An artist and entrepreneur, Kevin Ou is dedicated to creating beauty and positive change in the world. As a Celebrity Director & Photographer, Kevin has experienced incredible success globally. Based out of Los Angeles and Asia, Kevin’s artistic work has garnered multiple International awards for Photography. Kevin specializes in Celebrity and Personality. His clients include top Celebrities, Politicians and International CEOs.
In 2009, Kevin was voted one of the top 10 most influential photographers in the United States by the prestigious industry bible, CreativeUSA. His International gallery shows now span New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Kevin’s images are characterized by contemporary use of light and style that reflects the most forward-thinking trends. In 2011, Kevin expanded his production company into Asia to continue his work with International / Asian celebrities. Kevin is currently a spokesperson for Canon and Leica. In November 2013, Kevin found himself in the company of iconoclasts when he was proudly recognized as a Visionary by the renowned distiller, Grey Goose brand and its dedicated Guild.
2010 saw the expansion into Directing Celebrity / Fashion Lifestyle films. Starting from the Celebrities from MHL to directing Vanessa Williams for Maserati and finally to fashion brands in Asia, Kevin is garnering attention and awards Internationally. 2014 led to the birth of KO+MY, an exciting and innovative fashion film director-duo in Asia. The duo derives its name from the initials of its two principals, Kevin Ou + Martin Yeoh. KO+MY became the one of the first fashion/music directors’s here who collaborate as a pair. The pair combines the success and expertise of their respective areas of expertise to raising the bar on the fashion-centric commercials/films in Asia.
During the length and breadth of Kevin’s career, he has utilized his entrepreneurial vision to develop business enterprises that extends boundaries. In 2004, Kevin founded Four9Seven Creatives to represent young, worthy talent. This led to the creation of the Forum Agency which became the definitive strategic marketing agency for celebrity branding. Kevin’s business endeavors also include the Modern Home + Living (MH+L) brand, a unique experience offering exclusive access to Celebrity homes and designs. His latest venture is The Lumenere Group. At its core, The Lumenere Group is a Celebrity and Entertainment consultancy focusing on Celebrity-Driven Branding & Marketing Solutions. 2015 also saw the birth of The Gentleman's Pride, a publishing company focused on guiding men through the various stages of a man's life. Kevin's social venture, SparkkSpace, supports the creative photography community with Singapore's first co-working photography studio concept.
APA National Award 2005
Microsoft ProPhotographer Award 2006
Communications Arts Annual Award 2006
APA CameraWorks Award 2007
ASMP Image07 2007
ASMP “Top Images of the Year” Award 2007
International Photo Award 2007
American Photo “Images of the Year” Award 2007
CreativeUSA: Influential photographers (N. America) 2009
Communication Arts Annual 2009
International Photo Award 2010
Grey Goose Guild – Visionary Award 2014