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Memorial Kaleidoscopes

When my husband’s much-loved grandfather, Arnie, passed away, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren spent countless hours going through his possessions and working out who would take which personal items of his as mementos - and we found that more often than not, there was more than one person wanting a specific item to remember him by. Coupled with the family’s sadness of having to say goodbye to not only him, but also his iconic much-prized and well-loved garden and shed. Thi...

October 13, 2022

Family Kaleidoscopes

A family kaleidoscope is the perfect way to have a framed art piece on your wall that tells the story and character of your family - think of it as an abstract version of a family portrait. I will work with every member of your family to pick items that represent them individually, and work with you as a whole family to capture items that highlight everything that makes you unique. I’ll then come to your home to capture these items, and take these images away to build a kaleidoscope that is co...

October 13, 2022


I use Ilford smooth cotton rag paper to print my images on. It is an archival quality photographic paper and has been specifically crafted to meet the needs of fine art printing and durability - not to mention the finish is outstanding and makes my work sing....

October 13, 2022

Commissioned Kaleidoscope process

Have a look through my gallery to get an idea of my existing work, and note down which pieces you love (and also which you aren’t a fan of). This helps me to get a feeling for the style you enjoy and the type of artwork you’d like me to create.  Pricing: Pricing for custom pieces varies depending on a number of factors, so please contact me for a bespoke quote and pricing guide. As an indicator, my pricing for custom kaleidoscopes begins at $1600, and all prices include a finished frame...

October 13, 2022

About Mel Waite, Photographic Artist

I’ve been working with a camera one way or another for most of my adult life (and some of my teenage life too, if we’re being specific). Much of my photography career has almost exclusively focused on capturing people – from family photos and weddings, to branding and corporate shots – and then, enter 2020. Covid lockdowns meant that photographing people wasn’t an option, so I flexed my creative muscles and took my well-developed photography skills in a new direction. I started expe...

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