We at Loudwire are mourning the sudden loss of our beloved concert photographer and friend Melina Dellamarggio. In celebration of Melina’s life, we’ve put together a collection of her awe-inspiring photography from shows she covered for our website (see below).

At age 16, Melina discovered her love for photography and knew she wanted to shoot bands. Until her passing on Friday, Aug. 19, at age 29, Melina relentlessly worked at perfecting her craft while radiating a rare passion that was felt by everyone she came across.

During her year with Loudwire, Melina took photos of such acts as Tool, Pearl Jam, Rob Zombie, Korn, KISS, Volbeat and more. We feel honored to have witnessed her incredible talent firsthand. Melina’s photography possesses special qualities that speak to your innermost core as a music fan. Not only do the photos make you wish you had been at the gig yourself, they fill the viewer with excitement for the concert they plan to see next. Melina delivered stunning, crisp, explosive and sophisticated imagery from every gig she ever shot for us. We will always be thankful that she invited us to see the world through her lens.

We’d like to extend our deepest sympathies to Melina’s loved ones. In remembrance of our friend, check out some select works of Melina Dellamarggio's contributions to Loudwire below.

Photo: Melina Dellamarggio
Photo: Melina Dellamarggio
Photo: Melina Dellamarggio
Photo: Melina Dellamarggio
Photo Credit: Melina Dellamarggio
Melina Dellamarggio
Photo: Melina Dellamarggio
Photo by Melina Dellamarggio
Melina Dellamarggio
Photo by Melina Dellamarggio
Photo: Melina Dellamarggio
Photo: Melina Dellamarggio
Melina Dellamarggio
Photo: Melina Dellamarggio
Photo by Melina Dellamarggio