Mel is a Photögrapher, Cinematögrapher and Directör based in Los Angeles.
Born in Brazil, relocated to the United States to study Photography. A graduate of the Santa Monica College Commercial Photography program in California.
She has a passion for documenting people, she sharpens her focus to highlight the beauty of the individuality in her subjects.
She has been working as a freelance photographer & cinematographer since 2001 and has traveled extensively throughout the world. Her work has been seen in Rolling Stone Magazine, Revolver Magazine, LA Times, Cosmopolitan, Angeleno, and many publicity packages for bands and musicians.
Her client list includes AKQA S.F. (McDonald's and Autodesk), Deutsch Agency NY, KK Los Angeles Agency, Marshall Amps, Supro Guitars, Gallien Krueger, Jackson Guitars, EVH, Darkglass, Waves Audio, Fat Wreck Chords, Razor & Tie Records, Nuclear Blast Records, Entertainment One and Vice/Noisey to name a few.
Melissa also works pro-bono as Media Director for the Southern California based non-profit organization "No Us Without You".
She currently divides her time between Los Angeles, California and Brazil.