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In her conceptfashion- and -beauty photography Melissa (1989) takes you into an association based world that will incite your brain to establish links between reality and fiction. Her aim is to present the viewers familiair shapes, colors and textures without it being spoonfed, so every person's mind will be encouraged to construct the underlying concept for themselves. The Dutch born studied Religion and Culture at Utrecht University while earning her money as a parttime model whereby she discovered the passion for creating her own association based concepts. Her visual language consists of pictorial concepts playing noteworthy roles in her life as a child and young adolescent which crystallizes in from nature derived drafts to pop icons. Her work can be described as dreamy, driven by color harmonies and -dissonance, quirky, esthetic, sometimes a bit off, always a hint of glamorous beauty along with a core focus on expression and pure personality.
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Exhibitions & Awards
Publications
Commercial
"Full Moon: Imprisoned Euphoria"
FotoFestival Naarden
14-05 t/m 21-06-2015

Coiffure Award 2016
Joke Veeze Award 2015, nomination
Coiffure Award 2015
Make-up Awards 2015, nomination
Wella Trendvision 2014
Coiffure Award 2014
Vogue.it
I-D Netherlands
DesignScene
The Daily Indie
Neverlazy
Slink Magazine
TEO Magazine Australia
Fashion Faces
Pink Bow City
Stylevision
Dark Beauty Magazine
The Alchemist
Modo Magazine

Niophlex
3voor12
Vintagecloset
VROUW Magazine
Hairworld
Blackbird Vintage & Coffee
Hair's How
LXRY TV
Coiffure Magazine
NCRV