Austrian-born Sylvie Blum 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 and America).
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 Günter 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 Günter 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.
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