Photographer Cybele Malinowski was born in Sydney but spent her formative years in Vienna, Austria. After returning to Australia, she went on to study architecture at The University of Sydney and it was this formal training in design that turned out to be paramount to her visual and spatial aesthetics in photography.
Turning to professional photography in 2005, Cybele has since galvanised her place in the industry with her bright, bold and unmistakable imagery, shooting the who’s who of music and fashion royalty.
She regularly shoots editorial features for Australia’s leading magazines and is commissioned to put her unique spin on a range of advertising campaigns for some of Australia’s most iconic brands. Her portfolio has recently expanded to include cutting-edge GIF work and video shoots.
Accolades for her work include being a finalist in; the Qantas Spirit Of Youth Awards (SOYA); the Head On Photo Festival, Pedestrian Photo Award Festival and the Moran Portrait Prize. Her work has also been exhibited in numerous group shows as well as two successful solo exhibitions.
Showing her personal work is a crucial part of Cybele’s creative development and self-exploration. In January 2014, after two years in the making, she launched her ongoing personal project “Model-Maison” which profiles off-duty models in their homes. This project of love and dedication has seen her shoot in model’s homes all over the suburbs of Sydney, Los Angeles, New York, London, Ukraine and Shanghai.
Always up for challenging herself and progressing as a photographer, Cybele has made time in her hectic schedule to also complete a Masters in Photography at Sydney College of the Arts.
Celebrity clients include: Angus & Julia Stone, Bloc Party, Crowded House, Daniel Johns, Dave Chapelle, Florence & The Machine, Flume, Gotye, Jessie J, Kimbra, Laura Marling, Lorde, Megan Washington, Missy Higgins, Mumford & Sons, Powderfinger, Ricki-Lee, Sarah Blasko, The Preatures, The Presets, The Rubens, You Am I.
Fashion clients include: Ae'lkemi, Bless’ed Are The Meek, BC, Daniel Avakian, David Lawrence, Elliatt, Francis The Label, Isson Eyewear, Mad Love, Milk & Thistle, Morrissey, Nookie, Shilla The Label, Sophie Cox Shoes.
Editorial clients include: Cleo, Fashion Journal, Frankie, Good Weekend, Jetstar Magazine, Marie Claire, Monument, 1am, Pages Digital, Rolling Stone, Spin, Sunday Life, Wallpaper, Yen.
Advertising clients include: Aussie Bodies, Berlei, Channel V, Dove, EMI Music Australia, Healtheries Australia, Invisible Zinc, Ivy League Music, Johnson & Johnson, Lego, Merivale, MTV, ShangriLa Hotels, Triple J, Universal Music Australia, Visa, Warner Music Australia,YouTube.