Photographer Melanie Pullen @ Paris Photo Los Angeles

While some kids had imaginary friends, photographer Melanie Pullen had a transvestite prostitute who she would speak to from her window as a 6 year old, after her parents went to sleep. These early dialogues with the dangerous world of the night in New York City, beyond her childhood bedroom, built the foundation for the strange and dark worlds of crime scenes and ghosts that inhabit her photographs. photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper