I have been a writer/producer for twenty years (currently Co-Executive Producer of Fox's series "24"). My 17 year-old daughter wants to pursue an acting career. I received your name from our casting directors Debi Manwiller and Peggy Kennedy.
I have Always loved Kevyn..his talent as an actor is unsurpassed and I can tell immediately when an actor has been shot by him....he captures who they are...which is what we want to see...all casting directors want from a picture is the actor as they are with an inner strength and confidence that looks like they can act! Those are the pics we stop and consider, not the ones where the actor is acting in the pic!
Dori and I (Cathy) always recommend Kevyn as a first choice.
Henderson & Zuckerman Casting
Have learned the hard way that "save money" and "bad pictures" look very much alike. I look forward to shooting with you Thanks, Aaron
I have shot with at least 5 different photographers, all different looks. I have tried hiring a make up artist and I have done it on my own...I can't get a good shot and I am going broke trying!! Help!! Kerri
I need new shots ASAP. Gail Max from Blue Max said your work is the final step I need to get to the next level. Ky
I work at an LA Casting Directors office and see hundreds of headshots and yours stand out "heads" above the rest (yes pun intended) - Samara
Just wanted to say that your work is inspirational. I've always tried to stay away from shooting headshots for people because I always thought that they had to be bland and boring. Not the case after stumbling upon your site. Not only is the talent showcased, but your work really shines through.
Great job. Keep it going.
Greetings from Toronto Canada.
Came across your work while searching for headshot ideas for my new photos.
Tired of the same old same old here in Toronto, it was refreshing to see a photographer that caters to the actor as opposed to their own artistic endeavour.
Thumbs up on your style and the work you have shown on your website. I may have to schedule a one day L.A. trip to benefit from, what appears to be, the new standard in professional and effective shots.
PRAISE TO KMH!!
Wow! How nice to get an answer I can understand and really fast too! I am used to waiting days to hear back from people online. KMH Studios always gets back fast and takes care of business.
I have been searching for a photographer that I can be positive will get me the best headshots that capture my essence and personality. Being new to this whole process, it's also reassuring to know that you have hair and makeup professionals on staff. I have spent a lot of money on another photographer and ended up not even using a single photo because none accurately portrayed me. After seeing your testimonials and pictures, I am confident that you're the photographer to use for my headshots. I would love to get in touch with someone to get further information.
I had heard about your work from Britt Chichester about a year ago. As I see the Industry gearing more and more toward Internet casting I feel the need to go color. I decided to check out your website and was very impressed and happy that I did so. One of the 1st things that I look for in a photographer is someone that can capture the eyes and sort of show a pathway to that persons soul or atleast make a Casting Director take a double take. I'm not interested in having shots that make me cute. I want shots that put me at my best, but are interesting and completely believable when I walk in the CD's office for an audition. Your work clearly does that without being too glamour. I look forward to discussing this with you at your convenience.
Hi Kevyn just wanted to say thanks man my pictures are the best. They have got me in so many doors. Hope all is well.
I live in the Dallas area, mother of three, wife of one ;-) believing in a crazy God dream. After a "vision trip" to L.A. and meeting with several aspiring actors, then searching the web looking at the photographers they used, I am so impressed and sad that none of them have invested in using Kevyn. The best in Dallas doesn't even compare! WOW!
I work in a casting office, and I see all these fabulous pictures with your name on them!!!!! I would love for you to capture my moments!!!
Hi Kevyn! I just wanted you to know that after sending our the fantastic headshots you did for me, I received more than 10 offers for representation! Everyone wents crazy over the photos you took. It was a tough decision but I just signed with Amsel, Eisenstadt, &Frazier, and I am sure I owe this great start to your wonderful skills! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Amanda Marie August '04
I did a workshop at AIA for casting director Craig Compobasso. There was only one standout headshot in the bunch laid before him and sadly it wasn't mine. It was John's. I chased him down in the parking lot and begged him to tell me who shot him. He gave me his card with your name on it. The next day on the set of CSI I was showing off John's card and a woman I befriended earlier in the day piped up that you photographed her son, and that she loved your work. Two days in row and less than 12 hours apart. I am sold. Your stuff is amazing, and besides, you were in Full Metal Jacket. Too cool. Talk with you soon to schedule. Anthony D.
