Michelle Ruiz Pellachini is a Virginia based photographer who longs for still and mindful moments. The still moments are mostly represented within her self portraiture and also in her environmental photographs — often times depicting a “haunting” feeling.
Since Michelle was a small child she privately challenged herself to find humor, interest, and beauty everywhere even in the most unsettling situations.
Michelle received her first camera, a Polaroid, when she was in Elementary school and has maintained an intense passion for capturing scenes with dramatic feelings ever since. Michelle’s husband, children, and their daily life experiences remain her largest motivations to continue creating.
She enjoys shooting both film and digital.