Founded by photographer and filmmaker Melissa Alexander in 2013, Phyllis.Iller is a company that celebrates the individual.


Achieving and recognizing your best self is the goal and we celebrate the individual dope within all of us. We are dedicated to the mantra "Love your dope" and make a point to inspire people of color to immerse themselves in self love and self acceptance, never letting society determine their potential or worth. 


Having parents from the North but being raised in the South, Melissa Alexander is the best of both worlds. "Son" drops from her mouth just as easily as "y'all" and she can kick it like Tribe but will attend a Player's Ball with Outkast. She is mama to a daughter nicknamed lowercase g and takes her role as auntie just as seriously. Constant growth is her thing and she brings that out in her work. 


Artshows & Collaborations

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

Emory University


Fulton County Arts & Culture

Auburn Avenue Research Library

Gallery 992

PUSH Creatives

Working Class Music Group

Future Dead Artists




Tracee Ginyard, Atlanta

"It's an honor to have a Phyllis Iller piece and video. Her art, creative work is like no other."

Brooke Brimm, Atlanta

"Melissa captured & edited my retreat! I love, love, love her work! She is an amazing artist, photographer, videographer & person. I feel extremely blessed to have her artistry touch my event! Phyllis Iller is amazing!!!"


Goldi Gold, Atlanta

"Her ideas and creative process become a perfect output for her subject matter that become the theme at the end of her lens. The end results. Nothing but confirmation & happiness!!"

Craig Singleton, Atlanta

"Always puts her best foot forward and gets a great result!!!"


Marvin Slade, Atlanta

"She's very professional and extremely gifted in the way she shoots. She has a talent for turning day to day things into unique works of art. If you're looking for quality artistic visual talent Phyllis is your girl!"

Ramona Jackson, Atlanta

"Headshots turned out amazing. She worked through my anxiety and made adjustments for everything that could possibly happen (crazy morning fog and a 6 foot tall subject seeking a full body photo). Uber professional and service is impeccable."