Fashion & Beauty
From Sylvain’s experience starting a career as a nature and landscape photographer, has always been an added plus for a location shoot, or in-studio using visionary finesse by combining intriguing lighting with cutting edge post-processing techniques. Also, as equally important, you also need creative and determined art-partners, make-up artists and hair stylists that are innovative and also passionate about what they do. This, combined with directing the model to create magic, is all part of the essence of fashion photography. Creating new concepts and trying new things is something Sylvain always enjoys.
Sylvain has photographed athletes throughout the U.S. and Europe, at times shooting up to seven athletes combined with a three-outfit change all on different locations. This demands fast-paced shooting and being fast on composition. Sylvain always delivers stunning images using the first rays of light at sunrise till the last rays of light at sunset. Nothing stops Sylvain from getting the best images possible.
Lighting is always the foundation of any great image. This, combined with the experience as a nature photographer, is a powerful combination that enables Sylvain to create stunning compositions. Sylvain’s experience with location photography adding his knowledge of lighting or creating his own lighting style in his studio, is his promise to keep all clients pleasantly surprised with the end results.
From experience, Sylvain knows that most people do not like to be photographed. Whether you need a simple headshot, corporate portrait or family portrait, in studio or on location, Sylvain can help you make this an enjoyable and painless experience. Choosing a concept is always fun to create a family portrait or single images that tell a story.
Location photography is hard to do well. You must be knowledgeable and experienced with multiple lighting situations. Every location has its own inherent challenge when it comes to ambient indoor lights mixed with studio lights demanding expert skills to know where to place the lights and just how much light to add.
In this digital age anyone can take a picture but not everyone can create an image. Sylvain’s photos are powerful and a great selling tool. From web social media to printing up to billboard size, his photographs establish a promotional foundation for advertising your look for your business creating images needed for success.
Sylvain also studied Advanced Photoshop Techniques at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. So many images on the web, taken by inexperienced photographers, look flat. Sylvain’s unique skills encompass simple retouching that looks natural to total image manipulation or photomontage.
Promotional & Commercial
I see it time and time again, on the Internet or in ads, great products with terrible photos. It’s hard to look at sometimes and you don’t need to be a product photographer to know when an image doesn’t represent a product well. Showcasing your products with high-quality images can make the winning difference.
Whether you need a photo of your chef in your kitchen's restaurant or you in your place of business or maybe a product you want to adveretise, Sylvain has the knowledge, experience and know-how to make you or/and your product stand out.
Sylvain’s photos are powerful and a great selling tool. From web images to printing up to billboard size, his photographs establish a promotional foundation for advertising you personally, your product or your business. He serves the industry by creating images needed for success. It is Sylvain’s belief that your business deserves great images.
Sylvain studied studio lighting at the International Center of Photography in New York City. He has expertise photographing in any lighting situation, natural light, studio strobe, flash lighting mixed with natural, artificial and/or color lights.
Sylvain has also studied Advanced Photoshop Techniques at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He can create any type of photo manipulation, from retouching skin that look's natural with texture to a total image manipulation or photomontage. As a freelance photographer Sylvain's dedication and passion for photography can create your vision no matter how challenging, if you can think it, he can achieve it and exceed your expectations.
Sylvain provides award-winning photography with an eye for design and beauty. His clients include architects, builders, interior designers and realtors; Sylvain knows the difference between an image for an architect or a realtor. Always looking at the finest detail in every image he creates, Sylvain uses photo manipulation without making the image look fake or over processed with exaggerated colors or using third-party software to render the image automatically. Every photo manipulation is done by hand. This involves much more time in postproduction but the results are much more appealing and much more natural looking. Sylvain knows how to add the right amount of texture to an image, giving the image the best color balance, keeping the white looking white, and always keeping vertical lines parallel, never any curvature at the edge of the images from inexpensive lenses often used with amateur equipment.
Limited Edition Prints – Nature
Sylvain's collection spans over a 20-year career sampling his time across the American Southwest from Utah and Arizona, Sylvain’s favorited place is Antelope canyon it is a sandstone canyon carved for many years of flash floods, an amazing fantasy world of sandstone sculpture set in stone by nature.
The canyon is constantly basked in hues and waves of light made by light reflecting off the canyon walls, which change every few minutes, making it probably one of the most challenging places to photograph, one reason due to the wide exposure range (often 10 EV or more), also in part because rains during monsoon season can quickly flood the canyon.
