We had the good fortune of connecting with Melina Molina and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Melina, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I think the most distinguishing factor of my brand has been my style and aesthetic. I have always had a very specific vision and throughout the years I’ve managed to hone my craft and maintain it. To me, this is important when identifying a brand.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a conceptual photographer. I’m most proud of my distinctive style, it is what I’m best known for. The road to conceptual photography hasn’t always been easy. For starters there wasn’t always a market for this type of art, so I focused my efforts on preserving my style and identifying my clientele. The biggest lesson for me was to stay focused and continue evolving and learning. My photography is centered around the art of storytelling. I enjoy creating stories and having each subject play a character. I want to transmit emotion and create a fantasy world. My style is inspired by nature and flowers. I enjoy using flowers to accentuate femininity and strength in my subjects. My latest project focuses on bringing forth the femininity of a woman. #earthyportraitsproject
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We would start out with brunch at the Smokey Rose, then we would take a small jaunt down to the Dallas Arboretum and walk around and take pictures. We would conclude our visit watching the sunset at White Rock lake.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to acknowledge my husband Edoardo for his unconditional support and for playing a huge part in my growth. And to my parents, thank you for providing me with the foundation to grow and always nurturing and loving me.
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