Respect the Shooter: Mel D. Cole



Jesse Boykins III” (NYC 2011)

I have been photographing (singer) Jesse for some time now, mostly at his shows.. I was happy when he hit me up to shoot his single cover at an art gallery in downtown NYC. Our inspiration was a photo of Marcel Duchamp playing chess with a nude model. I forget who the photog is who originally took it. We put an Afrocentric twist on it to match up with Jesse’s style. It is currently one of my favorite photos.

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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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