Nan Melville Photography & Video
Photography and film have pretty much been my life. Years of experience in so many photo fields equip me to handle most photographic needs.
1. As a specialist in performing arts world wide, I cover all kinds of dance, music, drama events - in both photography and video.
2. Also the associated aspects eg. portraits, headshots, costume & set design, movie production etc.
3. All kinds of social and corporate events - from weddings to conferences.
4. Sports events. eg. Video of National Park Service: All-Women Lifeguard Tournament for many years.
5. Family, children, pets.
6. Street photography. Food photography. Fashion... and others.
I enjoy interacting with clients from all walks of life and am comfortable communicating with people from children to CEOs.
I am unobtrusive.
Spontaneity is important and I am good at candid (unposed) photography. Also able to organize and pose large groups.
I enjoy working with people of different cultures.
I am always open to different/ new ways of working to bring out best in the subject.
As house photographer for a large theatre organization and freelancing for clients like Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center, The New York Times etc. for many years - I have vast experience.
I have won several photographic awards including first prize in an International Travel Photographic Competition run by South African Airways, Nikon, and Nissan.
As a documentary filmmaker my film, NRITYAGRAM: For the Love of Dance, has been in 25 Film Festivals and won several awards and nominations.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Communicate to find out what customer needs and anything pertaining to the job. Like to talk to client followed by email. Establish fees and terms. Meet at venue IF it is necessary beforehand.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Diploma from International School of Photography, New York.
Platypus Diploma for Video
What types of customers have you worked with?
All kinds - involved in all fields
What questions should customers think through before talking to vendors about their needs?
What you want as the end product - what you are willing to spend in fees - when do you need it - find out what photographer suggests in terms of time frame to perform job including editing.