My name is Di Mackey, I'm a professional photographer, a New Zealander living in an Italian city called Genova. Of all the places I have lived, beginning in New Zealand, then Turkey, Belgium, the UK, Germany and now Italy ... when the freedom to choose arrived, I chose Genova, Italy.
I was that girl below, the little girl on the gate, who was forever climbing out to escape. But Genova captured me way back in 2008, and the passion I feel for this city has only deepened over the years. I've found a place I want to call home.
As a photographer, I've been able to pack my career and take it with me, where ever I've lived. It's a job that is so much more than a way to earn money. It's a passion ... a profession that has gifted me some magnificent adventures and the opportunity to slip into peoples lives during some truly special moments.
I have shot weddings in Spain, France, England, Germany and Belgium. Covered events in Berlin, Cairo, on Flanders Fields, in Brussels, Antwerp, Norway, Istanbul, and in Genova too. I have worked with actors, musicians, politicians, journalists, curators, artists, and covered events in small Italian villages, and kids birthday parties too ...
I love life, I enjoy people, and capturing those everyday moments in other peoples lives, in places not my own, satisfies me in a way nothing else does. I love what I do.
So here I am, 18,551 kms from my first home, exploring this ancient city and finding something new and beautiful every single day.