Melika Dez is a photographer based in Montreal. She is attracted by the culture of movement, in particular dance and circus arts. Melika is known for her work with ballet dancers around the world and for her portraits of the Montreal Alouetts Fuba Club.
In January 2018, Melika began a collaboration with the artist Pauline Loctin. This is how the PLI.E Project was born. The project explores Melika’s abilities as a motion photographer and Paulina’s experience in the art of origami. Their artwork together showcases ballerinas dressed in paper ballet costumes. For each ballerina, Paulina created a dress of a specific shape and color, and Melika chose the most suitable locations for photography, shooting models in the Louvre in Paris or the Colosseum in Rome.