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About


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About


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Melissa (Martens) Fox is a Chicago based Writer, Director, filmmaker and photographer. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago. With a BFA in Film/Photography and a minor in Art History, Melissa brings her classical arts training to the table every time she directs. With years of on the job experience as a director, DP and  Editor for clients under her belt, in collaboration with fig media, she makes a strong addition to any creative team.

Now, enough of the third person jargon.
Let's get real.

I grew up on the South-Side of Chicago. While I love my city, I was exposed to it's raw underbelly at a very young age. This keeps me grounded and grateful. While I was more privileged than my peers growing up, by the time I got to college it was apparent that there was an entire world I was missing out on. Both economical and geographic. I am still sorting through my role as an artist, a woman, a leader and an entrepreneur. I feel the tension of my blue-collar roots, my feminist views and my artist life style on a daily basis. All themes that pop up in my work. I studied art from an early age. Next to my National Geographic Magazines, art was my window to the world.

While my career path brought me travel, celebrities, parties and awards; the things I am most proud of are the relationships and the skills I have built along the way. I am on a mission to tell stories and capture the light and color the world. I am interested in social justice, travel, cultures and others who dance the dance of art of business.

I often get questions like "What do you really do?" or when introduced to others they say "Melissa is an awesome photographer," but forget to mention the long list of other talents and career paths I pursue. The long and short is I am a storyteller. I use filmmaking, photography and watercolor as my medium. As a classically trained artist I can sketch my own storyboards. I have a minor in English narrative writing and Art History. I am a science fiction geek who consumes large quantities of sci-fi and fantasy novels. I have worked with some of the top creative agencies, luxury brands and production houses in my career playing various roles. The world loves being able to put people into one simple title. For me, it's not so simple. My work in one area feeds my work in another. So while I may be managing a workflow one day and directing a film the next, to me it's all along the same goal of finding meaningful work that feeds my soul and pays the bills. What a delicate dance that is! 

Here you will find a collection of my work, art, writing and travels.

I am curating a virtual art show online for you to peruse and purchase a print, canvas or metal print. Sign up to be the first to see it! 

I currently collaborate with Fig Media Inc. and am a regular Getty Images contributor. 

I play well with others.
Drop me an email and let's collaborate! 

- Melissa Fox 

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@Melissafoxmeda Instagram


A quick summary of what's what on my insta account. 

@Melissafoxmeda Instagram


A quick summary of what's what on my insta account.