"Photography" Sylvie Blum

Киев, ул. Сечевых Стрельцов, 55

Brucie Collections gallery is happy to presents to the Ukrainian art admirers the fascinating photography by Sylvie Blum, whose name is well known to the world’s top collectors and museum curators as well as her unusual road to success. Starting March, 11th, 2016, the selected works of Sylvie Blum will be available for view and purchase in Brucie Collections gallery.

Born in 1967 in Taxenbach, Austria, Blum grew up in Germany. “Since I was four years old, I knew I was going to be an artist”, says Sylvie, who studied fashion design before taking a modeling job at the age of 19. Entering the world of artistic photography from the other side of the camera, Sylvie Blum worked as a model for over 10 years, being the cameras subject for highly acclaimed photographers such as Helmut Newton, Andreas Bitesnich, Jean Loup Sieff, and especially Günter Blum, becoming his muse and eventually wife. It’s under his mentorship that Sylvie Blum learned the magic of the darkroom and lighting, gained a perfectionist’s taste for quality and almost spiritual detail in composition. Sylvie took care of Günter through a terminal illness until his untimely death in 1997. From that time onwards, she went about changing her perspective by standing behind the camera, steadily gaining international acknowledgement.

The work of Sylvie Blum is deservedly spoken of highly by the art critics and experts. There’s no exaggeration in British Maxim calling her “the Ansel Adams of the nude female form”.

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