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about-melanie-cleary

I am a photographer based in Cape Town who, for two decades, have dedicated myself to perfecting the art of people photography.
Whether I am shooting high-profile commercial campaigns or behind the scenes Advertising on TV Commercial sets, my comfortable and easy manner with my subjects ensures that I always inspires the right performance to achieve my Clients goals.

Having worked in the South African commercials, and features film industry as a technician, behind the scenes photography, nurtured my ability to capture and create beautiful images and to tell stories.
Photography is a constant reminder of the beauty that can be found in simple things and the awe-inspiring complexity seen in human nature.

The latest Clients I have worked with are –

Mylan World Wide, Romerquelle, Danone, Irwin Mitchell, Bombardier UK, Blink Bank Holland, Johnson and Johnson, Bolt Fitness Nestle, Coke, Dove Men, Nutella

My Fine Art Photography Awards and Exhibitions

The Trouble With Memory, Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town 2014
Joburg Fringe, Johannesburg 2014
Another Day, Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town 2014
Head On Photography Festival, Sydney 2013
Melanie Cleary, Gallery Cultural Speech, Holland 2012/13
Conversations, Queen Street Gallery, Sydney 2012
Photo LA, Santa Monica, USA 2012

Winner, Merit Award, International Fine Art Photography Competition 2012
Finalist, Critical Mass 2012
Finalist, PDN Photo Annual New York 2012
Winner, Open Award South Africa 2012