Kevyn Fairchild is a lens-based artist working in both still and motion picture photography. The central theme explored in his work is the relationship between photography’s intrinsic need to document the real, and its potential to elicit an emotional response in the viewer. The result is a body of work that walks the line between straight and expressionistic photographs.
In 2009, he became interested in exploring the potential of mobile photography as a way of capturing the everyday moments. While the works created in this manner can be more expressionistic than his other photos, he maintains a strict rule that all post-production must be done in-device at the time of the photograph and must be limited to augmenting and not creating reality.
Kevyn has a B.A. in Cinema studies from the University of Colorado Denver, and a MA in Media Studies from the New School. He currently lives in Staten Island, NY.