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“...a modern-day Slim Aarons”

— Town & Country Magazine

Nick Mele is a lifestyle, fashion and fine art photographer known for his whimsical take on American luxury and elegance. Nick’s passion lies in his love for fabulous interiors and the people who inhabit those spaces. His images have been said to evoke feelings of both old-world glamour and modern irreverence.

Over the last 10 years, Mele has become known for spinning tales of surreal characters in dreamlike domestic spaces. Documenting a lifestyle at once familiar yet fantastic, his imagery feels like a fanciful peek into life in the country's most luxurious resort towns. As viewers, we are offered a glimpse into a world, sometimes real and sometimes imagined, that is normally inaccessible to the public eye.

Nick Mele (b. 1982, Southampton, NY) received his BA and MBA from Georgetown University and is an alumnus of the International Center of Photography in New York. He began his career working under famed society photographer Patrick McMullan, before developing his own trademark style and body of work.

Like many current artists creating today, Mele has demurred from the traditional gallery route. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at some of the nations most exclusive private clubs, hotels and retail outlets; most notably being his recent takeover of the entire 7th floor of Bergdorf Goodman in New York. Mele’s photographs have been featured in a myriad of online and print publications including Town & Country, The New York Times, Avenue, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Vogue and Vanity Fair. His commercial clients include brands such as Ralph Lauren, Sam Edelman, J.McLaughlin and Lilly Pulitzer, as well as several high end hotels and interior designers. Mele’s first book, A Newport Summer, was published in May 2022 by Vendome Press. It was followed not long after by Palm Beach Living in February 2023 by Vendome Press.

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Mele has spoken at a number of cultural institutions and been interviewed by many publications about the unique world he has become known for documenting. His love of eccentric characters, charming stories, and fabulous interior design is communicated through his playful wit. Nick leads upbeat discussions using engaging stories and stunning visuals to explore the emotional connection between the individuals he shoots and their living spaces, emphasizing the importance of preserving these moments and memories. Nick hopes to inspire his audiences to see the beauty in the cracks on their own walls and encourage a deeper appreciation for design as art, and photography as a means of documenting a well lived home. For inquiries for book signings and artist talks please

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