This is truly the first time I have had an incredibly difficult time choosing from so many great photos. What a problem to have! I only regret that I didn't go to Kevin sooner. He and his team are perfectionists, and I am so thankful for their amazing work! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
After years of shooting with what feels like every known photographer on the planet, and never getting a shot that worked, I finally was referred to Kevyn, and I am happy to report that miracles really do happen. It might sound dramatic but that's exactly how I would describe people's reactions to my new shots. First came the print agency that had wanted to sign me 9 months ago when we met. They are one of the top agencies in town and had insisted I get shots that they all liked. For various reasons I was unable to shoot until last month. I went back to them expecting to be signed and was informed that they now had their quota of brunettes as I had waited too long. Just to be professional they decided to look at my shots, saying that was the best they could do at this time. This was before they saw the pictures. After they looked at them I got a phone call saying that although they initially weren't going to be able to take me, that my shots were so great they were going to make an exception and make room! So I wound up being signed by them after all. Other people's reaction seems to be equally impressive, but most importantly, I finally feel excited and proud to hand over my headshot. The reason I decided on Kevyn was because every time I mentioned to someone that I might shoot with him, I would hear another story about how they or someone they knew shot with Kevyn, and it had the best decision they'd made for their career. People raving about getting called in for everything, getting representation,etc.. all stories about the shots WORKING when they had previously been people who like myself had almost given up hope that great shots were in their future. So now I can consider myself among the lucky ones who found Kevyn and am now reaping all the benefits of a great headshot. Janna
My name is Gina Pero, I met you through Roger Francis shooting "Hollywood Nights." Since then I have been very very busy but I have not forgotten about you and your talent. I am interested in getting my pictures done very soon and I wanted to know if you could do them and how much etc. You had said you would shoot me and I was very honored. I saw your web sight and I commend you on all of your success. Your work is absolutely terrific. I would love to set something up with you and your amazing talent. I hope you remember me! Take care and I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks Kevyn. Gina P
I can't express how happy and impressed I am with the job you did on these headshots. They look INCREDIBLE and REAL, not touched up. Please go ahead and print these. Can I have the retouched photos on my CD instead of the raw ones? Or can they be included? Please let me know. Thank you so much for the hard work. Steven Allerick
I am an actor located in San Francisco and would like to have my headshot done by Kevyn. What would be he's availability (specific days) so I can check on flight schedule down to L.A. I also would like to have an idea of price. Thank you, Marcio
Hello there, I was looking at your work presented here on this web site and I am stunned... I run a really small design studio in Croatia (far enough) and was wondering about which camera and lens us used for shots presented in portfolio. I would be really grateful if You would be so kind to tell me how did you achieve this skin tone, what kind a lighting did You use ? Thanks. Marko B.
Ok...So I'm blown away by the headshots that you have on your website. "Stunning". I also read through your comments and agree that the eyes are "it", and you consistently capture them like no other I've seen. My name is J LaRose, and I'm an actor based in Orlando FL. I try to get to LA every few months (trying to expand to the west coast, seeing as how there is very little work in Florida) I wanted to check out your headshot session prices. I currently have a headshot, and I like it, but based on the ones I've seen on your site, it got me to thinking that maybe my headshot could be better. I would like your opinion. Thanks...J
A friend of mine shot with you and I have been identifying your trademark photos at my agency and on casting calls. I like your work and now that pilot season is winding down I am thinking of how to market myself when things pick up again. -Brent
After checking out your portfolio, I can truly say that I haven't seen anything else like it in my search. I really like your style. You have a lot of depth. Its looks like the pause screen of a close-up in a movie. I will be updating my headshots again soon but I'm worried that I may not be able to afford it here given the quality. I would really like to bring my business here. Thanks. Chris F.
I'm interested in getting headshots done for acting/hosting. You shot amazing photographs for Mark Ellis, and I would love to have you shoot headshots for me. Thanks! Carrie Ainsworth
Kevyn, Interested in you doing new headshots for me. Need to know the price for digital. Even though I am in Tennessee, I will fly to LA for the shoot. Thanks, Chris L.
