Mike Belleme

sneak peaks at what I'm working on
An interesting scene in Cherokee that happens to have an Elk in it.

An interesting scene in Cherokee that happens to have an Elk in it.

Derballa back flip at Paradise Falls

Derballa back flip at Paradise Falls

Here’s an outtake from my shoot with the band Elvis Depressedly for The Fader. Decided to try something a little bit different for this one.

Here’s an outtake from my shoot with the band Elvis Depressedly for The Fader. Decided to try something a little bit different for this one.

Here’s one more form Kids of Hate and Love Chapter 2 : The Cost of Living
Justin and Rorey at work

Here’s one more form Kids of Hate and Love Chapter 2 : The Cost of Living

Justin and Rorey at work

Another from Kids of Hate and Love Chapter 2
Justin Fyle at work at Asheville Paint and Powder Coat.

Another from Kids of Hate and Love Chapter 2

Justin Fyle at work at Asheville Paint and Powder Coat.

As anyone who knows me knows, I never actually finish a project. I’m still continuing with “Kids of Hate and Love Chapter Two: The cost of living which is an exploration into the point in a skateboarders life when the “real world” starts to conflict with the skateboarding lifestyle that we grew up with. I photographed Rorey Hipps and Justin Fyle at work at Asheville Paint and Powder Coat. I’ll post a handful of these over the next couple days.

As anyone who knows me knows, I never actually finish a project. I’m still continuing with “Kids of Hate and Love Chapter Two: The cost of living which is an exploration into the point in a skateboarders life when the “real world” starts to conflict with the skateboarding lifestyle that we grew up with. I photographed Rorey Hipps and Justin Fyle at work at Asheville Paint and Powder Coat. I’ll post a handful of these over the next couple days.

Here’s another portrait from the skatepark during my recent week shooting in Cherokee. Gerald Kekahbah

Here’s another portrait from the skatepark during my recent week shooting in Cherokee. 
Gerald Kekahbah

Dink at the Cherokee skate park.

Dink at the Cherokee skate park.

WNC Magazine cover from a shoot in Cherokee. On shelves now.

WNC Magazine cover from a shoot in Cherokee. On shelves now.

There are a few people that I just love getting to spend time with because they have soooo much knowledge that I want, much of which is very hard to find in books. Taylor Barnhill is one of those people. He knows a little bit about everything and everything about some things. I stockpile questions in my head for when I get the chance to run into guys like this.

There are a few people that I just love getting to spend time with because they have soooo much knowledge that I want, much of which is very hard to find in books. Taylor Barnhill is one of those people. He knows a little bit about everything and everything about some things. I stockpile questions in my head for when I get the chance to run into guys like this.