March 5, 2020
AN OBSERVED REALISM
IN CONVERSATION WITH MELANIE MEGGS
Photography by Melanie Meggs
Interview by Karin Svadlenak Gomez
Melanie Meggs is an Australian visual artist, Founder and Creative Director here at The Pictorial List. Confronted with almost losing her life four years ago, Melanie picked up her camera again to keep her company on her walks as part of her rehabilitation. Photography is now a big part of her life, using it to escape from the realities of real life. Inspired by her local relaxed beach lifestyle in Newcastle, her photographs combine an observed realism with a touch of quirkiness, wanting to find the humour or prettiness in an ordinary scene.
"You'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut."
"I'm a renowned people starer. I'm fascinated by people and how they interact within a scene."