When it comes to certain scenes, there is sometimes only one way to document it; Mel D Cole happens to know just how the hip hop and punk communities should be captured. Raw, mean and full of gangster energy, their lifestyle has been completely captured by Cole.
Hailing from New York City, Mel D Cole is (quite impressively) a self-taught photographer who has gained the trust of many of hip hop's elite, including, but not limited to, P Diddy, 50 Cent, Usher and more. She seems to be there for it all, from their shows to their hotel rooms.
Mel D Cole seems to also shoot in just black and white, with pics that are straightforward and grainy. This detail adds to her candid way of shooting.