In 2002, Wellington commercial photographer Melanie Dixson joined forces with Chris McCarthy to create their photography studio in Wellington’s CBD. Melanie and Chris have been working together ever since. Mel and Chris bring over 40 years of combined professional photographic experience.

“We love to photograph corporate people, trades people, buildings, machines, food, landscapes, and much more. In our first decade of working together, on top of our Monday to Friday commercial and portrait photography work, we also photographed over 300 weddings, it was wonderfully crazy, but you can’t keep that up forever. For the last decade we have focused on corporate, commercial, industrial and portrait photography.”

Chris holds a bachelor of Applied Visual Arts (photography major) and still makes regular use of his tech industry roots and technical training. He is a full member of the AIPA, the Advertising and Illustrative Photographers Association of NZ. Chris bought his first professional spec digital camera in 1999 at a time when digital was still bleeding-edge tech. Chris loves to be out shooting in the elements, capturing “thephoto” in-camera!

Melanie began photographing professionally in 1998 while at the same time working in the darkroom as a professional hand printer for clients including Te Papa and the Alexander Turnbull Library. Melanie holds a bachelor of Applied Visual Arts (photography major) and a Diploma of Commercial Photography.

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Chris McCarthy 2022. Chris is a commercial photographer in Wellington NZ.
Photo by Melanie Dixson.
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Melanie Dixson – Commercial photographer Wellington New Zealand



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