biography

self portrait of cheraine collette for biography

DETAILED CREATURES OF THE NATURAL REALM PAIRED WITH FANTASTICAL SCENES OF THE IMAGINATION

HAVE CREATED A SIGNATURE STYLE. 

AN OEUVRE THAT HAS BECOME WIDELY AWARDED AND THAT CAN BE FOUND IN ESTEEMED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS ON A GLOBAL SCALE.

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 with 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, University of Applied Photography in 2015.

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

AWARDS

2021 – 16th International Black & White Spider Awards  Nominee in Nude with ‘ Fountain Of Life’ from the ‘ Where Is Adam?’  series. 

 

2021 – 17th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards  1st Place in Digital Manipulation Series with the ‘ Legacy’ series.
Two Honourable Mentions – one in Fine Art Single with ‘ Sleeping Beauties’  and one in Open Theme Series with the ‘Futuristic Birth’ series.

 

2021 – Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3) Gold with the ‘Where Is Adam?’ Limited Edition Book in the category Book/Fine Art Professional. Silver with the ‘Marvels’ Limited Edition Book in the category Book/Fine Art Pro. Bronze with the ‘Where Is Eve?’ series in the Special category Special Effects. Honourable Mention with the ‘Where is Adam?’ series in Fine Art Nudes

 

2021 – International MUSE Photography Awards Platinum & Gold – Platinum in B&W Nude with the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series, and Gold in in Fine Art Photomanipulation with the ‘Marvels’ series.

 

2021 – Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) Gold with the MARVELS Limited Edition Book in the Fine Art Book Category. Three times Bronze – One with the Futuristic Birth series in Fine Art Special Effects.One with Nude Elephant Dust in Fine Art Nudes.One with Golden Ratio in Fine Art Collage.

 

2021 – The Siena Creative International Photo Awards (SIPA) Commended in the Experimental Category with ‘Legacy’ from the Legacy series.

 

2021 – Trierenberg Super Circuit & Special Themes Circuit Many awarded works which will be shown in a slideshow tour throughout Austria in 2022. 

 

2021 – 16th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards (JMCA) 1nd Place in Advertising & Fashion. 2nd Place in Nude & Figure with the ‘Paradise’ series, which is a combination of the ‘Where Is Adam?’ and ‘Where Is Eve?’ series.

 

2021 – 16th Pollux Awards 2nd Place in Nude & Figure with the ‘Where Is Eve?’ series. One Honourable Mention in Digital Manipulation & Collage with the ‘Candy Dream’ series.

 

2021 – International Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) 2021 Five Nominees – One in the Open Theme Category with the ‘Legacy’ series. One in the Photomanipulation Category with the ‘Treasures’ series. One in the Nude Category with the ‘Paradise’ series which consists works from the ‘Where Is Adam?’ and ‘Where is Eve?’ series. One in the Conceptual Category with the ‘Marvels’ series.
One in the Fashion Category with the ‘Vintage Glamour’ series.

 

2021 – Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA) 2020 Three Jury Top 5 Selections – the ‘Legacy’ series, the Limited Edition Book ‘Where Is Adam’ and the Limited Edition Book ‘Marvels’. A 2nd Prize with the Limited Edition Book ‘Where Is Adam?’ in the Category Book. Two times Gold – One in Fine Art/Collage with the ‘Treasures’ series, and one in Book/Fine Art with the Limited Edition ‘Where Is Adam?’ Book. Two times Silver – One in Book/Fine Art with the Standard Edition ‘Marvels’ Book and, one in Fine Art/Other with the ‘Legacy’ series. One Honorable Mention in Book/Fine Art with the Limited Edition ‘Marvels’ Book.

 

2021 – International Monochrome Awards 2020 Four Honorable Mentions- two in the Professional Nude category with ‘Oneness’ and ‘Climbing The Tree Of Life’ from the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series, and two in the Professional Photomanipulation category with ‘Legacy’ and ‘Mountain View’ from the ‘Legacy’ series.

 

2020 – International Neutral Density Awards (ND) 1st Place in Fine Art / Nude with the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series and one Honorable mention in Fine Art / Photomanipulation with the ‘Legacy’ series

 

2020 – International Black & White Spider Awards Two Honorable Mentions and Ten Nominees – 

One Honorable Mention with ‘Mirage’ in Fashion and one Honorable Mention in Wildlife with ‘Fierce’. 

