Between his witty candor and distinct photographic style, Kevin has opened a studio after 18 years in the making. Using his abilities, he creates depictions of the world and the people in it that are honest and exposed in both a technical and emotional sense. If you want to learn from a photographer with over 25,000 shoots under his belt, who has worked with major commercial clients – and makes jokes about his nose, Kevin Paul is the guy to know.
The Kevin Paul Interview
Hi, Kevin. Tell me about yourself and your journey into photography.
I fell into photography by accident when my sister recruited me at 16 to work at a J.C. Penney portrait studio. I had just graduated high school and was looking for a job while I went to college to study music performance. Two years later, I talked my way into a job at one of the premier portrait studios in Southern California at that time. Shortly after they decided they liked me enough to keep me. I was only 18. I was the youngest photographer there by 15 years. Photography has always been a constant since I found it, while my other side projects have included things like running a weekly Underground Hip Hop club with a few of my friends, breeding seahorses, jazz saxophone, and now propagating species of coral and promoting ocean conservation. My curiosity has always been abundant and I find a camera is a great way to open internal and external doors in this world.