When I first saw Melissa Bulanhagui’s blog, I was immediately intrigued by her content. Her photography and style fit the modern American woman, and I was struck by her ability to capture the essence of the American experience. I have been following Melissa’s work for quite some time now, and I have to say that she is one of the most talented photographers out there.
Melissa has used the medium of photography in her work for years. When the internet first came into our lives, she was one of the first photographers to use it to make a living. Now, if she is making enough money, she wants to use it to make others. In 2012 she started an online gallery called Fandom, and it has turned into an outlet for her work to connect with fans, and to help her to learn about the art of photography.
As Melissa says, photography is the art of the imagination. I can’t think of a single other medium that has so many people interested in its visual imagination. It’s a medium that is so incredibly rich and complex that it’s hard to understand why anyone would want to learn it (especially when it’s free). But if you want to understand the imagination of photography, all you have to do is look at the people who are creating it.
Melissa started taking photographs at the age of 11. By 13 she was creating her own camera. She has been photographing her family, friends, and pets for over 25 years. Her passion is her work, and is evident in every photograph she takes.
Melissa’s work has earned her numerous awards, including the Best Photographer at the Photodune International Awards. And she is one of those people who has given away 100 images for free that are available to everyone in her portfolio. In fact, she has so many free images that she has a page where, if you sign up, you can download one of her most popular free images. I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time finding a free image of my own.
She is also quite the talented artist, having created a huge collection of images that include beautiful landscapes, portraits, and stills. Her most popular images appear on her website, where you can download up to 100 or so of her images. But that’s not all she has to offer. She also has a great YouTube channel where she interviews people and shows you pictures of her own work. For those of you who are more artsy, you can check out her site and her portfolio.
Melissa has been an illustrator for over 15 years, and she also teaches illustration at the University of Miami. Her website is also quite impressive, where you can find tons of free art prints of her paintings. It’s interesting to see that she is a woman of color, who is also quite the activist. She is the Co-Chair of the Color Consortium, a group of colorists who are dedicated to creating and sharing images of color.
Melissa is an activist in what we can only describe as the ‘color politics’ space. She has a lot of ideas, as evidenced by the following video on my website: Melissa Bulanhagui: Color Politics, Color Politics, Color Politics, Color Politics.
We don’t even need to tell you that the world is a really big place. The world of color politics is full of people who believe that everything can be done with color. The problem is that the color we put on our walls doesn’t always translate into the color we see in the world. What you get when you combine both of those things, is a world full of people who think they can do anything with color.
I’m not saying we dont do color politics, but we do. We do color politics because the color we put on our walls is a very big part of what makes the world a beautiful place. Our people are black and white and we don’t have to think about who we are as black or white. We don’t have to think about who we are as black or white.