All prints can be shipped insured in custom wooden crates worldwide. Every Image from the collection is of limited edition and comes with a certificate of authenticity, signed with their individual serial number. All images can be printed to size: 60x75 inches, 38x48 inches, 30x38 inches and 16x20 inches. Custom sizes are also available upon request. Sylvain's work has been published in numerous magazines.
His fine art collection can be seen in his studio in Fort Lauderdale where Sylvain also works as a freelance photographer, specializing in portrait, fashion, athlete, promotional and commercial work.
Limited Edition Prints – Sexy Body
As an athlete Sylvain has always enjoyed photographing other athletes, the human body is a wonderful art form, from a nature and landscape photographic background Sylvain at times likes to incorporate the human form with the surrounding environment giving the images a strong contrast or having it blend with its environment.
All images can be printed to size: 60x75 inches, 38x48 inches, 30x38 inches and 16x20 inches. Custom sizes are also available upon request. Sylvain's work has been published in numerous magazines.
Limited Edition Prints – Graphic Art
The graphic design images where created while Sylvain was studying graphic design and photoshop at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2002, those images have never been published or seen before.
One image consists of a compilation of faces from Zeus to Abraham Lincoln that can be printed, 30x64 inches, 25x63 inches, 20x42 inches.
The other image is an illustration of modern style graphic produced in a program called Illustthat that can be printed 72x 90 inches, 60x75inches, 38x48 inches, 30x38 inches.
The Female Form is Art
Boudoir photography is all about loving yourself, exploring your sensual side and bringing out your best features. A boudoir photography session can be whatever you want. I have mastered the techniques to visually create your vision and fantasy. It can be glamorous, classic Hollywood and sleek or more vintage, sassy-sexy and retro. Women come in all shape and sizes and by using lighting, framing and posing I will make you look your absolute best. I have photographed hundreds women from all walks of life including athletes, models and business women staging the sessions in hotel rooms, private homes and outdoors.
I want to show women how beautiful they really are by photographing them. As a professional photographer, I will create boudoir photos that will open your eyes and show you a vision of yourself that you won’t see in a mirror, in a selfie or even in photos taken by a friend using an expensive camera. A definite step out of your comfort zone, but the result is incredible. Women come out of the shoot feeling more confident and there is no way around that!
Some spend thousands on a purse that will last a season or hundreds on a painful pair of shoes. Unlike these things, your photo session is painless and will make you feel more beautiful and confident. Your boudoir experience will not age; it will only become more meaningful with time.
Reasons for a Boudoir Session:
Reaching a fitness goal, Self-Love and Self-Confidence, a Birthday/Christmas, Anniversary Gift for your husband or loved one, a Wedding Day present
Boudoir Attire Ideas:
- “His” button down shirt and tie, pajama top or bottom, or jersey.
- Little black or red dress.
- Stilettos or high heels
- Lingerie, sexy bra and panties
- Wet tee-shirt!
- Pearl necklaces or your favorite accessories.
- Luxurious blankets and fabrics
- Blind fold, silk gloves
Wedding & Event
Through style and approach, Sylvain artistically documents the essence of the event. His photographs are sensitive and spontaneous - often with a lighthearted edge - and go beyond common, staged portraits and simplistic "look here and smile" imagery. Anticipating and following the action rather than leading it, Sylvain prefers to observe the event day rather then direct it, his style can vary from candid and spontaneous to photojournalism. For formal photography, many of Sylvain’s clients book him because of his low-key approach, they can get on with having their day with out worrying about formal photography. There are occasions when clients do want formal and family pictures, and Sylvain is more then happy to accommodate their requests.
In the heart of Fort Lauderdale, tucked away in the artistic community, sits a 2700 square foot New York style studio with fun and friendly appeal. Pleasant surroundings in a quiet, friendly “city inside the city” make this studio the perfect location for local Fort Lauderdale shoots, whether it is still photography or motion work. The studio features a lounge area, two makeup stations, a 12-foot ceiling with two indoor shooting locations, 12 color paper backdrops to choose from, studio lighting from a pentagram railing system and one outdoor sunny terrace with 20-foot white walls using the south and west sunlight.
Studio lighting classes available.
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