Rod Seel







Rod Seel

Rod Seel

Topeka, KS


Rod Seel, a fine art landscape photographer and painter, was born and raised in the Midwest. Seel began an advertising and marketing career in 1978 with a Kansas City firm, and soon struck out on his own, forming his own advertising studio in 1979. In 1981, he moved back to his native Topeka and eventually co-founded Jones Seel Huyett Advertising, where he served as the managing principal of the firm until 2005, when he left to pursue his more creative avenues.

Seel’s photography training started early on in his advertising career, mostly shooting studio stills and location shots for advertising clients. Winner of local, regional and national awards, his photography today draws on this extensive background, but adds his love of nature and a well-composed image. He is particularly known for his panoramic photos capturing the natural beauty and expanse of the Midwest prairie. Seel focuses on framing the subtleties of the natural landscape in a way that the casual viewer may not see. His photographic images reflect his fascination with the play of light on textures and forms in the landscape. His work is found in collections around the world. He hopes that through his work people will develop a new appreciation for the natural beauty of our land. “I usually photograph during the ‘golden hour’ just after sunrise or just before sunset, when the light reveals the spirit of the landscape in special ways.”


Burning Off The Morning Fog by Rod Seel


Shooting the Breeze by Rod Seel


Cool and Green and Shady by Rod Seel


John's Shoe and Saddle by Rod Seel


Red Sky at Night Vertical by Rod Seel


Superior Schoolhouse Window by Rod Seel


San Juan Balconies by Rod Seel


Maple Hill Sentinels by Rod Seel


January Sunset with Cold Front by Rod Seel


Standing Still by Rod Seel


Cattle Pens by Rod Seel


Shadows and Stone by Rod Seel


Buddha by Rod Seel


Eskridge Elevator by Rod Seel


Starlite Motel by Rod Seel


Airliner Motel by Rod Seel


Mercedes Gullwing in Blue by Rod Seel


P-51 Mustang Pecos Bill by Rod Seel


The B17 Flying Fortress by Rod Seel


P-51 Ready for Flight by Rod Seel


B-17 Engine by Rod Seel


Stone Arch Bridge in Butler County by Rod Seel


A Great Day at Wrigley Field by Rod Seel


Burns Elevator From South by Rod Seel


Distant Storm by Rod Seel


The Barn at Pioneer Bluffs by Rod Seel


Thunderhead - Greenwood County by Rod Seel


Sunset Fisherman by Rod Seel


Turbo by Rod Seel


Glory Lights Over the Konza Prairie by Rod Seel


November Sunset by Rod Seel


He Has Risen by Rod Seel


Behold I Stand at the Door by Rod Seel


I am the Good Shepherd by Rod Seel


All Hallows Eve Sunset by Rod Seel


63 Split Window Coupe by Rod Seel


Mercedes Gullwing by Rod Seel


50th Anniversary Corvette by Rod Seel


Silver Cobra by Rod Seel


'67 Corvette Sunset by Rod Seel


BMW Z8 by Rod Seel


Windmill Sunset by Rod Seel


Greenwood County Grazers by Rod Seel


Superior Stock Farm by Rod Seel


Seen Better Days Black and White by Rod Seel


West Down 77th by Rod Seel


Cold Front Coming by Rod Seel


Stearman Sundown by Rod Seel