Photo By Anjella Roessler

Melanie Mclean

My name is Melanie, I am the founder and creative force behind Pinups and Paws!
 

I have always had a passion for animals. Growing up on a farm, I spent more time out in the paddocks with the cows, sheep, horse, dogs, cats, rabbits, etc. than I did with people.

I rescued my first animal was when I was 9—a little white fluffy kitten that I named Lucky. He was hiding on the front wheel of a car that was about to pull out of a park. We stopped the car and rescued the kitty and he became my best friend. Over the years I rescued various other animals—a baby bunny, a ring tailed possum, a fruit bat, magpies and lambs, all while living on the farm.

My current pack consists of a Chocolate Labrador named Charlie, who was a stud on a puppy farm that was shut down; Manson, an American Staffy, whose owner was going to drown him and his siblings; and BC, the bloody black cat! He showed up on my doorstep 8 years ago and has never left.

I have a love for all things 1950s—vintage, old skool cars and especially Pinup! I decided to combine my two passions, and Pinups and Paws was created!!

I have studied photography at Oxygen College. But I am always reading up and watching tutorials to keep up to date on all things happening in the photography world!