Steven SILVERSTEIN had an accomplished career photographing fashion and beauty for over thirty-five years, and began shooting abstract fine art in 2013. This website represents just a small portion of his fashion and beauty photography.
Born in Los Angeles, SILVERSTEIN moved to Paris as an aspiring editorial photographer where Sarah Moon and her husband, art publisher Robert Delpire, saw his work and introduced him to Peter Knapp, the pioneering art director at French Elle. Based primarily in Paris and on assignment in over twenty-five countries, SILVERSTEIN photographed for French Elle for several decades as well as other major fashion magazines, advertisers and designers. Known for his conceptual work, lighting, and a graphic simplicity that allow for an instant read, his images often draw the viewer in for a closer look. In addition to shooting portraits of Catherine Deneuve, Carol Bouquet, Charlotte Rampling, Isabelle Adjani, Charlize Theron, Eva Mendes, Thierry Mugler, Christian Lacroix and many other celebrities, he has photographed over 50 covers and nearly a thousand editorial fashion pages for international publications such as Elle, Vogue, Marie Claire and Harper’s Bazaar.
SILVERSTEIN has also shot campaigns for some of the most prominent brands in the world including Yves St. Laurent, Ungaro, Carolina Herrera, Lancome, L’Oreal and Revlon, among dozens of others. His fashion photography has been exhibited internationally, including the Snap Cardiganphoto exhibition in New York and Paris (agnès b., 2014), Living the Bon Chic Life in Los Angeles and Dubai (BCBG, 2014), and Moda in Italia 150 Anni Di Eleganza in Torino, Italy, curated by Franca Sozzani (2012). Publications include Elle Mode: 600 covers de 1945 à nos jours (Lagardère/Glénat, 2011), Style Elle: Nos Années 80 ( Éditions Filipacchi-Société Sonodip, 2003), Style Elle: Nos Années 70 ( Éditions Filipacchi, 2002) and People: Favorite Pictures Special Collector’s Edition (Time Inc., 2000). In addition, SILVERSTEIN is the recipient of numerous awards for his editorial and advertising work and has been featured in NPA Pro Spotlight video (2011), Nikon World Magazine (2008) and PhotoArt - Hong Kong (Issue #33), as well as garnering press in other art, design and mainstream media outlets.