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This Muse Perfects the Female Form
She learned the ultimate aesthetic from the world`s best photographers.
Feature 04 Jan 2019

Photographer/Artist, Los Angeles

Austrian-born Sylvie Blum kicked off her career in modeling prior to taking the helm as a photographer. She travelled around the globe and in 1991 met legendary artist and photographer, focusing on first class nude motifs, Guenter Blum.

Not only did she become his favorite model and muse but a few years later also his wife. He was her mentor and teacher and Blum learned everything – from lighting to darkroom techniques from him. His passing in the late 90’s left her heartbroken, but didn’t weaken her creative energy. Meanwhile Blum relocated to California and masters staging the female body in an ultimate aesthetic.

3_Sylvie Blum_copyright Sylvie Blum_courtesy IMMAGIS

In the art world currently I find most exciting that…
Banksy shredded his original painting. So badass…

Number of unanswered mails in your account today…
Gosh…I don’t tell no one

Perfect working outfit…
Army pants, black tank, barefoot, no bra but reading glasses…
Milk One_2015_copyright Sylvie Blum
Your everyday online art read is…
Artnews twice a day, shopping shoes at farfetch, checking showstudio…
Most ridiculous thing you ever bought…
Stupid heels from Charlotte Olympia I can’t even walk from a to b
This song brings you in a good mood straight away…
Heroes David Bowie
4_Sylvie Blum_copyright Sylvie Blum_courtesy IMMAGIS

Favourite art x brand collaboration…
The 2012 collaboration with the 83-year-old artist Yayoi Kusama with Louis Vuitton.
She is genius and so humble. Out of a different world not attached to any trends only to her own vision…how cool is that!!!
You first post on Instagram…
Our fat kitty China
Favourite hashtag…
#contemporaryphotographer

Swim Cap_2015_copyright Sylvie Blum
1_Sylvie Blum_copyright Sylvie Blum_courtesy IMMAGIS

Your art world muses…
Oh my, there are so many around me and I am happy to work with the most exciting muses on my exciting projects….what else is there to want 😉
Describe yourself with three emojis…
camera, cat, black heart
2_Sylvie Blum_copyright Sylvie Blum_courtesy IMMAGIS
Art world gent I would love to have lunch with
Jeff Koons, needs to invite me to play with his play doh piece
Artist(s) we should have on our watch list is/are…
Sarah Moon, Photography
Chris Labrooy, Design
Katsufumi Kubota, Architect

Sylvie Blum`s work is still on show in Munich: “Power Meets Poetry”, through February 16th, 2019, @IMMAGIS Gallery, Munich

Image Courtesy IMMAGIS & Sylvie Blum

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