Mauritian/Australian artist Carine Thévenau draws much of her inspiration from Mother Nature, people and her everyday surroundings. Her organic aesthetic and delicate lighting conveys a real sensitivity to her subject matter, which is strongly reflected in her portrait photography.
Carine’s photographic journey into the darkroom began at age 8, where she shot and developed film during her time at PEAC, an Australian youth extended learning program. Since then she has been labeled as a “leading photographer of tomorrow” by Ilford Photographics, as well as being a finalist in the Editorial Photographer of the Year (Capture Magazine) and a finalist in the Iris Portrait Award for two consecutive years. Carine was a speaker at the AgIdeas International Design Conference and was recently invited to speak about her practice at Photography Studies College in Melbourne as part of their Artist Series.
Her work has been exhibited at Galerie Pavlova, Berlin, the Perth Centre of Photography and Edmund Pearce Melbourne, however she also shoots for clients such as Ikea and Frankie magazine, proving that her work can slide effortlessly between the commercial and the arts.
Carine has an Advanced Diploma in the Applied Science of Photography and is currently at the end of a Masters Degree in Fine Art, at the University of NSW Art and Design, majoring in Photomedia.
Editorial clients include: Good Food, Frankie, iD Magazine, Jetstar Magazine, Moda Familia, Rolling Stone, Smith Journal, The Grace Tales, Vogue, Wallpaper
Advertising clients include: Arnotts, Atlassian, Bates Smart, Bonds, Cornwell Design, Cecilia Fox, Domayne, Fridcorp, IKEA, Savi Communications, UBank
Fashion clients include: Arabella Ramsay, Au Revoir Les Filles, Carly Hunter, Christopher Esber, Funkis, Gala Curious, Gorman, Kate Sylvester, Milk & Thistle, Somedays.