Kevin Michael Schmitz
, United States
 
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114 The Strand #3
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Tel: 310 808.4565
Brief Summary
Kevin Michael Schmitz is an advertising, celebrity and
editorial fashion photographer represented in New York by
Mike Mendelsohn at AAREPS. He is passionate about
shooting large-scale productions and creating powerful timeless
images with a strong cinematic film noir feel.
Published in over 25 national and international magazine
editorials in the last few years, Kevin Michael travels
the world photographing for a wide range of commercial
and editorial clients, as well as documentary and fine art
special projects.
After graduating with a bachelors degree in photography,
he pursued his Masters of Fine Arts in Photography
at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. In early 2009,
Kevin Michael traveled to Israel to photograph a documentary
during the Gaza War. Photographing and interviewing soldiers
and civilians on both sides of the conlfict, his imagery and
editorial story was published internationally exposing the
truth behind the conflict as well as personal stories from the
front lines.
In addition to his commercial work, Kevin Michael is the director
and instructor of the "Location Lighting Fashion Photography
Workshop Series" sponsored by ProFoto & Samys Camera. He
guest lectures at universities, workshops, seminars and art schools
around the United States and will begin teaching as a professor of
photography at Cal State LA in 2011. He was honored
in 2009 as “The Distinguished Young Alumni of the Year”, at his
alma mater.  
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