Melissa Spiccia | Melissa Spiccia
Melissa Spiccia | Melissa Spiccia

I photograph the body. My body and other bodies.

Hunting out ourselves. Evidence that something, somewhere did exist.

Born in Australia I began my training to become a dancer. Then in 1995, in my teens was granted a scholarship to finish my training in France prior to starting a career as a Ballerina in Germany. In 2003 I embarked on a BA (hons) degree at the Trinity Laban Centre in London and after completion, worked as a Contemporary Dance Artist. In late 2015 I made the conscious decision to shift away from performing and into photography.

My work since, has been featured in numerous photography magazines, online platforms and group exhibitions. In 2016 an image titled Metro won the Life Framer Photography Prize in the Human Body Category judged by Mona Kuhn and went on to be exhibited in New York, Tokyo and Rome in 2017. In 2018 I received an honourable mention in the 11th Julia Margaret Cameron International Award for women photographers for an image from my AnOther series, was a finalist for the Bowness Photography Prize by Monash Gallery of Art in Australia and was selected from the inaugural Der Greif and World Photo Organisation open call to be in the curated selection of Contemporary Photography judged by Mike Trow. In 2019 my work will feature in Aint Bad’s annual issue. Aint–Bad No. 14 will act as a visual dictionary of the best in contemporary photography today.

If you would like to know more about myself, the work, talk about commissions… or say hello then please get in touch.