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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.
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.
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.
- Flickr Heroes 51,928 photos, 7,262 members
- Your Best Shot 2015 25,067 photos, 43,418 members
- Triggertrap 6,190 photos, 2,632 members
- Your Best Shot 2013 10,892 photos, 13,315 members
- Micro Four Thirds Community 594,980 photos, 10,235 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 5,792 photos, 6,351 members
- Leeds 66,083 photos, 3,222 members
- London Independent Photography 6,884 photos, 1,645 members
- Ron & Betsy- A Man And His Dog 142 photos, 39 members
- Project Weather 640,374 photos, 94,117 members
- Cardiff (Caerdydd) 49,370 photos, 2,174 members
- Yahoo Your Pictures 190,655 photos, 4,421 members
- Brighton Photography Book Volume Two 455 photos, 119 members
- Art at The Rock 47 photos, 61 members
- Lomo LC-W(ide) 10,774 photos, 476 members
- Austin 92,382 photos, 4,893 members
- 'Black and White' Photography Competition 479 photos, 609 members
- Your Best Shot 2010 18,064 photos, 21,909 members
- Lomography Spinner 360 Group 3,795 photos, 816 members
- Spinner 360 3,940 photos, 695 members
- Birmingham 88,438 photos, 3,292 members
- Risked Returning 1,001 photos, 1,855 members
- lomodroid 1,762 photos, 79 members
- owl friday 493 photos, 184 members
- 35mm Sprocket Holes 22,627 photos, 3,284 members
- Digital Harinezumi デジタルハリネズミ 16,815 photos, 1,547 members
- New Photo Page Preview 0 photos, 3,290 members
- Brighton Style 2,396 photos, 205 members
- GameBoy Camera 3,591 photos, 569 members
- Guardian Datastore 1,683 photos, 1,837 members
- "Colour" Photography Competition Silicon Beach Training 249 photos, 279 members
- Flickriver 256,283 photos, 3,391 members
- AOH Artists Open Houses 1,187 photos, 78 members
- iPad Face 65 photos, 66 members
- LC-A Instant Back+ 903 photos, 299 members
- Guardian Camera Club 26,143 photos, 12,879 members
- Analoguemasters 123,788 photos, 2,103 members
- Empty Underground 1,694 photos, 306 members
- Brighton NOT Brighton 5,404 photos, 162 members
- panoramas 474,732 photos, 58,679 members
- Kate Day's Photo Competition 5,042 photos, 918 members
- ~ Wild Swimming ~ 2,140 photos, 641 members
- Samsung NX10 9,950 photos, 411 members
- Lomography UK 30,486 photos, 1,782 members
- Brighton Flickr Iydea Exhibition 24 photos, 63 members
- Your Best Shot 2009 14,952 photos, 18,389 members
- Brighton & Hove City Council 2,480 photos, 202 members
- Camera Toss 7,763 photos, 19,276 members
- Videos on Flickr 37,087 photos, 21,030 members
- Brighton Moonlighters 520 photos, 32 members
"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."
February 2nd, 2010
"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 :)"
December 6th, 2009
"I met Lomokev once. He was friendly."
April 2nd, 2009
Will Cheyney says:
"What can I say that hasn't already been heard? A local inspiration. Keep up the amazing work, Kev!"
March 3rd, 2009
the brownhorse says:
"to quote the Argus website. lomokev "engaging in stabbings, road rage, rape, paedophilia, verbal abuse, fly tipping, road rage etc.""
April 29th, 2009
Eric Hands says:
January 6th, 2009
"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."
November 1st, 2008
"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."
November 2nd, 2008
"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 :)"
January 22nd, 2009
October 17th, 2008
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."
July 5th, 2008
"gratest man to walk the earth"
June 21st, 2008
Mei Todd says:
one of the best photographers i've seen...."
June 16th, 2008
Ice Nine says:
"Lomokev is clearly a Cuban spy.
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."
March 21st, 2008
"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."
January 15th, 2008
"supplies me with constant inspiration!"
January 9th, 2008
"I miss his beard."
December 9th, 2007
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."
December 3rd, 2007
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®"
November 8th, 2007
donmimi83 ( away ) says:
"Don ' t waste your time to read this testimonial ( GREAT eye - thank u )"
October 30th, 2007
"All of the below!!"
September 8th, 2007
"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."
September 4th, 2007
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."
July 10th, 2007
"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."
June 14th, 2007
June 12th, 2007
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"
May 22nd, 2007
"Kevin is a bloody brilliant bugger. Does he really need another adulating testimonial? I think so. His photostream is worth every single click!"
April 24th, 2007
"My life is much richer for having met lomokev."
April 8th, 2007
"The Xpro King of Brighton."
March 28th, 2007
"This man's beard is so epic, there's a statue of it upstairs at the Victory."
February 9th, 2007
"Love the colours!"
February 3rd, 2007
"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!"
January 25th, 2007
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.
and oh yeah this is the cat who gave me the idea to put one picture in multiple sets! genius"
January 15th, 2007
Hymie C says:
"I will follow you my brother, my captain, my king!"
September 29th, 2006
"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
August 29th, 2006
"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."
August 3rd, 2006
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...."
July 31st, 2006
♥ 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."
July 4th, 2006
"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."
July 4th, 2006
Dolores Luxedo says:
"Never trust a man with the word "lomo" in his name."
June 1st, 2006
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."
May 16th, 2006
"Kevin is a picnic short of a picnic but we love him.x"
May 2nd, 2006
"You know it's the 21st Century, when the music is of this Calibre!"
March 28th, 2006
January 17th, 2006
"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...""
January 11th, 2006
"i am a great fan of kevin.
his colors are very very very cool!"
December 23rd, 2005
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."
October 13th, 2005
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."
July 4th, 2005
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."
April 26th, 2005
"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."
March 8th, 2005
"a true inspiration and one of the few people that really, really, really fill me with photo envy. (good envy) cheers mate"
March 4th, 2005
"if we could all see the world as this here boy, each blink of the eyelid would be an epiphany."
February 25th, 2005
"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!"
February 25th, 2005
Bummer Nights 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."
February 21st, 2005
"Kev's pictures are utterly appealing. Like him :)"
February 11th, 2005
May Ann Licudine says:
"I can describe Kevin.
I really really love his photography styles!!!!!!"
February 10th, 2005
"He makes a mean fry-up"
February 1st, 2005
- Kevin Meredith
- December 2004
- Brighton, England
- I am:
- Other and Taken
- Photographer, Writer, Teacher
- kevin.meredith [at] gmail.com