Marie-AngelaPainoMarie-Angela is an Australian photographer of Chinese Filipino descent with a rich and worldly perspective. Her work in fashion and landscape photography embraces a tense sensuality that is both exciting and enticing. Celebrating beauty whilst grounded in reality, her work invites the viewer to be still and be present to now.  Recently handpicked to be on the Photography: Mastered with Nick Knight program,  Marie-Angela draws inspiration from her heritage, her practice in dance and martial arts as well as current social issues.

Apart from her interest in fashion and art, she was major contributor and co-creator of a marriage equality project that documented the daily life of couples in the LGBT community in Sydney, exhibited in April 2013.  The photographs were instrumental in bringing awareness and creating a new view of partnerships within the community.

Email ma@marieangela.com