I live in Las Vegas, Nevada and it's pretty hard for me to get to California on a regular basis. If possible, I would love a list of the prices for headshots. Thank you! Crissy
Kevyn, I'm a beginning professional photographer. I found your website while doing some research online. I find the simplicity and beAuty of your work amazing. I would appreciate any tips or suggestions you may have for an aspiring high quality photographer. Thank you. Sincerely, Jolanta B. Aberdeen, SD
Your images are beautiful and the possibility of having a headshot done by Mr. Howard is one giveaway I couldn't pass up. I admire your art! Best Regards, Andrea E.
The pictures that Kevyn does are excellent. I would like my headshots and portfolio done by him... Jennifer W.
I am in great need of good headshots. I have recently moved to LA from Wisconsin. I am basically just entering the business. I was struck by the way you capture intensity in your portraits. I was especially fascinated with your ability to make the eyes of your particular subject the window to their soul. I do believe this could be the perfect headshot style for me. Thanks, Shawna
HI Kevyn. My name is Charnetta A. and I 'm 39 years old. I would like to know how much you charge to shoot an 8x10 headshot. I am so impressed by your work it kind of scares me to ask about your charges... Needless to say, I live in Columbus,Ohio and I would have to travel just to get to you... I hope to hear from you soon , because I'm very serious about modeling/and acting soon. I feel that my potential is there I just need some honest guidance. Thank You for your time. Sincerely , Charnetta A.
I saw contact sheets of one of the actresses on the set today. I think her name was Leslie. Anyhow, they were awesome. I was extremely impressed. Please contact me with prices and availability. I will be out of town for a few weeks, but am excited to shoot when I get back. Thank you for your time. Jane S.
I am interested in a photo shoot for new headshots and possibly a few pics for a zed card. I was referred by a friend and very impressed by the quality of the portfolio pictures. I'm new to town and don't want to waste time out here!! I would appreciate any info and pricing and availability. thanks! JoAnna M.
Gorgeous photos! I'm in my mid-forties (SAG/AFTRA/AEA) need an agent, and a great photo. Judging by your shots, your hair and makeup staff are also superb. Jeanette
Simon & Schuster is publishing my novel and I need a photo for the book jacket. I also need a publicity photo ASAP and made the mistake of setting something up for tomorrow morning, Wednesday, March 24, before doing a last-minute gut check and finding your website. Your photos are terrific and exude just the intensity and intelligence I thought I had until I booked this other shoot. If by any chance you get this in time and we can set something up this week -- very last minute, I know -- please reply. Otherwise, I suppose I'll have to live with my mistake for a few months and hope my publisher doesn't distribute this first photo too widely. Thanks. TG
I really admire your work. You manage to achieve an artistic quality to all of your photos that most photographers only manage in black and white. I am interested in having some portrait work done. Until now, I have avoided the camera, but I have been asked for some photos and am anxious to have the work done. Thank you in advance for your response to this query.
I'm not an aspiring actor per se. However, I just turned thirty and I'm the kind of guy who only wants top quality. I've been seeing some of the so called head shots junk on other sights. This is the only one that caught my eye. I am however in the "industry" and a USC film school grad. So I know when someone has an eye. I'd like to inquire about getting some shots done that are totally professional and completely maximize my features. Thank you. Christopher L.
...THE BEST HEADSHOTS! I saw some of your work Mr. Howard and am impressed. please contact me, ....thank you for your time! Roro
Thanks so much for such a wonderful experience shooting last weekend. It
was really a pleasure meeting you and working with you.
Needless to say I "love" my pictures, everyone is raving about them. For
the first time in a long while I'm really feeling excited about my career,
thanks to you!
I look forward to shooting with you again soon... Smiles, Kimberly
After YEARS of spending countless amounts of money trying to get one great headshot I finally found Kevyn and now I have so many"great headshots" to choose from that I don't know how I'll pick just one! I was sent to Kevin by my print agency and as soon as I decided to shoot with him I kept encountering people who had either shot with him themselves or had seen his work. What blew me away was that I kept hearing almost the exact same comment: My pictures get me work! Everyone I spoke with said that since shooting with Kevin their nightmare of not getting the right auditions, agents and all other headshot related needs was over. Doors literally opened because of their picture. I was amazed by this and excited to see what I would get out of it. I am thrilled to report that this is the first time in my life that I have loved my shots! I also shot my Zed card as well and I am blown away by what Kevin was able to capture! He is amazing -- janna g
You are very talented.I know you have that photographers magic .Looking at your samples web page and presentation..I would have my photos done by you,,,and I am also a pro- photographer .Great work!! Robert Stamenov-Toronto
Hey there, I am the head of the commercial dept. here at TalentWorks, (formerly Gold Liedtke), You have shot a lot of our clients recently and I love their pics!!
