‘Scorpionkiss’ is the portfolio of Roy Melton Gunnels, from Fort Worth, Texas. Roy attended Texas Christian University, and was an artist and painter for many years. He 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 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 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.
“Warflower: Cairo In Revolution” was primarily composed in the famous Tahrir Square during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, and the gallery, “Northern Ethiopia: Hearts of Gondor”, is from an NGO documentary. ‘Outlaw In Texas’ is an interpretive photo-essay about a group of bikers in North Central Texas, and ‘Les Fleurs du Mal’ (Flowers of Evil), is a selection of fine art images in sepia.
The gallery, ‘Scorpionkiss En Noir’ (Scorpionkiss In Black), is one of two new projects for 2013, and will reflect Roy’s interest in intimate, candid and stylized portraiture, some in ‘Clair Obscur’ (Chiaroscuro) lighting. The other forthcoming gallery, ‘Texas Gothic’, will feature an eclectic series of vignettes and tableau, images unique to Texas, that will reflect a Romanticism in the classical sense, with an existential yet vibrant clarity.
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