Mel D. Cole – Capturing Hip Hop Culture in Black & White (Photo Gallery)


NYC-based Mel D. Cole a.k.a. Village Slum shoots mostly black and white, but whatever he shoots, it’s in-your-face and awesome. His work got attention from shooting Erykah Badu and Common in 2001, and since then he’s become known as the “house photographer” for the legendary Roots Crew and has been pinpointed by Questlove as his favorite contemporary photographer. 

The Roots

 Mel D. Cole   Capturing Hip Hop Culture in Black & White (Photo Gallery)

Identity

 Mel D. Cole   Capturing Hip Hop Culture in Black & White (Photo Gallery)

M.I.A.

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Alexxi

 Mel D. Cole   Capturing Hip Hop Culture in Black & White (Photo Gallery)

De La Soul

 Mel D. Cole   Capturing Hip Hop Culture in Black & White (Photo Gallery)

La Flama Blanca

 Mel D. Cole   Capturing Hip Hop Culture in Black & White (Photo Gallery)

The GZA, Bill Murray

 Mel D. Cole   Capturing Hip Hop Culture in Black & White (Photo Gallery)

My Love

 Mel D. Cole   Capturing Hip Hop Culture in Black & White (Photo Gallery)

Wiz Khalifa

 Mel D. Cole   Capturing Hip Hop Culture in Black & White (Photo Gallery)

Bend it like Becky

 Mel D. Cole   Capturing Hip Hop Culture in Black & White (Photo Gallery)

Time Jump

 Mel D. Cole   Capturing Hip Hop Culture in Black & White (Photo Gallery)

Q-Tip, A Tribe Called Quest

 Mel D. Cole   Capturing Hip Hop Culture in Black & White (Photo Gallery)

Chambers St.

 Mel D. Cole   Capturing Hip Hop Culture in Black & White (Photo Gallery)

Kid Cudi

 Mel D. Cole   Capturing Hip Hop Culture in Black & White (Photo Gallery)

Stage Lights

 Mel D. Cole   Capturing Hip Hop Culture in Black & White (Photo Gallery)

Mel D. Cole on New York City

 

Mel D. Cole on his Photography Style