Your headshots are some of the best I have seen, I need new ones... Stephanie V.
I have not seen any of the specials featuring you... but I did over hear an actress say that you did the best work that she has ever seen. I am in need of some new shots. Joe L.
Hi Mr. Howard,
Like so many people in this town, I need a great headshot. I liked your website very much, and you seem to have a great deal of respect for the trust which your clients invest in you. I would love to schedule a session with you in the near future! Thank you for your time! -Stephanie S.
Kevyn, I stumble upon your website the other day, and I wanted to say very, very nice photos. I'm Jerome Gibson from Indianapolis, Indiana. I have rekindled my passion in photography I truly enjoy weddings my background in photo journalism makes a very good match for me. I especially like headshots and thats how I stumbled upon your site. I was wondering on your photos I can't tell how you light the models, also the chair is a fantastic prop, I never would have thought of that, which excuse me but I am going to use it.
It looks like your in a giant loft or something, can I ask what lens do you use and I can assume your using a Nikon? It looks like it. Thanks and I just wanted to say your photos are just excellent, Jerome G -- Photographer
I'm looking for a photographer to do my modeling Zed cards. I've heard very good things about me and from what I've seen, I love your photography... Thanks a lot!! Kelsey S.
I just saw my roomate's, Fernanda Kelly, pics she had taken with you guys, and I loved them! I need to get mine. Hernan G.
I stumbled across your website and was amazed at your images! After going through every link and watching the video I searched for other headshot photographers and no one matched up... Lauren L.
Looking to possible update my headshots and heard that you were the BEST... Amber D.
Here's a story inspired by your photo of .... Joe
Hi Kevyn my name is Greg Wingert, and I just recently was offered a contract by Bobby Ball for modeling. However my real passion is acting, and I believe that I need some new shots taken. I was really impressed when looking at your work... Greg W.
Hi! I got my headshots done with you about 4 years ago and they instantly started working. I quit acting for a while and now am looking to get back into it. I would love to shoot with you again. I am interested in doing color. Jennifer V.
Wish more photographers had similar narrow focus and obvious passion for what they do!
Keep Shooting, Al
Hello,hope all is well. This is Nicholas Lopez and I just wanted to send a great big thank you for taking such great pictures of me. I am really happy with the work and my mom thinks the pictures turned out perfect. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to have you shoot my pictures again.Thanks again God Bless, and have a great day
Angelo tells me you are the best! Please contact me to discuss having my headshots taken with you. Thanks! Jordanna D.
I am photographer in the Central Florida area. I really admire the "life" behind your work. Lori S.
Kevyn - "Within minutes of my first shot, I knew these pictures were the best I've ever had! Thanks Kevyn!!!!." Holly Lewis
Dear Mr. Howard,
You are an amazing photographer! You captured the true essence ( and more ) of my Husband. There were several prints that just brought me to tears because I was so overwhelmed with joy.
I think that you are the "Ansel Adams" of Hollywood. Who a person is, wants to be, or can become comes to life on the emulsion of your film.
Thank you! You shall forever be remembered in our family.....Emily Robinson (Atticus Cain's Wife.)
I've seen a lot of headshots, and you can always tell when someone has shot with you, you have a way of capturing the true personality of a person... April C.
SHOOT DATE: Saturday, February 7, 2004
EXPERIENCE: First of all, I am emailing my testimonial again just in case you didn't get the first one. My experience has been nothing but superbness from the moment I met Kevyn, and Michele. Also, thanks Nicole for making me look like me. You are a brilliant makeup artist. I was pleased with the way things flowed. After my photo shoot, I have not been the same. For example, I am thrilled to know that I have good tools that represent me. I now have photos that look exactly like me, and pictures that really talk. I really wish that I met Kevyn earlier because I would have saved a lot of money from being ripped off by "so called"photographers. The only thing they were concerned with was getting my money up front, and not caring that the photos were crap! It took going through five photo shoots before I got to Kevyn. The ironic thing is that the photographers spent most of the time telling me what to do in the shoot, and Kevyn didn't tell me anything. Kevyn just!
worked the "heck" out of the camera! He silently worked, and I was just me. During the photo shoot, Kevyn showed me the shots, and I was totally "floored"! Going from headshots that looked like another person to pictures that looked like me was mind blowing! I felt like a kid at Christmas time! I was sooooo satisfied! I am thankful to God for blessing me to cross paths with such a brilliant photographer! I am confident that I will get calls. It has only been a week, and two days since my shoot, and I have already gotten my prints, and given my agent my photos. I can't wait for calls to start coming in for me to audition. What a great way to start out the New Year! Hunter Greene
SHOOT DATE: September?
