Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Summer Workshop at Palms Springs Photofestival 2016

This year I gave the Fine Art Nude Workshop at the Palms Springs Photo Festival.

I had such an amazing time teaching. It was great to meet my students. They came from all over to see how I work and develop my vision. Sharing my vision and knowledge with the students was a truly great experience. The outcome of my students work was impressive. We had the best time and so much fun working together for the 4 days of my Fine Art Nude Workshop with our beautiful models Brooke La Brie and Bamby Cat.

I feel tremendously honored to have been part of the festival and I met so many interesting and talented people.
Today I want to share some of the behind the scenes images my assistant Sharlene took during our workshop shooting the nudes.


Brooke La Brie made this time laps movie on our second day of the workshop

Friday, October 31, 2014

Sylvie Blum Represented by OPUS reps

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I am so very happy to announce, I will be represented by OPUS reps from now on.
I feel so fortunate to have been  welcomed into such a wonderful team of creative driven people.

Founded in 2005 by Bobby Heller, Opus is an innovative artist management and production company with a divers roster of talent. In just a few years, Opus has become one of the premier agencies for leading talent within the fashion and branding industry, recognized for its progressive and renowned fashion, editorial, music, celebrity and advertising clients.

Our thriving roster of photographers, set designers and art directors is at the forefront of uniting art, culture, branding and commerce. The comany's long standing relationships with editorial publications, advertising agencies, fashion houses, record labels, movie studios and Fortune 500 companies have elevated it to one of the most respected agencies in the business. Opus maintains its commitment to supplying top talent and continues to set up standards for creativity and innovation within the always-evolving industry.

Find my work here OPUS reps

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Christie's New York selling my work Sept 29. 2014

Christie's New York is selling a huge collection of my work on September 29th 2014.

The Triple XXX auction from the Don Sanders Collection sells work from:

Helmut Newton, Araki, Edward Weston, Robert Mapplethorpe, Lee Friedlander, Ralph Gibson, Thomas Ruff, Guenter Blum, Chuck Close, just to name a few.

Very impressive to be in such good company. The work curated for this auction is breathtaking and beautiful.
I can't express how honored I am to be part of this and how exciting it is to be on the cover of the catalog.

The image on the catalog cover  is from my "Venus" project from 2000. It is a collection of self-portraits photographed with an old SX70 Polaroid camera.

Also Christie's is selling my entire "Big Cat" Collection shot in 2008 including the behind the scenes diary.

A larger than life nude Self-Portrait is at the auction. This image was one of my first b&w prints I made after deciding to become a photographer.

What an impressive milestone in my career to see my work at Christie's New York

Friday, February 14, 2014

New Cover German Velvet Magazine

I am so happy about my last publication in German fashion and lifestyle magazine Velvet.
We worked together for some years now and I am always super thrilled to end up on the cover.
This time there is also a feature about on of my all time favorite Japanese architect Kubota Katsufumi. His work is such an inspiration and takes my breath away.
Check it out Velvet also has an online version.

Models Julia Lescova, Angela,Vel Jones, Sir Style, St Merrique, Cynnamon
Make Up and Hair, Jacqui Jordan, Barbara Lamelza
Production Kevin McCarty

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Working with Gemma Kahng

Gemma Kahng is one of my favorite fashion designers in the world. She is an icon and the most creative woman I have ever met.
Her work is incredible crafted and the details are mind blowing.
Her designs are more than super awesome, she is a true artist. I am so happy to own an amazing coat of her in my own collection.

I the 90ties she invented the power suit and celebrities like Madonna, Julia Roberts and Pink ( just to name a few) wear her creations.

I met Gemma for the first time in May last year at her studio in the Garment District in NYC while I was working there. We talked about art and all those amazing things we love and I was in awe to have met someone so creative and passionated.

We decided to collaborate on a project. Gemma invited me to her farm outside NYC to shoot the project. We all felt like in a Fellini movie... a big artistic family on this incredible location creating something we just wanted to. I could have stayed there forever.
The beautiful models Chloe and Lauren have been awesome to work with.
Wardrobe Leslie Rivas-Kelly

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For more info about Gemma Kahng and her collection, got to….