Dominic Meily

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Dominic Meily
Filipino Street Photographer, Dominic Meily, May 2010.jpg
Photowalk in Intramuros Manila, May 2010
Born (1972-05-04) May 4, 1972 (age 45)
Makati, Philippines
Occupation TV Director, Creative Director, Graphic Artist, Photographer
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Spouse(s) Maria Cristina Meily
  • Kristine Dominique Meily (b. 1998)
  • Lance Lionhart Meily (b. 2000)
  • Iori Meily (b. 2003)
Website[permanent dead link]

Dominic Meily is a Filipino street photographer and a TV and creative director. He was born on May 4, 1972 and studied at the Mowelfund Film Institute, where he specialized in animation and film-making. After beginning his career at UNTV 37 in 2002, he worked with Daniel Razon, a public servant, who helped him develop directorial and graphic design skills.

Dominic Meily is currently an in-house Creative Director and Photographer at UNTV 37 and the President of Photoville International.


Meily started his career as a painter in the Philippine Animation Studio. In 1994 he began working as a freelance storyboard artist for his brother, director Mark Meily. In 2002, he opened Artquirks Studio, a small-scale advertising outfit that specializes in storyboards, animation and graphic design. Artquirks Studio has worked with various advertising agencies, including McCann Erickson, Leo Burnett, and Lowe Lintas, as well as with various production houses, including Electromedia Production, Unitel Productions, and Filmex.

In 2002, Melly began working for UNTV 37, a newly launched television station, where he became the director of the travel show Dito Po Sa Amin. In 2005, he was appointed Program Director of UNTV’s morning news magazine show Pilipinas, Gising Ka Na Ba (PGKNB); when the TV Station re-launched the morning show as Good Morning Kuya! (GMK), he co-directed it alongside Daniel Razon.


In addition to his work in television direction and his work as a graphic artist, Dominic Meily is also a freelance photographer. He is best known for his street photography. His images mainly focus on children, and the contrast between the innocence of childhood and the urban lifestyle. Many of his images were featured in a group exhibit, alongside contributions from other photographers and painters, entitled “The Hands that Feed," the proceeds of which were donated to children's charities.

In April 2009, he was hired by the Philippines' Department of Tourism to produce travel photography to promote the Philippines to tourists under the slogan “WOW Philippines.” Meily’s photographs were used to advertise the Philippines both on billboards and in print magazines. Meily is also a food photographer who serves as creative director and photographer for Dine Asia Magazine. In addition, he documents photo-journalistic style weddings, and events such as concerts, and produces pictorials for various TV personalities and celebrities.

Meily hosts seminars and workshops for both professional and amateur photographers, teaching introductory photography lessons as well as advanced skills and techniques.

Dominic Meily, Street Photography seminar

Meily was also voted President of Photoville International, a group of professional and amateur photographers who share their knowledge and experiences in the art of photography.


  • Laugh To Laugh QTV11 (2004)
  • MMS-My Music Station QTV11(2004)
  • Dito Po Sa Amin UNTV37(2004)
  • Pilipinas Gising Ka Na Ba? UNTV37(2005–2007)
  • Good Morning Kuya UNTV37(2007)
  • Kaagapay UNTV37
  • Bread N Butter UNTV37
  • Wonders Of Creation UNTV37
  • Spotlight UNTV 37 (2012)
  • Estranghero UNTV37 (2012)

Personal life[edit]

Meily is married to UNTV 37 host Cristina "Kitt" Meily. They have two daughters, Nikki and Iori, and a son, Lance. Meily is the brother of film director Mark Meily and the actor-comedian Bearwin Meily.

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