Kevin Michael Schmitz

High fashion photography

I am an advertising, celebrity and editorial fashion photographer and cinematographer. I shoot all over the world for ad campaigns, celebrities, magazine covers, book covers and commercials. As a Director of Photography, I worked with two Emmy Award Winning Directors shooting commercial motion. I am passionate about telling visual stories through large-scale productions and creating powerful timeless images with a strong cinematic feel.

I have been published in over 50 magazine covers and editorials worldwide, I travel the world shooting for a wide for a wide range of advertising and editorial clients including ad campaigns for Coors Light, Miller Lite, Smirnoff, Penguin Publishing, LA Fashion Magazine, Levi’s and San Manuel,

After graduating with a Bachelors Degree in photography, I pursued a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. With both a commercial and academic understanding of the photographic industry, I founded the “Photography Workshop Series” in 2009 Sponsored by ProFoto worldwide. I have directed 51 high end photography workshops on location and studio lighting production in Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Chicago.

I guest lecture at universities, art summits, workshops, seminars and art schools all over the USA and have been honored as “The Distinguished Young Alumni of the Year” at my alma mater.

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