A bit more of Africa…a year later

I’ve finally been able to upload the rest of my Africa pictures and I’ve even been able to glance through them a little. I’ve only edited this picture so far, but this little girl’s face just jumped out at me. I spent the afternoon with this family and about 10-12 kids running around jumping in front of my camera :). This one was completely naked the whole time without a care in the world. Hopefully there will be more soon!

Hands of Mercy – Africa Show

Thank you SO much to everyone who took the time to check out my show and/or came to my opening reception. I truly appreciate it and it was so enjoyable and fun to see everyone and meet some new people!

As promised, I’ll be selling all the pictures to go towards sponsorship of children in the Hands of Mercy Orphanage that I volunteered at. Sponsorship helps to provide medical care, educational needs, etc. When I was there Charity and Jacob weren’t able to go to school because they didn’t have the money for it. Currently, (out of the children in the show) I believe Ruth and King David (yes, that’s his name) are not sponsored, but the orphanage has received several new children lately, including some very young infants that needs sponsors. By sponsoring we can have correspondence with the children and I’ll post any letters or pictures I receive from the kids. If anyone wants to adopt one of the munchkins you just let me know :).

All the framed pictures will be sold for $150 and the unframed pictures for $100. There is a slight student discount so that it makes it a little easier for you college students to help out too. Contact me for more details on that. If all the pictures are sold we can sponsor 4-7 children for a year!

Each print is 12×18 and the frames are 18×24 fineline black metal frame (they’re very thin, I’ll post a picture later today when I can get one). The pictures are all toned slightly with an ‘antique’ tone and printed on metallic paper.

If you live in Utah between Salt Lake and Spanish Fork I’ll deliver or you can arrange to pick it up. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area I’ll be driving there October 15th and you can save on shipping by letting me know in advance so I can drive it out!

To order please email me at kelli (at) kellinicolephoto (dot) com.

The following is my artist statement, click on it to make it big enough to read. Thanks for checking this out!

The following (21) are the framed pictures that made it into the show:

1. Hannah
2. Around the corner
3. One of many
4. Ruth
5. Micah
6. Luke
7. Philip and the sticker brigade
8. Jacob
9. Emmanuella
10. Tear
11. African evening
12. Charity-SOLD
13. Brothers
14. Yep, I’m cool
15. Faith
16. Charity
17. Sammy
18. King David
19. Peter-SOLD
20. Natural beauty
21. Hope

The following are unframed (they just didn’t make the final cut, but I have prints!):

22. I love stickers!
23. Micah, Jacob, and Philip
24. Simon
25. Looking up
26. David
27. Jacob’s eyes
28. Playing
29. Hannah’s eyes
30. Jacob-SOLD

Africa Show is up!

For anyone who’s interested (and in Utah) my Africa show is up at BYU and there will be an opening reception tonight from 6-8 in the HFAC (Harris of Fine Arts Center). The show is on the 4th floor west hall. Hope to see you there!

A little bit of Hope 🙂

PS: After the show goes down I’ll be selling all the framed (and a few unframed) prints and all the profit will go straight to sponsoring children at the orphanage I went to in Ghana. Check back in 2 weeks for more details!


This caught my eye a few minutes ago as I’m trying to get things finished for my Africa show next week. I still haven’t looked at most of the pictures from my trip, but I am now in love with this one. And with him.