A Benefit concert to support MusiCounts Canada. "MusiCounts associated with CARAS, is a charity based organization that focuses on supporting music programs in schools across Canada, ensuring that children of all walks of life have access to music education through instrument grants, scholarships and other music initiatives. Just this month, an announcement was made that 71 schools across Canada will benefit from Band Aid grants to the tune of $560,000 worth of new musical instruments, the most ever to benefit from these grants. For more information on MusiCounts, please see their official website at www.musicounts.ca."
Talent is something you can’t teach. The “artist eye” is not bestowed on everyone that owns a camera. What separates Melissa Moffats’ images from the rest is uncompromising vision.
A professional since 2006 Melissa has placed her work in the following publications: Echo, View, Eye Weekly, Fashion Magazine, EnRoute, Manifesto Festival website.
Melissa cut her teeth snapping the underground music scene of KW, and Toronto. She also has gained notoriety as a free-lance concert photographer freezing in time the visage of such notables as GZA, Talib Kweli, Feist, Sloan and many more.
Her fresh take on the individuality of her subject has gained the attention of those in the fashion industry. Most recently she has captured the fashion of Bruno Ierullo for Ad campaigns in EnRoute Magazine and Fashion Magazine (Sept & Dec 09).
Compassion has also plays a big role in Melissa’s ability to etch out personality. She proved this as the in-house photographer for the Father Ray Foundation at the Pattaya Orphanage in Thailand for six months.
It’s this heart and a knack for creating dialogue with lighting that propels her subjects off of the page.