Boulder, CO 80309, USA
From 1947 to 1951 Sylvester studied at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, United States.
From 1947 to 1951 Sylvester attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, the United States. During that time enrolled in the New York Institute of Photography correspondence course. He was impressed by Edward Weston's works and career.
Labrot began freelancing as a color photographer while still in college, and almost immediately began selling to major publications, including Life, Saturday Evening Post, and Ladies’ Home Journal. His photographs also appeared on billboards, greeting cards, calendars, and in many small publications. He incorporated offset printing, printing, and painting in his work.
In 1959 Labrot took up painting and in 1965 he had a one-man exhibit in New York City, New York, the United States. In 1969 he received a commission from the Bridgeport Museum to produce the mixed-media work, "Vision and Reality." From 1971 to 1973 Labrot taught at VSW.