Melissa Vincent

My latest find on Instagram is Miss Melissa Vincent. She lives in Mississippi and after discovering Instagram herself back in 2011, she realized a newfound passion for combining photography and mobile art. With just the use of an iPhone and some imagination, she's created some stunning images seen the world over...

At this time, Melissa has an impressive 389k Instagram followers. She's been featured on National Geographic online, Time Magazine, Huffington Post and USA Today to name a few.  

Melissa, "My work is surreal, story book like depictions of my every day surroundings and landscapes or other photos of nature. All of my ideas are rooted in the deepest part of the Mississippi delta. My goal as an artist is to paint the South in a magical and positive way through my iPhone art."

The top right pic was taken in one of Melissa's favorite spots in Sardis, Mississippi. Melissa, "You can walk out and view the wetlands which are breathtaking. I wanted to make it even more magical through editing." Bottom left is a Mississippi cotton field and as a lover of trees, Melissa shares their beauty- always adding a touch of magic...

Melissa finds inspiration through the work of Ansel Adams, Picasso, Van Gogh and Edvard Munch. Melissa, "Missisippi isn't a place most people visit, so I enjoy showing the world beautiful landscapes they might not see otherwise." 

Melissa utilizes apps like Juxtaposer, Decim8 and Photo Wizard to create her memorable images. The entire post process happens on her phone. Oh, how I'd love to just sit by her side and watch her work... 

Check out Melissa's site to learn more or better yet, follow her Instagram. I think I may be downloading some new apps soon too. Time to let the imagination run wild...it's good for the soul.