Melissa Castro Photography

Melissa Castro was born in Brazil  and relocated to the United States in 1995 to study Photography At Santa Monica College.

Melissa has worked as a freelance photographer since 1999 and traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America.

Melissa’s recent client list includes AKQA Advertising, Mary Kay Cosmetics & Chinese Laundry.

Photographing people is her passion.  She sharpens her focus to highlight the beauty of the imperfections in her subjects.

Melissa Castro’s work has been seen in Rolling Stone, LA Weekly, LA Times, Lucky, Angeleno and 944 Magazines. She was also featured in the SmashBox Face Off Gallery Show of 2009.

A passionate diver and environmentalist, Melissa works pro bono for the Santa Monica, California based non-profit "Heal the Bay".

She currently divides her time between Hollywood, California and Brazil.