Waves crashing beneath heavy clouds at Pambula Beach, New South Wales, Australia, shortly before a sunset storm. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. All rights reserved.

About Me

After almost 10 years at The Age, I left to pursue a freelance career, gaining many new commercial and editorial clients.

In 2013, my partner Peter and I welcomed our first son, Quincy. The three of us, plus two cats, moved from Melbourne to beautiful Jan Juc, next to Torquay on Victoria's Surf Coast. Our second son, Roy, was born in 2015, and we were recently joined by Peggy, our boisterous Australian Terrier puppy.

Whilst much of my work has continued to be in Melbourne, since my sea-change I have also been enjoying working with local identities and businesses to provide effective professional photography. My adaptive style and broad skillset suit a wide range of clients who are looking for dynamic images to showcase their brands or capture beautiful family memories.

I've been in love with photography since high school.

Introduced to photography by my wonderful teacher, Mr Kerry Short, I spent countless lunch breaks excitedly developing negatives and making prints in the school darkroom. I went on to study at RMIT University, where I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial and Illustrative Photography.

Following Uni, I joined the staff at The Age Newspaper as a Features and Magazines Photographer. There I became known for my food, fashion and portrait photography. I loved the pace of the paper and its broad variety of interesting assignments.

Heavy clouds at Pambula Beach, New South Wales, Australia, shortly before a sunset storm. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. All rights reserved.

I'm proud to have worked with:

The Age Newspaper

The Sydney Morning Herald

Sunday Life Magazine

Good Weekend Magazine

Epicure/Good Food

The Age Good Food Guide

Cheap Eats


Coles Magazine

Better Homes and Gardens

Woman's Day

SBS Food

Bauer Media

ACP Magazines

Hardie Grant Publishing

Fairfax Books

The Cancer Council, Vic

The Marriner Group

The Forum Melbourne

The Plaza Ballroom

The Hotel Windsor

Lamaro's Hotel

Southgate Shopping Precinct

Coles Supermarkets

Vintage Cellars

KMart Australia

Wellcom worldwide

Black Swan Foods

Sam's Pantry Foods

Diver Foods

Monde Nissin

Bounce Play Centres

Clark Street Coffee

DK's Chips

Outback Harvest

Seven Fields

SPC Ardmona

Montague Fresh

Fergusson Plarre

Bunzl Outsourcing

Health Super


Fluid Design

Savi Communications

So Design

Point 3 Design

Get In Touch!


Geelong Studio:

Thank you to my favourite collaborators

Food Stylist and recipe developer:

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Melbourne Studio:

Many of the images on this website would not have been possible without the talents or services of these wonderful stylists and businesses:

Chef and Recipe developer:

Food Stylist and recipe developer:

CHef, author and restaurateur:

Food Stylist and recipe developer:

Marina Oliphant acknowledges that she lives and works on First Nations’ country and that sovereignty has never been ceded. She pays her respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation.