A Miami native, photographer Alex Melo, first discovered her passion for photography back in high school while using a Polaroid camera on anything that captured her eyes. Her fifteen plus years experience in photography and graphics has made her not only a photographer, but also an “electronic imaging artist” which is a combination of photography and creative graphic design. Today, she is a well known, as an award winning photographer, earning Multiple State, Regional and National Gold Medals. She has also received First Place for the Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association (TAPPA) 2011 Electronic Imaging Artist of the Year. Most of Ms. Melo’s images are registered as fine art prints in an international registry. The most awarded image, earning her national recognition with seventeen awards is the limited edition, photographical art piece, “Carousel of Dreams”. Ms. Melo believes in giving back to the community and supporting the arts. One of her passions is to help future photographers and designers of all ages to learn more about the photography field no matter where she is at. To Ms. Melo’s credit, she has taught photography, Photoshop, and graphic design to students who were unable to afford proper schooling all over the United States. Ms. Melo offers once a month an event that is called “Stike a Pose” in which she offers all types of subjects whom can’t afford professional portraits a complementary session and some edited images at no cost. When we asked why photography is so important to Ms. Melo she stated “I believe in capturing moments in life and turning them into ART that could last a lifetime.”
Lots of love,
Some of the Awards
Donations just some of them
2012 To 2014 - Port Richey and Tampa Area- Strike a Pose Event - 100 plus complementary photoshoots and gave each person a limited edition print valued over 3500
Donated to several local events - Art Pieces to causes
June 2016 - Pulse Charity Event - Art Pieces donations over 125k in value.
2017- Art pieces donated 150 plus