Todd Selby Photographs "Inspired Lives" for Cole Haan

Todd Selby Photographs "Inspired Lives" for Cole Haan

Sarah Coffey
Mar 18, 2010

One of the things we love about photographer Todd Selby is the way he's able to tell the (partial) story of someone's life in just a few photos. Even in this ad campaign for Cole Haan's Spring/Summer 2010 collection, the story comes first and the stuff is second.

For the campaign, Selby worked with eight different people, taking photos of their homes and sneaking some Cole Haan products into the shots. We think the shoe company took a smart approach, keeping their copy to a minimum and letting the photos speak for themselves.

Like the interviews on his website, the ad campaign stories include handwritten questions and answers with a hodge-podge of vignettes and portrait shots. You can view the full collection of "inspired lives" on Cole Haan's site and check out additional photos and info at the Selby.

1-6 James Bond: Retailer, Entrepreneur, Father
7 Maria Sharpova: Tennis Champion, Designer
8 Johnny Knapp: Retailer, Writer, Surfer
9-10 Magda Wosinka: Photographer, Rhythm Guitarist

Photos: Todd Selby for Cole Haan

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