As her mother would have told you, Mel’s fascination with photography started at the age of 2, when she disassembled her mother's Brownie camera in the confines of her playpen.
Six years later she received a GAF 110-format camera for Christmas, and her real love of photography began. In 1979, the 14-year old bought her first SLR: a fully manual Pentax K-1000.
Shortly afterwards, she took a course in photography and darkroom at Cape Cod Community College. In the years to follow, she honed her talents in numerous locations throughout Europe, the UK, the Caribbean, and New England.
Mel’s love of animals and nature combined with summers spent snorkeling, swimming, and boating on Cape Cod, invariably led to her becoming a certified SCUBA diver in the late 90's, Since then, she's surpassed…
- Born on December 5
- Joined May 17, 2010