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Cheraine Collette was born in 1993, in a forest-side town in the east of the Netherlands.

Cheraine Collette started drawing at the age of 3, the first subjects she would try to capture drawing were horses and other animals, quickly after which she would gain insights from her mother about mixing colours and how to draw in perspective by her brother.


From the age of 12, she started experimenting with one of the earliest Photoshop suites (CS1), accompanied by a digital painting tablet and brush, which was all introduced by her father. She instantly used it to paint and to layer- and manipulate her photographs.

She finished her education in Photographic Design at the Fotovakschool, the University of Applied Photography in 2015 and worked under the pseudonym of LORLEON® until early 2020, and then continued her series and works under her name of Cheraine Collette®.

Cheraine Collette’s work is dedicated to showing the constant battle between nature and humanity, the beauty and vulnerability of nature, and historic buildings.

To inspire future generations to preserve both our natural heritage and also our cultural heritage.

Her work can be summarized in three ways –

Authentic, Imaginative, and a longing for beauty.

Cheraine Collette’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.

Since 2019, in the course of 2 years, Cheraine Collette has won 100 prizes in total

consisting out of 1- overall winner, 8 -1st prizes, 4 – 2nd prizes, 6 – Gold,  3 – Silver, 4 – Bronze, and 74 – honourable mention & Highly Commended in internationally acclaimed photography competitions such as the International Photography Awards (IPA), the Prix de la Photographie Paris(PX3), the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards (2020), the Pollux Awards, the Siena International Photo Award (SIPA), and more.

She published her first book ‘MARVELS’ with a multi-award-winning body of work in 2020.


She continues her practice currently in her studio in Otterlo, the Netherlands.

VR Gallery made in collaboration with LEF3D – Architectural Design & Sculptures by FERFERRO


2022 – Germany, Art KARLSRUHE
Group Exhibition Villa Del Arte 7 – 10 July 2022


2022 – Austria, Trierenberg Slideshow Tour through Austria

Group Exhibition Winners Trierenberg SuperCircuit 19 September – 7 October 2022


2022 – Linz Austria, Trierenberg Supercircuit Main Exhibition

Group Exhibition Winners Trierenberg SuperCircuit 5 – 20 November 2022



2022 – Barcelona Spain, Villa Del Arte Galleries 

Solo Show 27 January – 10 March 2022


2021 – 2022 – Barcelona Spain, 6th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography

Solo Exhibition FotoNostrum Gallery 9 December 2021 – 29 January 2022


2021 – Miami Beach USA, SCOPE Miami 

Group Exhibition Salome Reches 30 November – 5 December 2021


2021 – Amsterdam The Netherlands, Villa Del Arte Galleries 

Solo Show Opening 28 October 2021


2021 – Amsterdam The Netherlands, Art&Antiques Weekend

Group Exhibition Villa Del Arte Galleries Amsterdam 24 – 26 September 2021


2021 – Paris France, Annual Paris Photo Prize Exhibition 

Group Exhibition 26 – 31 October 2021


2021 – Constantinople Turkey, Contemporary Istanbul  

Group Exhibition Booth A1 – 212 Villa Del Arte 5 – 10 October 2021


2021 – Barcelona Spain, Villa Del Arte Galleries

Permanent artist


2021 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Villa Del Arte Galleries

Permanent artist


2020 – Barcelona Spain, FotoNostrum Gallery 

Group Exhibition of the 14th Pollux Awards & 14th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards


2015 – Naarden The Netherlands, Fotofestival Naarden 

Group Exhibition Joke Veeze Nomination


2015 – Bredevoort The Netherlands, Foto21 Gallery

Group Exhibition


2015 – Amsterdam The Netherlands, Fotovakschool University Of Applied Photography
Group Exhibition


2014 – Enschede The Netherlands, Fotogalerie Objektief
Group Exhibition



2022 – Online, FERFERRO OASIS VR Gallery 

Solo Exhibition, Designed by FERFERRO® (Ferron Collette)

