Please read the story below, and if you are located in this area or another please keep your eyes open for this woman.
The missing woman, Melanie Quadros resembled somebody that I took a street photo of back in January. I contacted Melanie’s mother asking her to take a look at the image. I had some doubts, but at the same time I could not let it go without a family member taking a look. I knew they would know instantly. People change over time, especially with the use and abuse of drugs, it could have been Melanie. I could not sleep last night, I was praying that it would be her daughter. Unfortunately God had another plan. The situation made me take a look at my street photography, and how it has an entirely new meaning for me. I’m out there taking photos, but at the same time I could be capturing an image of someone who is lost, missing, or even running away. It is important what I am doing. If the image had been Melanie, lives would have been changed. Hope may have been given, maybe a family could have been reunited. No longer will I have to think of an answer when someone asks “Why are you taking pictures of people?”. I will never stop looking for Melanie, my thoughts and prayers go out to her mother, we cannot know her pain.