Seeking the magical in the mundane.


With 15 years experience, Mel Barlow is an internationally recognized photographer who has been commissioned for commercial, lifestyle, editorial and high profile events worldwide.

She is drawn to environmental and lifestyle portraiture and still life photography incorporating common threads of texture, airy spaces and clean lines. Her photographic sensibility creates raw, personal images that evoke a range of emotions.

Mel's natural attention to detail, along with the ebb and flow of her process, leads to the effortless capturing of a subject's true essence. Her ability to intuitively anticipate and read a person's sentiment is apparent while she's shooting and is reflected beautifully in her photos.

CLIENTS: Brides, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Hughes, Chris Paul, Departures, Grace Ormonde, Martha Stewart, One Kings Lane, PDN, Random House Publishing, Reshma Shetty, Serena Williams, Sports Illustrated, The Hollywood Reporter, Tiny Atlas, The Knot, Vanity Fair and Vogue.


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