Art is always invested with the expressions of its creator, but for me this is especially true. Social interaction has routinely challenged me. When I speak, words often come out nervous and jumbled. When I write, the intended meaning is rarely communicated. Self-portraiture has been the avenue through which I have been most successful at conveying the facets of my expressive self – that I am strong and beautiful; that I am afraid and alone; that I am joyful and ecstatic; that I am a woman. Photography is the literal and figurative lens I offer to others. Moreover, photography is great fun. I adore finding antique jewelry and garments in thrift shops and out-of-the-way stores run by elderly women. I love buying buckets of make-up, both subtle and garish, and experimenting with a particular image I have in my brain. Stealing away for hours at a time in my studio to create a character and capture it – sometimes with only one shot, sometimes not at all. Can I do this? Can I transform myself? Can I disappear? Will I still be there beneath the surface? It is the best of struggles and the right kind of struggle for me.

Website - www.CassandraMelena.com/

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Travel Blog -
travelerowl.tumblr.com/

Etsy - www.etsy.com/shop/LePaperOwl

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    Piterboronat says:

    "great style...!!!!
    she is going to be one of your favourites ...!!!!
    tienes mucho talento
    i can`t wait to see more of your work"

    5th October, 2007

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    S.A. Young says:

    "She is a crazy, creative, chameleon. Her photos never disappoint in being captivating and engaging."

    24th May, 2007

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    Kristopher_Fritters says:

    "cool stuff, i cant wait to see what you post on flickr next"

    8th March, 2007

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    jenvargas says:

    "San just rocks. Her and RoboBear travel to many far off places and see many far off things. She's very creative!"

    25th January, 2006

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    atomicsarah says:

    "San is the queen of the photobooth!"

    19th July, 2005

Joined:
May 2005
Hometown:
Saint Petersburg
I am:
Female
Occupation:
Artist, Photographer, Sculptor, spy..
Website:
www.CassandraMelena.com