Austrian-born Sylvie Blum 1967 started a career in modeling prior taking the helm as a photographer.
She grew up in Germany.
Throughout her life, she has been traveling the world.
Asia, Africa, Australia, the middle East, Europe,
South America and the US.
As a child she already knew that she wanted to become an artist.
Her interest in art, fashion, architecture, design, pop art, music, movie making and photography became lifelong passions.
During her school days she started modeling and became a well known art and fashion model.
In 1991 she met legendary artist and photographer Guenter Blum and became his favorite model and muse…and in 1995 his wife. He was her mentor and teacher.
Sylvie learned everything about lighting, composition, darkroom techniques and photography from him.
Sylvie also worked with other international known photographers such as Helmut Newton, Jeanloup Sieff, Jan Saudek, Andreas Bitesnich and many more…
Sylvie took care of Guenter Blum through a terminal illness until his death in 1997.
Heart-broken and devastated from the loss, she left their shared atelier in the German countryside. She moved to an old factory building, which she changed into a photo studio and started working on several photographic projects.
In the following years Sylvie published several art books and her work became international known.
In 2005 she got married for a second time in Las Vegas and relocated to California.
Today she lives and works in Los Angeles in her WhiteBox studio.
In 2011 her book “Naked Beauty” was published by teNeues and distributed worldwide.
Her show Naked Beauty opened in May 2012 together with iconic photographer Herb Ritts at the Fahey Klein Gallery Los Angeles.
Sylvie Blum is represented by Fahey Klein Gallery Los Angeles.
As a woman and an artist, Sylvie Blum offers a unique perspective on the female form. As an ex-model, she understands how important the subject is to the creative process. Steeped in photographic tradition, Sylvie Blum has worked with such iconic artists as Helmut Newton, Andreas H. Bitesnich, and Günter Blum.
With exacting attention to lighting she bathes the studio in a gentle glow. Her technique and composition are remarkable, yet her endearing and fun-filled personality sets her subjects at ease.
Sylvie Blum brings not just perfection but passion to her work. Each impeccable image transcends sculptured form to convey the true essence of a beautiful (and confident) woman.
Steeped in photographic tradition, Sylvie Blum has worked as a model with such iconic artists as Helmut Newton, Andreas H. Bitesnich, and Gunter Blum before trying her hand at photography herself.
As she works, she bathes the studio in a gentle glow with an exacting attention to lighting; yet, her endearing and fun-filled personality sets her subject at ease. Blum brings not just perfection but passion to her work–though her technique and composition are remarkable–because both as a woman and artist, Sylvie Blum is able to offer a unique perspective on the female form. She simply ‘gets’ how important the subject is to the creative process. Each impeccable image transcends sculptured form to convey the true essence of a beautiful and confident woman.
Sylvie Blum told us to visit Los Angeles for a very special shooting of a crazy creative idea : link together models, a desert, and some big cats that you are more used to seeing in Africa or at your local zoo.
Remember our first reportage about Sylvie Blum, she was the extraordinary muse and grief stricken widowed wife, of the great german photographer Gunter Blum.
We hope that you discovered with FineArtTv how strong this woman photographer is, creative, deep and professionnal.
Yes, Sylvie Blum has inherited from her husband a sense of creativity but for me the most important thing is her personnality and her desire to achieving the goal of making her work known all over the world.
Coming back to this crazy creative idea !
For the Los Angeles Fashion based photographer, linking together models lions and a desert location was a way of celebrating the beauty the pureness and the esthetics of a situation.
We can certainly confirm that she appeared nervous about the shoot, but as a professionnal she has organized all the shooting with the best people in Los Angeles in order to make the project a success.
In our reportage you will see how incredible this shoot was and you will certainly love it, you will immediately fall in love with this photo series called Big Cats.
Big Cats isn’t only another shoot with animals, I think that Sylvie has transformed men into animals. With the most beautiful models in California, a man is shown to be as soft as a cat or as strong as a lion.
But woman can be the same, isn’t that right Sylvie ?
There are many multi-talented individuals in the art world: authors who take incredible photographs, actors who are extraordinary directors.
There are doctors and architects who become acclaimed writers, and poets who create cinematographic masterpieces.