Art Mellor is an award winning (2nd place in the 3 legged race in 4th grade), acclaimed ("Yes, the pictures are very nice. Now please take the garbage out" -- Art's wife), and sought after ($3,000 in back taxes - shhhh) photographer whose work has been described as "getting better."
He usually doesn't charge for his work, preferring to have no (legal) responsibility for the end results of his shoots. However, financial obligations sometimes interfere with this goal.
He owns his own camera, has taken some classes, and subscribes to Popular Photography magazine. What he lacks in talent is made up for with expensive lenses, Photoshop, and dim lighting.
Surprisingly, he is generally available and can be contacted via this site to arrange a shoot.
o "It's kind of strange to look at yourself and not want to cringe a little."
o "I like (photo) 213, but my hair looks dirty despite it being washed
o "mom says that when she went to make prints of my senior pic at
walgreens, they asked for a copyright release because apparently they
thought your pictures were like professional or something."
o "you left a bunch of stuff here"
o "My kitties will be your 1st clients."
o "So sorry, I never responded"
o "Love the black background."
o "I just got the really annoying update from Linkedin. There was a
line about you putting up photos on flickr."
o "...had no idea you did photography!"
o "normally 'class' and you aren't things mentioned in the same
o "Thanks so much for the photos. Great job! And thanks a thousand
times, one for each wrinkle, valley and u-turn you managed to