Steve Marais is an internationally published fashion photographer who weaves his vibrant personality through his work. Originally from a small town in the Free-State, he now shoots for a range of clients in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Since the start of his career Steve has gathered a global online following and has emerged as one of the most exciting young voices in South African fashion. Steve has always liked fashion, so naturally he is drawn to the magical intangible qualities that constitute fashion photography.
Steve’s photographic style ranges from editorial to character portraiture. He often tries to find “something more” when creating an image, something that’s real and makes sense in the moment. Inspired by emotion, attitude and feeling, he takes pride in having hands-on creative direction. By creating bizarre story scenarios subjects have to work through or act out, Steve manages to capture what comes naturally in the moment, and that adds to the realness of his work.
Recently Steve has moved towards the world of moving image. He is filming and directing pieces for his clients, musicians and editorial partners.