About

Marita Upeniece

Marita Upeniece photographer

I'm a Latvian/British photographer, based in London.

I work across documentary, portrait and event photography, focusing on gender and identity. I grew up in one of Europe's least densely populated countries, so my projects also often explore the importance of space and place.

Before embarking on a career in photography, I worked in PR for ten years, so have a unique mix of experience in telling stories through words and images. I graduated with Distinction in photography (Graduate Diploma Photography) from London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, in 2020.

Assisting

I have worked on a variety of shoots on location and in studio, working with DSLR systems and Capture One/ Adobe suite. I also have experience using medium format cameras. Lighting knowledge includes Profoto, Bowens and Godox. Photographers worked with: Dean Belcher, Michael Heffernan, Ian Jacko Jackson, Sara Davidmann.​

Exhibitions & Publications

Stylist

VICE

Diva

F-Stop Magazine, Issue #106

Aesthetica Magazine

#ICPConcerned, International Center of Photography, New York, 2020

University of the Arts London Graduate Showcase, 2020

Graduate Diploma Photography Graduate Exhibition, 2020

Southwark Rooms Gallery, 2020

Fashion and Fiction, London College of Communication, 2020