I, Melanie.

— Mel @ 10:59 pm

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Melanie is an avid traveller and storyteller. Born in Queensland’s capital city of Brisbane, she spent most of her early years playing in the tepid waters and dense jungles of Papua New Guinea’s Sepik coastal town of Wewak. She has been traversing the globe since she was born and has lived in Hawaii, Mexico, Denmark, Australia and Papua New Guinea. As a learned Anthropologist, her passion for storytelling came naturally and when she discovered her love for the captured image, photography seemed like the perfect calling. Combining her anthropological knowledge and love for the camera, Melanie hopes not only to share the things she sees but also to convey the stories of others through her lens. She is committed to capturing the diverse nature of the planet with a particular focus on human nature, social justice and the eccentricities of modernity. She believes that love and knowledge can solve many of the world’s problems and hopes that her work can help to encourage both, simultaneously. Melanie has faith in the ability of photography to disintegrate borders and connect people cross culturally. These are her stories and the stories of others.

contact information:

email: meltjoeng@hotmail.com or meltjoeng@meltjoengphoto.com

Hawaii: +1 808 258 82 83
ph: +61488990012

fashion website – www.awaywiththebirds.com

Photo website : www.meltjoengphoto.com

instagram: @meltjoeng

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  1. Hi Mel, awesome pictures…and lyrics. You legend!!

    Comment by Stephen Damien — March 17, 2010 @ 7:42 pm
  2. More blogs!!! I love your photos. Keep ’em coming. x (big fan 😉

    Comment by Laura Midalia — December 6, 2010 @ 3:04 am
  3. i miss you on facebook!!! i have a new website too – but more just photos.


    ok, ill post more blogs hehe xxx

    Comment by Mel — December 8, 2010 @ 10:46 pm
  4. Beautiful photos. Beautiful words.
    What an amazing young lady you are.
    Inspirational x

    Comment by Raquel Billett — March 31, 2011 @ 6:07 pm
  5. I absolutely love your style and photos! What kind of camera and lens do you typically use? Do you ever shoot film?

    Comment by Natalie — July 11, 2012 @ 3:07 am
  6. Love your words! And your pictures!
    You have a beautiful mind and soul!
    B, x

    Comment by Beck Harrison — September 23, 2012 @ 5:41 pm
  7. do you have fb

    Comment by sydney — October 4, 2012 @ 8:09 am
  8. Hey Mel,

    I’ve been following your work on instagram for quite some time now. You are a true inspiration, not only through your aesthetic eye but your words as well. I’ve been getting more into film photography lately and was wondering if your photographs are analog or digital or a combination. I also just recently got my hands on a Fuji Natura Classica and was wondering if you’ve used this camera.

    much love beautiful!

    Comment by Carly — March 10, 2015 @ 2:35 pm

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