Marnie Haddad’s photographic style style appears cinematic and although takes reference from a renaissance palette, remains truly contemporary. The aloof, dreamy subjects are posed amidst opulent surroundings- her images are highly staged and directed.
Drawing came quite naturally to Marnie but once she learned the physics of light, interpreting the image onto paper became a new experience, colour became a passion and her love of classicism crept into her depiction of the modern world.
A prominent fashion portrait photographer with a diploma from UCLA, Los Angeles in Graphic Design and Visual Communication and a diploma of Illustrative Photography from Photography Studies College, Melbourne. With over 20 years professional experience, she has been published in many magazines, campaigns and is preparing for her fifth solo show.
In 2013, RMIT established ‘The Marnie Haddad Mentor Award’ where a graduate is selected to encourage a dialogue of technique and concepts and to work on sets with clients bridging the gap between student and becoming a professional photographer. She is an external assessor for photography graduates at Photography Studies College.
Marnie utilizes a technique using a constant light source to illuminate the set and has mastered a control of digital technology. Haddad’s success lies in her ability to explore the emotional power of the subject within a staged environment, masterfully conquering colour and composition.