I started taking photos on the street when I moved to New York in 2008 as a way for me to explore the city and see new places. I began posting images on the internet in June 2011 as a way for me to practice taking portraits, learn what people were wearing on the street, and continue to see the city.
Since then I have been fortunate to shoot for multiple publications and travel to the European fashion shows.
I currently contribute to Details.com, Refinery29, models.com, eBay Fashion’s The Inside Source, Nylon Magazine (online), and Footwear Plus Magazine. My work has been featured in/on the New York Times T Magazine Blog, Harper’s Bazaar, Wall Street Journal Magazine, Lucky Magazine, Elle Magazine, Instyle Germany, Company Magazine, and more. Other clients include Nike Sportswear, MSN Glo, and NYU Tisch School of the arts.
I hope my photographs tell stories about each person and reflect the place and time they were taken. While I am knowledgeable in models, editors, and current trends in the industry, I think it is important to balance photographs from Fashion Weeks with everyday New York street style.
Ultimately, I would like shoot editorials and advertisements for magazines, and am always looking for people to collaborate.
To contact me, please email email@example.com
To view my portfolio, visit www.melodiejeng.com (in progress)