Melissa began as a documentary and street photographer/filmmaker, enjoying the process of making candid, beautiful moments last forever. As she grew in her craft, studio portraiture began to interest her more, finding delight in how she could assist her clientele in truly seeing themselves. Melissa uses her photography as a self-help tool for others.
She resides in Atlanta’s West End community with her daughter, lovingly nicknamed “lowercase g.” Currently, she is working on projects related to black identity and police brutality.
2018 Arts, Beats, & Lyrics: Atlanta
2018 “Light Study”: A Community Portrait Pop Up, National Black Arts Festival
2018 Dead Ringer 2, Future Gallery
2018 “Bloom: A Visual Unfurling of Light,” Spelman College Museum of Art
2018 Artist Facilitator for Emory University’s Arts & Ethics Department
2017 “Stand,” Auburn Avenue Research Library
2018 To West End, With Love short film
2018 Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta “Best Photographer”