Melissa Prieskorn is an American based photographer who has gained over nine years of professional photography experience specializing in portrait, product, lifestyle, fashion, and event photography. Melissa's passions fall towards long-term projects, particularly in travel photography and documentary storytelling.
One specific project she has just recently completed (now in post production) had been shooting stills for a short film in London, England.
Melissa's passion and goal is to break down cultural boundaries and connect people through sincere adoration and beautiful parallelism. And like so many before who have touched lives through the lens of their camera, she also hopes to connect the world with her fervency for capturing memories in the raw.
In a world with so many filters, I love being able to show people and the world they live in how photography can stand out unrefined. To share my unique vision and the truth of the space in that person, that city, and that story.
I also really love making someone smile and feel as though they have been given a gift that will forever be irreplaceable.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done quite a variety of photo-shoots, one in particular that I have recently completed was for a children's casting agency. I had brought in snacks for the kids, asking them fun questions and handing out stickers to make them feel more comfortable in front of the camera. The whole dynamic from when we started the shoot to the end changed dramatically for the better. And the images turned out to be exactly what we were hoping for.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I have received recognition and honors for showcasing my photography dissertation in London, England on a project I had documented this past year. This project focused on a World War II veteran still living in Detroit, Michigan.
I also have had my images placed in the Armenian Non profit organization magazines and in an online women's travel website.
A fun fact about this photographer
I lived in Siberia, Russia for over a year teaching English and working at a cultural center.