Born in South Africa, Steve Marais is known for his limber approach to image-making. By choosing subjects and locations that communicate a sense of balance, Marais has created a visual signature that meets directly at the intersection of commercial and editorial photography. The resulting images are
built upon self-expression and energy. No matter what subject he focuses upon, authenticity lies at the core of his creative process.
His portfolio books, titled “Bliss”, “Ecstasy” and “Satisfaction”, serve as a declaration of his desired state of being - not just in life, but also in every image he creates.
After graduating with a degree in Photography in 2004, Marais went on to assist various notable international photographers in Cape Town. During this time he developed his creative fingerprint that has become so popular with clients from all over the world. Since he went professional in 2010, he has built up an impressive client roster including Ferrero Rocher, Kytta, Tena, Brown Thomas, GHMumm, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Muscle Milk, Adidas, Miista, Jules, Oasis, Lipton, Trenery, Tally Weijl and many more.
As a technically skilled, creative, and detail-driven photographer with over ten years of valuable experience, Marais offers a vast wealth of expertise - producing photos from idea conception to end production. His innovative ability to support and complete challenging projects, combined with his easygoing nature and client-service excellence, is what makes Marais such a pleasure to work with.
Marais lives between Germany and Switzerland and is available for creative projects worldwide.
Winner of the AFI (African Fashion International) award for Trend Communicator of the Year 2014
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