Sidnei Beal III moved to New York after living most of his life in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from the Center for Media Arts with a degree in Graphic Arts and then went on to get a degree in Psychology and also Culinary Arts.
He started his career in front of the camera as a Dancer, Singer, Model and Actor, but after getting some bad headshots and complaining about them, the photographer who took them said "If you think you can do better then by all means do". Well that pep talk inspired Sidnei to purchase his first camera and began shooting.
Fashion was the first love for this young photographer who shot for some of the best agencies in Dallas [The Campbell Agency, Susan Horne, Fuse, Dumont Models and JaM Model Talent] then shooting for magazines such as Beyond|Beyond, Dallas Social and D Magazine he began making a name for himself and his style which was very contemporary with a laid back attitude.
Beyond his professional achievements Sidnei has also achieved national recognition as a dancer with Mahogany Dance Theater. As a fashion model through the late 80's and early 90's, Sidnei appeared in such magazines as Dallas Social, D Magazine and This Week In Texas as well as appearing on the national television prime time soaps Dallas and Dangerous Curves.
Sidnei has also designed and shot CD Covers for J-Chill, Brazina, Noa Tylo, Browne Bag Productions and RJ Helton.
In addition to photography Sidnei is a filmmaker and an accomplished author as well, completing a book of short stories, poetry several books, Babylons Child, Clouded Judgment and his first novel called Breaking Bonds. Currently Sidnei is developing his passion for writing and photography and planning a movie of his book Breaking Bonds.