Melissa J. Burgess
Melissa Burgess was born in New Jersey and has lived in Maine (on and off) since 1978. Her interest in photography began in her teens, but she didn’t buy her first “real” camera – a Pentax K1000 – until 1987. She found it at a pawnshop while delivering a sailboat to the Bahamas and hasn’t stopped making photographs since that time!
While keeping Maine as her home base, Melissa has traveled, explored, and photographed in Europe, South America, the Bahamas, and throughout the United States.
In 2002, she decided to go back to school and graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Arts in Photography.
Melissa’s photography has been exhibited at a variety of venues in Portland, Augusta,
Brunswick, and Bath, Maine as well as Los Angeles, California.