Dean MacKenzie loves mischief, a good tale and is always on the hunt for adventure.
A self-taught photographer, Dean discovered image making as a traveler and adventurer. Eager to capture his experiences, some of his very first images – documenting his snowboarding and rock climbing adventures in North America, Spain and Asia – ended up as posters for an international outdoor clothing brand.
People are his specialty; Dean’s disarming personality, quick wit and down to earth nature put his subjects at ease.
In 2007 he was awarded Epson NZ Photographer of the Year and NZ Travel Photographer of the year in 2011. He has earned a Fellowship 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, music and outdoor adventure.