Jerod Killick (Halvor Opsal) is a Norwegian-Canadian fine art photographer from Vancouver, British Columbia. His creative works are frequently characterized as, 'moody,' 'authentic,' and 'grounding.' Jerod is known to spend hours getting to know the people in his photos, paying special attention to how individual dynamics are expressed with the world.
Jerod is particularly drawn to the film and Polaroid picture making process as a method for revealing what he sees in others. He also finds inspiration from time spent with family back in Norway, moments from his childhood in Southeast Alaska, and the high plains deserts of the Pacific Northwest.
Finally, Jerod's professional background provides inspiration for many of the projects found in his portfolio. Jerod received his Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology in 1997, and later completed a post-graduate clinical and research concentration in Behavioural Medicine and Health Psychology. He currently works as a senior leader in mental health and addictions for Vancouver Coastal Health.
In 2008, Killick's work was featured in Blur Magazine (Issue 18). Most recently, a selection of his favourite images went on display at the Lab Art Show, put on by Glitz Entertainment, in 2014.