Chelin is a visual artist specialising in documentary photography and filmmaking, with a focus in historical alternative processes.
As well as her commercial work, which covers portraiture, documentary, event and product photography, Chelin is currently researching historical printing methods and hybrid modern technologies applied to transient traditions and vanishing cultures. She has had the best mentors in this unique field: she learnt the art of large format and all things historical from Ken Keen, Peter Moseley and other “Pilgrims”.
Based in UK and Latin America, she is webmaster, editor and consultant for various related companies and societies. Chelin has a background in languages and International Relations and has spent over 20 years living in various countries around the world. This peripatetic life, travelling and living in such different cultures, has been a blessing: it opened her eyes to other traditions, religions and customs. Chelin’s love for writing, story-telling and a rediscovered passion for photography paved the way for commissions from various publications, NGOs and associations in Asia, UK and South America.