Kevin Melchior

Photographs

No academic background in visual arts or photography, I am a corporate economist in an international company. What brings me to photography is relatively recent: the journey. I grew up in Switzerland in Lausanne and spent most of my childhood in a mountain chalet. The only child in this valley floor, and in contrast to the popular district where I lived in Lausanne, I learned to listen and observe nature. A few years later, I discovered the road, the life in a tribe, the cold of a trek of several weeks, an unreasonable and risky situation, the charming smile of a stranger, a life very different from my Swiss cocoon. I want to remember everything, I want to share it, but not only in words. I'm just watching. --- I have no academic background in visual arts or photography. I am a business economist working in an international firm. I was recently introduced to photography while traveling. I grew up in Lausanne, Switzerland and spent most of my childhood in a typical chalet in the mountains. In contrast to busy Lausanne, I was the only child in the valley so, while there, I learned to listen and watch nature. A few years have passed and my life has been a long time, a risky and unreasonable situation, a stranger's charming smile. In other words, a life undeniably different from my Swiss cocoon. I wish to remember everything and I wish to share it, but words are not enough anymore. And so I observe.

2016 Selection at Lens Culture Emerging Talent 2016

"2073, the roots of nowadays" - at the Fogg in the Brescia (Italy) "Half / Half" - at Festival Regards de voyages in Aubonne (Switzerland)