KEVIN KORN BIO
Kevin is a lifestyle photographer & creative director who specializes in capturing + designing authentic creative for his clients. His work is primarily focused on photographing + designing for lifestyle brands & consumer companies. However, Kevin also photographs portraits for individual clients, editorial stories for publications, and shows a collection of his photograph prints in art galleries. His goal with each project is to create a warm + modern experience for the viewer to feel apart of, always keeping true to the authenticity of each subject.
Prior to his design studio (LightShip85), Kevin worked full-time with Ralph Lauren, J.Crew and A&F brands focused on designing + showcasing their advertised identities as premiere lifestyle brands. His roles as a director, designer, & photographer had him travel the globe and cross-work in multiple brand exposure departments. Kevin's liberal arts education in Advertising & Photography, design degree in Apparel Design, and years of experience in the commercial industry are his foundation. However, Kevin draws most of his creative inspiration from the authenticity of each location he travels to, his grandfather's photography, and the varied experiences with the talented team members he feels fortunate to have collaborated with in his career.
Kevin truly believes that all successful brand design and photography is achieved through a collaborative creative process that allows authentic lifestyles to be captured naturally. He is available both with his team or independently for photo assignments, brand projects, ad campaigns, + creative consulting and welcomes you to contact him directly to discuss your next project.
Kevin's limited edition photograph prints are exhibited at Ralph Lauren, the AAN Gallery, and the East End Gallery on Nantucket.
LightShip85 is a design studio run by Kevin Korn that is focused on designing creative with an authentic + modern sensibility. Based on Nantucket Island since 2009 with global travel for client projects, the LightShip85 team includes creative professionals from the east + west coast who tackle each project based on the specific needs & budget of each client. Projects have included advertising campaign design & capture, brand environment & consumer experience design, visual identity design, brand strategy consulting, and a variety of other projects that help brands showcase an authentic + modern identity to their consumers.
THE NAME - LIGHTSHIP85
"Lightship #85" is the name of a wooden light-vessel (aka floating-lighthouse) that was built in NJ in 1910. It then moved to the Nantucket Shoals Lighthouse Station in the Atlantic Ocean, where its job was to warn eastern bound vessels navigating past the shallow waters surrounding the island. Like the light-vessel "Lightship #85", Kevin Korn was born in NJ and now calls Nantucket his home, where he lives with his family and is inspired by the natural beauty of the island's authenticity.
THE LOGO - HORSESHOE CRAB
A horseshoe crab has a understated rugged beauty and an authentic character that symbolizes a coastal lifestyle. It's simple silhouette reminds Kevin of his earliest memories growing up on the coast and inspires him to this day to photograph + design creative with a simple sensibility that authentically connects to each subject.