EXPERIENCE: I loved every minute of my shoot! It was so nice not to worry about hair, makeup, clothes, and posing! Kevyn and his have had all the work!
Since I have had my shoot, I have landed an agent because he loved my headshots so much! Laura Mattox
I am still in Thailand( i get back on friday) but I wanted to let you know that I just posted my testimonial on your website. I am so unbelievably happy with all of my shots(2/29)!! Everyone who has seen them agrees that they are by far and away the best shots i've ever had taken and i've certainly had my share! Anyway, I cannot thank you enough for how great my pictures turned out and I really had fun working with you! I hope all is well and I will hopefully talk to you soon!
SHOOT DATE: 12/9/03
EXPERIENCE: I had a great experience! Kevyn is so good at what he does. Everyone made me look great too, both Lani &Nicole. I'm so happy with my pictures, and can't wait to see what happens. Everyone was so great, thank you! I'll let you know when I work. THANK YOU! Christina Cellini
I saw Stephanie's pictures and they look great! She suggested I get in touch with you so I am. Phil H.
I just wanted to drop a line to you.Everyone is just loving my headshots. Sonni Stommel
Hi guys. thanks for the photos, this has been the best photo session my daughter has ever had. laura.
I'm looking to get headshots from the best. Can I set up an appointment. Should we have a consultation. And need to know prices. Look forward to hearing from you. thanx. Patrick H.
Just got an agent and need color digital shots. Absolutely love your website. Need you ASAP!!!!! Christine J
Thank you once again for getting mein and taking such great photos. Everyone was impressed and I have gotten a lot of interest because of them. I've been promised a couple nice film gigs recently, but the pay is deferred, so I'm contacting friends, such as yourself, to see if anyone can refer a commercial print agent/casting director to me. I'm in a super pinch right now financially and could very much use the work. If you have suggestions, I'd very much appreciate it. Thank you. Camie
Kevyn: Your work is spectacular!!! I am sooo impressed. I need new Headshots. I am interested in working with you.
Thanks - Suzanne O
I am currently seeking a headshot photographer and was extremely impressed by Taylor and Travis's shots. Lise B
I am Bridget's Mom and I loved your work. Bridget is with Bobby Ball Agency and they want color headshots. We have put money out for B and W photos and now they want color. We are in need of pictures as soon as we can get them. We would like to know your prices and how soon you could shoot.
Thanks for your time, Vicki D
I have two children that I've been wanting to get headshots for...and discovered your webpage by accident while searching on Discovery Channel website! Please inform me on how to get started. Thank you. Monica C
I'm new to L.A. -just got into town from New York. I'm an actress who needs a great headshot and Zed card as well. I would like to do it all at the same time preferably. Jenny at KSA wants to work with me and said you were a great photographer to do everything. Let me know if you have special rates for those of us who want it all. Thanks, Laura
I have been search around for quality color shots and did not find any that I liked, until yours. Something about your pictures are spellbinding. I am extremely interested in shooting with you and would like info on prices. Christian K
The moment I saw your work on that Discovery Channel special I knew that I found exactly what I was looking for in a headshot! YoselL.
I love your headshot gallery. I have heard so much about you and I would love to shoot with you some day. Maybe I will be the lucky 48thinquiry. Maybe I should send to you 48 times!!! I hope to hear from you. Jackie F.
I am very interesting in setting up a shoot with you. Can you email me pricing for your shoots. I think your work is incredible and you captivate the best features in your models. Allison B.
I would like information for headshot sessions for teenagers. I am an acting teacher who has many clients I would like to refer. Rosalind A.
