Melissa Stewart is a commercial photographer specialising in portraits, she shoots editorial, pr, advertising, lifestyle, documentary, and corporate portraits on location or in the studio, using both professional lighting equipment and natural light.
Her experience working with people is wide and her subjects have included musicians, actors, models, designers (fashion and interiors), lawyers, federal judges in New York City, corporate executives, ex-convicts in Oakland California, cattle ranchers in Montana, football fans in the North of England among others. Her talent lies in easily relating to all types of people and getting the most out of her subjects and location.
Her work has been exhibited internationally: in group shows in New York City; Hudson, NY; London, UK; Porec Croatia; and in solo exhibitions in New York City and Montana. Her work has been published in Nylon Magazine, All Access Magazine, Time Out New York, The Daily Telegraph, among others and various online publications and client websites.
Separately, Melissa has turned her lighting and portrait skills to a new concept in event photography: The Event Photo Studio. A photo booth without the constraints of a booth, this fun and interactive event photography involves setting up professional lighting at an event using a plain or customised backdrop or the setting of the event venue for event guests to pose. It is a great way for guests to interact with corporate branding/new products or party themes, while making a record of the event in an entertaining and creative way.
Having recently moved back from London, Melissa is based in New York City and Washington DC; she is available for commissions throughout the USA and abroad.