My name is Tony Melo, but many have known to call me either by my last name “Melo” or “TMelo.” My life has always been a roller coaster ride learning to teach myself how to do things on my own since day uno.
In 2008, I was approached to participate in a photoshoot as a photographer. I had nothing else better to do the day of the shoot and decided to attend. When I arrived at the shoot, there was a custom semi truck and a beautiful female model. I was handed a camera and the rest was history. My love and passion for photography became indescribable.
Many have complimented my pictures and have urged me to continue. I treat my camera like my American Express Card, “I never leave home without it.” I have shot many subjects from custom semi trucks to hot rods to scenic sites to simply, a cemetery. In addition, I have had the pleasure to work with many beautiful models to build their portfolio as well as mine. I can’t say I have a favorite subject to shoot as I find beauty in everything I come across. Everything you look at is an image, but to some versus others, that image is seen in so many different ways from so many different angles.
I have decided to begin an online journal through a blog to reveal my work. My goal is to demonstrate that things seen on an everyday basis have it’s own definition of beauty and reason.
If you’d like to work with me, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” – Dorothea Lange (American documentary photographer, 1895-1965)