About Kevin Michael Reed

Kevin Michael Reed“Photography isn’t just about ‘taking a picture’.  There’s something so powerful about being able to explore how I see the world around me and share those stories with the world.”

Kevin Michael Reed is an internationally published fashion & beauty photographer and director based in New York City, Miami and Los Angeles.  Though Kevin found the camera documenting his travels while growing up on the stage as an actor and dancer, he spent several years working in accounts at advertising agencies before transitioning to photography as a full-time career.

NBC New York’s Catherine Blair Pfander described his work, “Reed’s love of theatricality and opulent, luxurious settings… is immediately apparent in his portfolio, which is packed with fairy tale beauties and soft, romantic lighting.”

Kevin has graduated from Mid-Florida Technical Institute’s Commercial Photography Program and studied fashion & commercial photography at New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology where he has earned an Associate in Applied Science in Photography and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in “Photography and the Digital Image”. In 2014, he won the Fashion & Beauty Category of the American Photographic Artists (New York) Photo Contest. He won two Gold awards and the cover of the Graphis Photography Annual in 2009 and received the honor as one of the 100 Best in Photography 2011 by Graphis. Photography equipment manufacturer F.J. Westcott has named him one of their “Top Westcott Endorsed Pros“.

He speaks regularly at seminars and industry events; In 2011, he formed Passion of Photography, Inc, which is dedicated to encouraging, motivating and training photographers to succeed in the business of photography.  Kevin is a member of several trade associations including the American Society of Media Photographers where he has served on the New York City Chapter’s board of directors since 2011. He is currently the Vice President of the American Society of Media Photographers, New York Chapter. Kevin is a Founding Member of The New York Fashion Photography Collective.

His clients have included Terani Couture, Deibe Rondon, Jasz Couture, The Cool Book, McMillen Advertising Corporation, i.b.b.i. Collection, Bron Imaging Group, Landa Designs, Aura Fashions, RadioPrint.tv, Gambino Apparel Group, O.V.V.O Optics, Tain Culture Cosmetics, Wrecords Fashions and others.  His work has been seen in his clients marketing and Seventeen, Supermodels Unlimited, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl, Salons Unlimited, Pageantry, W25, Dimension, Teen Prom, 360 Magazine, and others.