I realized I’ve been lacking whenever I have the opportunity to describe myself.  I either give a vague description that comes off as uninteresting or mysterious, or I give nothing because I want people to learn on their own. I thought these actions were a way for me to come off as humbling but at the same time I wish to be found interesting. Ironically, I wanted people to find me insightful and that I have a worthy perspective to share. But I only wanted the people who were willingly to dig for treasure for I find it hard to be bare and vulnerable. 
I wish to distinguish myself because the only justified description is the one I give to myself.  Not only do I want to own up to my titles but to further become what I aspire to be. So here is the journey of myself.  I am influenced by those who are present in my heart and strangers from all around.  
I am Michelle “Melles” Tran and this fall I am a 4th year student at UC Davis. I’m a photographer wishing to capture the world. Andrygnous queer colored womyn hoping to find the balance of myself (whether it be my hair style,  my clothes, or my mind)  and society ( my family, my friends, my community, my work). I wish to offer my experiences through the confines of this blog  and a perspective from which I capture through my camera. 

Hello world, Melles here.
  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
  • Aperture: f/2
  • Exposure: 1/160th
  • Focal Length: 53mm

I realized I’ve been lacking whenever I have the opportunity to describe myself.  I either give a vague description that comes off as uninteresting or mysterious, or I give nothing because I want people to learn on their own. I thought these actions were a way for me to come off as humbling but at the same time I wish to be found interesting. Ironically, I wanted people to find me insightful and that I have a worthy perspective to share. But I only wanted the people who were willingly to dig for treasure for I find it hard to be bare and vulnerable.

I wish to distinguish myself because the only justified description is the one I give to myself.  Not only do I want to own up to my titles but to further become what I aspire to be. So here is the journey of myself.  I am influenced by those who are present in my heart and strangers from all around. 

I am Michelle “Melles” Tran and this fall I am a 4th year student at UC Davis. I’m a photographer wishing to capture the world. Andrygnous queer colored womyn hoping to find the balance of myself (whether it be my hair style,  my clothes, or my mind)  and society ( my family, my friends, my community, my work). I wish to offer my experiences through the confines of this blog  and a perspective from which I capture through my camera.


Hello world, Melles here.