"IMAGES" Photographic Art Gallery
September 2022
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 is open, often by appointment, and I would be happy to schedule a personal visit time for anyone at their convenience.
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
A sincere "thank you" for your interested attention,
Marcello Mellino.
The idea of focusing on "Close-up" images turned out to be rather enjoyable and very creative, since it expanded from the obvious "macro" images to others where the focal point was too interesting (to me, at least...) not to be included!
These are all very detail oriented pictures, of course, and are really fun to look at together!
The question always is: how to decide to "focus" where, particularly if the image is not a planned one, but rather an immediate capture somewhere, like the one of the girl on the look out? Well, I am not sure that there is one correct answer to this question: sometimes you have to listen to your instinct and shoot, looking for that little detail which could make the story fly!
Several botanical images and some nature ones are the bulk of this series, to which I have added others such as the sepia boats with an interesting crossing of lines and reflections or the black & white detail of one of the Cleveland Art Museum buildings.
Have fun!
The close-up of a US flag overlapping a gigantic wake created by one of Lake Erie cruise vessels on our way back from Put-in-Bay remains a perfect Summer image, now that Summer is fast slipping away!
The two images of large masks and strange reflections were shot during a walk around the near West Side in Cleveland a few years ago; the masks and the large puppets had been part of the Parade the Circle events in the past, and were kept at this West 25th store.
The " vini sfusi" image was at the entry door of a small Italian town wine shop, where villagers and visitors could purchase great locally produced wines by the bottle...often their own!
And the incredibly anatomically detailed silver hand can be seen behind the Museum of Modern Art on the East Side, always a great photo op...!
"IMAGES" Art Gallery is currently exhibiting the "magic of CLE!", as well as a variety of Italian and Lake Erie imagery, while getting ready to exhibit at the Annual Rocky River Art Fest, being held as usual on Old Detroit rd. on September 17th. If you plan to attend the event, please stop by my tent to say hello and to check out some of the latest prints being displayed.
We were also accepted for the Waterloo Art District Art show last weekend: lots of work, but several sales of my larger framed pieces made it all worth it!
Best to all,