Last updated on October 26th, 2018 at 08:49 pm
MEL365.com is a project started in 2011, an inspirational website dedicated to travel photography. Made in Melbourne and around the globe.
Hi, my name is Stef and I am the founder of MEL365. My background is in IT and the Travel Distribution Systems.
After 20 years of travelling for work, I decided to take my passion to a professional level and leave my first career behind me. I like to call it the first half of my life.
In 2013 I re-branded MEL365.com and took it from a photography website dedicated to the Melbourne area, to a travel photography website dedicated to the globe.
I have not visited 75 countries in the last 2 years. I prefer to settle and experience the country with long travel plans, and not “tapas” trips.
I may have visited almost 100 countries but in the last 25 years. And honestly, it is hard to remember the ones I spent just 1 or 2 weeks. Surely I have lots of fantastic episodes from every single one.
Photography has been my passion for a long while and it was just a matter of time before taking it to a professional level. My most memorable experience was following the Tour De France for cycling magazines and a famous website 2015. Being cycling my second passion I really had the best of all.
I had such a great time with cycling photography for 2 years, although the 16hours/day workload was really intensive. You come really to appreciate the sports photographers.
From 2015 I became a full-time editor at MEL365 and from there the website has grown to an unexpected level of popularity.
What can you find on MEL365?
By the way, why the name MEL365? Because it all started in MELbourne. We wanted to document this city 365 days a year. Great concept, now expanded.
Stef is a professional travel photographer with past experience in the cycling and film industry. He has been developing his work and understanding of art and photography for the last 10 years.
Other travel photographers that contributed in previous years : Remi Lesueur, Victor Rodriguez, Stephanie Chew, Lola Vierse