Award winning writer and photographer, Melinda Kapor is drawn to capturing fleeting moments of visual layers and light. Born and raised in California, she moved to Rome in the 1980's, a move that heightened her awareness of being in the moment. She had never been to Italy before, nor knew anyone nor spoke Italian. A series of adventures eventually led her to working with semi-precious jewelry and ultimately she designed her own creations in gold. After four years in Rome, work took her to Milan where she met her future husband. Today she divides her time between Italy and Connecticut. Melinda's natural interest in people and their stories led to a degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley, and later to her work as an intercultural consultant based in Milan. She has been a contributing writer to several books including soon to be released, Be Love: A Conscious Shift to Birthing the Future. Her book, This Time, Another Place, expresses beauty and sentiments for what she sees and remembers.