Meet Beauty & Fashion Photographer Melis + Dainon
Melis+Dainon are New York-based fashion & beauty photographers and casting directors. They met while attending Punahou high school in Hawaii and have been together for 19 years. Together, they cultivated their shared love for photography while also pursuing graduate degrees in business and law. Ultimately, their drive to create and yearning for a life that better fit their personalities, creative instincts, and philosophies, led them to switch to a career in photography.
Fashion Comes Alive in Context
The duo are naturally nomadic and feel most at home when they are away from it, traveling around the world, learning new languages, and becoming familiar with various cultures. Their outdoor, natural light style reflects their love for adventure and beautiful places. Both artists preferring to immerse themselves in the environment – whether natural or architectural – rather than travel around the world from white room to white room. The models’ engagement with the environment is interesting to these artists and the fashion comes alive when seen in context.
Casting Memorable, Modern Subjects
Melis+Dainon’s images have a natural high-end aesthetic that always focuses clearly on their subject. Creating a strong, engaging character who is never typical or forgettable. Their eye for tomorrow’s faces and dedication to selecting unique features and diverse models in all respects, led them to become casting directors as well. Their hand-selected models help to ensure they can achieve the type of quality, attitude and connection that is consistent in their work.
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.