ABOUT: Kevin Korn is a photographer + creative director who specializes in capturing authenticity. His work is primarily focused on photographing + designing for lifestyle brands and consumer companies with an omni-channel strategy. His goal with each project is to create a warm + modern experience for the viewer to feel apart of, always keeping true to its authenticity.
When he is not traveling for projects, Kevin calls Nantucket Island his home where he lives with his family and is inspired by the natural beauty of the island's authenticity. A collection of Kevin's limited-edition framed photographs are shown in the East End Gallery, the AAN Gallery, and Ralph Lauren on Nantucket.
Below are some of the companies that Kevin has worked on photography + brand design for:
EXTENDED BIO: Prior to forming LightShip85, his design 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, + photographer had him travel the globe and cross-work in multiple brand exposure departments. His liberal arts degree in Advertising & Photography, design degree in Apparel Design, and years of experience in the commercial industry are his foundation, but Kevin draws most of his inspiration from the authenticity of each subject and location, his grandfather's photography, and the varied experiences with the talented team members he feels fortunate to have collaborated with in his career.
In addition to his campaign work, Kevin also photographs portraits for individual clients and shows collections of his photographs in galleries + exhibits.
Kevin believes that all successful photography + brand design is achieved with a collaborative creative process that allows authenticity to be captured naturally. He is available independently and with his team for photo + brand projects, advertising campaigns, + creative consulting and welcomes you to connect with him directly to discuss your next project.
ABOUT LIGHTSHIP85: Based on Nantucket Island since 2009 with global travels for client projects, LightShip85 is the design studio run by Kevin Korn. Focused on designing with an authentic + modern sensibility, the LightShip85 team includes a collaborative group of creative professionals from the east + west coast who work on each project within the specific needs + budget of each client. Projects include advertising campaign design + capture, brand environment + consumer experience design, brand identity design, brand strategy consulting, and other projects that allow brands to showcase an authentic + modern identity to their consumers in all areas of brand exposure.
THE NAME: "Lightship #85" is the name of the wooden light-vessel (aka. a floating-lighthouse) that was built in NJ in 1910 and then positioned by the government on the Nantucket Shoals, where its purpose was to warn Europe-bound ships navigating past the shallow waters surrounding the island. Like the light-vessel, Kevin was born in NJ and now calls Nantucket his home.
THE LOGO: A horseshoe crab has a understated rugged beauty and an authentic character that symbolizes a coastal lifestyle. It's silhouette reminds Kevin of his childhood memories on the east coast and inspires him on a daily basis to photograph + design creative with a simple sensibility.