VERSO STUDIOS PROPOSAL
What would the world look like if everyone was creatively empowered?
I’m Melisine, a media strategist and pro photographer who’s worked with some of the world’s biggest brands and influencers.
When COVID-19 hit, I began teaching my unique method for soulful photography, which combines aspects of art therapy, creative self-expression, branding, and marketing. I sold out thirty online courses and helped students ranging from entrepreneurs to COVID front line doctors become confident visual storytellers.
I want to expand the impact of my soulful photography method by recording at Verso Studios.
My goal is to inspire more people with higher quality recordings.
Currently I have tons of Zoom recordings since all of my classes have been taught live, on Zoom or in-person.
I have done recording tests in my home, and would love to record in a proper studio.
Visual Storytelling and Self Portraiture
My courses are designed to teach participants to think strategically about the images they want to capture, like a creative director at an ad agency, drawing upon my work with leading brands and influencers. I studied in a creative media graduate program with my innovative media leaders as mentors. In my class, students learn how to bring their most ambitious ideas to life.
Research has shown that creative thinking is critical to navigating difficult situations. Photography is a tool that can help people express themselves and connect to others in a meaningful way as we emerge from a time of long-term isolation and uncertainty.
My unique method for soulful photography, which combines aspects of art therapy, creative self-expression, branding, and marketing.
Social Impact Goal
Empowering Women & Girls
My social impact goal is to amplify the work of organizations that offer low-cost or free arts programming to low income and minority girls.
In addition to building high quality courses, I also have a long history of supporting women and girls' creativity. My classes are open to all, but so far I have had Therefore, my social impact goal is to amplify the work of organizations that offer low-cost or free arts programming to low income and minority girls, many of which have been hard hit by the pandemic. Often women and girls struggle with body image and self confidence, and my photography classes have been proven to improve positive self esteem.
My goal is to offer scholarships to my signature month-long course to arts nonprofit leaders. Together we will create marketing campaigns that mobilize and inspire girls’ creativity.
By creating collective art projects in an accelerator environment, the leaders will generate confidence and momentum around their work and communities.
Explaining Social Impact Vision
I am a business strategist and branding photographer for some of the most coveted brands in the world.
My mission is to illuminate the inner light in every person.
I help clients feel seen first within themselves, then in their images. My photography website is melisinestudio.com.
My soulful photography method combines photography with coaching, mindfulness, and marketing strategy to create a photoshoot experience that empowers every individual and company.
Together we will beautifully capture not only your image, but also your authentic visual voice and essence.