Now an experience model of five plus years, I first began pursuing this artistic endeavour as a hobby after a friend of mine taught me how to pose and introduced me to my first several photographers. Inspite of having little to no experience, I quickly became very interested in the modeling world and started networking on my own to build connections and broaden my horizons. I worked with over thirty various photographers within the first three months and have been going strong ever since!
I am not the type to typically enjoy being the center of attention, however I have a passionate love for creativity and knowleadge! Modeling is most rewarding for me when I seeing a unique, expressive and/or inspirational image come together after a team of driven artists have successfully collaborated on its production.
I love exploring new genre's, brainstorming new concepts and designing a shoot around a particular idea just as much as I enjoy the freedom of spontaneous shooting.
After building upon several years of experience, I can confidently say that although I never originally drempt of becoming a professional model in my youth, this passion of mine which began as an empowering, fun new experience has morphed into a platform that I would like to use as a means for inspiring, empowering and uplifting others in their own artistic expressions! My goal is to create artistic images that express ideas, feelings, emotions and concepts that connect the images with the viewer in a powerful way.
Through patience and experienced I have learned how to focus my attentions when modeling in order to better direct myself. I always make the conscious effort to consider my positioning from the photographer's point of view.
"I had the pleasure of shooting with Melea and she is an awesome model! Her execution is flawless and she has great ideas and input as well. She's a very involved and dedicated model! I definitely recommend hiring her as she is very versatile, she is also flexible with concept ideas!" -- Katie Fox
"Great shoot with Melea! Came prepared to the shoot. Was imaginative, creative and adventuresome. Had an awesome shoot with her and look forward to the next one!" -- Steve Brown