Tuesday, July 31, 2007

INTERVIEW by Suzanne Salvo

Interview by Suzanne Salvo. Check her blog out. She lives such an amazing life.


How old are you?
28 Years Old.

Where and when did you go to school?
Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

How long have you been an ASMP member?
2 years.

Why did you join?
The photography imaging community is a rather small one. The knowledge that is held by the more seasoned professionals is not readily available through any other mainstream source. I feel that ASMP helps like-minded professionals work together. To me photography isn't just a job, it is a lifestyle.

How long have you been a working photographer?
I was shooting even while I was finishing school so that after graduation the transition was seamless. All in all, I would say I've been working professionally for 2 years. I was very fortunate to have gained representation by the agency Four9Seven Creatives.

What prompted you to enter the Image07 competition?
I've always had respect for the caliber of ASMP events. Being a community, I knew this competition would be a great place to showcase my work and to see where I stand in the industry.

Did you receive any feedback from the judges on your entry either in writing or verbally? What?
Unfortunately, there wasn't a channel for feedback to be given. I haven't heard anything from the judges. This definitely is an area that could be improved. The feedback from established judges would certainly be a good guide to approaching my future work.

Was this your first public showing of your work or first NYC show? What was that like for you?
I've had a previous gallery showing of my work through APA in Los Angeles. The Image07 show being held in New York was definitely a big deal. New York is a huge concentration of some of the world's best creative work, so to have a show in New York made me very proud and also settled many fears wondering if I'm on the right path in my career. It is pleasing to feel a part of a bigger photographic/creative industry.

Now that you have graduated, what’s next for you? Did the Image07 show success have any impact on your decision?
I've always had my sights set on celebrity/entertainment and commercial assignments, and somehow this has been a really great year for me. I'm doing what I've always dreamed of doing. The Image07 show success further emphasized that I can be successful in doing what I love. I can create the type of work that I choose and still have it be accepted into mass marketability. I feel that I've been very fortunate in my somewhat young and rising career. Image07 has certainly provided a good vehicle to showcase my work to an even greater audience, for this I am very grateful. Following the success of the Image07 show I have been working closely with my rep agency, Four9Seven Creatives, to use the momentum of the show to springboard our marketing efforts to greater heights.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Bruce Testones! Photographer Extrodinaire!!

The Epitome of all Fashion Photographers! I love this.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Taking over New York!! One step at a time!

Was in New York for a gallery show and to meet up with a couple of magazines and advertising agencies. Look out for my work in Maxim, Complex, Rolling Stone, Blender, Interview, Fader and Esquire Magazine in the near future. It'll be really awesome! Below are some images of my time in New York. Hanging out with Art / Creative Directors, Photographers and alot of other really great people.

Kevin at Rolling Stone Magazine office (NY)
Group portrait at Toy's R' Us - Times SquareTimes Square
Busy workin' on my Crackberry in New York
Kevin & Melissa
Kevin & Seth Hadaway (Arnold NY)
Kevin & Steve @ rooftop party at Peden Studios in NY

Image07 Award - New York

Was in New York City for my gallery show for IMAGE 07, hosted by the American Society of Media Photographers (New York). The grand reception for the show was on the 19th July, and was held at Gallery FCB down in Chelsea. Many fellow photographers and friends came out specially to be at my show. It was definitely awesome to have a gallery show up in New York. Thank you one and all.

IMAGE07 Entry Sign
Stephen & Kevin
Alot of people turned up for the showKevin & Daphne (all the way from Boston)
More shots of the crowd
Kevin & Stephen Mallon (President of ASMP New York)
Shot of the Gallery
Yup. That's my image again.
Steve, Royal Jackson & Kevin
Alice Dison & Kevin

Friday, July 13, 2007

Interview Portrait

Photoshoot for the photography interview by PDN. Shot by Cuban-artist Melissa Valladares using Polaroid Emulsion/Transfer.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Current Retrospective of work - 2007

A current retrospective of my work is available at Blurb bookstores.

Current Retrospect...
By www.kevinouphoto.com

Monday, July 2, 2007


A very random road-trip with Kristen Berquist (all the way from Fairfax, VA) to meet Diana Povieng of Agency AKQA. It was a smooth 5 hour drive in the dead of the night. The entire trip was mad fun! We ran all around the city and even managed to meet up with my friend, Ally (who took us on a tour of Haight St). We ate our hearts out and the entire trip was nothing but sunshine & smiles. The only camera allowed on the trip was my trusty ol' Polaroid camera. Before the long drive back, we even had time to stop by Tomales Bay Oyster Co., an Oyster farm 2 hours North of San Francisco. We had 48 Oysters and 2-pounds of the freshest Manila clams you've ever tasted!

Ally, Kristen and Kevin
Kristen & Kevin, with the view of the Bridge
Kristen's interpretation of the Golden Gate Bridge
Kristen & Kevin
Fresh Oysters & Clams
R2D2 Mailbox
Seriously, how cool is that?
Kevin & Kristen at the Fisherman's Wharf
Aren't Polaroids the coolest thing ever?

HOT TUNA Swimsuit Launch

Got a chance to roll out to V20 in Long Beach to support a designer friend, Anya Aghababian. It was the launch of her Summer'07 Swimsuit line, designed for Hot Tuna. It was a full night of alcohol, party, music and models in bikinis. What a hard life I lead!! ;)

Steve, Melissa, Kevin, Dusty and Naomi
Anya and Steve

I get paid to play with Barbies!

Yes! You heard that right!

I just begun a project working with Mattel. The design studio for Barbie, Hot Wheels, Polly Pockets, etc. I'm usually at the El Segundo based Mattel photo/design/retouching studio. I get paid to have a staring contest with Barbie and all her little friends. It's really cool working there and the people that I've met are awesome. Unfortunately my other commercial photo jobs only allow me to work at Mattel on special project basis only. My excuse is that it's near to the beach.

It's Summer!! Weekend Villa Getaway

It was great to getaway for a while, hung out at Hollywood directors' Rolf Kesterman and Paula Walker's Spanish villa. It was the start of summer and the weather was simply perfect. It was Bailey's first time swimming and she loved it. The rest of the crew had a great time. Ironically, although being surrounded by photographers and directors, only one person had a camera. You can thank Steve for the pictures!

Life is too Good
Steve and Melissa
Erica and Spanish director Luis Sanchez Alba
Steve and Bryan
Luis' mating call for Bailey
Watch and marvel as they bond