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About me

I am not what most people would consider to be an average photographer. Armed with a selection of compact film cameras, I never leave home without one and I am always ready to capture anything that happens around me.

fragmented self #1

In October 2008 my first solo book Hot Shots was released in the UK, it sold out its UK and US print runs in under a year. It is an instructional book for everyday people and is intended to help them sex up their photography, without being too bogged down in technical jargon.




Since then I have written a 2nd book Photo Op (US title) / 52 Photographic Projects (UK title). This book goes more in depth in to 52 different photo graphic techniques. I have a passion for passing on my knowledge of photography and regularly teach photography courses.

another sell out!

I have also had work published in two Lomo photographic books, one called "Spirit" and the other, "Don't Think Just Shoot." My work has also featured in a range of publications including Photo Pro Magazine, DSLR user magazine, Olympus User Magazine, Russian Esquire, Sonntagszeitung, and the BBC news website. I was a regular contributor to JPG magazine from when it first launched in 2005. In 2006 I was on the panel of judges in New York for flickr.com's "Blink of the Eye" photo competition and judged again in 2008 for pixish.com's "The SXSW Gallery Show" competition. I work commercially as a photographer for a range of different clients which have included Phillips, The Times, The Commonwealth Games 2002, Dr Martens, Stomp, Dell and Imogen Heap.

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    liangdu says:

    "kevin meredith eyes of the city is full of a sense of humor. Now I want to see you taken Chinese cities. Welcome to China."

    2nd February, 2010

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    Mogsterr says:

    "Kevin has such a distinct style to his photographs that always catches my eye, and he is so knowledgeable with all sorts of techniques. After reading his book "Hot Shots", I've realized that this man has no bounds when it comes to creativity, he comes up with the craziest ideas that I've never even thought about. What always amazes me is the fact that Kevin is able to maintain uniformity within each and every single one of his photos, It's kind of like a label that you can spot from a mile away and you'll still get the idea that it's one of Lomokev's photos :)"

    6th December, 2009

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    benbenbenbenben says:

    "I met Lomokev once. He was friendly."

    2nd April, 2009

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    Will Cheyney says:

    "What can I say that hasn't already been heard? A local inspiration. Keep up the amazing work, Kev!"

    3rd March, 2009

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    the brownhorse says:

    "to quote the Argus website. lomokev "engaging in stabbings, road rage, rape, paedophilia, verbal abuse, fly tipping, road rage etc.""

    29th April, 2009

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    Eric Hands says:

    "you..............photographer !"

    6th January, 2009

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    Ben Petrucci Of The Pistoleers says:

    "with a second name like Meredith he should be a priest not a photographer, that said he is a great photographer which is a good job as I reckon he'd make a rubbish priest."

    1st November, 2008

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    ponyintheair says:

    "After you've looked at Lomokev's photostream, go and buy his book 'Hot Shots'. It is supercool on many different levels: you get to look at some great photography in print form, plus get some ideas for shaking things up a bit. It will make you happy and want to grab your camera and enjoy taking photos."

    2nd November, 2008

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    ukaaa says:

    "Possibly my biggest lomography inspiration. This selfmade man is famous in epic proportions but still remains to be kind and personal to his flock of wild groupies. Proud to have met you, even if it was brief and clumsy :)"

    22nd January, 2009

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    Mad_T says:

    "lomokev rulez"

    17th October, 2008

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    Clive Andrews says:

    "The great thing about Kev is the fact that he manages to be simultaneously one of the best photographers on Flickr and also a bloody nice bloke.

    He never lets his celebrity get in the way of his excitable and infectious enthusiasm, and he's always ready to lend advice to the likes of us mere mortals.

    Respect the bearded one."

    5th July, 2008

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    DamoBiddles says:

    "gratest man to walk the earth"

    21st June, 2008

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    Mei Todd says:

    "awe inspiring!!!!
    one of the best photographers i've seen...."

    16th June, 2008

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    Ice Nine says:

    "Lomokev is clearly a Cuban spy.
    Why?
    Well it's obvious.
    One. He uses a Lomo - not a flash Kiev but a cheap and nasty Lomo.
    Two. He uses film. We all know Cuba is so far behind, that the digital age means a swanky wristwatch.
    Three. His beard. One to make Fidel proud. And Ras-Pu-Tin too.
    Four. English is clearly his second language.
    Five. His apparent disdain for Mr and Mrs Gates and their charity.
    And my solution?
    Bung him into a wheelie bin and send him on the next slow boat to Cuba. With BleepBloop as company."

