Melany Sarafis served her country for 24 years and recently retired from the USAF as a First Sergeant.
She thinks it's really stupid when photographers refer to themselves in the 3rd person on their biographies.
I needed to do something 'low speed' after a successful but stressful military career. I've have been an avid photographer for a few years and enjoy this 'internal' creative process.
I am now a full time student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Tx, persuing a BFA in Studio Arts with an emphasis in Photography.
I'm happiest when I'm outdoors with nature, and I love rural decay and exploring ghost towns. I feel my spirit soar when I'm outside!
I often add textures to 'abandoned' photos, giving them a rustic 'old picture' look. After taking an Art History course and learning a little about the Renaissance, I've become enamored with this art era. I took a trip to Florence Italy this summer (the home of the Renaissance) and found a lot of inspiration there. I only wish I was as talented as the painters of that era.
I enjoy traveling and exploring new places, but I hate flying. I'm always ready for a road trip - usually to a state or national park.
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