Melanie Kern-Favilla | July 2017 Gallery Winner

Melanie Kern-Favilla is a locomotive engineer who is employed by the Long Island Railroad. She has a wandering eye that frequently travels in the direction of severe weather, especially when she’s storm chasing. Along with severe weather photography and floral images, she enjoys shooting snowflakes, water drops, and anything macro-related. She began shooting flower images in her garden, eventually transitioning to in-studio floral photography. She was specifically attracted to the structure, color, and intricacies of the flowers, dahlias in particular. www.spiffypix.com

“I love the entire process of creating something from scratch. To see a three-dimensional object, then turn it into a 2-dimensional impression, is very interesting to me.”

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