about Melissa Scheetz didn't find photography, photography found her. Scheetz pursued a bachelors degree in Psychology while studying at Miami University. During her final year, she casually enrolled in a photography class to fulfill her last requirements to graduate. This six week black & white dark room class began her intense relationship with the art form. Scheetz quickly began working two jobs (one at a camera store and another waiting tables) in order to purchase her first camera, a Mamiya RB67. After a stint in London assisting various fashion photographers in the early nineties, Melissa settled down in NYC and began focusing her talents in the fashion mecca, eventually specializing in beauty and cosmetic still life. After a decade of persistence, her work has appeared in magazines such as Cosmopolitan, W, and Harper's Bazaar. She has also shot advertisements for L'Oreal, Hamilton Watches, Q-tips and Go Smile. Her transition to the digital format refined her inherit skills and continues to earn respect from the industry as one of the top consultants in digital imaging and post production. In addition to shooting locally in NYC, Scheetz spent 2012-2013 in Paris shooting subjects for her previous photo book, 'The Other Woman'.