Who am I?

Hello there, welcome to my little home on the tinterweb! Don’t worry, we’re not going to get all philosophical, (Who am I? What are we doing here?!) I’m just Marianne, an alternative documentary photographer based in London but shooting all over le world.

This is me and my face out and about on the job for identification purposes:

marianne chua photographyme at work-1

Bits about me:

I was an ambassador/writer for Lomography, I shot events for them like music festivals! I now shoot for Secret Cinema, covering productions including Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel, Back To The Future, AmyStar Wars, Dirty Dancing and 28 Days Later.

As well as gandering about as a press/wedding/event/music photographer, I have a PhD in Psychology.

My favourite junction is junction 16 between the M25 and M40 (because it’s like NASCAR) and my favourite stretch of motorway is junction 2-6 on the M1.

I like to spend my free time wiki-ing horror film synopses because I enjoy the plot twists you only get in that genre, but I’m too chicken shit to actually watch the films.

Donna Tartt wrote both my number one and number two favourite books of all time!

My dream retirement plan is to become a fishmonger.

My Brompton bike is called Brompt.

I have a fascinator in the shape of my logo that I wear to every shoot. That was your official warning. This doesn’t happen anymore, my friend sat on it in my car! If anyone works in millinery and wants to work with me on a new design feel free to get in touch!

Some horn tootin’:

I’m one of the top 10 quirky and creative wedding photographers and top 50 wedding photographers in the UK!

I’m a two time Fearless Photographers award winner, which celebrates the best and most daring photojournalists in the world.

Professional Photo magazine’s Rising Star of Wedding Photography 2016.

Shortlisted for Rangefinder’s 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2015- Two peer nominations for the best 30 new photographers in the whole world!

I’ve won a photography Excellence award from Wedding Photography Select.

I’ve been part of an exhibition in the Museum of London.

Been published in print and online (The Guardian, Positive News, Shortlist). 

Accredited for huge music festivals, photographing the likes of Florence and the Machine and Stevie Wonder.

Winning a national event photography competition hosted by Blackberry and Capital FM.

Reckon we’d get on alright? Say hi instantly!