Carmelo was raised in a traditional Italian household in Montreal. He first became interested in photography while snowboarding and skateboarding. His fascination with the photographic styles of these sports led him to study photography at Dawson College in Montreal and later at Ryerson University in Toronto. From Canada, he traveled to Thailand where he practiced documentary photography, earning him two awards in travel photography and documentary photography from the prestigious Prix Lux Photography competition. Inspired by music, fashion, and everyday people, he ultimately fell in love with fashion photography and moved to New York City where he currently resides. His diverse background in various forms of photography, and his perfectionist focus on lighting and composition, all help to create a unique perspective and truly exceptional and beautiful work.