"IMAGES" Photographic Art Gallery
MAY 2022
Captured moments!
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 and I would be very happy to extend to all an invitation to contact us so that a personal 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.
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A sincere "thank you" for your interested attention,
Marcello Mellino.
Driving around Cleveland with no specific goal in mind can be really surprising and fun, as so much is there to "capture" on camera! These are some of the more unusual "moments" I have collected over the years: several shots of an amusing mural partially covered by ivy on an old West 25th building, a three eyed american tiger chasing a bird (political?) somewhere on the near West Side, some vintage images seen for years on century old Downtown buildings now gone as part of an ongoing modernizing trend, the Goldfish store which is no more. The colorful art by the Art Museum entrance during the great Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit of few years ago.
This is NOT the touristic CLE, but rather the "hidden" city to some extent, the one you have to really look for: Euclid avenue, once called the "Millionaires row", still home to some splendid architecture unfortunately often neglected or abandoned next to new skyscrapers. On Prospect, near the Square, some interesting signage of the Terminal Tower, the Lake and the hometown "boys" playing ball in the original Lakeside Stadium.The B&W image is taken from below the Detroit bridge, showing its massive steel structure.
The gigantic silver "Hand" sculpture outside the Modern Art Museum is so shocking in its truly anatomical perfection! Bikes parked outside the downtown Hinen's grocery store; paper mache creations stored nearby the Detroit bridge from past "Parade the Circle" festivals.
This outstanding modern building is actually a parking facility near University Hospitals on the East Side;below, traffic reflections on the glass and steel surfaces of the MOMA, an intriguing mural on the corner of West 25th and Detroit rd. and the long standing sandwich store on Euclid Avenue.
This series closes with an iconic evening "Indians" game at Progressive Field at full capacity;now we have the "Guardians", for now still playing in the same baseball field...let's hope,right!
"IMAGES" Photographic Art Gallery announces the opening of the "magic" of CLE! on Saturday, May 14th (11am to 4pm), with several new works along with vintage prints and much more to view.
I hope you will be able to stop by soon for a visit, we'd love to see you!

Happy Spring to everyone!!