Meet Stéphane from SB Art Model Photography
I am a French photographer with Corsican and Ukrainian roots living near Basel, Switzerland.
I started photography in 1995 when I was living in China and it has been an obsession since then.
China was such an inspiration at that time, so many opportunities to capture emotional moments.
In 2005, my family taking more space and time, my priorities changed and some years later, I started trying out other genres of photography as a way to jump out of my comfort zone, reshape my style, and give my creativity a kickstart.
For whatever reason, after a few shoots, I found myself drawn to model photography. The biggest surprise of all was how much I enjoyed the challenges of working with people.
Today we are all overwhelmed with images at every corner, leading us to not looking deeply at things the way they deserve.
Disconnect from the surrounding world and let yourself be absorbed by my art, you will feel your soul stirring underneath the surface.
A shooting session with me has one goal: capturing the lightning in as many bottles as I can carry, to create photographs that are emotionally moving.
What I love is capturing emotion in a glamour, boudoir style with dark and sad mood.
Emotion is the key word, like Don McCullin says “Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you cannot feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”
My heroes (in a random order): Irvin Penn, Elliott Erwitt, Steve McCurry, George Hurrell, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau.
I still find the time to watch a lot of Netflix.
I still like to listen to loud music in my car and sing out loud.
Public speaking is still my biggest fear.
I just like to drive for hours.
I like to do DIY projects in my home.