Monday, January 29, 2007

VISA by AKQA (San Francisco)

I just shot an assignment for VISA. The agency AKQA (San Francisco) handles the account. This was a rush job and the Art Director's did not have time to fly out. Few locations were shot by several photographers represented by Four9Seven. Gail Gonzales shot the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Stephen Dummit shot the Santa Barbara Mission and I stood in the freezing cold, in the water, on the beach to shoot the Santa Monica Pier. Very beautiful shots!

Santa Monica Pier Twilight
Photo: Kevin Ou
Santa Barbara Mission
Photo: Stephen Dummit

Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco)
Photo: Gail Gonzales

Note: Unfortunately, final images were not published by the Client.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

LEGO Fashion Campaign (US and Canada)

This was a fun shoot! I was commissioned to shoot a LEGO Fashion Campaign to be launched at MAGIC, in Las Vegas. I have to admit that working with little 1" Lego men was very challenging. But the final shots turned out Amazing! The set / prop builder did a wonderful job of building the set to scale and the casting of 'celebrity Lego people' was simply perfect. You gotta love the Lego Paparazzi.

Agency: Matli :: Elliott
Photographer: Kevin Ou
Art Director: Dave Matli
Production: Stephen Dummit @ Four9Seven Creatives

Final LEGO Fashion Runway Images

Our LEGO Model in the Dressing Room

Behind the scene shot of Kevin Ou hard at work
(Check out how tiny the set was)

Saturday, January 20, 2007

CAMERA WORKS - Opening Gala (19th January 2007)

Pictures from the Opening Gala of the Camera Works Photography Gallery Show. It was held at the Pacific Design Center down on Melrose Ave, West Hollywood. It was such an awesome place. Architectually it was impressive and it was just really cool overall.

The show turned out amazing! The entire gallery was packed and the artwork was strong enough to back the show up. There were some amazing pieces by Glen Wexler, Melvin Sokolsky, David Burnett and my favorite of the show was Brett Ratner (director for X-Men, Rush Hour, etc.), for his campaign featuring Nicole Ritchie for Jimmy Choo. His website is HERE. The entire show was really great. Got to meet up with many old friends, big name photographers, reps and other professionals in the industry. There were many rave reviews on my artwork. It was such a great night. I'm definitely honored to be apart of the show. A very big thank you for all of you who showed up.

Basement Entrance to the Pacific Design Center
Giant poster at the lobby of the Pacific Design Center
Me and Stephen (my Rep @ Four9seven Creatives)Friends and fellow photographers who came out to show their love and support.
Wow. The gallery got packed. Imagine twice as many people in this photo.
A commemorative catalog of the show was printed and sold for charity.
After-show celebrations at Versailles (on La Cienega). Delicious Cuban food!
Me, Melissa and Stephen

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Represented by CreativeCircle, Los Angeles

Picked up a new Rep Agency. They're representing my creative Retouching / Finishing work. They've got offices / reps in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago and San Francisco. I'm excited and hope that this will be a start of an awesome working relationship. The people that I've met there were really nice and I'm happy to be working with them.


ACCD Gallery Show . Pasadena, California

Pictures from the ACCD Gallery Show. It was hosted and held at StageTwo. The first image is the list of co-photographers that were in the same show. I'm glad that many friends, family, models, art / creative directors and clients showed up. It turned out to be a really awesome night with plenty of great artwork and even more wine flowing. Thank you for all the Champagne.

Name list of fellow Photographers

Kevin, Stephen and Mauricio

Helena and Kevin

Deborah, Kevin and Leon Paz

Heather and Kevin

Me and my dad
(He rushed from Paris to head home, met up with my Mom,
then endured a 19-hour long flight to be at the show)

Monday, January 15, 2007

CMYK Magazing - Issue 35

An Image got published in CMYK Magazine's Issue 35. It was a gallery profile of other artists (illustration, graphic design, advertising and photography). The cover was shot by Greta Tresushoff, an old classmate of mine from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif.

This is the image, titled: The Trains never stopped rolling, 2006 . Fontana, California

CAMERA WORKS - Gallery Show

A huge gallery showing of personal and commissioned photography hosted by the Advertising Photographers of America (APA). Fellow winners / exhibits include Glen Wexler, Thomas Broening, Melvin Sokolsky and Michael Grecco.

Do drop by the show if you're in Los Angeles. Would love to see you there.

My piece is titled "Irresistable". Its 20" x 30" framed with Black Oak and costs USD$1100. Half of the proceeds go to Ceders Sinai Hospital. So if you're looking for artwork to add to your collection or for your office's interior, be sure to stop by and check out the work.

January 19th, 2007 6-9pm
Pacific Design Center
West Hollywood, California

Suzanna Liming - Singer / Songwriter - Album Shoot

Recent photoshoot with Suzanna Liming in Mission Viejo, Orange County in California. It turned out to be a pretty fun day. There were several setups throughout the day. Not to mention alot of fast driving to chase the sunlight. Images are to be used for Marketing / Promotional and Album cover art.