Photography & Cinematography

South in Black and White By David Mello

South in Black and White

By David Mello

Hey guys! I’ve never shared my work before, but I’ve loved following your site, so though this might be a good time to start.

I’m originally from south of Boston. A few years ago, I was having a really bad day, so I just got in my car and drove. Traffic was better going south, so I ended up in North Carolina. Long story short, I never left.

I’ve always loved searching out history, but I’ve had to learn to see differently down here. History moves *slower* here, blending into the everyday in a way that is at first elusive, but ultimately quite beautiful. Structures and even towns that would have been torn down long ago in the north, somehow keep existing here, while the world moves on around them. Despite them, even.

I’ve always treated my digital photography as experiential as possible. That is, I never post-process, and shoot directly as jpeg files. Once the picture is taken, its done, for better or (usually) worse. Almost all my photography was taken on either a d700 or more recently a DF, with a voightlander 40mm being my go-to lens.

You can check out more of my work here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mellodave/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mellodave/sets/72157630272838224/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mellodave/sets/72157630272954562/

Thanks for looking!

Dave

1. west jefferson, nc Nikon d700, Voigtlander 40mm

2. mebane, nc x-pro1 28mm

3. graham, nc x-pro1 28mm

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4. carrboro, nc Nikon df 50mm 1.2

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