Kevin Michael Schmitz is an advertising, celebrity and editorial photographer and cinematographer. He is represented in New York, Los Angeles & Paris and shoots worldwide for major ad campaigns, celebrities, magazine editorials, book covers and commercials.
As a Director of Photography, Kevin Michael works with two Emmy Award Winning Directors shooting commercial motion. He is passionate about telling visual stories through large-scale productions and creating powerful timeless images with a strong cinematic feel.
Published in over 60 magazine covers and editorials worldwide, Kevin Michael travels the world shooting for a wide range of advertising and editorial fashion brands and magazines. His strong cinematic photographic vision is apparent throughout all of his projects.
After graduating with a Bachelors Degree in photography, he pursued his Masters of Fine Arts in Photography at the Academy of An University, San Francisco. With both a commercial and academic understanding of the photographic industry, Kevin Michael founded the “Photography Workshop Series” in 2009 Sponsored by ProFoto worldwide. He has directed 77 high end photography workshops on location and studio lighting production in LA, Miami, New York, Chicago, Denver & Hawaii. He guest lectures at universities, art summits, workshops, seminars and art schools all over the U.S. and was honored as “The Distinguished Alumni of the Year” at his alma mater.