Ike and Tina Turner
It was this 1975 photo shoot, which he also filmed, that prompted Seeff to make motion pictures an integral part of his sessions. "They performed a song that they put out afterward," he says. "But the way they performed it in my session was an early version. And when I developed the film, I was very clear what my future was. It was a moment of destiny."
Since then, he's filmed around 500 sessions, each with two hours or more of video. "I've shot so much, I've only been able to look at half of what I've shot," he says. "To save money at one point, I was not developing the film; I was putting it in a vault." He hopes to create a channel that will feature his films.