Steven Lyon is a fine art photographer, filmmaker, and wildlife activist. For over three decades, Steven has engineered a creative legacy both in front of and behind the camera. The start of his career saw Lyon as the face for designers such as Gianni Versace, Claude Montana, Jean Paul Gaultier, Cerruti, and Trussardi shot by iconic photographers as Paolo Roversi, Mario Testino, Victor Skrebneski, and Guy Bourdin.
He bought his first camera in 1998 and moved to Paris to re-immerse himself in the Paris fashion world, this time behind the lens. Using film as his medium and drawing inspiration from cinema and the iconic photographers of the ‘80’s, he developed his own signature style and established himself as an irreverent, borderline rebel in today’s homogenized fashion world.
In 2012, Steven Lyon founded Lyonheartlove, a nonprofit organization and vehicle for creative philanthropic projects, including a full-length feature documentary in Africa called,
“Something that Matters.” The documentary takes a raw, first-hand look at the escalating crisis of poaching and corruption, which threatens extinction to the entire Rhino species. Lyon is also producing and directing a book and documentary called, “Kings of the Catwalk: Project 80’s” - a project highlighting the top male models of the 80’s and how HIV effected their lives and changed the industry at its most glamorous time in history. Proceeds from the book will go to AIDS research.
Lyon’s directorial work has been noticed by a variety of international film festivals. His music video “Fire” for the band The Winery Dogs was the official selection for both “New York Film Week”, “The Mexico International Fashion Film Festival” and the “Los Angeles International Film Festival.” It garnered top prize in “Hollywood International Motion Picture Film Festival.” His sultry sexy short film “Remember Cuba” has recently been selected for the “Los Angeles CineFest.”
2016 LyonHeartLove, Association Internationale D’actions Artistiques, Monaco
2015 Platinum, A. galerie, Paris, France
2015 Platinum, A. galerie, Brussels, Belgium
2014 20th Anniversary Artwalk NY, New York