Cheraine Collette – born in the Netherlands, graduated in 2015 in Photographic Design at the Fotovakschool University of Applied Photography.
Cheraine is an emerging international award-winning fine art photographer, by combining contemporary photography and new perspectives of the natural world with digital painting and photo manipulation, with focus on capturing the world’s beauty and oneness. Cheraine’s work covers every aspect of photographic production, from photographing- to manipulating and digitally painting her images.
In her photography, you will often find fauna, which she has photographed in their own natural habitat, to make the audience more aware that fauna can be left in peace for the final photograph. Essentially, she creates imaginary worlds from scratch. Composed of photographed parts of nature and locations across the globe.
The Photographs contain real elements and traces of reality. Its location is undefinable, and by long labor of collecting and unifying different photographs, it unveils an imaginary reality.
Since 2019, in the course of 1 year, Collette has won 7 first prizes and 34 honourable mentions & Highly Commended in internationally acclaimed photography competitions such as the International Photography Awards (IPA), the Prix de la Photographie Paris(PX3), the Pollux Awards, the Siena International Photo Award (SIPA), the International Color Awards, the International Fine Art Photography Awards, the ND Awards, the Monochrome Awards, and the London International Creative Competition with her photography series and other works. And most recently in 2020 she received the honour of being the Overall Winner of the 15th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards with two of her series (Marvels and Where Is Adam).