Mitch Nelles (1953, New York City) is a photographic artist who captures images of objects and scenes encountered in everyday life. Nelles was an early convert to digital photographic methods, which allowed him to best capture the character and unique qualities of the everyday. He uses strong image detail, high contrast and sharpness to allow him to share his vision with others.
Nelles is particularly fascinated by areas of urban transition, low technology work spaces, nautical themed objects and open-air antique markets. He seeks out decaying piers, ships in dry dock, urban basketball courts, nautical ropes, barbed wire fences, and old tools. These subjects speak to him by virtue of their geometric shape, texture, and gesture. Through his photography, Nelles hopes to share the wonderment that can be found all around us.