Initially, his motivation was to bring back memories. Gradually he felt the need to spend time with people, to focus on their daily lives, to build personal relationships by offering to share their stories through the medium of photography. His empathetic photographic approach is based on the expression of personal experiences. He brings a humanistic perspective to scenes of everyday life.
Sylvain’s curiosity motivates him and he is fascinated by the discovery of different and little known worlds. He works to highlight injustices, by evoking subjects’ suffering and their exclusion in our society.
Among other projects, he has documented the difficulties of traditional fishermen facing the fishing industry and the struggle for dignity of people in situations of exclusion caused by the current housing rights in France.