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Photography: Mike Mellia captures scenes reminiscent of his late father

Posted by Madeleine Morley,

Mike Mellia tells stories with his cinematic compositions, and in his most recent series, Another Day in Paradise, he tells the story of his late father. The photographs capture New York in its moodiest light, and combined with the grizzled set of characters that appear in the shots, Mike creates an evocative atmosphere, one that is both timeless and timely.

Mike eloquently expresses his intention for the series on his site: “After the unexpected passing of my father at age 62, I began creating cinematic scenes around New York that were reminiscent of his life. The American themes and unsettling locations that emerged seemed to create a tension with the time and place they inhabited. These landscapes and surroundings unveil a cold and strangely moving beauty, a series of movie stills that tells a story through its mood.”

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Posted by Madeleine Morley

Madeleine joined It’s Nice That as a freelance editorial assistant in May 2014 having graduated from Cambridge University where she edited the student newspaper. In the autumn of 2014 she will begin her Masters course at The Courtauld Institute of Art where she will specialise in architecture.

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