Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Funny Méla - Polaroid Portraits

Mela Eloise Nichols / Polaroid Portrait

Méla Nichols is a 24 year old stand-up comic, actress and writer living in New York City. She's currently appearing on the ShowTime series “I can't believe I'm still single.” She enjoys all things off-beat and vehemently marches against the grain on a daily basis.

That’s the bio that appears on my Flicker page featuring all of the portraits-to-date that I’ve shot of this amazing new talent.

Méla Eloise Nichols / Polaroid Portraits

I met Méla for the very first time the very same day I shot her portraits. It can be tough to shoot a portrait of someone you don’t know or never have met. Méla's laid-back attitude and awesome nature made the session feel like I 've known her forever.

Méla Eloise Nichols / Polaroid Portrait

Méla Eloise Nichols / Polaroid Portraits PX 70 (3)

Méla has been acting in low-budget indie films and recently started doing stand-up comedy.

Upon meeting, I was impressed with her tenacity and energy. I love the Mark Twain quote Méla recently posted on her FaceBook page:

”Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
-Mark Twain

Méla Eloise Nichols / Polaroid Portrait

Méla is featured in Season 2 of the ShowTime series “I Can’t Believe That I’m Still Single” (trailer below)

You can see Méla Nichols perform her stand up act on the following dates:

Thursday, August 26th 9:30pm
COMIX New Talent Show
353 W 14th Street New York, NY
212 524-2500 (box office)

Tickets are $10. reserved ($15. at door) - Two drink minimum.

The Love Show at Concrete Bar NYC
Saturday, August 28th 9pm
320 W 37th Street, New York, NY

Mela says:
“This show is gonna be awesome because it's a one hour interactive improv show about dating, love and relationships, and specifically for this one the theme is the keys to chemistry, how to tell if someone likes you or not. After the show there is a party and an opportunity to register into a weekend seminar about love and relationships where participants learn different dating habits and what gets in the way of them finding love and sustaining it, etc Also there will be tons of very valuable relationship and love coaching.”

Méla Eloise Nichols / Polaroid Portraits PX 70 (1)

And that’s not all!

September 22, 9pm
New York Comedy Club
241 East 24th Street between 2nd and 3rd
New York, NY

Tickets are $10. Two drink minimum.

Méla Eloise Nichols / Polaroid Portraits

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