KEVIN KORN BIO
Kevin is a lifestyle photographer and brand designer who specializes in designing + capturing authentic creative for his clients. His work is primarily focused on lifestyle brands and consumer companies. He also captures portraits and produces fine art prints for select clients, as well as editorial stories for publications. 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 forming his creative consulting studio, 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, and photographer had him travel the globe and cross-work in multiple brand exposure departments. Kevin's liberal arts degree in Advertising and Fine Art Photography combined with his design degree in Apparel Design is his foundation, but he draws most of his creative inspiration from the authenticity of each location he travels to, his grandfather's photography, and his varied experiences with the many talented professionals he feels fortunate to have collaborated with during his career.
Kevin truly believes that all successful brand design and photography is achieved through an optimistic + collaborative creative process that allows authentic lifestyles to be captured naturally. Kevin is available (with his team or independently) for photo assignments, brand projects, ad campaigns, and creative consulting and welcomes you to contact him directly to enquire.
LightShip85 is a creative consulting design studio with two primary areas of focus: Lifestyle Photography + Brand Design. Based on Nantucket Island since 2009 with global travel for client projects, the studio is focused on designing creative + capturing authentic imagery with a warm, modern light. Client projects include advertising campaign design and capture, brand environment + consumer experience design, visual identity design, and brand strategy consulting.
THE NAME - "LIGHTSHIP85"
LightShip85 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 "LightShip85", 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 of 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.