Go ‘Big, Black and Bold’ with Mel D Cole

Self-taught hip-hop photography fixture Mel D. Cole first fell in love with the craft after buying a few disposable cameras on a whim to shoot a Common show in 2001. Known as one of the hardest working, most omnipresent photographers in the game, Mel documents everything and anything tied to parties, culture, and music. Next week, he'll be in Sydney for a one-night-only special exhibition showcasing his best photographs.

Mel D. Cole is a name in hip-hop that most have never heard of, that is, unless you’re one of the biggest names in hip-hop yourself.

Mel D. Cole (MelDCole.com / Villageslum.com) is an internationally renowned photographer, based in New York City who’s been capturing hip hop (and more) since 2002.

This exhibition – his first in Australia – is about some of the big, black and bold Americans in hip-hop. Spanning from the trap houses in Brooklyn, NY to show rehearsal with Snoop Dogg and everywhere in between.”

Ever since photographing Erykah Badu and Common at a New York City concert in 2001, Mel has become the accidental photography darling of world-famous hip-hop artists, such as A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, Kid Cudi, Nas, and R. Kelly.

Peep the details below. ONE NIGHT ONLY.

American Hip Hop Exhibition by Mel D Cole (NYC)