Kevin Christopher Ou (born March 4, 1979) is an American celebrity director / photographer / entrepreneur / investor originally from Singapore. He is the sole founder of KEVINOU, INC, the co-founder of Modern Home + Living (MH+L), and founder of The Lumenere Group and LIVMO. His photographs have been published in Rolling Stone, Nylon, Elle, DUB, People, Surface, Vogue, Entertainment Weekly with clients like Levi’s, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Maserati, SONY, Universal Music, Hermes, H&M, Uniqlo, Lego, BMW and General Motors.
Attended St. Joseph’s Institution International High-School (1991). Attended Catholic Junior College (1997). Attended Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Mass Communications) (1999). Ou left Singapore after being “turned away” from a photography class. He moved to Los Angeles in 2000 and after obtaining a mass communications diploma from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. He studied photography and Art at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and graduated in 2004.
After graduation from the Art Center College Of Design, Kevin worked as a photographer on national advertising campaigns for a number of automobile manufacturers. After the shift of the automobile industry to CGI-based work, he began to accumulate celebrities, politicians, music artists and actors as clients. Since then he has photographed Tom Cruise, Barack Obama, Nick Cannon, Ludacris, Mariah Carey, P Diddy, Elijah Wood and Johnny Depp. Kevin began as an intern for Los Angeles-based photographers David LaChapelle and Jill Greenberg. Ou then co-founded the celebrity home and lifestyle brand magazine, Modern Home + Living. Ou was later named one of the top 10 most influential U.S. photographers in 2009 by Creative USA.