About 2019-01-26T17:33:48+00:00

Elke Meitzel Headshot Photography and Melbourne professional portrait photographer

Hello & thanks for taking a look!

I am a Melbourne based professional photographer with experience in portraiture, lifestyle and corporate photography & video. I love telling people’s stories and I use lighting to create atmosphere. I predominately work with agencies, publishers and businesses and enjoy crafting shoots to client needs.

My work has also been included in exhibitions in Australia and abroad such as The National Portrait Gallery in London & Canberra and The Barbican Arts Centre. Being shortlisted for the National Portrait Award a couple of times has been a highlight.

  • 2013-current freelance photographer, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2000-2012 freelance photographer, London, UK
  • 1996-2000 BA(hons) Photography & Multimedia, University of Westminster, London, UK


Bauer Media, Fairfax Media, Frankie, Oyster, Bates Smart Architects, Mindfood, Barry Nilsson, Pinsent Masons, Ratio, Ray White, Australian Women Weekly, The Observer Magazine, The Independent on Saturday Magazine, The Independent Sunday Review, The Sunday Times Magazine, Elle UK, Psychologies, Grazia UK, GQ Germany, Glamour Germany, Topshop UK, Maria Grachvogel, Alexander McQueen for Puma, Metal, Neo2, Dealer de Luxe, Les Inrockuptibles, WWD, The Architect’s Journal, Architectural Review, Blueprint, MUF Architects, NME, Spex, Visions, Style, Intro, De-Bug, Jazzthing, Lado Records, Betty, Sonntagszeitung, Redwood Publishing, Cedar Publishing.


  • 2018 Portrait Award, Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport, TAS
  • 2017 Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, ACT
  • 2017 Portrait Award, Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery, Mornington, VIC
  • 2017 Portrait Award, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Sydney, NSW
  • 2015/16 Portrait Award, Artspace Mackay, Cairns Regional Art Gallery, Rockhampton Art Gallery, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
  • 2015 Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, ACT
  • 2012 MUF showcase, The Architectural Biennale, Venice, Italy
  • 2012 ‘Love’, The Printspace, London
  • 2008 ‘The Bigger Picture’, Proud Camden, London
  • 2007 ‘The Bigger Picture’, Proud Embankment, London
  • 2006 ‘Film on film’, AOP Gallery, London
  • 2004 ‘Fashion as a photograph’, National Portrait Gallery, London
  • 2001 Deptford X, London
  • 1998 ‘A picture of Independence’, Barbican Art Gallery, London