Five Nominees in Fine Art with ‘Bee Extragavanza II’ from the ‘Alien Beauty’ series, ‘Eternal Movement’ from the ‘Candy Dream’ series, ‘Legacy’ and ‘Mountain View’ from the ‘Legacy’ series and ‘On The Other Hand’ 

Three Nominees in Nude with ‘Climbing The Tree Of Life’, ‘Fauna Bouquet’, and ‘Oneness’ from the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series

One Nominee in Wildlife with ‘Fierce’ and one Nominee in Fashion with ‘Mirage’ 

 

2020 – International Photography Awards (IPA) Four Honorable Mentions- one with the Marvels book in Book/Fine Art and one in Fine Art/Nudes with the ‘Where Is Adam’ series and one in Fine Art/Collage with the ‘Legacy’ series and one in Fine Art/Other with the ‘Treasures’ series 

 

2020 – 15th Pollux Awards 1st Place Winner in Digital Manipulation & Collage with the ‘Treasures’ series and two Honorable Mentions- one in Nude&Figure with the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series and one in in Fine Art with the ‘Marvels’ series

 

2020 – Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3) Gold Winner in Fine Art/Nudes with the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series and three Honorable Mentions- one in Fine Art/Other with the ‘Marvels’ series and one in Fine Art/Collage with the ‘Legacy’ series and one in Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced with the ‘Treasures’ series

 

2020 – Siena International Photo Awards (SIPA) Creative Highly Commended in Series with the ‘Marvels’ series and also Commended in Series with the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series and two Finalist- one in Open Theme with ‘On the Other Hand’ and one in Animals with ‘Fierce’

 

2020 – 15th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards (JMCA) Overall Winner together with the 1st Place in Digital Manipulation & Collage with the ‘Marvels’ series and an Honorable Mention in Nude & Figure with the ‘Where Is Adam’ series.

 

2020 – Moscow International Photography Awards (MIFA) two Honorable Mentions- one in Fine Art-Other with the ‘Marvels‘ series and one in Fine Art-Nudes with the ‘Where Is Adam?‘ series

 

2020 – IPA Oneshot: Movement Honorable Mention in Nature with ‘Oneness’ from the ‘Where Is Adam?‘ series

 

2020 – Monovisions Photography Awards Two Honorable Mentions- one in Nude with “Vision” and one in Nude with the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series

 

2020 – Siena International Photo Awards(SIPA) Finalist in Architecture with the ‘Marvels‘ series

 

2020 – 6th Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) five Nominees- one in Nudes with the ‘Where Is Adam?‘ series and one in Fine Art with the ‘On The Other Hand‘ and one in Photomanipulation with the ‘Marvels‘ series and one in Conceptual with the ‘Futuristic Birth‘ series and one in Fine Art with the ‘Alien Beauty‘ series and one in Fine Art with ‘Water Ballet‘ from the ‘Marvels‘ series

 

2020 – 13th Annual International Color Awards Nominee in Fine Art Category with ‘Water Ballet‘ from the ‘Marvels‘ series and an Honorable Mention in Wildlife Category with the ‘Elephant Dust‘ Photograph

 

2019 – London International Creative Competition (LICC) Honorable Mention in Video & Film Category with ‘A Pastel Galaxy’

 

2019 – ND Awards two Honorable Mentions- one in Fine Art with the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series and one in Abstract with the ‘Golden Universe’ series

 

2019 – Monochrome Awards four Honorable Mentions- one in Fine Art with ‘Bee-you-tiful’ from the ‘Alien Beauty’ series and another one in Fine Art with ‘Sfinx’ and one in Fashion / Beauty with ‘Mirage’ and one in Nude with ‘Uplifting’ from the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series

 

2019 – 14th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards two Honorable Mentions- one in Nude & Figure with the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series and one in Fine Art with the ‘Marvels’ series

 

2019 – 14th Pollux Awards two 1st places- 1st place in Nude & Figure with the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series and 1st place in Abstract with the ‘Golden Universe’ series and  an Honorable Mention in Fine Art with the ‘Marvels’ series

 

2019 – International Photography Awards (IPA) 1st place winner in Fine Art Category with the ‘Marvels’ series and an Honorable Mention in Fine Art with ‘Uplifting’ from the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series

 

2015 – Joke Veeze Awards Nomination Fotovakschool Graduation Show Finalist

 

EXHIBITIONS

2022 –Germany, Art KARLSRUHE
Group Exhibition Villa Del Arte 17 – 20 February 2022


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

Solo Exhibition FotoNostrum Gallery 9 December 2021 – 9 January 2022

 

2021 – Miami Beach USA, SCOPE Miami 

Group Exhibition Salome Reches 30 November – 5 December 2021

 

2021 – Barcelona Spain, Villa Del Arte Galleries 

Solo Show 2021 (Date to be announced)

 

2021 – Amsterdam The Netherlands, Villa Del Arte Galleries 

Solo Show Opening 28 October 2021

 

2021 – Paris France, Annual Paris Photo Prize Exhibition 

Group Exhibition 26 – 31 October 2021

 

2021 – Constantinople Turkey, Contemporary Istandbul  

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

 

2020 – Barcelona Spain, FotoNostrum Gallery 

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

 

2015 – Naarden The Netherlands, Fotofestival 

Group Exhibition Joke Veeze Nomination

 

2015 – Bredevoort The Netherlands, Foto21

Group Exhibition

 

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

 

2014 – Enschede The Netherlands, Fotogalerie Objektief
Group Exhibition

 

2020 – Online, Virtual VR Gallery created by Cheraine Collette in collaboration with LEF3D®

AS FEATURED IN

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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