Yvan Fabing has a fond memory of a client telling him “We love what you do, do whatever you want!”. His six years experience as an art director at DDB Paris was helpful in putting this comment in perspective as he reminded himself “I may not hear that on every job.” Which works out beautifully because Yvan always enjoys being collaborative on each of the projects he directs…
Born in France to French and Italian parents, Yvan studied design before venturing into the aforementioned agency art director background working on luxury brands. Soon after, Yvan moved into photography and started his career assisting the renowned fashion photographer Sølve Sundsbø. It was in this role that he was asked to shoot behind-the-scenes video and his directing career was launched. Since that time, he has directed commercials for Givenchy, Cartier, Y-3 and Garage Magazine. He has also dabbled in VFX while occasionally composing music for his films.
Yvan’s approach to directing involves exploring ways to push a concept further, even if it means returning to an original idea. This effort allows him to deconstruct concepts and build on them to create an arresting visual language that is both engaging and memorable to his audience.
Yvan is based in London.
Slim Pictures is a boutique commercial production company. We keep things lithe. We combine our directors’ strengths with resourcefulness to produce compelling stories for our clients. We create content that opens up our world and inspires audiences everywhere. We ride our bikes to Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice to get ice cream.
Owner/EP Tom Weissferdt established Slim in 2010 and continues to collaborate with ingenious talent from across the globe.