    21st March, 2008

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    yvoluna says:

    "I got fired up to take photos after Kev asked me to spell check his forthcoming photography book. I feel so privileged to have had this sneak preview into what promises to be an amazing book. So I'm already out there practicing his techniques while everyone else has to wait for the book to come out! As a thank you for spell checking his book, Kev set up a Flickr account for me, and there's been no looking back."

    15th January, 2008

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    kimsmithhappy says:

    "supplies me with constant inspiration!"

    9th January, 2008

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    Mac... says:

    "I miss his beard."

    9th December, 2007

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    MATTHEW STRONG says:

    "i'll never forget the day when we were looking for "nice wellies" in the middle of a rave, for kevin to photograph. keep sending me those bad boy tracks please.and keep reaching for those lasers."

    3rd December, 2007

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    DarkDaze Photography says:

    "Quite possibly one of the finest photographers named Kevin in Brighton. I respect his love of Portra VC, and of course the lomokevBeard®"

    8th November, 2007

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    donmimi83 ( away ) says:

    "Don ' t waste your time to read this testimonial ( GREAT eye - thank u )"

    30th October, 2007

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    lomoD.xx says:

    "All of the below!!"

    8th September, 2007

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    ___federico___ says:

    "when I saw his shots on flickr I decided to buy a lomo lc-a me too. and I have to thank you kevin.
    scroll his photostream, tons of great shots."

    4th September, 2007

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    Dave Gorman says:

    "lomokev is probably the first flickr photographer I found that made me want to come back for more. I haven't got bored of his stuff yet and I doubt I will. He seems to shoot stuff faster than I can view it too."

    10th July, 2007

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    Perpetually says:

    "lomokev is legend. i like him because he reminds me that there is still a world of photography that doesnt include over photoshopped, supersaturated, pretty little flowers with bees on top, a bunch of seagulls flying through the golden sky, and HDRed landscapes, and i think-im-cool cuz i know how to do levels photography. plus i think hes funny."

    14th June, 2007

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    nina_westervelt says:

    "FREE PARIS!!!!"

    12th June, 2007

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    Char Mae says:

    "He has the sickest blue camel photo on the planet! Not to mention all the other blue photos.... and such!!!! I like Lomokev lots. He is not only a wonderful, inspirational photographer.... but it's a kick to read his flickr responses to his miscellaneous fans..... and such!! oxoxoxoxox Char Mae"

    22nd May, 2007

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    dreifachzucker says:

    "Kevin is a bloody brilliant bugger. Does he really need another adulating testimonial? I think so. His photostream is worth every single click!"

    24th April, 2007

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    heather says:

    "My life is much richer for having met lomokev."

    8th April, 2007

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    edscoble says:

    "The Xpro King of Brighton."

    28th March, 2007

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    -RobW- says:

    "This man's beard is so epic, there's a statue of it upstairs at the Victory."

    9th February, 2007

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    5olly says:

    "Love the colours!"

    3rd February, 2007

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    TommyOshima says:

    "Now Mr.lomokev.....Kevin, has been the biggest shining star since I started flickr, and he still is at the same place after 2 years!
    Everytime when I come back to his photostream, I come back to my own starting point, and the emotions when I first encountered his works.
    My eternal respect to this super hero!"

    25th January, 2007

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    jon madison says:

    "i've been meaning to write for several weeks, probably months, but never have. i mean what would i need to say?

    so i figured i'd thank this dude for being an inspiration to me, showing me what *can* be done with an lc-a, and why film is so important...all through his photos.

    cheers!

    and oh yeah this is the cat who gave me the idea to put one picture in multiple sets! genius"

    15th January, 2007

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    Carmbler® says:

    "I will follow you my brother, my captain, my king!"

    29th September, 2006

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    Loki* says:

    "headcase on the case
    camera in your face
    colours so bright
    they'll sting you like mace
    bromptons boy is picking up pace
    move out the way
    or join in the chase

    AS06"

    29th August, 2006

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    X-travalueMeal#2 says:

    "Oh how I've watched my little Kevin grow. He can be a bit ornery when he doesn't get his custard but other wise he's of a gentle lot. Kevin why don't you run into ME sometimes? I'm always running into YOU. I think he both takes pictures and cuts his hair regularly."

