Hi there! My name is Sara Melotti, I am originally from Italy, and, among many things, I’m an Artist, a former dancer, a photographer, a writer, a traveler, a Dreamer.
I was born and raised in Northern Italy , in a city right at the bottom of the alps.
I have been dancing for most of my life and I moved to LA right out of high school to pursue a career in contemporary dance. Eventually, because of Injuries I had to stop dancing. Coincidentally I was given a camera around that time and I found new purpose into photography, venturing down the fashion photography lane at first given the feminine nature of my vision. I turned my newly found passion into a full time career within a few months from the first click and after moving from LA to Vegas to London I decided to call NYC my home.
I had been working as a fashion photographer for 3 years when one day I started to feel torn inside as I realized the kind of images I was producing were contributing to create very unrealistic standards of beauty that made countless women suffer. I didn't want to be part of that machine anymore so I decided to put my skills to use and actively do something about the issue.
In October 2015 I created QUEST FOR BEAUTY and I started traveling the world chasing beauty, photographing everyday women immerse in their everyday life to understand what the word Beauty means to them and to show that real beauty can be found in every woman no matter the age, size, bone structure, skin tone or background.
Since then my work has taken me across the world, from NYC to Morocco, to Vietnam to Ethiopia and many more countries in between. Traveling and seeing and experiencing different cultures made me realize how beautiful our world is and how much more there is to see and document so I left my life in NYC to be on the road full time!