Drawing on raw intuition and emotion, Singaporean photographer Melisa Teo brings a spiritual dimension to her work that seeks to throw light on the very nature of existence.
She calls the camera her ‘third eye’ – the eye that sees what the heart feels. It is a medium that transports her across realms to touch upon the synchronicity between the colours of light and the vibrations of life. Freezing the perpetual flow of time in one eternal image.
Since 2008, Melisa has documented her journey through the spiritual worlds of Buddhism, Hinduism and Santeria. This work was published in her book ‘Light From Within’ and exhibited in a number of acclaimed exhibitions.
Firstly in ‘Dark Light’, a joint exhibition with Magnum photographer Abbas in Singapore in 2011. Later with her solo exhibitions ‘Light From Within’ in Paris and Singapore in 2012.
In ‘The Light Beyond’, Melisa looks for magic in the mundane, aspiring to transcend, both in the image and in life. This new work was exhibited at the Arts House in Singapore in 2016.