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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Let Me Out by Lauren Melanie

Let Me Out; a new series by Lauren Melanie — A while ago I was going through an artists block. It had been about 6 or 7 months since I had picked up a camera. During that time I thought of what I should do become inspired again. Going to familiar places seems to help…

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DC Web Fest 2017

ย a look at upcoming shorts in the DC Web Fest 2017 — A while back I shared this new web show called Orange Juice in Bishops Garden, a show I described as Skins UK in DC during the 90s. When I moved back to DC a few years ago I got a chance to meet…

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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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Music Buzz: A Chat with Foozle

On a typically muggy night in Washington, DC I ventured downtown to Adams Morgan to see Foozleโ€™s album release show and subsequent kickoff to their national tour. I had seen guitarist & singer Jake Lazovickโ€™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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60 Minutes w/ Jules of Den-Mate

A few months ago I went to the Black Cat, a venue here in DC to catch a show. I must admit I don’t go to as many concerts as I did in my youth but I’m catching up. The show was a release for the band Den-Mate (Babe City Records). I instantly fell in…

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Cherub Rock by Lauren Melanie

I ย decided to shoot the second installment of my new series on teenage rooms/song titles around Sophie. One blustery February day just after our giant blizzard, I met up with Sophie to take a tour of her room and shoot in her own corner of the world. When you’re a teenager your room is really…

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waiting for the sun by Al Smith

DC based photographer Al Smith, who I shot with her best friend Phia late last summer truly has a photography style all her own. Even living in the new millennium hasn’t stopped her free-love 70s style from shining through. Shooting solely on film her latest contribution, waiting for the sun is no different. And The…

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Miss World by Lauren Melanie

For a new experimental project I decided to name my photo series after a song title. I usually come up with the title before the shoot, or more accurately in the car on the way. The locale of the series is focused on teenage bedrooms. Yes, I’m sure so many people are inspired by this,…

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