INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNING Photographer FRANCES J MELHOP
- voted "One of the Worlds 200 Best Advertising Photographers 2009/2010" by Luerzers Archive -
Frances j Melhop has been based in Milan Italy for the last 9 years, she is well known in Europe and the South Pacific as a creator of extraordinary and unique imagery in the fashion / advertising arena.
Frances crafts her work .... from primary concept ,art directing, shooting , completing all post production and illustration into her works. Her photographs have appeared in the top European magazines from Vogue Italia, Vogue France, British Vogue,and Glamour, to Face, ID, Purple, Marie Clarie Italia, Elle, Vogue Pelle, Vogue Gioello, and D della Repubblica.
Advertising clients include, L'OREAL, QUIKSILVER, APRILIA SCARABEO VESPA, DESCAMPS, ZUCCHI, PREMIATA, RUFFO, L'ALTRAMODA, PRIMIZIA, KRAFT, MODA LISBOA, TRIUMPH Lingerie and CAROL CHRISTIAN POEL. These Images have appeared on billboards throughout Europe the UK ,the Middle East, Australia and Oceania
In studios,castles, jungles, obscure islands, hanging out of aeroplanes and even underwater Frances conjures up an enchanted world of her own to create and tell the story she is working on....
Tall tales and surreal stories are the air she breathes.....
making possible the impossible and by anthropomorphizing all "heroes" from a little red city scooter snuggling a Paris Metro railing, to a Gucci bikini thrown carelessly in a lagoon...
Currently Frances is exhibiting in 2 galleries
one show entitled "punti di vista" Rome ITALY at the Vista gallery ...
and "times of transformation" Albuquerque New Mexico USA at Arthaus66.....
and she has also been invited to show in October 2009 at the "TRIENNALE" in Milano Italy, with the worlds leading female photographers and the "Soqquadro Foundation" Rome Italy
to see further work
www.francesjmelhop.com or contact to view portfolio
what they are saying .....
"Frances Melhop's images possess the pulsating beauty of an underwater realm in constant motion. The weightlessness of the figures conveys silence and peaceful introspection, while water and light join in a captivating dance." Artslant 2009
Greatness was predicted for this creatively-minded artist...." Her business magazine 2008
"Frances is a storyteller: she creates fairy tales in photography" Scoutiegirl 2008
"artist of wonderland" Moda Lisboa 2006
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