Visual Farm is a full-time photographic service established and operated by Kelvin Lau. The business is located in Foster, which is adjacent to the sublime Wilsons Promontory National Park in Victoria. It also operates from a second base in Bentleigh, in the Melbourne bayside region. It offers services to individuals and businesses located within the South Gippsland and South East Melbourne regions.

Kelvin received formal training in commercial photography at ICPP South Melbourne in 2003 and 2004, but has been actively engaged with traditional and digital photographic processes since 1988. He also holds a PhD degree from the University of Melbourne in visual qualitative research, having investigated the intersection between photographic narratives, mental health, and cross-cultural experience. He has special interests in the documentation of performance through collaborative work with other artists, and the ongoing exploration of the meaning of photomedia within contemporary art practice.

He is currently completing a Master of Fine Arts at Photography Studies College in Melbourne.

Awards
Finalist, Australian Photography Awards, 2021
Finalist, William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, 2020
Shortlisted, Australian Photography Awards, 2020

Group Exhibitions
STAGES: Life in Lockdown, Monash Gallery of Art, Victoria, 2021
CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Victoria, 2021
Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Victoria, 2020
CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Victoria, 2016
CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Victoria, 2014
ArtExpress, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1991

Collaborative Projects
Exploring Emotion and Memory through Photography. Headspace Collingwood, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, and Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2015

Qualifications
Accreditation, Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), 2020
PhD, University of Melbourne, 2017

Current & Past Clients
South Gippsland Shire Council
SEJ Real Estate
Prom Coast Mountain Bike Club
Gippsland Lifestyle Magazine
Gippslandia
EcoChici
Amy Lewis Design

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