More About Melissa - Melissablackallphotography

I consider myself a storyteller at heart. I use my diverse artistic background (playwriting, directing, filmmaking, and of course photography) during every shoot. After graduating film school at NYU, I spent two years in AmeriCorps NCCC. I wrote a play for the organization and performed it while serving at various non-profits in the US. Infected with wanderlust, I then moved to Alaska where I continued to write and develop my photography skills. I started Melissa Blackall Photography in 2007. I’ve been living my dream of being a full-time artist ever since. I have a passion for finding and capturing authentic interactions. Whether I’m shooting for a corporate client, artist, non-profit or family, I look for genuine moments. I find endless beauty in capturing what connects us to what we do and who we love. I’m fascinated by relationships and the invisible cord that connects things or people. I’m also dedicated to exploring relationships within and to nature. This passion led to pursuing environmental photography and filmmaking.

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Being a photographer has allowed me to combine all of my passions: relationships,  people, nature and storytelling.<br />
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A first grade field trip to the New England Aquarium ignited my passion for photography.  I’ve also been writing since elementary school and was known to skip recess to finish a story!  I put my love for writing and photography together at NYU, studying documentary filmmaking and creative writing.   <br />
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I’m dedicated to exploring and capturing the invisible space in a relationship whether that relationship is between two people or the subject and the space they inhabit.  I’m fascinated by the invisible cord that connects things.  <br />
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My wanderlust and passion for conservation have inspired me to pursue environmental photography and filmmaking as well. I hope my conservation work will inspire people to explore and examine their relationship to our environment.   You can see my environmental work here:  <a href=""></a>
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