Artist Bio: Melanie Reed


“I am eye. I am a mechanical eye. I, a machine, am showing you a world, the likes of which only I can see.”
— Dziga Vertov


I often think of this quotation when I am behind the camera. For me, my camera is a key to a portal through which I can step when using the mechanical eye. A rusting gas pump seen through the lens transports me to a WWII airfield during the Battle of Britain–I can hear the engines and see and smell the smoke from a damaged Spitfire as it spirals to earth. I can see a bare and dusty foot and be with Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. I can hear the slap of a paddle wheeler and smell that unmistakable smell of the muddy Mississippi.


My photography gives me great pleasure and freedom. I hope my work will evoke in you the smell, taste and feel of other times and places.

Portrait of the Artist: Sean M Puckett

In his early years, the easy money of computer programming lured Sean away from his fascination with graphic arts and photography. Now that he has decided his soul is more important than his wallet, he’s put down the keyboard and picked up his camera once more. He smiles more frequently these days. Sean’s studio is in Kitchener, Ontario.