2022 – Online, MUSE Virtual Exhibition 

Group Exhibition, Featuring ‘Bee Extravaganza’ from the ‘Alien Beauty’ series


2022 – Online, New York Photography Awards Virtual Exhibition 

Group Exhibition, Featuring ‘Uplifting’ from the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series


2021 – Online, Villa Del Arte Virtual Solo Exhibition 

Solo Exhibition, Featuring the solo show collection ‘Marvels’


2021 – Online, MUSE Virtual Exhibition 

Group Exhibition, Featuring ‘Love In Motion’ from the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series


2020 – Online, FERFERRO OASIS VR Gallery 

Solo Exhibition, Designed by FERFERRO® (Ferron Collette)


2020 – Online, FotoNostrum VR Gallery 

Group Exhibition, Featuring artworks from the ‘Where is Adam?’ series


2020 – Online, Virtual VR Gallery 

Solo Exhibition, created by Cheraine Collette in collaboration with LEF3D®

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2021 – DigiFoto Pro Cheraine Collette toont bekroonde foto’s op eerste solo-expositie ‘ Marvels’ bij Villa Del Arte


2021 – DigiFoto Starter Cheraine Collette won 100 internationale vakprijzen in twee jaar tijd


2021 – Color Awards International Color Winners Book 2021 Vol. 1 Golden Ratio feature


2021 –The Telegraph UK Cute Koalas, star trails and a wasp close-up: winners of the inaugural MUSE Photography Awards 2021


2021 – FORBES Editor’s Pick featured with ‘Legacy’ in the article “25 Outstanding Artistic Photos, Winners Of International Siena Creative Photography Awards 2021” 


2021 – SALOME RECHES Special Art Productions


 2021 – FotoNostrum Magazine Issue #17 Interview article


2021 – KenH14 News paper in Vietnam with winning TIFA 2020 entries, featured with ‘Golden Ratio’ from the winning series ‘Treasures’


2021 – Genk News paper in Vietnam with winning TIFA 2020 entries, featured with ‘Golden Ratio’ from the winning series ‘Treasures’


2021 – Bored Panda about the winning TIFA 2020 entries, featured with ‘Golden Ratio’ from the winning series ‘Treasures’


2020 – FotoNostrum Magazine Issue #9 Book review about my ‘MARVELS’ book


2020 – National Geographic Traveler China 30th Anniversary with an article about the ‘Legacy’ & ‘Treasures’ series


2020 – National Geographic Traveler China with an interview about the ‘Marvels’ series


2020 – L’OEIL DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE announcement of results of the 15th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards


2020 – International Photography Awards (IPA) Year Book with the winning ‘Marvels’ series and ‘Uplifting’ from the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series


2020 – FotoNostrum Magazine Issue #0 interview article, alongside Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon and other inspiring Photographers


2020 – ND Awards Year Book


2020 – International Color Awards Year Book


2020 – FotoNostrum Exhibition Catalogue


2020 – Monochrome Awards Annual Book with ‘Mirage’ photograph


2019 / 2020 – The Gala Awards / FotoNostrum Gallery Barcelona Website (Banner) with the ‘Four Of A Kind’ photograph from the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series. 


2019 – Saatchi Art in Catalog and with ‘Dress Code’ from the ‘Marvels’ series in ‘New This Week’


2019 – PH Museum with ‘Marvels’ and ‘Where Is Adam?’ series


2019 – Lensculture with ‘Where Is Adam?’ series


2019 – Bored Panda with the ‘Marvels’ series.


2018 – Wallace Museum social media with created animation of the painting ‘The Swing from Fragonard’


2015 – FotoFestival Naarden with the ‘Upside Dawn’ series nominated by the Joke Veeze Awards


2015 – Fotovakschool Graduation Show & Website with the ‘Upside Dawn’ series