Hong Kong by Melly Lee (mellylee.com)

For My Parents // Hong Kong

Last Fall I went on a month-long trip to Hong Kong with my parents. It was my first visit and their first time back since they immigrated to the United States 50 years ago. My first impression of Hong Kong was that it was exactly like all the movies and tv…

Sony RX100 V Review by Melly Lee (mellylee.com)

Sony RX100 V Review

I’ve picked up a new toy to add to my camera toy box: Sony RX100 V. And just to be upfront right away, this is my favorite camera to shoot with. The RX100 V packs a huge punch within its tiny aluminum body and can live comfortably in my jacket. Before…

How Travel Photography Saved My Career

I can recall proclaiming in a near obnoxious tone that I strictly photographed people whenever someone asked me what I photograph. This was when I was in my late teens to early twenties, bright-eyed, and full of unrivaled, millennial nerve. I prided myself on photographing people and condescended on humdrum subjects…

LA YEARBOOK by Melly Lee (mellylee.com)

LA YEARBOOK

Kia ora everyone! If you haven’t heard by now –I’ve relocated to New Zealand for the year! Before making the move I decided to go out with one more big personal project [Make Personal Work.] Over a weekend over 140 friends showed up outside of a loft in downtown Los Angeles…