Marina’s career began the night she broke curfew to attend a Motley Crue concert. After taking photos from the front row, she sold a handful of cheap drugstore prints to her classmates. Convinced she had found her calling after reaping a $27 profit, she moved to Los Angeles where she worked as an assistant for the likes of Herb Ritts and Anton Corbijn. Independent assignments led to an extensive client list. The photographs were taken in the mid-90s in New York and Los Angeles. The image of Adam Yauch appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone’s June 7, 2012 issue.
grain is honored to host a small survey of Marina's work featuring Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Adam Yauch, Beck and more.
Marina Chavez lives in Silver Lake and Joshua Tree. Her studio, Model Citizen Studios, is located in Atwater Village.