Maria Heiss is a Russian-born photographer and filmmaker formed in London, currently living in Melbourne, Australia and working worldwide. She offers a unique aesthetic and style through her photography and has an extensive sense of fashion.

  Photography was her passion since childhood, so a decision to study photography deeper in 2012 came naturally. She graduated with BA (Hons) degree in Fashion Photography from the world’s leading specialist creative university - University of the Arts London, (London College of Fashion) in 2016. Living in the UK had a strong visual impact on herself and her works, inspired by its culture, fashion, history, artists, she has developed her own aesthetic and style seen throughout her photographic works.

  She is experienced in studio and on location photography for Fashion, Editorial, Beauty, Product, Lookbook and Portraiture. Shooting on both digital and film medium format. With a client list second to none, from luxury fashion brands and emerging designers to modelling agencies, some of Maria’s previous career projects also include shooting for London Fashion Week as well as Russian Fashion Week. 

  Inspired by Australian unique wildlife and nature, she pusued capturing landscapes and wildlife. She combines her love for nature and animals with her equally intense love of photography.

  Want to shoot a story, advertisement or something completely different? Use the contact form below for any enquiries. Maria is available for bookings within Australia as well as internationally.


• Minus 37
• Aesthetic, Fashion, Psychology Conference
•La Botanica
• Hair’s How 
• ArtCoiffure&Style 
• IntElegance
• Bevie
• Elegant
• Atlas
• Picton
• Afronoire Magazine
• Pigeons and Peacocks
• True Love Magazine


• Australian Photography Magazine August Competition, 2018
• LCF BA’16 Exhibition
• Calumet Photographic Student Photographer of the Year 2015
• Tim Walker Zine competition, 2014



For general enquiries, booking information, rates or just to say hello, please contact me by emailing me at or using the following form.


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