I'm an artist using photography, and I also make sculpture and video. My work aims to understand the purpose, meaning and uses of photography as its used in contemporary art.

What drives me is the question of whether reality can ever be present in a photograph.I am interrogating the photograph as both  'object' and 'message'.

Studio work assists me in understanding the implications of display, position and size - as well as the 'real unreality' of the photograph.

Currently undertaking a PhD at BSAD, Bath Spa University, my work has been shown and is held in collections in the UK and Ireland as well as appearing in publications, public spaces and media.

In 2016, I was awarded the British Institution Student Prize for my work exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and was also awarded the Bath Spa Porthleven Prize Residency 2016. 

For more information please  contact me through the website 


These mugs, from the Mugshot series will be for sale in the Society Cafe, Kingsmead Square, Bath, 23rd May - 15th June, coinciding with FAB,Fringe Arts Bath, and the Bath Festival.

This is for the  (first ever) Bath Photographic Festival, curated by Simon Taylor,  The mugs cost £20 each and are a strictly limited edition, just for the Photography Festival.

Please email me on melissamahon@me.com if you would like to buy one...or more.