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Sep 06, 2019
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May 10, 2005

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About Me

Kim Melia von Seidl, just another modelographer on MM!

I'm a female photographer, mixed media artist currently traveling, in pursuit of mystery and beauty though not necessarily the pretty.

In one sense I am your basic retro glamour, portrait, street photographer, whatever those categories really mean.  In the other sense, my work is comprised of rather eclectic components that come together to explore what I call emotional and spiritual narrative. 

Dreams are very real to me and I see them even awake.  My work is an attempt to capture my dreamtime.  I am inspired by classic imagery of Weston and Cunningham, abstract work of Paul Strand, the glamour of Jeanloup Sieff, the fashion work of Dominique Issermann, and the street photography of Henri Cartier Bresson and Bunny Yeager who made it easier or female photographers to shoot pin-up.  Mix in with that my hippie (which explains my trippy dreamy color work) and goth and gothic (yeah both) aesthetic and my additional interests that range into fetish, retro and burlesque and that probably explains my work that is somewhat dark and/or mysterious rather than high-key and overt.

The work in this portfolio is approximately 75% shot on old school film. The strange color you see often starts off with a combination of color gels, cross processing, various films used the "wrong way."  Some of the color work is actually handcolored BW prints.  I work a lot with infrared black and white and high speed BW film as well as alternative processes.

Models, I am most interested in working with you as subject and not an object, even in conceptual work.  I have traditionally worked with friends and a small group of regular models. I  am interested in occassionally working with new people, the projects we might word on depend on how we mesh and how much you can open yourself to working in the realm of dreams and emotions versus mere poses and caricatures.


The  TFP projects I'm looking for models for:

I'm currently working with mixed media rather than straight photographic work. A photographic session is likely to be reincorporated into a mixed media or deconstructed photographic work.

Dreamworlds:  Artistic work that is conceptual in nature.  Look at my portfolio and you get an idea of the look and feel that I am working in/from.

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Credit Notes

Book Cover, Intimacies, Roger Aplon, Barracuda Press, UK
Group Photography Show, "Small Works in a Small Town," Hobart Galleries