As well as being the creative director of the business, Chris is the main photographer within Magenta and has been a commercial photographer since 2006 with a wealth of experience photographing products, interiors, people and food all over the country. In that time he has shot many things, from the mundane to the magnificent and everything in-between giving him a wealth of experience for most situations.
Chris studied photography for 3 years at Glamorgan University and upon leaving set-up Magenta Photography with the aim giving the good folk of South Wales the highest quality commercial photography to rival the studios of London. 12 years in and Chris is as passionate as ever and is constantly looking forward and developing his skills to keep raising the level of photography he can offer his clients.
A keen martial artist, Chris holds a black belt in Korean Kickboxing (no late payments please) and is a very proud ambassador and official photographer for Velindre Cancer Hospital, a role which has seen him climb Kilimanjaro (twice) with the likes of Martyn Williams and Rhod Gilbert, and walk the Inca trail to Macchu Pichu.
Marie has over 10years experience managing a variety of teams in different office environments all across the UK. She loves variety and gaining new experiences but is ultimately happy putting order into a chaotic workplace (which is why she fits in well at Magenta!).
Relocating to South Wales from England in 2011, Marie loves being out in the most beautiful parts that Wales has to offer. She is a keen runner, completing the Cardiff Half Marathon twice for charity, and loves a Saturday morning stroll up a mountain.
Marie also volunteers as a counsellor for a charity in Cardiff for people experiencing emotional challenges; this adds to her excellent but natural communication skills. She will instantly make all visitors to the studio feel welcome …and provide a decent cuppa!
Luke is in charge of post-production with photography, video and animation. With over 6 years experience working within a branding agency in charge of video production and photography, Luke hit the ground running once he joined the Magenta team. Having similar tastes, goals and ambitions it didn’t take long for Luke’s skills to become an essential part of the Magenta Canon.
After spending 4 years studying in Swansea Luke joined a team of designers and branding experts in Swansea where he honed his skills in video production, animation and photography. With an extensive knowledge of photography, video and animation software Luke can take on any task given to him. His attention to detail is beyond obsessive at times but it get's the job done!
When he’s not behind the camera or at his desk, Luke can be found spinning records and spending way too much money on music festivals.
Tom is our video production expert here at Magenta. After finishing his a-levels, Tom spent 4 years as an editor and Camera Assistant with a reputable video production company based in Cardiff. Working with clients from all around the globe, including Mitsubishi, Vitamix, Admiral and The National Trust, Tom’s forte is delivering high quality work efficiently, effectively and with a smile on his face.
In his spare time, Tom is always watching, reading or playing sport, and you can always catch him listening to Radio 4’s most prestigious programme on a Sunday morning, Desert Island Discs.
Otto’s skillset offers something different to the rest of the team. With the advantage of being so low to the ground he catches things the rest of the team don’t. Otto starts work at the same time as everyone else yet manages to stay in bed until 16:30 every single day.
He’s as good at chasing clients as he is chasing balls and with a bark way bigger than his bite Otto knows how to make visitors feel welcome.