DOCUMENTARY AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER 

Marina ChefMarina Chef is a French photographer born in 1988. She lives in Amsterdam and works between Amsterdam and Paris. With a Marketing Master degree from INSEEC Paris Business School, she started by working in digital communication for six years as a project manager. She then decided to make a career switch and head toward a more creative and meaningful job to her eyes. The decision of photography came to her naturally as she has always been photographing. She took several evening classes in photography, provided by the city of Paris: documentary, studio photography, Photoshop and Lightroom. She has decided to focus on documentary and portrait photography: taking pictures in the moment, observing what is happening around her, how people give a certain energy to a place at a given time. Being mainly inspired by what surrounds her, she also likes to bring her everyday life inspirations to the studio, creating singular atmospheres using accessories and artificial lights.

 

Commissioned works

2023

  • 2021-2023, Photo assistant of Roderik Rotting, Amsterdam
  • 2022-2023, Product photography for Bijenkorf, Amsterdam
  • 2022-2023, Food photography for various restaurants, Amsterdam
  • Photo assistant of Kasia Gatkowska, Amsterdam
  • Commercial photos for SowiesoHelder agency and Powerpeers, Amsterdam

2022

  • 2020-2022, Photo assistant of Zindzi Zwietering, Amsterdam
  • Photo assistant for Halal Studios, Amsterdam
  • Product photography for Walhalla Brewery, Amsterdam
  • Documentary and portrait photography for Typica online Coffee Community featuring Monks Coffee Roasters, Andy Coffee Roasters and Sango Specialty Coffee, Amsterdam & Antwerp
  • Portrait and lifestyle photos for the ad adgency Tequilarapido, Nice
  • Event photography for the Opening of Pride Photo 2022, Slimmer AI event at TNW, De Balie events and the new Adidas store, Amsterdam
  • Wedding photography

2021

  • Assistant on photoshoots for Chantal Spieard, Amsterdam
  • Food and lifestyle photography for FC Hyena restaurant, Amsterdam
  • Personal branding photos for Become, a career coach company, Paris
  • Lifestyle and portrait photography for Aiglon Summer Camp, Ollon, Switzerland
  • Assistant on photoshoots for the @theRiteofSwing project, created by Muck van Empel, Zindzi Zwietering and Maaike Gronheid, Amsterdam

2019/20

  • Documentary and portrait photography for La Passagère, an itinerant art gallery, Arles
  • Photo reportage for the designer Elise Fouin and her Puissance 3 project, Paris
  • Portraits for Le Journal Du Village Saint-Martin, a parisian newspaper, Paris

Services

  • Documentary, portrait, lifestyle, event and product photography
  • Conception of visual narrative
  • Definition of production requirements
  • Editing and retouching via Capture One, Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Photographer assistant on photoshoots

 

For questions, assignments, or inquiries, please feel free to contact me, via email marina (at) marina-chef.com or via the form below: