Melissa Spiccia | Melissa Spiccia
Melissa Spiccia | Melissa Spiccia

I photograph the body. 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 late 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.

In 2016 I won the Life Framer Photography Prize in the Human Body Category judged by Mona Kuhn. The work went on to be exhibited in New York, Tokyo and Rome in 2017. My work has been shortlisted for several other awards including in 2018 an honourable mention in the 11th Julia Margaret Cameron International Award for women photographers and as a finalist for the Bowness Photography Prize by Monash Gallery of Art in Australia.  In August my work featured in Aint Bad’s annual issue. The American publication acts as a record of what Ain-Bad’s curators feel is the best photographic work being made today.

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