Melanie Walker was a 2018 Rfotofolio selection.
“I don’t think I’ve ever met a puppet I didn’t like, but these take my appreciation to another level—artful, soulful, they hold mystery and memory, and expand the idea of a photographic portrait to new realms. Rather than a static story telling, this format allows for the possibility of new narratives each time there is interaction with the object.” Aline Smithson
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“I love this work– at once disturbing, fascinating, mesmerizing– I’ve always said that the problem with still photography, is that it’s so still. These puppets move the still image into a whole new way of seeing. Beautifully conceived and realized.” Diana Bloomfield
“For a very long time now Melanie has used the human form as a vessel for her imagination. Sometimes they take take a 2-dimensional form, imbedded in a print. Other times they float in the sky, entrapping our vision and imagination. Now they arrive as 3-dimensional figures, an inverted vessel of sorts, waiting for someone to fill with their imagination.”Jim Cokas