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 bold images that have energy and heart, shooting the who’s who of music and fashion royalty. Always up for challenging herself and progressing as a photographer, Cybele made time in her hectic schedule to also complete a Masters in Photography at Sydney College of the Arts in 2015.
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 now expanded to include cinemagraph and GIF work and directing motion and TVC's.
Cybele is also the founder of AGENDER, a platform for change which celebrates the great talent, skills and experience of women in the photographic industry in Australia. Its key goal is to bolster the careers of female photographers, and in turn not only inspire a new generation of young women, but to also recognise and work towards equal wages and opportunities for women within the industry. Cybele hopes AGENDER will raise awareness of the challenges and paradigms that women come across within photography and aims to instigate change for future generations of female creatives.
Celebrity clients include: Angus & Julia Stone, Bloc Party, Crowded House, Daniel Johns, Dave Chapelle, Florence & The Machine, Flume, Gotye, Jason Momoa, Jessie J, Lorde, Missy Higgins, Mumford & Sons, Powderfinger, Sarah Blasko, Tina Arena, The Rubens, Troye Sivan, You Am I.
Advertising clients include: AEG, Aussie Bodies, Bendigo Bank, Ebay, Electrolux, EMI Music Australia, Foxtel, Greenpeace, Gumtree, Ivy League Music, Lego, Merivale, Menulog, Mercedes-Benz, MTV, Pan MacMillan, Samsung, ShangriLa Hotels, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Theatre Company, Telstra, Toyota, Triple J, Universal Music Australia, Visa, Warner Music Australia, Yellowtail Wines, YouTube, Zambrero Restaurants, Zip Co.
Fashion + Beauty clients include: Arnhem, Avon, Bless’ed Are The Meek, Bailey Nelson, Berlei, Cotton On Body, David Jones, Dermalogica, David Lawrence, Dove, Elliatt, Invisible Zinc, Isson Eyewear, Jockey, Johnson & Johnson, Laser Clinics Australia, Mambo, Morrissey, Moss & Spy, Toni & Guy, Van Heusen, Westfield.
Editorial clients include: Allure, American Way, Australian Financial Review, Frankie, Good Weekend, Harper's Bazaar India, Jetstar Magazine, Marie Claire, Rolling Stone, Sunday Life, Wallpaper.