This mother's day we are celebrating art collector and emerging artist Melissa Keller pictured here with her son Oliver, 7 months.
You spent years modeling and acting and decided you wanted to pursue your passion for photography. Where can we see some of your work?
Some of my photos are up on MelissaKeller.com
What are you working on?
I am working on a two fine art projects at the moment. one called "Pretty Vacant", where the theme is the mass vacancies within this city and others around the world, because of the state of the worlds economy. Another project is of car lots that have been closed down with the automobile industries crumble.
i am always shooting fashion, trying to get my portfolio strong enough to get representation. i have been in the fashion industry for so long as a model, it really feels like a natural transition. a bit cliche, but ....
I shoot for friends and family who are in the business as well. My boyfriend Alex has a line called ARTLESS and I shoot all his furniture and art.
Also, I do tons of commercials to help pay the bills. and i am hosting and assistant producing a curated cultural exploration show, that i am shopping around now to get picked up. crossing fingers! i have dropped my acting career as of late. too much work for too little fulfillment.
I am inspired by numerous things. from movies i see, to music i hear. blogs and art mags. the great art shows in LA and around the world. and mostly my son is a huge inspiration. ( to keep at the hard work!) also just driving around, and traveling. traveling is probably what i enjoy most. so i am working on a career that continues to include travel. my partner alex is the ultimate inspiration. and he pushes me beyond my boundaries, daily.