Melanie is known for her iconic portraits of renowned chefs, artists, musicians, celebrities and other prominent figures. Her photography has been published and exhibited worldwide and she has been honored with awards from American Photography, PDN, Communication Arts, Graphis, Society of Publication Design, International Photography and The Lucie Foundation. Melanie has published five successful books including the acclaimed My Last Supper series (www.mylastsupper.com). The success of the My Last Supper brand led to Melanie hosting her own radio show on Martha Stewart Radio and her My Last Supper web series. She has also appeared on Charlie Rose, Rachael Ray, Top Chef, and The Chew. She is currently a global ambassador for the charity Operation Smile and serves on the Food Bank For NYC Marketing Advisory Committee. Melanie lives in New York City and is represented by Creative Photographers inc. Follow her on Twitter @mylastsupper.
Robin has written jokes for emcee Rosie O’Donnell at The Matrix Awards where featured presenters included Martha Stewart, Rupert Murdoch and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Her original comedy songs have played on Sirius Satellite Radio and The Wiseguy Show hosted by Vinny “Big Pussy” Pastore. Robin's been on VH1’s “Awesomely Badder Videos,” AMC’s “Liza Life Coach” with Cheri O’Teri, and has starred in a commercial directed by Spike Lee. Her critically-acclaimed solo show, “My Salvation Has a First Name (A Wienermobile Journey),” premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival. As a storyteller, Robin has performed at The Moth, RISK!, Mortified, and is the creator of the monthly storytelling series, “Yum’s the Word,” that features her homemade ice cream cakes. She also created the web series “Auntie, Do Tell” with her 72 year-old aunt, has been featured in Marie Claire magazine, and writes for Huffington Post Comedy. Robin's twitter handle is: @robingelfenbien The next Yum's the Word show is: Friday, March 14 (Pi Day! "Just Desserts: Stories of Payback" 7:30 p.m. Show (7:00 p.m. Doors) The Gallery at LPR (le poisson rouge) 158 Bleecker Street $10 tickets at https://www.ticketprophet.com/events/9615/orders/new $15 day of the show