I came from a small town in the midwest, raised by barefoot summers and familiarity.  I live in the city now, where a constant battle for balance between wings and roots takes place within my mind.


All my life, I’ve wanted to know more about people and places that are far away and different from myself.


The urge to travel and explore has led me to many parts of the world, but I know that I still have so much to learn. That is what I am trying to do with both my life and my work, continually learn. In my photographs I am attempting to expose the lessons I am picking up along the way, showing that every moment can be beautiful in its own way.

Melissa Henderson