Photo by: Tanya Marques
Sylvia is a published portrait and fashion photographer with over a decade of experience. Over the past two years she has been published in seven fashion magazines including a cover story for RARE Magazine capturing 5 iconic models in the industry showcasing, Tony Spinelli, Coco Mitchell, Nancy Donohue, Peggy Dillard Doone, Renald White and Adrian Alicea. Also recent, the cover of Christopher Magazine Italiani nel mondo capturing Ornella Fado, Netflix TV host on "Brindiamo", and the covers for International Magazine and Global Living Magazine. You can find her most recent publication featured in Volant Magazine in "Behind the Scenes" with Broadway Actor Tom Nelis (recently signed with Elb Modeling Agency in Germany) as a result of her editorial.
Her very first publication was in May of 2007 with Avenue Magazine capturing Real Estate tycoon Jason Halpern, (principle of JHM Development).
In addition to working in the fashion industry she also works with actors in theater and had the opportunity of photographing Austin Pendleton (American actor, playwright, theatre director who directed Elizabeth Taylor in her first Broadway Play) in an intimate portrait session at her studio in Brooklyn Heights, after not having a portrait session he says in over 20 years.!~
From 2005-2008 she was exhibiting her landscape work , with her first works shown at the "African American Museum in Philadelphia" a three month exhibition curated by Deborah Willis, (2000 MacArthur Fellow award winner). The exhibition became a traveling exhibition reaching over a dozen cities. And in 2006 she had her first solo exhibition in Harrys Loft, NYC, a benefit to auction her work to an orphanage in Haiti, donating 100 percent of the proceeds.
Recently, her work continues mainly with clients in the film, fashion and theatre industry shooting portraits and fashion editorials in her studio and on location. And in between her schedule, Sylvia finds time to teach in NYC the importance of headshot photography.
"Four Visions, "Theatro La Tea, NYC, Group Exhibition June 13, 2008
"Exposicao Coletiva", Gallery Municipal, Sao Bras de Alportel, Portugal Exhibtion April 1 - April 12, 2008
"Rural Landscapes" The Art at Eighteen, Milford, NJ Exhibition September 29 - November 29, 2007
"Galeria do Museu, Sao Bras Portugal September 8 - November 9, 2007
"Art Viva" Exhibition, Sao Bras de Alportel, Portugal July 14, 2007
"What the World Needs Now Is Love" Harry's Loft, NYC, First Solo Exhibition and Benefit Auction, September 8, 2006
"Saturday Night Sunday Morning" , African American Museum, Philadelphia Exhibition April 9- September 17, 2005, extended to a traveling Exhibition 2006-2006, Debra Willis -Curator
2002 Studied Photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City
2005-2008 Exhibited/Landscape Photography
2009-2018 Currently focusing on Fashion Editorials, Head shots, and Portraits