Kevin was born in 1972 in metropolitan Detroit, Michigan. Raised by an artist and an architect, Kevin was introduced to art and creativity at an early age. In high school he developed an interest in ceramics. In the next few years he won several awards and was offered an art scholarship to college.
After college, art was put on hold for a year or two as Kevin found a real job in sales. The stress and pressure of sales, however, drove him back to art. In 1996 Kevin discovered photography, and has been working in the medium ever since. Kevin has worked in the traditional darkroom in both black and white, and color, as well as digitally. Currently his personal projects are done primarily with an old Hasselblad using color negative film, which is then scanned, and printed out using inkjet or LightJet style printers.
Kevin’s current projects include 100 Abandoned Houses, focusing on abandoned houses in Detroit, Michigan, and Detroit’s Small Churches, a series on the adaptive reuse of small structures as small churches. Other photographic topics include industrial Detroit, and Detroit night scenes. Much of Kevin’s work has focused on his former hometown of Detroit. Kevin’s interest in Detroit developed early as a basic curiosity of the economic on social hardships the city has faced for decades. In an attempt to understand the state of the city, Kevin has continued to photograph the area as its economic decline has accelerated.
Shows and Awards
Kevin’s work has been exhibited in numerous group and individual shows in the metro Detroit area over the past 15 years. Kevin was awarded a Purchase award at the inaugural Polk Art and Technology exhibit, and his work is now part of the Polk Company’s permanent collection.
Antagonismos - Victor Lope Arte Contemporaneo
Polk Art and Technology
Lawrence Street Gallery
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
Novi Civic Center
Livonia Civic Center
Oakland Community College
Detroit Focus 2000
American Public Media - The Story
American Public Media - Marketplace
The New York Times
National Geographic Adventure
American School Board Journal
How Architecture Learned to Speculate
The Modern Townhouse
Dust on the Breakers
The Detroit News
The National Post
Urban Outfitters Blog
Hooked on the Outdoors
Design You Trust
Universal Music/Mayer Hawthorne
Under the Influence