Melisa Teo


Har Ki Pauri, India, 2011.

In 2008, Melisa Teo left behind a successful career in book publishing to establish herself as a globetrotting photographer.

Fulfilling a dream that had consumed her life since she bought her first camera, she embarked on a journey through the spiritual worlds of Buddhism, Hinduism and Santeria, imaginatively interpreting light and shade and creating multi-layered photographs of great depth and beauty.

This body of work was showcased in her new book Light From Within (2012) and through a solo exhibition at Jas Gallery in Paris, during the 2012 editions of the Parisian photo festivals Mois de la Photo-OFF and Photo Saint Germain des Prés.

Paris followed her 2012 solo exhibition at The Cathay Gallery and Dark Light, a joint exhibition with the photographer Abbas at 2902 Gallery the previous year, both in Singapore.