‘Scorpionkiss’ is the portfolio of Roy Melton Gunnels, from Fort Worth, Texas. Roy attended Texas Christian University, is a professional member of the National Press Photographers Association, and has lived and worked recently in Egypt and East Africa. Roy’s work encompasses documentary, fine art photography and portraiture, and visual journalism.
Each gallery on this website contains a selection of images from a past documentary or photo-essay or one in progress.
Roy’s photography was profiled and his work from the streets of Cairo featured in The Guardian, and a photo-essay of his images from the Egyptian Revolution has been featured in the Atlantic Council’s ‘EgyptSource’, as well as appearing in the Egyptian newspaper ‘Midan Misr’.
We hope you enjoy the work here at Scorpionkiss, which is all current, and will take time to view the gallery from Egypt, “City of Dust: A Pastiche Of The Street”, a 2-year photographic odyssey created on the historic Al-Muizz Street in Cairo. You may see features about it on the documentary and travel photography websites, Our Many Stories and The Travel Photographer, by using the links on the “In The Press” page.
“Warflower: Cairo In Revolution” was primarily composed in the famous Tahrir Square during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.
The gallery, “Northern Ethiopia: Hearts of Gondor”, is from an NGO documentary, and ’Les Fleurs du Mal’ (Flowers of Evil), is a selection of fine art images in sepia.
The gallery, ‘Texas Gothic”, is an eclectic photo-essay in progress, of stylized portraits, vignettes and tableau, images unique to this country, that reflect a Romanticism in the classical sense, with an existential and vibrant clarity. The lead image, from rural Texas, is “House In The Thicket”.
News about Roy’s upcoming projects for 2013 will be available soon. Thank you for visiting Scorpionkiss.com.
“I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.” Diane Arbus
“Plus claire la lumière, plus sombre l’obscurité… Il est impossible d’apprécier correctement la lumière sans connaître les ténèbres.” Jean-Paul Sartre
“Everything terrible is something that needs our love.” Rainer Maria Rilke