Melisa Caprio | About
I use photography as a means of self-expression – Clearer understandings of myself and of my world allow me to explore fragments, and also to interact with people I would otherwise not be able to engage with. My goal is to use my camera to open an unexplored world, a place of curiosity, but also a world of new relationships, new chances, new beginnings and most importantly new stories.

My choice of subject comes from a place of intuition and is fueled by an impetuous desire to partake in the stories that unfold around me. I seek the unknown and I look for the light within the shadows, the stories that are not at first obvious and the uncommon in the common. I photograph people in natural environments because I am curious of what lies behind their eyes, where they have been and where they hope to go. My photography evokes the passage of time. I work with landscapes, attempting to illustrate evocative scenery as a motif to epitomize the idea of imagined space, a reminder that what I create through the viewfinder is a valid expression of self.

I am inspired to compose by the contrast of light and dark, while I use the changing light of day to arouse the mood of my dreams. The camera became my voyeuristic glimpse into my own life, to reconnect with myself. Through portraits, landscapes, etc., where-ever my adventure takes me I am not inclined to put myself in a box. My spirit doesn’t work that way. I am constantly evolving and my photographs evolve with me.