Sylvie is the girlfriend of a work colleague of mine. She also happens to be a budding girl crush. This is based on a bevy of reasons, not the least of which is her ability to rock thick frames ala a Warby Parker advertisement, our shared love of Bengal kitties, and her penchant for purple hair as if it were an organic coiffure color. Friendships have been built on less. Although her day job is involves publishing, her superhero power is actually photography. An unnamed baby name site also tells me that the name Sylvie is a variant of a latin name which means “forest” – so I feel like there’s also something elvish and deep to be said there…
Name: Sylvie Rosokoff Location: New York, New York Job: Associate Director of Foreign Rights at a literary agency by weekday, Photographer extraordinare by weekend Age: 28
Let’s get to know the woman who dons a floral crown as naturally as if she were Lana Del Ray, or an actual wildflower patch in Norway.
SHOP: Greenwich Letterpress in the West Village for paper products; Adorama in the Flatiron District for camera gear and rentals.
Babies, dancing, rococo architecture, cookies and ribbons.
DO: Reading for work and pleasure; walking with no destination in mind, usually accompanied by comedy podcasts; scouting locations and brainstorming ideas for future photoshoots.
Which do you prefer: the city, the mountains or the beach?
INSPIRE: When I showed a colleague my photos from a recent work trip, he said “I don’t remember London as being that colorful, but now I will!” THAT’S what inspires me! I want to show everyone little things, probably colorful things, they otherwise would have missed.
The Sun, The Snow, The Clouds, The Bricks. Bricks are a form of weather, no?
In conclusion, Sylvie is wildly talented and should absolutely be hired as your next professional photographer – even if the shoot is simply mundane – she will find the details which make the world radiant.
Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Icarus, my polydactyl bobtail bengal cat, who’s the subject of many a photo these days and who looks dashing in a bow tie.