Vivo is a word that connotes life in several languages and observing life is what this collective does. As practicing street photographers, the members capture fleeting moments, interpreting life around them and challenging our perceptions of the world. The collective also aims to bring an appreciation of street photography to a wide audience.
Here is what Jim Casper, LensCulture’s editor-in-chief and the juror who selected him, had to say about his work: “Dimitri Mellos makes remarkable photographs that capture moments of transcendence, delight, confusion, humor, solitude, despair — sometimes all in the same frame. These densely packed images are teeming with mundane ordinary moments, unlikely juxtapositions, the interplay […]
India, the land beyond the Indus, is frequently viewed as an exotic locale that’s full of temples, snake charmers and maharajas. All of those things exist, but India is also a country that transcends neat cliches. The truth is that the old cliches coexist alongside commercial growth, technological development, and rapidly growing cities. For me, […]
How long does it take to eat lunch? Ten minutes? Photographs made in the hours around noon. Sometimes there were 20 minutes, occasionally 40 minutes. Many times no minutes. New Orleans, Louisiana and Washington, DC, 2005-2009.