End of Summer by Lauren Melanie

those last days of summer with Phia at the playground — A few weeks ago just as the humidity of DC really kicked into high gear I shot Phia around an unexplored part of DC. The heat was in full effect and it made you remember those last days of golden summer sunlight late at…

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Music Buzz: Venn

an interview and feature on post-punk / shoegaze band Venn — One of the major changes that I’ve seen in my lifetime is the consumption of media. The way we absorb and discover music and films is more of a needle in a haystack type of way. Every now and again I discover a band…

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Lehna by Lauren Melanie

portraits of Lehna by Lauren Melanie — Lehna is one of my favorite subjects to shoot. It seems in the past two years since I’ve been here in DC she’s gone through so many different looks. A few weeks ago we got together and I just had to get some simple portraits around town of…

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Golden Afternoon by Lauren Melanie

Sophie by Lauren Melanie — A few months ago on a perfect last day of summer I got together with Sophie. We wandered around one of my favorite parks in DC and even met some old hippies who gave us basil and carrots from their garden.   —- Photography: Lauren Melanie Brown | www.laurenmelaniebrown.com @lauren_melanie…

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Molly (16 Candles down the drain) by Lauren Melanie

It’s been a while since I shared another in my ‘in this diary’ series. This time I spent time in Phia’s bedroom exploring her inner world. Her room has a mellow sixties vibe with lava lamps and a sea of yellows. The title of this particular shoot comes from the classic Sponge song, Molly (16…

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Music Buzz: A Chat with Foozle

On a typically muggy night in Washington, DC I ventured downtown to Adams Morgan to see Foozle’s album release show and subsequent kickoff to their national tour. I had seen guitarist & singer Jake Lazovick’s side project, Sitcom a few months earlier. After that performance I went home and quickly delved into his discography. Foozle…

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Pretty Penny by Lauren Melanie

Just about a month ago I picked up my In this Diary photography series, exploring the inner sanctum of the teenage bedroom. On the way to the shoot I choose a song title which acts as the inspiration for the photos. This series focuses on 17 year old Lehna and her artistic & bohemian flavored room….

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Mixtape: Off-Track June 2016

ph: Quiet Glow by Maxime Fauconnier  I’m convinced that I’m just going to wait until the end of the month for mixes. It more accurately describes my month. There are some awesome tuned in the June music mix. As always, if you have any music that I should hear email me at offtrack@fashiongrunge.com Tracklist: Bully-Brainfreeze…

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60 Minutes with Nikki by Lauren Melanie

Last fall when I was in New York I shot a new photo series called 60 Minutes with Michelle. I intended to keep this series going because it really shows the simplicity of portraits in a natural state. Being that I only have a short time with each person, what you choose to show about them…

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Cherry Bomb by Lauren Melanie

One of my passions is vintage t-shirts so that only seemed fitting as a focus for my next shoot. I shot Leanne last summer for an editorial with Roundel London so for this series I took some of my favorite t-shirts that I wear on the daily and collaborated with Elina on makeup for a beauty…

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