© Mary Ellen Bartley, courtesy of the artist

© Mary Ellen Bartley, courtesy of the artist

© Mary Ellen Bartley, courtesy of the artist

© Mary Ellen Bartley, courtesy of the artist

Assisted Photographic Book Projects

Susan Burnstine, Absence of Being, Damiani Editore, 2016

"No one knows more about photo books than Melanie. I was extremely fortunate to consult with her for my second book, Absence Of Being. When considering my creative aesthetics and specific design desires and challenges, she suggested the perfect designer who was able to bring my vision to life. She also provided countless suggestions on how to better the design throughout the design process, which ultimately, helped me create the book of my dreams.  If you’re searching for assistance with the creation of your monograph, I can’t suggest Melanie enough. She’s a treasure." – Susan Burnstine


Michael Crouser, Mountain Ranch, University of Texas Press, 2017

"Melanie's insight, input and ideas were invaluable to me as I put together the final edit of my book Mountain Ranch. She knows photography books like no one else, and is uniquely qualified to aid in the process of concepting a book and bringing it to fruition." – Michael Crouser