Louis Meluso [Lou_Meluso]

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Hello, I am Lou Meluso from Fort Smith, Arkansas. I was raised in Jersey City, N.J. While in the U.S. Army, in the mid-1970's, I got bit by the photo bug and learned a lot from the local camera club. I was a professional photographer for thirty-five years. I hold B.A and M.S. degrees in Photography from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, Ca. I am currently the Executive Director of the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum. I've worked in commercial, corporate and museum photography for many years. I use digital Sinar, Betterlight and Canon DSLR cameras in my professional work but for my creative image-making, I enjoy shooting with Sony A7, A7RII, A6000, and RX100II digital gear. I print with Epson printers. Please take a look at my gallery of creative work and thanks for stopping by.

Country: US



My Eye is in Love-Visions of Nature

Color Work

Bliss in a Glimpse-The Things I Love

Roving Eye - My Favorite Places

Street Work

My Knife Collection


Michelle in Black

Dave and Dogs-Pagosa Springs,CO

Myron Laskin

Ken Winter

Doyle Dykes Playing Fast

Paul at Yosemite Ranch


Edward Robison




Self Portrait Playing Guitar

Denise in a Fur Coat

My Father at Work

My Father at Age 78 Years Old

David on the Porch

Sarah in a Hat

Jackie in Clover

Jeffery Looking Out the Screen Door

John Swihart


Mark Sparks

Earl Calloway

Jeff at work


Baboon Portrait

Twisted Bud

Doe in the Brush-Shawnee, Kansas

White Tiger in Repose-Singapore

Flower Portrait

Frozen Waterlily

Geese in Flight-Squaw Creek, MO

Geese over the Moon-Squaw Creek, MO


Lone Oak at Cadie's Corner-Great Smokey Mountains

Morning Frost-Big Bear Lake-California

Santa Barbara Sunset

Sea Shell Composition

Siberian Mountians

Geese Migration-Squaw Creek, MO

Soaring Eagle over Marsh Tree


Wind Worn Waterlily

Snow in the Carson Valley-Nevada

Annie in Her Room

Suzie On the Deck

Bob Winning at Home


Jamison Miller

John Laney

Kevin Jespersen

Larry in Makeup

Old Dan at the Mill

Young Buck in the Woods

Bent Leaf on Stone

Feeding Moth

Morning Flight

Twin Trees

Portrait of Lotus

Bob and Jan Together

Gypsy Moth

Passion Flower

Patricia in the Garden

Rain Forest Palm-Singapore

Amanda Fish

Dave Elders-UC Northridge

Denise Hall

Hot Pepper


My Lovely Wife Suzie

Fungus on log-Truman Lake

Three Trees in Snow

Mountain Waterfall-Great Smokey Mountians

Pelican Head

SunSet over San Bernadino

Suzie with a Rose

Snowy Egret at Sunset-Florida

Green Parrot-Singapore

My Mother at Home

Three Sinks-Ellis Island

Boxcar Design

Civil War Cannon

Epyptian King

Hand with medal

Icy Bar-B-Que

Wheels of Steam

Old Deck Chair

Old Gas

The Three Graces

Valley Bar-Gardnerville,NV

Building Detail-Copenhagen

Cable Mill-Great Smokey Mountians

Club Mardi Gras-Kansas City

Dome Interior-St. Louis

Getty Ranch House

Jefferson Memorial-St. Louis

Storm over Los Angeles


View of Singapore

Boating on the Hudson


Morning Solitude-Big Bear Lake

John Swihart in the Studio

Agnes in the Garden

Arness at Work


Dad at work

Dale Port

Iroquois Princess-profile

Jack in Profile

Kevin in an Old Cabin-Clinton, MO


Portrait of Woman Laurie, Missouri

Portrait of an Old Man - Singapore

Portrait of Mark

Robert the Custodian


Self portrait in a Black coat,black hat and black camera

Suzie by the Window

Thinking Boy


Tribal Leader Manny

Angela in the Library

Ben Blackwell

Boy by a Painted Wall - Singapore

Lou and Suzie with Coco in Winter

Man on a Blue Wall

Portrait of John

