Natural Discoveries: A Portrait of Travis Melin

Nature photographer Travis Melin died on Wednesday, May 6, after failing to recover from an April 21 heart attack. He was a 1991 graduate of Hermantown High School, a former resident of Washington Studios Artist Cooperative and lived his final years in Ely. The documentary above was produced by Mike Jandl in 2013.

A tremendous spirit and body of work lives on …

Travis Melin 2013



about 8 years ago

So sad. That documentary was really nicely done. What a great little look into his work.


about 8 years ago

I received a copy of one of his prints a couple years ago as a present.  (After seeing a note (here on PDD) about his show at the DPI and dropping some key hints.)  Stellar photos.  Definitely sad to see talent pass at such a young age.


about 8 years ago

I have one of his photos on my kitchen wall. I never spoke to Travis, but his photo speaks to me. Rest in peace Travis, and thank you Mike for posting the documentary.

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