Using not only effortless artistic vision and cutting edge technology,KMH provided me with far more than I expected. I could go on about the pictures, but they speak for themselves. I believe it was all of the people involved with taking them that made the difference. Thanks to all of you for such a great experience. I'll recommend you highly. Peace -Mark Mahon
would not have the money right this minute,, but i love the photos best I've seen,, just giving it a shot for the 48th.. thanks josh p
first of all, just a wonderful work. Really nice headshots. My name is Dayan Kodua. I am an actress and model from Germany and I am coming to Los Angeles in April. I would really want you to make my headshot, because I feel you are very professional and you will know how to bring out the best out of me. Please let me know how much it will cost me and if it is possible to meet you. You will find information about me on www.dayan-k.de
Thank you very much in advance and I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Greetings from Germany, Dayan Kodua
I've gone to two other photographers who claimed to specialize in headshots. Both did terrible jobs. I did not view the first's work before my shoot, and the result was bad lighting and awkward poses. The second had a great website with beautiful pictures, but when the time came for my shoot, he made me so uncomfortable. And the pictures show all of that discomfort. So I have been stuck with bad pictures I'm embarrassed to submit.
I found your website from a Google.com search and was very pleased when I saw your work. I would love to get more information. Thank you very much for your time! Jamie G.
Hi Kevyn, I love your site, and love your portfolio. I am amazed at how everyone's eyes just pop out of the shots,and how beautiful the colors are (not to mention the skin, regardless of age - wow)...
If there's abetter photographer than Kevyn Major Howard in the entertainment industry I am unaware of him....Michael Levine celebrity publicist ()
Photo shoot Saturday, February 7, 2004
I am amazed at how much you capture the essence of someone. So far I have done 3 photo shoots trying to get the right headshot, but no luck. I would love to meet you to see if we can set up a shoot. Thinking you can capture me, my true essence. Jamie D
My daughter Sarah and my Husband Ed Hyland are in from NYC and need color headshots for commercial work. You come highly recommended by Cuzzins management who have at least 4 clients who have used you. I viewed those headshots and was completely impressed with your work. One of those clients is Jonathan Tipton Meyers. Sarah is 13 with huge green eyes and curly light brown hair. I'd love to have you capture her soul. My husband Ed has wonderful blue eyes and needs a dynamite shot to show off his intensity. Please call me to set up an appointment ASAP Sarah H
Love your portfolio. Love your words. Love the idea of having a head shot that lets my spirit shine. Love the idea of having a head shot that is actually a tool in my career not just a pretty picture. Thanks! Kelly M
I really love your web site!! I think your pictures are fantastic. I have recently relocated to LA from NYC and my agent wants me to have new color headshots. I would love to learn more about your and your work - would really like to set up a consultation. I think your pictures are fantastic. Can't wait to chat. Thank you!! Lindsay R
Pictures are an actors overhead and if you want to work they damn well better be good It's your main expense so don't go for cheap, go for the best Assuming there are no accidents; I was "led" to kevyn Major Howard. How do you define an intangible, I don't know, but Kevyn, without saying a word, gives you the courage to be the person you are, and you see it in his pictures. Sincerely, Paul Lukather
SHOOT DATE: Thursday, January 22, 2004
EXPERIENCE: Kevyn made the whole process painless and pleasant. After the first few pictures he took I looked at the monitor and realized that I already got the best portraits I have ever had. In a situation like that, it is very easy to relax and just be yourself. It is now only an experiment with different clothes and colors. After each change, I could instantly check the results on the screen - needless to say that I was very pleased with each one.Kevyn was able to capture my personality and transfer it onto an image. It is me. And I look great. What else do I want from a headshot?
These headshots will get me the right auditions.
