About Melañio Gomez
Thank you for viewing my portfolio, which showcases a number of photographic images that I've produced for both editorial & commercial clients.
Various experiences have led me to this point in my career. After graduating from art school I joined several packaging & graphic design firms in New York City. My start in photo styling began when I stepped in to help out a professional photographer who was operating on a limited budget.
From there I began freelancing working with Estee Lauder creating their displays, packaging, & special event graphics; with Tiffany & Co. as an illustrator, designing imagery for trophies; with a private label producer of fashion underwear; & with a firm that specialized in catalogs for high-end retail centers. I gained experience as an art director, stylist, & video producer, working with models for clients that included Ralph Lauren, The Limited, Old Navy, & The Gap.
Simultaneously, while freelancing in NYC, two art school friends & I founded a multi-disciplinary design firm called Top Spin. We eventually made the leap & went into business full time. Top Spin produced a wide range of industrial, graphic, & product designs. Our clients included lines for Crate & Barrel, Bloomingdale's, Bed Bath & Beyond, Barneys, Saks 5th Ave, The MTA, Garnet Hill, The Met, Saks 5th Ave, & SFMOMA.
The career ambitions of the Top Spin partners eventually took different directions & we ended the business. I began a series of new projects freelancing for David Beam, Phillip Baloun & Preston Bailey as an event florist & renovating several homes with my partner. Years before I had helped my mom restore her Philadelphia townhouse which proved to be excellent training for the years of renovation projects in my life.
I took a position at Martha Stewart Living Magazine — first as a Style Editor & ultimately becoming the Editorial Director of Home. I produced content, products, photoshoots, and hosted a radio program airing on Sirius during my 8 years with Martha Stewart. I continue to produce stories as a Contributing Editor for Living Magazine.
Fifteen years ago my partner & I decided to relocate to Europe & settled in Brussels, Belgium. After 6 months on the ground I took a position as an editor-at-large for an expat magazine called The Bulletin. I produced an advice column for expats who were relocating abroad, giving them style tips & resources for their transition. We decided to purchase a property in the center of Brussels where I had discovered an old Flemish bookstore built in the 17th century. It was so unique & had so many possibilities that we said yes to restoring & converting it into our flat.
Currently, I am based in New York City where I continue to freelance as a prop stylist & set designer — working on editorial & commercial projects both in the US & abroad. In 2021 I joined the season 3 cast of NBC's Making It.
So pleased & excited to announce a collaboration with Perigold by Wayfair! I’ve curated a selection of products from their collection — accompanied by my holiday hosting & decorating tips.
Thanks again for your interest & for viewing my work.
- Living Martha Stewart
- Elle Decor
- Architectural Digest
- One Kings Lane
- Garnett Hill
- House & Garden UK
- Mother New York /London
- The Bulletin
- West Elm
- Pottery Barn
- PB Apartment
- Cambria Hotels
- Holiday Inn
- Pottery Barn Kids
- Ralph Lauren
- Limited brands
- JC Penny
- 2D Productions
- Bed, Bath & Beyond
- Morgan Stanley
- Tiffany & Co.
- Crate & Barrel
- Land of Knod
- Saks Fifth Avenue
- Stella Artois
- Proof Films
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