Meet the Artist: Photojournalist Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez
This is the sound of Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez taking pictures at Wait Chapel. Rodriguez is a photojournalist in Winston-Salem. She takes landscape pictures, portraits, and many other types of photographs. She sat down to speak to radio camper Dani Coan.
Taking photographs is what inspires me to get up each morning. That’s my motivation. So I hope that passion is conveyed in my photos. I hope that’s what people see more than anything when they look at my photos.
Making an impact somehow, somewhere … a photo that ends up having meaning for someone down the road for whatever reason. It inspires me to go out constantly, to push myself to create beautiful images, images that matter, and to have in the back of my head that, you know, maybe this … it makes me happy, so I hope that somewhere along the line, my images – a photograph, a set of photographs – will make someone happy, and will mean as much to them as it does to me.