Bill Mellett Photography

Using my own life's experiences as the canvas for my work.


Nothing screams out “North Texas” to me as much as an image of a Longhorn Cattle.

These guys weren’t photoshoped other than some color and contrast tweaking and a bit of cropping. For the benefit of those that haven’t seen these type of cattle before, this is what they really look like in real life.

I found these guys in a holding pen about half a mile from my day job office.

The guy in the bottom photo wasn’t too happy about me being there and let me know it. He took a few steps to charge at me. He got my attention. I got the photo and quickly stepped away from the barbed-wire fence between us.

I was unsuccessful getting a model release in this case. I hope that they don’t google me and have good copyright lawyers.