Mareea Vegas is a New Zealand-based photographer, musician and ex-model. Her background includes studies and qualifications in photography and music. As a bass player Mareea has had an extensive international career – touring worldwide since the age of 20 & living in Los Angeles for three years as the bassist for famed indie grunge band Veruca Salt, before focusing full-time on photography.


Her work has been awarded top honours in the 2011 Nikon Auckland Festival of Photography competition and her winning photo Boy Sees Light was then exhibited at the Toulouse Map11 Festival in France. Recently Mareea was chosen as the feature artist for the Digibox 2013 as part of the coveted Auckland Art Fair on Auckland’s Queen’s wharf. 

Her installation comprised of seven 2.5m high photographic light boxes fitted inside a transportable 40ft shipping container, the exterior of the container showcased two 12.5m wide images of Mareea’s commissioned by Nikon NZ. Her work was also chosen by Nikon to feature in the latest I AM advertising campaign. Her images are available for license through Getty Images and photonewzealand.

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