New York-based photographer Tod Seelie is back from… Where’ve you been, Tod? “In Portland, Oregon on a raft, in LA shooting bands, and then hiding out on a farm in Nebraska.” Welcome back.

We’re excited, because his first photography book Bright Nights: Photographs of Another New York published by PRESTEL comes out later this month, and he’s having a solo show at Superchief Gallery on the Lower East Side to celebrate. And announcing, the first of the Bright Nights book tour dates for 2013-2013:

Oct. 24th – NYC @ Superchief Gallery
Nov. 7th – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
Nov. 18th – Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery
Nov. 21st – Providence, RI @ 186 Carpenter
Dec. 7th – Miami, FL @ Art Basel
April 24th – Vancouver, BC @ Hot Art Wet City

…and more cities/details to be announced shortly. “I’m looking forward to it,” Tod Seelie tells ANIMAL. “Living out of the back of van, wandering around America has been a life-long dream of mine.” “Bright Nights: Photographs of Another New York,” Tod Seelie, Oct 22 – Oct 27, Opening Party and Book release Oct 24 (6-10pm), Superchief Gallery, Lower East Side