A natural progression led to film productions where she switched from acting to assistant director, author of screenplays, adaptations and finally as co-director of photography. During her four years film journey (2001-2005) Mela started making pictures and discovered that this media was her true love. When returned, she decided to deepen her knowledge in the European Academy of Photography in Warsaw (2005 -2007). Recently arrived in London to continue her camera work. She works as a freelance photographer with the Guardian and Newsweek Polska. Mela recived numerous awards: 1st and 3rd prize at 2007 Press Photo BGZ, 4 honorable mentions at 2007 IPA, she was one of 2007 Critical Mass finalist, 1th and 3rd prize in 2008 Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris.
Who is an artist?
The person who needs to express the beauty of life. Tries to note, to catch, to share.
What is art?
Something unspeakable. What can't be understood, can only be felt.