Melanie Gapany

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Photography – The Collection #1: Sophie

Back when we were shooting photos as Miami Alive, I was able to pull off these incredible photoshoots with the help of some of my amazingly talented friends. This series was my first time actually putting together a full on shoot, including location scouting and wardrobe planning. It was also my first attempt at making a cinemagraph, which I was admittedly obsessed with at the time. Overall, I am still very satisfied with these images, and felt that they deserved a new home now that Miami  ...

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Miami Alive: 2009-2016

When I first moved to Miami, I was 8 and I had no idea what I doing. By 16, nothing had changed, except that my poor choice in friend-making had led to me also develop a burning dislike of my hometown. Like many teens, I wanted out, I wanted ‘anywhere but here’, and at 20 I got it. Granted, I didn’t go far, but apparently, 205 miles away is far enough to get a better view, 4 hours of drive time is enough fall in love in again. Four years later, when I returned to Miami, I  ...

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