© JEANLOUP SIEFF Monte Carlo 1960
Jeanloup Sieff, the master of black and white photographs, Barbara, his wife and partner, and Sonia, their daughter, a photographer also who leads a great career in fashion photography and short movies. Finally Sacha, their musician son, who mixes parts of interviews, famous songs and voices of well-known personalities.
The exhibition “Les Sieff” in Brussels is the summary of a common passion for photography. “My father was a craftsman; we lived in the back of his workshop, a universe full of meetings, creativity and knowledge. We were a simple family, full of humor, not without photographic confrontations, but always with listening and thankfulness). My father was a real father, loving, trusting and always giving”, tells Sonia Sieff.
During a shooting for Vogue 30 years ago, Barbara met Jeanloup for the first time. They had two children, and a common passion for photography. Being a photographer herself, Barbara Rix-Sieff perpetuates Jeanloup’s memory. She organizes international exhibitions, and supervises very beautiful books (“Les Indiscrètes”, “Yves Saint Laurent mis à nu”…) at an international level.
© JEANLOUP SIEFF
Louise Bertaux, chapeau en soie Vénus et Neptune, Paris, 1985
Sonia Sieff is a fashion photographer. From her birth, she was constantly exposed in the universe of filming sets and photo studios, learning the art of light and of team work. Today, she shares her time between fashion photography (Uomo Vogue, Vogue Japon, Jalouse), and her first love, cinema, by directing short movies.
Sacha Sieff is a composer. Having had a passion as a DJ, he threw himself very early into composition. From movie soundtracks for Pierre Jolivet (Mains Arnées, Zim&Co), to covers for Béatrice Ardisson, he renews constantly his collaborations, and currently is working on an album.
The Young Gallery reunites for the first time in Belgium these four talents.