Foto EyeQ is a partnership of two photo-artists, Leo Melamud and Alex Zelixon, who both share a deep passion for photography, capturing the human experience with strong aesthetic sensibilities. The legendary Arnold Newman once said “I don’t take pictures with my camera, I take them with my heart and mind.” This approach is the foundation of their artistic photographs and builds upon their creative and technical expertise. Based in Maple Grove, MN, Foto EyeQ offers wedding, event, portrait and lifestyle photography services for clients in the Minneapolis – St. Paul area, and beyond.
Leo Melamud and Alex Zelixon also share European roots, which continue to influence their vision and inspirations. Both learned black-and-white film photography, mastering image creation using traditional chemistry and light. Their experience in the darkroom and in digital provides in-depth understanding of current photography trends and techniques, from capturing an image through the lens to developing it into a lasting art piece. Both, Leo and Alex each bring over twenty years of photography experience.
Leo seeks new ways to capture a personal story unconventionally, experimenting with points of view, colors and styling. Don’t be surprised to see him climbing up on chairs or lying on the ground, hanging off rails and balconies, always in quest of unique perspectives. With a background in fine art and design, Leo creates images that are polished, authentic and creative. He lives with his wife and three sons in Maple Grove, enjoying hikes and bike rides around the lakes, and also visiting museums and jazz clubs of Minneapolis and St. Paul. He loves meeting new people and sharing his creative insight with everyone.
Alex lives in photography. He loves capturing portraits expressing character and beauty. He also an expert at action and sport photography. His wedding pictures are often described by others as a unique blend of fine art, documentary photojournalism and artistic editorial styles. For him it is simply a celebration of the human spirit, our emotions, and those timeless moments one wishes could linger. Alex lives with his wife and daughter in Maple Grove. More about Alex Zelixon at www.anzphoto.com
Leo and Alex use pro-grade full-frame Canon cameras and L-lenses, achieving superior sharpness and clear images, even when shooting in low-light conditions. They often use additional lights and reflectors to add dimensions and amplify picture style.
Before photographing a wedding, event, or portrait session, Foto EyeQ plans a schedule and makes arrangements to make sure all is captured. Our clients benefit from expert assistance and recommendations to make events and sessions go smoothly. After a photo-shoot, images are manually edited with basic retouching to produce sharp, vibrant and beautiful photographs.