Piece description from the artist
Last May, while walking in Brooklyn, I was trying to find a unique way to capture the Brooklyn Bridge among the sea of photographers. I saw these lovely purple snapdragons and used them to frame my shot of Brooklyn Bridge, the focus being on the nature in the foreground.
Melinda Klein is a Chicago-based digital and film photographer, who prides herself on learning through experience. She grew up all around the country, living across the midwest and the east coast. It was living in these vastly different places, from cities, to suburbs, to rural areas, that inspired her love for such diverse areas of photography. She began taking photographs professionally when she moved to Chicago in 2007.
Melinda's biggest passion is wildlife and nature photography but most of her wildlife photography is taken in zoos and aquariums. She photographs the animals to look as though they were shot in nature in an effort to document the lives of flora and fauna that exist in a man-made habitat.