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Melissa OMalley
DIGITAL ARTIST

WORKS:

SCI-FI 

ALICE IN SCI-FI LAND

MELISSA O'MALLEY

PHOTOSHOP- COMPOSITE PROJECT

2022

I based my image on inspirations from Avatar, Alice and Wonderland, and the X-files. Science Fiction is a favorite of mine.  I took personal inspiration from a photo of my daughter dancing in the grass last summer. All of these pieces combined translated into “Alice in Sci-Fi Land”

CARD

JUST A ROAR AWAY

MELISSA O'MALLEY

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR- VECTOR

2022

I wanted to make a card that was simple and almost childish, this is where the color scheme came from. It felt close to a box of Crayola Crayons. I miss my mom, who has been gone for a couple of years now, this was my jumping off point and the inspiration. It was a design I thought a parent and child could share and enjoy. 

Sound WALK

FALL BEACH WALK 

MELISSA O'MALLEY

ADOBE AUdition 

2022

Inspired by our late fall beach get away, this walk takes you on a walk with the dogs. Leaves had already turned colors, we walk past the fountain and down the path, past the lighthouse and return home later for tea and a good book. 


Parody Trailer

Tuesday ADDAMS

Melissa O'Malley

PRemiEr PRO

2022

The whole family got involved in a parody mashup of Wednesday Addams and Elle Woods. Tuesday Addams doesn't fit in with her creepy family. She's a little more light-hearted than the rest. 
Filmed in our local area and taking advantage of some beautiful architecture to make the film feel even more real. 

STop Motion Animation

RON's GREAT GIFT

MElissa O'Malley

STOP MOtion

2022

Ron cannot find a gift for Hermione. Hagrid and Harry team up to try and help in the funny stop animation short. Look for silly antics and a cameo from some other friends. 
This film has great composition and thoughtful angles! 

artist statement: 

My work centers primarily around storytelling. I have a love for all things nostalgic. My love for photography and all things creative began in a season when I needed a magnifying glass to show me, even on hard days, that life is beautiful. My camera became a tool for me to see the things that were going on around me, and as my skill has grown I have become better able to translate how I saw the world into photographs.

My photography and film work tends to point toward the beautiful and fun parts in the messy middle of life. In my personal projects I tend toward found images and scenes. My intent is to build a portfolio full of stories, mine as well as others. 

ARTIST BIO:

whAT

DIGITAL ARTS

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PHILADELPHIA

WHEN

2022

MeliSSA OMalley

I am a visual artist based outside of Philadelphia, PA. My work centers primarily around storytelling in photography and film. 

I have been self taught mostly. My photography career began at the age of 19 with my 35mm Nikon. It is hard to believe I have had a camera in my hand for almost 24 years. I have had my work featured in a number of photography communities including Lensbaby, Unraveled Academy and Hello Storyteller. 

I have returned to school to get my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography at Arizona State University.