Raw & Honest Documentary-Style Photography
Mel Hattie is a photographer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
With a background in English literature and travel, she is constantly drawn to visual narratives that put storytelling first. She is inspired by the intersection of local and global, modern and ancient—the raw feel of a Polaroid in your hand, or the nostalgic feeling of digging through a dusty box of photos, looking for secrets. She is an avid traveller and absorber of culture—traces of inspiration from around the globe can be found in her work. Her style is modern, minimalist, raw, and authentic. She is an honest documentarian with an eye for the daily beautiful.
Mel is available for client work and commissions, in Halifax and beyond.
I feel most myself when deep in nature, or sipping coffee in the window of a Tokyo café where nobody knows my name. Or when working in a quiet corner of my office, bundled in blankets and writing.
My secret life is that by night I’m a travelling tea sommelier, and write about tea and travel at Mel Had Tea.