USA • Photographer • June 2016
NY photographer Melanie Dunea travels the world on assignment shooting some of the most powerful people in the public eye. Her work graces the pages of titles such as Vanity Fair, Time, The Guardian, Harpers Bazaar, and Vogue.
Her wildly successful book publishing projects have been her recent passion after gaining critical acclaim for My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals in which Melanie poses a question to the world’s top chefs, “what would your final meal be?”
At UXUA Melanie's inspiration came from the sense of total freedom she identified as the dominant mood of Trancoso. Therefore without limiting herself to a single theme she allowed simple curiosity to lead her each day. Among her eventual subjects are dramatic portraits of people she encountered – frequently staff of UXUA or artisans collaborating with designer Wilbert Das – as well as interior shots and still life fixing a keen eye on the textures of Bahia, and finally stunning images paying colorful homage to the culinary spirit and traditions of Trancoso.
See a few of Melanie's Trancoso photos in her contribution to UXUA Artist Canvases.