A Miami native, photographer Alex Melo, first discovered her passion for photography and photojournalism back in high school while using a Polaroid camera on anything that captured her eyes. Her twenty-plus years of experience in photography, graphics, journalism, 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 well known, as an international award-winning photographer, earning Multiple State, Regional and National Gold Medals. she has many signature techqinues from being the first to paint with glass(only one in the world with this effect) to her grained black and whites. She has also received First Place for the Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association (TAPPA) Electronic Imaging Artist of the Year. Most of Ms. Melo’s images are registered as fine art prints in an international registry. Some are in museum around the globe. The most awarded image, earning her national recognition with seventeen awards is the limited edition, photographic 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 , photojournalist, reporters, 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 and International. Ms. Melo offers once a month an event that is called “Stike a Pose” in which she offers all types of subjects who can’t afford professional portraits a complimentary 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 a lifetime of memories."
Lots of love,A.Melo
Some of the Awards to Many to List
Donations just some of them
2022 - Multiple Art Pieces for 5 Non- Profits - Raised combined total 219k
2021 - Random Donations to Strangers needing to raise money to prevent home lose
2021 - First FB Frame Developer to create # I need a Kidney helped 6 people find donors2020 - Life-Changing Art Pieces to Service Industry Various Locationxs - 50 k
2018 - 50 k in Art Pieces to Libby Foundation
Donated Pieces Money Raised
To take my photography to the next level in today's technology world everyone can be a photographer. Seeing a lot of professionals closing their studios and having to pick up a different source of income bothered me. So, how can a professional photographer stay ahead of the game? I started to experiment with different types of paints but like everything else is was common to paint with watercolor, acrylics, oils, and airbrush paint. A glass broke while I was painting and I saw something that was different in the light and how the light changed it. Next thing I know I am adding glass to my paint and certain additives to create my signature color-changing series with glass accents that change in time. Currently, I have created my custom pigments and additives that make my art and photography change with time like no other. It takes 4 colors just to make one stoke of art.