I grew up in Indiana and as a kid, if you could find me, I was probably out trekking in the woods, adventuring. The same holds true today as I try to take every opportunity I can to explore. I came across photography by accident in college and I fell in love with the medium. After living in the Midwest and California, I now call Brooklyn my home. I shoot locally and travel all over the world on assignments, documenting events, people, stories and places. My eye has been drawn to seek the magical in the mundane -the stuff that makes our lives worth every breath- and to capture the fleeting light that fills us with awe, wonder, love and inspiration.  Thanks for taking a look!

-Mel Barlow


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photo by: Kate Diago