Melodie McDaniel is a still photographer and a film director who works with equal fluency between the worlds of fashion, music, fine art, and commercials.
As a teenager, she worked on a kibbutz and apprenticed under an architectural photographer at Tchnion, the Israel Institute of Technology. After graduating from the Art Center of College of Design with a B.F.A and M.F.A. degree in fine art photography, Melodie found her first professional success producing photos for album artwork and editorials for a diverse group of musicians including Patti Smith, Cheryl Crow, Pharrell Williams, Fugees among others.
Her motion work took off and soon she found herself directing music videos for Madonna, The Cranberries, Annie Lennox, and numerous TV commercials.