carnival kiss

The Portfolio page features various genres. Street photography photos are local and include travel to Cuba, Sicily, and France. Macro photography is a fabulous collection of florals and butterflies photographed in the photographer's home garden replete with native plant species. Landscape collection features travel, local, and historic sites.



A listing of photographer publications, awards, online reviews, and a gallery carousel of those images. Publications include various literary magazines both online and print. Online review links to a podcast by National Geographic editors. Awards include placement and acceptance into juried photography shows.



Read the biography of photographer Patricia Merlino. Patricia Merlino is a former photojournalist, born into the medium of film and SLR's. Her work is in film both black and white, and color. Presently, she works in digital photography and a virtual darkroom. More detailed information is available in her biography.




Visitors to South Jersey Street Photography are encouraged to contact the photographer. Comments, questions, and/or requests to purchase prints or photo notecards for any of the photos on this website are available to order. Notecards are printed professionally and available in matte or gloss finishes.

Carnival Street Photography Project


Street photography can take many forms and definitions. Known as the father of street photography, Henri Cartier-Bresson once said, " In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little human detail can become a Leitmotiv."  To think of street photography as a venue only in metropolitan cities is an untruth and limiting view. The idea of a street photography project with a focus on carnival life was defined at the Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC) during a workshop with Costa Manos.


The carnvial street photography project began in the summer of 2006. Photographer Patricia Merlino spent many years of her youth on the carival grounds of a Sicilian Italian Feast honoring Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. She decided to photograph the same carnival, held in July, for a period of ten years. In 2016 the project will end and she will have a complete collection of carnival life from the eyes of a street photographer.