MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/MelanieBrothersPhotog
Founder of Beauty with Brains (https://www.facebook.com/BwBKzoo and https://www.facebook.com/groups/BwBKzoo/), I am also a Freelance Photographer, Artist and hobbyist model as well as Creative Director in the local music scene. Born and raised in Michigan, with over 20 years behind a camera and a never ending arts education, I am a firm believer that a camera is just a tool, and a good photographer can work with any tool. It doesn't matter really, you can use the camera on a cell phone, a pinhole camera made out of a tin can, or the the newest, most expensive digital masterpiece they come out with each week. The trick is capturing what you want the world to see. I love to try to work with as many of these tools as much as I can, it keeps the photographers mind sharp.
Using unique angles and odd perspectives, I like to focus on the things that many find ugly, like street art and decay, and photograph them in ways that make them quite beautiful. Whether I am out shooting architecture, nature or models, I tend to stick with the dark side. I believe that photography should make people think, and I love to put my viewers in that awkward place where they get to decide what's going on in the image.
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MPATC - Graphic Arts 1994-1995
KVCC - Graphic Design/Business/Photography/Fine Arts - 1997-Continuous
KIA - Photography - 2005-Continuous
Published in the KVCC Plethora x2
Featured image (2006): http://www.schmap.com/chicago for Earwax Cafe
Upcoming publication in the Good News paper in July.