PPAC 2017 Top 10 International Photographers Series - Kelvin Chan (Malaysia)
It is more than just a photograph!
It is an artwork that can be a frameless expression of an ideology including infinite possibilities.
Kelvin Chan, a Kuching-born guy (Sarawak, Malaysia), has always got a gut feeling that arts is running in his blood right from a very young age. He finds himself always seeking out new ways to express himself through the arts. Eventually, he realised that one of the ways he could satisfy that penchant of his was by venturing into commercial and fashion photography. So in 2010, unable to wait any longer, he took the plunge into the exciting pursuit.
Photography to Kelvin is not just taking photos of his subjects. It’s a completely separate realm of artistry in which self-expression knows no bound. Here creativity has free reign. Kelvin would make sure his models and characters match which includes taking into account the make-up and clothing. After the images are finally captured in camera, they would yet go into another session of enrichment which involves high end retouching. The final products are thus not just photos, but pieces of art.