Hi! I’m Melissa Sleasman, an amateur photographer based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
I use photography as a way to interact with the world around me. A way to show appreciation for the beauty that is all around us every day. A way to be present, mindful and engaged with my surroundings.
I am typically drawn to details and patterns; so my images are often focused on isolated subjects or just a portion of what’s in front of me. This allows me to keep my images simple and provides unique views of common subjects.
My subjects include nature, abstract patterns and really anything else that captures my eye. I am drawn to vibrant, saturated colors but also love the simplicity of black and white. I like to think that if my images had a voice, they would say to the viewer “Slow down. There is beauty everywhere. Come, let me show you.”
I am always looking for ways to learn and grow in my photography; so I am always exploring new subjects and techniques. The one thing that remains constant is the love of interacting with my surroundings in a creative way.