They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That’s the paradoxical role of the photographer after all, striving to successfully portray lively emotions in still images. Truly an art form, photography is a soulful mission, constantly uncovering the raw beauty of our surroundings and ourselves. Thus, the respectable role of the photographer is one of both free expression and great responsibility.
Meet Melodee Zappitello, a Logan High senior who has accepted the arduous mission of ‘the photographer.’ Signing up for Logan High’s beginning photography class simply to fulfill an art credit requirement to graduate, she never expected to discover a new passion. Now, she has continued to cultivate her talent by taking advanced photography classes with Logan High while pursuing her interest outside of the classroom, constantly seeking to capture animated, authentic moments.
“I fell in love with photography almost instantly,” Zappitello said. “It speaks to me. It’s fun, it’s mysterious, it’s something really personal. Have you ever been so mesmerized by something that you weren’t excited about it, but instead, you instantly felt calm and at peace? You were just purely intrigued by it, and you just wanted to learn everything you could about it, but not because you wanted to tell people about it, but because you wanted to know for yourself? That’s how I feel when I’m trying a new part of photography or exploring with my camera. It’s magical. It really is.”
"I feel like so much in today’s society, too many people are rushed and hurried. I want my photography to make them stop and think. I want to make people feel something.”