M&P Curtet is a husband and wife, photography/director team now based in Los Angeles.
Marlyne and Patrick work in a symbiotic relationship, and their combined talents add a unique depth and quality to their images. Their photographic skills and the emotive resonance of their partnership makes them storytellers with a cinematic vision... And they always relish the challenge of creating a unique and compelling vision for their clients.
Patrick has been shooting professionally for over 20 years and after concentrating on sports and reportage photography, where he traveled to more than 60 different countries, he shifted his attention to automotive work. He is really keen on proper technique and has an expertise in controlling the lighting, effects and/or other elements in order to control the scene. But he works to have these elements hidden and out of sight... as if they’re not even there.
Marlyne graduated from Peninghen Art School in Paris where she studied art and graphic design. She owns her own graphic design studio, DWAIN, and has worked as an Art Director. Her graphic vision has played a crucial part in elevating the work to where it is today. Additionally, she also operates as the creative coordinator when the Curtets shoot lifestyle and automotive together. She ensures the styling, wardrobe, set design — every imaginable element of the scene — remains in line with the creative vision.
Having a second photographer on set gives us the flexibility to capture the moment and multiple angles — something a single shooter simply cannot accomplish on their own. This allows Patrick to focus on the technical pictures and Marlyne to focus on creating the mood and setting the ambiance.