Thank you Kevyn, you are a true artist. Cordially, Alexander Leeb
Please let me know if it's possible to schedule a time with Kevyn some saturday in the near future. i'm totally convinced that he shoots the best work in la. regards,sam
Hi Kevyn, your online portfolio is incredible. Christina
Hi Kevyn, I've had a couple friends get their shots from you and I love your work. I actually met you when my roommate was picking up his shots from you and you took a couple of shots with me when you first got your digital camera. I'd like to meet with you asap to set up a shoot. Thanks, Alan B
I am not an actor or model - I am just looking for some very professional shots for my personal use and for family - and based on people I have spoken to and the shots on this site - if Kevyn can't make me look good, no one can. I would like info on pricing and guidance on how this works (I've never done any kind of shoot like this). Please contact me via email if possible with pricing and info. Thank you for your time. (Referred by Colleagues at the William Morris Agency where I work)
My bud Shawn who has been with a couple of agents,including William Morris spoke of you and think you're the way to go for my future. I would love to sit down and chat. Ellery
I love your work! I've done many headshot shoots,but my agent, Jerry Pace says that no one has captured me correctly yet. I am very interested in shooting with you asap. Hope to hear from you soon. Jennifer Lopes
That's where Kevyn Major Howard, part Superhero,part Photographic Messiah enters the picture. A glowing word of mouth referral prompts me to look him up on the internet. The first thing that strikes you on the website is the Stormy red Nebula that glows atop the page, invoking the feeling that you've jaunted into deep space. Then the images....striking, hypnotic eyes that mesmerize...intimate,emotional artistry that makes the subject appear electric with life.Daringly beautiful, sometimes powerfully haunting, the site looks like an interstellar archive designed in the year 2314. This work could not come from this planet, I skeptically think to myself. Perhaps in his quadrant of space and time there are headshots that breathe, that actually capture the essence of the person being photographed, but on this planet I have seen no evidence of such work. Each photo you look at...the eyes...the eyes...my god, they penetrate past the screen and they seem to be connecting with yours...
Don't all photographers perform this chicanery,though? Lure you in with their best work, only to let you down when the contact sheet comes back. Not this photographer... I went with my wife to meet Kevyn and immediately we were taken aback by his congenial, completely unpretentious manner. From the moment our conversation began, all he talked about was the art. He explained the psychology behind his methods, the innovations that he developed, and it started to become clear how this man had transformed the medium and ascended to the top of it in the last 15 years. He showed us some examples of his portfolio and I realized that he didn't merely put his best foot forward on the website like other pretenders--every session he books has that same magic! And oh, by the way, Kevyn has an acting resume that would make any aspiring thespian start salivating. This guy was Private f*#!@ Rafterman in Full Metal Jacket for god's sake. When a guy can drop names like Kubrick and Eastwood casually in a sentence, you start to pay real close attention to what he's saying.
Not once did the issue of money creep up (as it so often does in this town) and after a thorough review of Kevyn's work and his available technology, money was no longer the issue. If he had told me it would cost $100,000, I would have immediately begun seeking clinics to donate my kidneys, or other saleable organs.
You can't discuss the brilliance of Kevyn's studio and website without mentioning his equally gracious and gifted cohort, Ken Horkavy. The two of them have built a state-of-the-art photography center that is probably 5-10 years ahead of the rest of the field. Dealing with Kevyn and Ken is like running the floor with Magic and Kareem, or batting between Ruth and Gehrig. They complement each other so damn well, the resulting synergy makes me wonder if they are twin halves of some uber-photographic entity of higher intelligence developed in the future and sent to our time to aid humanity in its quest for superior headshots (the noblest of causes in this actor's mind). The website they have put together for actors has been designed so efficiently that I honestly can't offer improvements of any sort.
All excessive (but entirely deserved) flattery aside, what Kevyn offers is the professional actor's dream. Multi-media capabilities, the best headshots in the free world, and a site hosted and developed by two guys who know their sh*! inside and out. And if you don't believe me regarding the impact of Kevyn's work in this industry, you can ask the Agent that called us in (and signed us) based on the quality of the shots. Three years of little or no response from Deadshots, and within two weeks of a session with the Major, I've got an agent. Coincidence or simply photographs that carry life in them...you be the judge. Keith and Juliana Birkfeld
Awesome works. I am quite impressed. Very much looking forward to work with you. Kai
Pursuing acting career. Need Great Headshots. This seems to be the place... Thanks. Eric
My wife and I are successful NY actors and we just arrived in LA. Our agents, Gage Group &Innovative Artists,recommend that we get "LA Headshots" and we like your portfolio. We are wondering if you can give us a special if we both shoot with you. Thanks, Rene M
I am also a new kid from Houston. I have spent over $1,000 on headshots, changing them and getting new ones every time I get a new agent or a new, hot LA instructor says I need a new one. Now I am told that to stand out you need not look directly into the camera. but to look away and say something with your eyes in a scene. I spoke to Elda and saw your site and Hell, they are the best I have seen in a awhile. I would like to come in for new shots. I will show your pics to my agents and instructors. Jerald
I am a recent graduate of the American Academy of dramatic Arts in Manhattan and would love to have my headshots done the right way... with Kevyn! |Jennifer P
I've been narrowing the field for headshot photographers and every shot you've presented is "all about the eyes". If you can catch them there, the rest is easy. Please send me more info. Thank you.
