Kevin J Mellis 'Just Be... #2' - fine art print

Kevin J Mellis 'Just Be... #2' - fine art print


Prints purchased on the PhotoEd Platform are proudly printed on 11x14 inch fine art paper, by Circuit Gallery in Toronto.

Circuit Gallery is concerned with producing top-quality archival prints. They use state-of-the-art technology, considered top class for fine art printing. Prints are made with HP Vivera Pigment Inks: HP media has display permanence ratings of 200+ years and are considered "archival." 

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Kevin J Mellis

Kevin J Mellis


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.

I like the tonal range, sensibility, and consistency of this work. The use of a large format camera and b&w film create a peaceful feeling.
— Thomas Bouquin - photo editor/ photographer
Evocative and powerful. Very nice command of the medium. Great to see some large format work! Really well done.
— Derek Shapton - photographer