CONTACT

  • Based in Seattle, Washington, USA, working globally
  • For licensing and rates, please email stuart@isett.com
  • Mobile: 206-245-5335

ABOUT

I have always seen photography as a collaboration with the people I'm documenting and I bring that attitude to all my work. Whether it was one of my earliest projects photographing young Cambodian refugees in street gangs in the United States, or over two decades of documenting stories in Asia, or today, working in a factory or office here in Seattle, I've always believed to be a great story teller you must get close, understand your subjects' lives and create images that are engaging and authentic. I've been using cameras since I was 6 years old to try to document the world around me and it's my goal everyday, no matter what the subject, to show how even the most mundane experiences of our lives can be impactful when seen with a sensitive and creative vision.

Now the hard part - where are you from? I'm an American, born in Switzerland, raised in the UK and sent to British all-boys schools, which is why my accent can be hard to pin down. I am also a versatile corporate, commercial, industrial & editorial photographer now based in Seattle after working out of Bangkok, Tokyo and Paris for 15 years. I've traveled and worked in over 30 countries photographing everything from conflicts in Southeast Asia to business leaders in Japan, roughnecks in Siberia to beer halls in Prague - a range of experiences that has prepared me for anything, including the challenge of chasing my two kids around with a camera.

My clients include many of the world's leading newspapers, magazines and multinational corporations, as well as small and medium size companies right here in Seattle. I've worked on contract for Time Magazine from 1997-2004, The New York Times for over 20 years where I've completed over 700 assignments, and for Fortune Magazine since 2011.

Clients

CORPORATE - Alaska Airlines, Allen Institute, Bentley Motors, Bombardier, Brooks Running, Bühler, Cargill, Carlyle Group, Coffman Engineers, Delta Marine, Federal Express, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, NBBJ Architects, Pacific Ship, Prudential, Pushpay, Prudential, SAP/Concur, Schindler Group, Schultz Family Foundation, Shell Oil, Site Workshop, Stanley Tools, Stoel Rives, Summit Materials, Vigor Industrial, Walker Macy, Whitepages.com, Zymeworks

EDITORIAL - Bloomberg, Boston Globe, CNN, El Mundo, Figaro, Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Business Week, Geo Magazine, Life Magazine, Marie Claire, Newsweek, The Independent, The London Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, US News Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Aera Magazine, Mainichi Shimbun, Seattle Magazine, Stern Magazine.

ARIRANG TV - IN FRAME

My work featured in two episodes of the In Frame series, "Port of contrasts" and "Islands of Life", on Korea's national TV network.

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