Melanie E. Rijkers loves looking at life with Pure, Fresh eyes. After the loss of her mother when she was still a teenager, she kept her faith by creating artwork and traveling.
Since 2011 she inspires others how to cope with stress and depression, by leading mindful photo walks and meetups. Starting her career as an independant professional photographer in 1996, empowering photo projects with teenmoms, brides trashing the weddingdress and natural redheads made her realize photography can be therapy.
Melanie works as Visual Consultant and Life Coach in the Netherlands, using Therapeutic Photography and PhotoTherapy as tool. She started a study in psychology in 2017 and published the ‘Eyespiration Mindfulness Photography’ book in 2018.
Melanie offers an in depth course using photography as the creative process to make you See. Unlike sports coaching or business consultancy, it is holistic and considers every dimension of life.