Thierno Sy

Paris, France

Fashion & Beauty | Conceptual & Advertising

Thierno Sy is a young photographer based in Paris. After his first steps in the Fashion industry as a stylist, he quickly got passionate about other facets of fashion – decor, lightning, body expression, etc. – which led him to manage the creative direction of the shootings he was involved in and finally put himself behind the camera. More than Fashion, Thierno shoots personalities and clothes, aiming oo the perfect combination that will express the right feelings, emotions and energies. “I’m more interested in who people are rather than how they look like. To me, fashion is a way to capture the multiple energies everyone has inside himself. Through clothing, as well as body expressions, attitudes and movements, I’m trying to reveal someone’s inner self.” Every series Thierno shoots is a story about people, their strengths and weaknesses, their past and their future, narrated through a composition of faces, bodies, environments and clothes, creating a unique picture. Whether these stories are inspired by the model’s personal background or a character he/she gets into, it is always about showing something that can’t be seen, expressing something that can’t be said. “I believe everyone has lots of energies inside of themselves, that can be positive or negative, and that can change from a moment to another. These energies are invisible and can hardly been translated into word. But empathy helps you feel them, as well as photography enables you to express them.” Thierno Sy has developed his very own view of Fashion, by designing and shooting stories for magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour and W Korea or by sublimating prestigious couture houses’ creations, including Elie Saab and Maison Irfe. The models Thierno shoots not only have a strong personality in common, but also a full faith in his ability to lead them to explore their inner self and let them express their energies. Among the many models he worked with, Thierno got the chance to collaborate with some Fashion figures such as Ana Beatriz Barros, Zuzanna Bijoch, Sanne Vloet, Yumi Lambert, Irina Lazareanu or Willy Cartier, but also the dancer and choreographer Marie-Agnès Gillot or the actresses Emmanuelle Seigner, Mélanie Thierry and Elsa Zylberstein.