F.A.D.S. Official Photographer - Mark Melnick

My name is Mark Melnick and I have been taking pictures from the time I was old enough to understand how to use my parentsí Brownie camera.

In 1980, I moved to New York City and I landed an assistant designer position for a major jewelry manufacturer. After two years, I earned a head design position designing for such companies as Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Bulgari, Neiman-Marcus and Van Cleef Arpels. But even more than the design work itself, I fell in love with photographing my award-winning pieces and gradually found myself spending more and more time behind the camera than at my workbench. That seemed like something to pay attention to, so I followed my instinct and began to photograph things other than jewelry. In retrospect, the two crafts are very much alike: both deal with light and composition, and both are fields that require attention to detail.

Fashion, Nightlife, and Portraiture are some of what I currently shoot.  You might see me out and about in your city shooting as I am the "Official Photographer" for "Find a Drag Show".  

My website is  www.photomarkmelnick.com  -- ENJOY!

RuPaul's Live Drag Race at Sawmill
Miss Large & Lovely 2012
Best In Drag Evolution of Drag
Miss Gay America 2011 Sunshine State All American Goddess
Miss'd America 2011 Miss Florida USofA 2011
Miss Large & Lovely 2011 Miss Florida USofA Newcomer 2011
Night of a Thousand Gowns 2011 Miss Gay Tampa Bay Florida America 2011
Miss Florida EOY 2011