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Photographer to Watch: Tim Melideo

The portfolio of photographer Tim Melideo's fashion portraiture exhibits scantily clad blondes sprawled out on dingy laundromat machines and abandoned, graffiti-ed, concrete platforms. His "Remembering the Forgotten" landscape series of boarded-up motels, rusty refrigerators, and dry swimming pools and gas pumps in California's arid deserts makes post-apocalyptic dirt look sexy.

His skateboard photography makes me attracted to meals-on-wheels boys, and I want to hang his series of seedy bathroom photographs above my Diptyque candles and girly bath towels. In other words, his stark, grungy photographs are so chillingly beautiful that I almost find them glamorous. He's definitely someone to keep your eye on, or even hire to shoot your rocker boyfriend's band. I don't know about you but I'd love to see him shoot interiors, and, god forbid, some place that's seen a broom and dust pan in the last 50 years. Check out some more of his photos by clicking the images below, and see his portfolio here. He can be reached via email..

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