Respect the Shooter: Mel D. Cole



Drake” (S.O.B.S., NYC 2009)

[I] knew very little about Drake during this time. I just joined Twitter and I remember my timeline being filled up with talks of this actor turned rapper who was signed to Young Money. Then I heard he was going to have his first NYC show at my favorite place to shoot shows, S.O.B.S, and it was sold out. I was still not impressed. It was not until I heard that this young lady was standing in “line” for the show and it was only 2pm or so. This is when I knew I had to be at this show. In short, it was historic. I climbed up into the sound booth to capture this image. I wanted to give the viewers something different this time. Happy I did. I got there at the right time!

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  • BBE

    Funny how, with the exception of Erykah Badu, none of the women are photographed with clothes on like the men. I guess that would take more imagination????

  • MLLTPhotos

    Amazing photographer and person. I’m honored to have had the chance to shoot beside this man. Keep up the great work Mel!

  • Anonymous

    he’s very talented i have seen his work and i find his photos one of a kind hard work really does pay off

  • Sipo

    THATS WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT. love for photography reignited in an instant.

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