Meet beauty, celebrity, and fashion photographer Melis + Dainon
Melis + Dainon first met 19 years ago. They are partners in life and art. And as a creative duo, they explore the intersection of beauty, fashion, art and culture through photography and casting. The duo specializes in creating a high-end aesthetic with a sense of ease. As well as art that elicits emotions, provokes introspection, and encourages connections with the subjects and the stories they tell. Melis+Dainon split their time between New York and Los Angeles and are available to clients worldwide. Be sure to get in touch with them to discuss your campaign needs.
Natural Light & Shooting On Location
As natives of Hawai’i, Melis + Dainon thrive in outdoor environments. Melis embraces nature’s surprises as an opportunity to create one-of-a-kind imagery. While Dainon specializes in creating gorgeous, natural feeling light with pure sunshine. Because of their mobile shooting style, they can work in any location and at multiple sites without complex logistics.
Video-Friendly Studio Shoots
Melis + Dainon have developed their shooting style to flow beautifully with video production teams. To cater to the needs of their high-end clientele who increasingly require both video and stills, they make it easy to flow between mediums. As well as transition between indoors and outdoors. They translate their outdoor style into the studio space using natural daylight or continuous lights. Which makes their sets very friendly to video production crews.
Melis + Dainon cast for their photo clients and for other campaigns. They have a refined eye for memorable subjects with a blend of aesthetics, talent, personality, and fit with the brand. Specializing in finding faces that are beautiful and intriguing, with a ‘je ne sais quoi’ that makes them rare, the duo really shines when casting diverse faces from around the world. If you want to create a modern, luxury aesthetic, or you’re seeking truly unique faces, don’t hesitate to contact them. Click here to learn more about their casting direction services.
As seen in…
You can find Melis+Dainon’s work in publications like Elle, Marie Claire, InStyle China, Variety, People, The Hollywood Reporter, Vanidades, US Weekly, and more, as well as retail locations worldwide.