Portraiture for Melanie is a gateway to the soul. She loves capturing people with lifelines on their faces, as those lines tell a story on its own as well as the emotion in peoples eyes. She often makes use of low key black and white, as it often complements the story being told, and lends itself to bring out strong emotion. This quote by Oscar Wilde, even though he mentions painting a portrait, is a brilliant way to describe Art and the interaction between the subject and the artist. Photography is about establishing a style in your craft, and executing ideas, to deliver a final product.
“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself.” – Oscar Wilde
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