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Melodie Yvonne Ramey grew up in a small southern Indiana town. Her love of photography began at the age of 5 when her family would go on Sunday drives just to take pictures of the countryside and marvel at nature. She then grew her ability by turning her friends into models to learn about photographing people and turning every trip to even just the local park into a fantasy scene of her own imagination. Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professional photographers such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed photographer Darryl Jones and many other masters in the field.
Melodie moved from North Vernon to Indianapolis to better pursue her career in photography in 2002. She founded the Southport Artistry Committee in July of 2010 to help other artists grow and network and also to help her current home of Southport take a broad step into the spectacular Indianapolis arts scene. Melodie has done numerous art shows and photo jobs around southern Indiana. She has taken many types of jobs from general portraiture to working for bands on the local Indianapolis scene, and she has even had the privilege to be the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in black & white and digital photography. Melodie still does photography jobs occasionally, but has spent the last few years concentrating on her artistic photography and creating works of art to share another side of her chosen trade.