Dean Mackenzie’s meteoric success as a photographer has been fuelled by passion, hard work, and good coffee. A self-taught photographer, Dean discovered image-making as a traveller, eager to capture his experiences. Years later, based in Christchurch NZ, he enjoys shooting international lifestyle and sports based campaigns for agencies out of the USA, China, Korea, Australia and NZ.
Dean was awarded Epson NZ Photographer of the Year (2007) and in 2008 was awarded 1 gold and 3 silver awards at the 2008 Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards. He has earned a masters of photography from the NZIPP and the talents of this internationally rising star are in demand for a huge variety of assignments – from editorial to advertising as well as fashion and outdoor adventure.
A master of the digital era, Dean uses Photoshop as his dark room. His signature style is cinematic, moody and rich with hyper-realism. People are his specialty. Dean’s disarming personality, quick wit and down-to-earth nature put his subjects at ease.
When he’s not behind the camera, Dean will usually be found telling jokes from behind his flat white or his pinot noir.
Master of Photography NZIPP
Epson NZIPP Photographer of the Year 2007
Kodak People Photographer of the year 2007