About Melanie Tollemache Photography

Melanie is a landscape and portrait photographer based in Auckland, New Zealand.  She is also part of a team of volunteer lawyers helping imprisoned women maintain connection with their children.  In a previous life, she worked as an anti-trust lawyer.

Melanie is interested in urban environments, particularly empty spaces which 'often speak more loudly of human presence than if they were occupied'.  She is also fascinated by shadows, reflections and unexpected juxtapositions of objects.  These 'provide glimpses of a parallel universe which we often miss in our rush'.

'So what do you do?' is a question we often ask in a rush.  If we don't listen to the answer carefully, we miss the opportunity to discover what really makes that person tick.  Melanie loves allowing people the chance to reveal themselves in the process of having their picture taken.