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Marnie Hawson


I am a freelance photographer from the Macedon Ranges just outside of Melbourne.

I used to be an environmental scientist, but the lure of working for myself and meeting such a range of amazing people out and about was too much for me to stay in the corporate world. I love capturing the little moments, the unnoticed, and the details of the grander scheme. The best things usually happen when nobody is looking, except I’m always looking..

I am an obsessive list maker and organisational freak, and a country girl that moved to the city for a decade – but I’m now firmly entrenched back in the world of veggie gardens, firewood gathering and gumboot wearing. I love road trips, and have spent a LOT of time in a campervan.

I like to document the day as it happens, and focus on capturing the emotion and people that are the most important to you. I won’t get you to fake anything, and the photos will reflect who you really are. Hopefully you will hardly even notice I’m there – I don’t carry a lot of gear, and usually just melt into the background.

  • What gets you out of bed in the morning? Coffee, dog walks, and the satisfaction that comes from working for yourself and with amazing clients.
  • What do you love most about what you do? I like both, but if I was pushed – dogs win all the way. I have a miniature pinscher who spends more time under our doona than we do..
  • What do you love most about what you do? The National, Chet Faker, Interpol, Elbow, Beach House, The Walkmen, The Maccabees, The Smiths