Meet the Artist: Photojournalist Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez

Meet the Artist: Photojournalist Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez

12:48pm Jul 29, 2014
Radio Camper Dani Coan speaks with Winston-Salem photojournalist Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez
Sara Chisesi

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.

 
On a cloudy summer day, I sat down with Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez at Wait Chapel. As we talked, she had a kind and thoughtful demeanor. I asked Melvin-Rodriguez why she liked photography.
 
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. 
 
Melvin-Rodiguez has taken several fascinating pictures, such as her photographs of the Fayetteville Flyers, a wheelchair basketball team. She has also taken several pictures in Montana of the beautiful landscape. I asked Melvin-Rodriguez what her inspiration was in photography.
 
 
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.
For more information on Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez, visit melissamelvinphoto.blogspot.com
 
For WFDD Radio Camp, I’m Dani Coan.