A woman of many passions, Kim McMechan deftly manages to balance her love of her family with a relentless creative energy, wearing the hats of mother, daughter, singer-songwriter, poet, and portraitist. The concept of Paper Sun blossomed from one of her daughter's flights of fancy. When the winter days were short, Ryn, a then-6-year-old girl, drew a big orange sun on a piece of paper, cut it out, and taped it to the ceiling before arranging a beach towel in the middle of the dining room floor and lounging beneath it. While the actual paper sun is now long gone, the image was so powerful that Kim named both her debut album and her photography studio after it.
An unstoppable force of self-expression, Kim is not content to merely produce her own beautiful images. Rather, she leads workshops and personal coaching sessions for artists of all stripes. Though most of these classes are aimed at demystifying the camera or revealing professional tricks for photographers with some experience, others focus on the simple act of unclogging creative blockages using collage, writing props, and transcendental plungers.