at a event agency in Lisbon. • 2008 - Won the first prize at the "Sony Cybershot Exposure Award” in portrait category. - Started to work as an assistant for several known fashion Portuguese photographers and filmmakers. - Worked as a Managing partner of Rocks, a club founded by himself in Lisbon. - Traveled to Paris to create his first exhibition. • 2009 - Started working exclusively as a visual artist. Directed his first short films and Music Videos. Created the exhibitions: "Paris", "Un Point Fixe", "Sexual Collective", "Firestoppers" and "Nine Eleven". • 2010 - Started his commercial photography work with EPAL - Companhia das águas de Portugal, Teatro São Carlos, Companhia Nacional de Bailado, Paez, Shak-it, Lavart, Filipe La Féria, Herdade da Mingorra, Câmara dos Azuis - Antiques, Parq Magazine, amoung many others. - Was invited to photograph the 1st National Tour of the Brazilian Opera Company and worked trough all of brazil´s district capitals. - Was invited to work with MAM - Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro. - Traveled the world (USA, Europe and Brazil) creating the Metropolis exhibition - Created WLWP - Worldwide luxury wedding photography. Created the exhibitions: "Abandoned Feelings", "Metropolis - São Paulo", "Metropolis - New York", "Próxima Paragem: Brasília", "Haphazard", "Underneopan Arcanum", "Tabu". • 2011 - Won the first prize at the "Lens on Development" contest, awarded by the European Comission and was elected by a jury that included some of the worlds greatest photographers. (Piotr Trybalski, Vincent Baillais, Frédérique Founès, Anna Fox, Jerzy Gumowski, Artur Heller, Tom Hunter, David Kaszlikowski, Janusz Musial, Andrzej Pagowski, Marek Straszewski, Ivonne Thein, Marek Waskiel, Roderyk Wiecek, Magda Wunsche.) The award was delivered in person by the Minister of the Foreign Businesses from Poland in Warsaw. - Received an award from National Geographic for his work. - His work was shown around the world in several group exhibitions. • 2012 - Started his work for Sonae Sierra. Created the exhibition: "1.000.000." • 2013 - Was invited to live in New York, to work as a photographer and to assist some of the world greatest fashion photographers. Created the exhibitions: "Ny", "The New Age of Portuguese Discoveries", "Vision", "40 Years After", Form on the Wet Sand", "The End of Summer". • 2014 - Returned to Lisbon. Started his work with ModaLisboa | Lisbon Fashion Week. Started "ONE" a humanitarian project trying to help people in need around the world. Was invited by the Portuguese Government to work with EMEPC (Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf) in several missions. Was invited to become an ambassador for Earth Water and to support ReFood, both humanitarian and social help projects. Becomed a certified PADI diver to be able to photograph and to film underwater. Created Solo Worldwide, the clothing brand. • 2015 - Was invited by the Chamber of Cascais to direct a movie about the Zone of Biophysical Interest of Avencas (ZIBA). - Directed in 48 hours the short movie: Um Sonho de Vida. - Started working with STAT- Martial Arts Academy as a visual consultant. Created the exhibitions: "Renaissance Runway", "Life on Board", "Black and White", "STAT Martial Arts", "Tamariz", "Island N3". 2016 - Traveled to Denmark to create a new exhibition. Founded Aerial, a aerial film production company. Directed a movie about STAT - Martial Arts Academy. Created the exhibitions: "Phones and Cigarettes", and "The Tree of Life". - Started curating photography exhibitions. - Works as a photographer, director, curator and visual consultant for several diferent clients around the world. - Is currently based in Lisboa,Portugal.