Melany Sarafis served her country for 24 years and recently retired from the USAF as a First Sergeant.
She thinks it’s really stupid when photographers refer to themselves in the 3rd person on their biographies.

I needed to do something ‘low speed’ after a successful but stressful military career. I’ve have been an avid photographer for a few years and enjoy this ‘internal’ creative process. My husband and I bought our first RV last year – a 31′ Coachman Concord.  I enjoy being out with nature and exploring new places.  He enjoys camping with all the luxuries of home 🙂

I am now a full time student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Tx, persuing a BFA in Studio Arts with an emphasis in Photography.  After taking an Art History course and learning a little about the Renaissance, I’ve become enamored with this art era. I took a trip to Florence Italy this summer (the home of the Renaissance) and found a lot of inspiration there.  I only wish I was as talented as the painters of that era.
I’m happiest when I’m outdoors with nature, and I love rural decay and exploring ghost towns.  I feel my spirit soar when I’m outside!  I enjoy traveling and exploring new places, but I hate flying. I’m always ready for a road trip – usually to a state or national park.

If you’d like to buy a print, many of my images are for sale here: Lucky Shot Photography.   If you don’t see what you want, just contact me and I’ll see about getting it uploaded.

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