    3rd August, 2006

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    Maya Newman says:

    "Kevin's images are not only amazing and colorful but also direct & humorous. Very lomo & very British. Beauty with no bullshit!

    Thanks for the inspiration...."

    31st July, 2006

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    ♥ shhexy corin ♥ says:

    "I've been watching young Kevin Meredith with great admiration for quite some time now.

    I moved to my current abode because it afforded me excellent views of Brighton Beach. From my bed, I can watch Kevin going for his daily swim.

    He's a fantastic swimmer! Expert at the breast-stroke, but preferring to freestyle.

    Kevin is 100% dreamboat, he looks damn H.O.T. in his tight red Speedos.

    Hands off him, and hands off my binoculars. Cheers."

    4th July, 2006

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    FatMandy says:

    "Kevin is an artistic genius, looks good in a thong, and makes a mean fry-up in the same attire.

    A bit worried that he gets his cock sucked by so many flickr users for his more mediocre pictures - though the better ones surely deserve it."

    4th July, 2006

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    Dolores Luxedo says:

    "Never trust a man with the word "lomo" in his name."

    1st June, 2006

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    Baby Skinz says:

    "Big Kev kindly used to dance when I DJ'ed and also got me my first lomo. Both of which I'm eternally grateful for."

    16th May, 2006

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    neilclive says:

    "Kevin is a picnic short of a picnic but we love him.x"

    2nd May, 2006

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    Presty says:

    "You know it's the 21st Century, when the music is of this Calibre!"

    28th March, 2006

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    *Lee* says:

    "BEEP.
    EEPB
    EBPE
    PEBE
    PEEB
    PBEE
    BPEE
    EEBP
    EPBE
    EPEB
    EBEP
    BEPE"

    17th January, 2006

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    kagey_b says:

    "If you are ever in Brighton, and you see a tall bloke riding a red Brompton (compact fold-up bike) with flashing lights on his helmet, chances are it's Kevin.

    I first met him at a World Dance rave and his physical presence scared me. Now it's just his mentality that scares me. A true old skool soldier...""

    11th January, 2006

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    peppermintrock says:

    "i am a great fan of kevin.
    his colors are very very very cool!"

    23rd December, 2005

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    Blaise K says:

    "are you kidding me? have you seen his sets? how is he not rich and famous by now despite that full frontal pic he posted from burning man?!

    wish i could steal his eye for a day."

    13th October, 2005

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    Kris Krug says:

    "Kev is such a consistenly amazing and unique photographer that the only proper response to his work is to totally hate him."

    4th July, 2005

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    sam b-r says:

    "portraiture at its finest.

    his images show the world in a new light.

    from playful beach shots to lonely bridges this man is able to capture it all."

    26th April, 2005

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    pablokorona says:

    "an inspiration? nah, he doesn't inspire me. he makes me want to put my camera down because he's so good. I have nothing but respect for this guy. Keep it up."

    8th March, 2005

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    P!ndaro says:

    "a true inspiration and one of the few people that really, really, really fill me with photo envy. (good envy) cheers mate"

    4th March, 2005

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    cybele says:

    "if we could all see the world as this here boy, each blink of the eyelid would be an epiphany."

    25th February, 2005

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    boskizzi says:

    "I know for sure he is one of the best photographer I ever "met" and I saw almost all his work through the internet. Amazing!"

    25th February, 2005

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    shoegazer says:

    ".lomokev has taken some of the most beautiful shots i've ever seen.

    .thing is, he posts new ones EVERYDAY. consistently original in his ideas and compositions, and he knows his way around color. his photostream is a great reference for those curious about what a lomo can do."

    21st February, 2005

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    brendadada says:

    "Kev's pictures are utterly appealing. Like him :)"

    11th February, 2005

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    May Ann Licudine says:

    "I can describe Kevin.

    Wow.
    Amazing.
    Great.
    Absolute.
    Excellent.

    I really really love his photography styles!!!!!!"

    10th February, 2005

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    Juey says:

    "He makes a mean fry-up"

    1st February, 2005

Name:
Kevin Meredith
Joined:
December 2004
Hometown:
Folkstone
Currently:
Brighton, England
I am:
Other and Taken
Occupation:
Photographer, Writer, Teacher
Website:
www.lomokev.com
Email:
kevin.meredith [at] gmail.com