Welcome to my bubble home. I’m Mel Brackstone EFIAP FAPS, mother of two, wife of one, and I took up photography in 2004 to help satisfy my need to be creative in new ways. I’m self-taught, and after joining a few camera clubs and entering competitions, particularly on line, I managed to find my way here to redbubble in 2007.

When I joined, I was mostly shooting landscapes and seascapes, however now I’ve branched out into portraits and nudes, which are shot in my studio, or on location, all over the country and overseas!

My halftone portfolio includes many more.


Published in Silvershotz folio 2009

TED Global 2009

  1. Tips and tricks for bubblers
  1. Me and my alters……click the image

Feel free to contact me on mel at melbrackstone dot com

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  • Age: 58
  • Joined: May 2007



I may, or may not, have shared this before…..however it still makes me laugh.. / [Video]
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How to cope when you're in a dying industry...

This blog entry is quite amazing….
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Free art images

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released a great collection of works for non commercial use. / The New York Library has released thousands of maps / Wellcome Images has all sorts of art / The Morgan Library and Museum has digitised thousands of Rembrandt etchings / You can also search the Rijks Museum!= / I’m sure there are many many more already available, or coming to you soon! These r…
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Bring female artists out of storage

As shown in The Guardian / Public galleries seem tacitly to endorse the conservative view, exemplified by Brian Sewell’s assertion that “only men are capable of aesthetic greatness”. But painters and sculptors were artisans working within family-based workshops, just like tailors, locksmiths, goldsmiths and cabinetmakers. Art was a trade. Few paintings were the product of a sing…
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