Photographer: Kevin Sheffield

Photographer: Kevin Sheffield

How did you get to where you are now in your career?
I was once told by a professor in college that I should give up on fashion and drive a truck. Years later that same professor approached me for work. The moral here is to just follow through on your dream and don't let anyone derail you. This is how I continue to be successful. Stay professional and stay on track!

What is your opinion on modeling education?
I have a fashion design background. I attended F.I.T. in New York, but prior to that I worked as a stylist, tailor and freelance designer. I was always involved in the fashion industry, so as for my being involved with models it was all a part of it. Had this not been the case, I would say that modeling education is pretty important. It's not all about posing. You have to express an emotion or reveal a layer of yourself which isn't easy for everyone to pull off.

What person has been your inspiration in life? Who is your hero?
I would first say my mother, who worked in the garment district in New York City. She took me to her office one day and once I saw the drafting tables and all of the textiles designs, I was hooked. I immediately went home and started taking apart my clothing and changing the patterns. Second, I would have to say Designer Bryon Lars. I use to sit in the F.I.T. student library and watch videos of his fashion shows for hours. Lastly Gordon Parks, once I saw the possibilities I was off and running.


Do you feel like you've met your goals?
I would first say my mother, who worked in the garment district in New York City. She took me to her office one day and once I saw the drafting tables and all of the textiles designs, I was hooked. I immediately went home and started taking apart my clothing and changing the patterns. Second, I would have to say Designer Bryon Lars. I use to sit in the F.I.T. student library and watch videos of his fashion shows for hours. Lastly Gordon Parks, once I saw the possibilities I was off and running.


If you had to do it over again, what would you change?
Nothing! I have learned from every successful event as well as every failure. I am happy with who I am and that's all do to highs and lows in your life. The highs keep you wanting more and the lows push me to do better.


Do you have any tips?
I would asked them to really question how bad they really want it becuase it does not start off glamorous. I have seen very talented people through in the towel on their dreams becuase one thing didn't go their way. You don't necessarily do the thing you love for notoriety. You just love doing it. So I would really just question their motivation.


How do you stay inspired?
Just look around you. I am inspired by everything. People, places, things and so on. I also have a close group of creative friends that leads to friendly competition between each other so we are constantly pushed.

 

What photography related things do you recommend?
Keep Shooting! High or low times, keep shooting, idle or busy times, keep shooting. Don't always settle for the recipe your fed, be daring enough to challenge yourself.


What's your favourite camera?
Hasselblad 500C/M - I just love the feel and look of it. I often wrap my shoots with a roll of film


What is your most memorable experience so far?
I was doing a body painting shoot and the model showed up sick. She kept say she just needed to lay down for a minute but kept throwing up in my trash can. I told her there is absolutely no way this is going to work. Everything your feeling right now will come accross in the pictures. Knowing she had to leave and that I had everything booked already for this session, I quickly had to book another model and wait for her to arrive. what would have been a 4 hour shoot ended up being 8-12 hours but it looked great in the end

Client can contact me directly for rates. I can be reached through the following contact information: Kevin R. Sheffield 3923 W 6th Street Suite #416 Los Angeles, CA 90020 ksheffieldphotography.com (323)930-5140 Office (323)210-8354 Studio

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Kevin Sheffield Samantha Jo @sammograms Myra Reyes @myra.reyes.mua Kevin Sheffield

 

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