melanieXnicole

Melanie Nicole Photography - Prints and Art

Rochester, Michigan · 1 Sale

melanieXnicole

Melanie Nicole Photography - Prints and Art

Rochester, Michigan 1 Sale On Etsy since 2012

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Melanie Gary

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Melanie Gary

About

Finding New Beauty Everywhere

My work is all based around a unique perspective; an original way of interpreting the world around me. My creativity has, over time, manifested through both fine art and photography.

My expressions in fine art are done mostly in sketchbooks and tend to be personal explorations, thus far fewer of these works are found in my shop. In general, my drawings infuse my own creativity into human anatomy studies, using various elements of the human body to symbolize greater concepts. One fascination is with bones. Viewed by some as morbid and symbols of death and decay, I use them in a very different way. The skeleton is the physical core of the human body; when I draw bones, I am representing the core of human existence, the core of who I am, stripped of all the outer layers. I also use color in a very significant way. Color, to me, represents life, creativity, and happiness. A drawing of a skeleton infused with color represents the spread of this colored life throughout oneself. When I find I have created a drawing with a theme or message that could be more universally related to (essentially a greater purpose or meaning than simply my own personal exploration), I put it into my shop.

My photography exists almost entirely in three categories: Abandonments, Vibrancy & Color, and Nature & Seasons.

Abandonments are my primary area of photography interest. Abandoned and forgotten places speak to me in an incredibly poignant way. To step into a building that has been abandoned and almost entirely forgotten by everyone else is to step into another world, a world brimming with the ghosts of people and experiences past and the mystery of what's left behind. In these places, a poignant beauty exists in the decay, sometimes in an ethereal, ghostly way. I try to capture this beauty for others to see with my camera.

Vibrancy & Color themes are a close second in my heart. These pieces tend to be ordinary objects captured in a way that is literally bursting with color and brilliance. As mentioned above, color holds a very significant role in my artistic expression. These pieces are sometimes more like digital art than photographs, as Photoshop allows me to create digitally the way I see these items through my own eyes.

Nature & Seasons fascinates me because of the endless ways to experiment an be creative. In Michigan, I am lucky enough to experience 4 distinct and vibrant seasons, and most of them are very fleeting. I love to capture them and their progression, and capture scenes unique to a certain season. Each season has it's own color palette, and I love seeing them unfold in my nature work.

I hope you can find something in my shop that speaks to you in some way. Thank you for visiting.

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  • Melanie Gary

    Owner, Photographer

    My photography is all about seeing regular things in new ways. My major areas of work are in abandonment and forgotten locations, vibrancy and color, and nature & the capturing of seasons.

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