Profile of a Man on White - Singapore

Old Oil Bottles

Violin Shop

Flash Dance

Music Man

Wesley-Pinhole Portrait

Portrait of Ralph

Portrait of Lori

A Storm Gathering at the Flying Colt Ranch

Coat Hangers

Amanda at the Window

A Boy in a High Collar Jacket

Portrait of Colin


Drummer Boy

Winter Wheat

Fallen Nest in the Snow

Self Portrait Holding a Glass

Water Beads on Leaves



Spring Scene #6

Wet Tulips

White Leaflet on Black

Old Hoe in the Snow

Deer Skull on a Log

Barn in the Fog

White on Red

Steeple at Sunset

National Gallery Walkway

Trees and Sky at Sunset

Wild Stare

A Yellow Flower on a Table

Old Tools

A Chair Next to a Stove

The Face of a Queen

Blue Jay in a Storm

Cardinal on a Branch

Four Geese in Flight

Prayer Session - Singapore

Wesly Hess

Thistle in the Fall

Flaming Flower

Ginko Leaves #2

A Sprig of Red Winter Berries

Kevin at Point Pleasant Nov 2011


Hanging Frons

Wet Grass

A Drop of Water on an Elephant's Ear


Old Schoolhouse-Flint Hills, Kansas

Surfer at Point Pleasant Beach, NY Nov 2011

Bloch Building in Spring Snow

Wooden Flag on a Fence-Clinton, MO

Man Making Soup for the Poor - Singapore

Snake River, Colorado

Waiting for Summer

Ice Rower

Beach Fences

Fountain in the Park-NYC

Temple at Sunset

Dew-beaded Buds

7-Eleven - Adams Street-Chicago

Street musicians-15 May-Chicago-sml

Sunset at AIC-sml

Bakery Worker

Baloon Girl

Be More-Portrait of a Girl

Birds flocking around Crain Communications building-ChicagoBW-sml

Boy Crying on a Wet Street-Chicago

Clean Up-Pike's Fish Market


Coke Sign-Lakeview,Chicago

First Bank Of Greenville-Illinois

Freight Train Engineer-Jersey City


Handsome Cab-Seattle

House at Sunset-kc

Kid Looking at Water Art-Millenium Park-2-Chicago

LaSalle Street Bridge-Chicago

Leaning - Chicago

Man Cleaning the Bean-Chicago

Monuments-Eureka Springs-sml

Newspaper Vendor-Chicago

No Tresspassing-kc

Portrait of Abe

Rainy Monday-Chicago

Smoke Break on the Steps-kc

The Gem -6x6-80mm-kc

Urban Flora-Chicago-3-sml

Watch Center-Chicago

Cooling Off - Chicago


Alex in Color


Boy doing cartwheels-sml

Drummer (2)

Hands on a Rail-sml

Kemper-man smoking out back-sml

Kids watching the parade

Man Stirring Soup

Mike Portrait-sml

Old Indian-Sielk-Neutral-sml

peace sign

Portrait of a Man in a Black Cap

Portrait of an Old Man-BW Singapore

Portrait of Jerry

Two Freinds Having Lunch


Portrait of Artist Paul Smith

Senegalese Drummer


Suzie Birthday Portrait

Man Bending

Corn Rows

Book Publisher Robert Sharp

Suzie in Black

Portrait of Casey

Photographer Josef Kouldelka

Portrait of Allison

Emma Hart on Her Porch

Back Lit Bunch

Portrait of Vivienne

Morning Ride

Wolf Creek

Forest Floor


Bulgari - Chicago

Concrete an Sky Collide - Chicago

No Hands - Chicago

Leaves with Hail - Chicago


Boy in a Field of Dandilions

Chicago Blues Fest 2014-Man in Profile

Up the Chicago River

Old Bench-Chicago

Pleansa Head - Chicago

Citrine Necklace

Watch Close-Up

Eleanor at 94

Mom Reading

Portrait of Jamison in the Woods

Buck in a Snowy Thicket

Metro Bus Driver Phil Epstein Taking a Break

Bubble Flower


Bering Solar

Citizen Eco-Drive Chronometer

Case Executive Knife-Lrg

Buck 102-Lrg

Shirogorov F3-Chinese Copy

Spyderco PM2 Clone

Colombia River Pagoza-Lrg

Kershaw Entropy

Kershaw Leek


Chris Reeves Sebenza

Spyderco Native 5 LW- Detail Choil

My EDC-Spyderco Native 5 LW

Spyderco Manbug

Two Sun Ti Lock Flipper

Spyderco Dragonfly

Mora Pro-S Bush Knife-lrg

Spyderco Ambitious-lrg

Shiro Hati-Clone

Two Sun Wave Knife-lrg

Boker Ebony Gent II Damascas-Lrg

Spyderco Delica 4-Lrg