Aaron McLean Photographer

Hi. I love to shoot people, places and food.

Born in Queenstown New Zealand, it wasn't until I moved to Auckland in 2001 in pursuit of a photography career that I discovered my grandfather and great grandfather had both been professional photographers. I think it's in the blood.

I worked in and managed restaurants in various parts of the world for more than 10 years, so it's not surprising that my lens has found itself frequently aimed at a plate, or at the people and places that revolve around good food and wine.

I work regularly with New Zealand's leading Food and Lifestyle magazines and have now illustrated more than 20 books with Random House and Penguin.

In 2010 I was recognized as one of the Best Food Photographers in the world, being awarded a Golden Ladle at the Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards. In the 2009 Travcom Travel Media Awards, I was the winner of the Best Series of Travel Images and was Highly Commended in the Photographer of The Year category. I have aso been the photographer in many award winning covers and features for a variety of Magazines in the New Zealand Magazine Publishers Association awards.

I continue to enjoy living in Auckland with my wife Emma and my two sons Arlo and Luca. But more than anything, I relish any opportunity to pack my camera bag.

P.O.Box 37386
Auckland 1151
New Zealand
+64 21 343 185