Steven Lyon is an artist hailing from the beaches of California.. 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 posing for Andy Warhol and the face for designers such as Gianni Versace, Claude Montana, Jean Paul Gaultier, Cerruti, and Trussardi .
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. He quickly developed a rich, intimate and cinematic aesthetic and contributed to publications such as Vanity Fairy, GQ, Vogue and the sexy magazines like the French Normal, S Magazine and TREATS.
In 2018 he founded a new cultural art magazine “INDULGE” to be released in 2020. As acting editor in chief and creative director the magazine focus on art, imagery, movers shakers and makers. Not todays fashion. It will also support the environment and wildlife preservation with its content and magazine beliefs with a portion of proceeds being donated to worthy organizations that fight to save this planet.
In 2012, Steven founded a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization called Lyonheartlove. For the past 3 years, Lyon has been filming 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. “Something that Matters” is the inaugural project under the auspices of Lyonheartlove. Lyon is also currently at work on 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. This marks another project under the Lyonheartlove banner. 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.” Recently he filmed and directed a music video for Latin star Draco Rosa from his single “The thing I done”.
Steven currently resides in Los Angeles with his legendary, man’s best friend – Rudy.