Kevin J Mellis 'Just Be...#1' for Food Banks Canada

Kevin J Mellis 'Just Be...#1' for Food Banks Canada


For a min. $5. donation to FOODBANKS CANADA - this image can be downloaded for personal use as digital wallpaper - on your phone/ computer as a screensaver. YES, we will remove the watermark when have made your purchase.

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Calgarian Kevin J Mellis swapped a digital camera for large format film apparatus in 2012. His motivation for this shift stemmed from a profound need to connect more deeply to his overall artistic process and his subjects.  Mellis’ work is heavily influenced by his concurrent profession as a Medical Social Worker in the largest trauma centre in Southern Alberta. He works daily with individuals and their families in crisis from unexpected illnesses and physical traumas such as car accidents, shootings, and stabbings. Having witnessed thousands of deaths since joining the trauma team, he finds solace in the photographic process, methodically and meticulously crafting images. A large format view camera is big, heavy and completely manual.  Working with this apparatus affords him the opportunity to explore lifes details; details that are often forgotten or entirely overlooked. He seeks a sense of tranquility and reflection within these quiet moments of solitude, all of which allows him to move to a deeper place of emotional engagement. Mellis’ work is a blend of moments of reality and artistic exploration that continually nourishes his body, mind and spirit.



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