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www.mellinophotography.com
"IMAGES" Photographic Art Gallery
Newsletter
APRIL 2021
UN-masked...
Dear friends,
Welcome to my monthly "PHOTOBLOG" newsletter, which I have been publishing for several years and have enjoyed sending to friends and clients in order to keep them informed of my current photographic interests, new works, upcoming exhibits and other Gallery events.
A new "subject" is at the center of each Newsletter, with which I present a short series of pertinent images along with any needed description and details, in order to allow my viewers to become more actively part of the discussion.
Most of the imagery displayed will be eventually on view at "IMAGES" Art Gallery, 14406 Detroit Rd., Lakewood, and of course I always welcome anyone's comments and interest in my work; the Gallery remains open these days, in spite of the current unfavorable circumstances, and I would be very happy to extend to all an invitation to contact us so that a personal "safe" time for a visit could be conveniently arranged.
Any of these and other images could be custom printed/framed and become part of your art collection, based on your specifications and desires.
Over the years my recipients list has gradually grown, thanks to your interest and support, and I encourage you to share this "PHOTOBLOG" with friends and art lovers in your circles.
More of my photography on view at www.mellinophotography.com.
A sincere "thank you" for your interested attention,
Marcello Mellino.
This month gives me the opportunity to enter in really "uncharted waters", as far as my photographic styles are concerned...in fact I rarely aim at people portraits as a subject of my work, which usually is centered on landscapes, nature and street images for the most. However, as we continue to live a mostly secluded life, and adhere to strict "masking" rules whenever venturing out in the world, I began to wonder how other people "really" look beneath their face covering? We certainly remember the appearance of close friends and family, but...what about a new casual encounter, a new work associate or the clerk at the store? Will we recognize them once the "mask" will some day come down, hopefully? Which human feature is most likely to be imprinted in our visual memory, if not someone FACE? We are keeping ourselves safe, but we are also giving up on a great pleasure in life: to look at people, to admire their beauty which is always there, no matter their age, race or gender.
All these are the faces of people I have encountered here and there over the years; some are more beautiful or fun than others, some are more meaningful to me personally, but they all are simply an example of what every one of us has impressed in their mind. There is always an interesting story behind a face, there are emotions, dreams and hopes and sadness at times. Our faces are really the mirror of our life...
"IMAGES" Art Gallery is currently exhibiting the "magic of CLE!" a series of Cleveland images which will certainly stimulate your interest in our City!
Personal appointment times are now being scheduled for your safety and enjoyment, as access to the Gallery remains limited by the current health guidelines. Please contact us to secure your time; up to 4 (MASKED, of course...) people can be scheduled for each hourly appointment.
We hope to see you soon...
Happy Easter!
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