From a mother born in Lebanon and a father in Ghana, Sabyl grew up in Paris under the strong influence of a mama from Cape Verde.
Sabyl's atypical course, led him to follow Fashion Studies, before moving on to Law School, followed by theatre classes where his main interest lay in directing, rather than acting.
In 2011, he became director of the Lebanese Film Festival in Beirut.
Since 2015, he has switched his focus on photography and writing. He writes for various publications, both on and off-line such as Orient XXI, Agenda Culturel and Tamyras.
His photos and photo-reportages have been published in l'Oeil de la Photographie, the Guardian, Art Paper as well as Fotografia Magazine. He also keeps a blog with co-writer Laura Schwartz on the French magazine, Liberation.
He is currently preparing a photo book with the Lebanese publishing house Tamyras and has published his first novel, "Le Nez Juif".
He spends his time between Paris and Batroun.
PROUSTING IT ...
Your favourite virtue? Generosity
Your favourite qualities in man? Generosity
Your favourite qualities in woman? Generosity
Your favourite occupation? Dancing
Your idea of happiness? The sea
Your idea of misery? Losing them
Your favourite colour? Yellow
What is your favorite bird? The rare bird
What is your favorite flower? Salt flower
Where would you like to live? Lebanon
Your favourite prose authors? Romain Gary, Ernest Hemingway and Yaşar Kemal
Your favourite poets? Nazim Hikmet, Francis Bebey and Hâfez
Your favourite painters? Chagall, Basquiat, Angelo Morbelli and William Bouguereau
Your favourite heroes in real life? Samir Kassir
Your favourites heroines in real life? Asmahan
Your favourite heroes in fiction? Solal, Saeed the Pessoptimist, Bené and Ali ibn Abi Talib
Your favourites heroines in fiction? My mother and the Virgin Mary
Your favourite names? Azad, Ceylan and Leyla
What is it you most dislike? Avarice
What characters in history do you most dislike? God
The military event I admire the most? Lay down weapons
How I wish to die? As fast as Ayrton Senna
What is your present state of mind? Tonton du bled
Your favourite motto? La pasta in casa, si mangia al dente