I talked with Michelle, who, FYI, is terrific over the phone. My husband knew about you because we bought a copy of the John Cleese FACE video;he liked it so much he wanted our daughter and I to see it, too. But if I hadn't seen K.T.'s shots for myself,I wouldn't have REALLY known how good you are. Your clients are your best publicity! kim
Hi Kevyn, WOW!!! I was blown away when i saw Jenna's pictures. Realllllly incredible. I have been acting since i was 6 years old. been thru a lot of photo sessions.. your work is definitely worth being appreciated... Laki
Hello I'm a student at Stella and Tim told me about you, also you just took pictures of her and I think juliete. Anyway I LOVE your stuff, and i would like to know if we can talk.
I am an agent that is interested in speaking with you about shooting some of our actors and my own personal head shot. Lauren E. (Referral: many actors and make-up artist)
I recently had new pictures taken, and I didn't see anything that my agents or I liked. I no longer want to settle for mediocre pictures and I believe you can shoot a great headshot I need to get work... Thank you very much. Kazumi A.
Your artistry captures the soul . . .Wendee W.
Shoot Date: November 30, 2003
It (the shoot) was so much fun! Every one of you guys made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. My mom and I were both so nervous, especially when we couldn't figure out how to get into your house!!!, but every one there was funny and nice. We tell everyone we know about you and we are go grateful for you working with us so we could have you do my pictures. I've never had a picture taken that made me feel so good about myself. ( I hope that comes out like I mean it!!). You guys have a way of making everyone feel special and like you really are interested in them. Thank you so much. I can't wait till we can come back again! You've been such a blessing to us, and we will always be so happy we got to know you and hang out with you for awhile. I pray God blesses you as much as you bless everyone else! Take care, Jessica F.
I was led to your website while on yahoo.com...I guess it was meant to be! I am really interested and very impressed by your work/photography. Your work looks awesome as well as your website &services! I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Araceli
Thank you, again for not only taking such good care of my daughter, but also taking those absolutely gorgeous photos of her!!!! It is going to be so hard to choose. Lisa S.
Kathleen is one of my best friends, a phenomenal actress and also has worked at an Agency. Her referral is all I need - I'm ready to shoot the earliest available date. Stephen H.
My best friend Edi got into NYU MFA Acting school last year using the best head shot he or I have ever seen. You took them. I am getting my MFA in Acting at UCLA because I didn't use you. I would like to now, as I am beginning my film career in Hollywood... Thanks, Chad
Kevyn darling. I want to tell you how grateful I am to you and your staff for being on this earth. The first two weeks my pictures went out.i got an audition almost EVERY day!!! I'm here to tell you, I've been averaging maybe ten a year. It is truly amazing!! Don't take this the wrong way because I am crazy as a jay bird myself, but you were like the mad scientist genius photographer.in a fun way. Taking pictures has never been as painless for me. and believe me..THAT is saying alot. for a shy gal like myself to finally get my true spirit captured on film is a miracle. so..i guess that makes you a miracle worker..not a bad label eh? Wishing you great happiness, joy and inner peace for the holidays and always. your friend forever, Janet Notey
I am studying photography at my local college, and have admired your work for some time now. I was wondering if you could maybe give me some helpful tips with shooting people, not so much with technique, but how you get those expressions, from serious to happy. I'm still learning to work with people, and advice from a successful photographer like you could really go a long way with improving my work.Thanks for your time. Steve S.
Hi guys (Wendy, Ken,Nicole & Kevyn),
I just wanted to thank all of you for going out of your way to help me. This photo shoot was so very important to me, and I very much appreciate your extra efforts and contributing towards making my photos look fantastic! Thank you so very much. Sincerely, Camie
I heard about your work from one of your clients I met in the los angeles area. I looked your name up on the internet, and I love your portfolio. I recently had headshots done, but I want the kind of headshot that will instantly attract a person eye....like yours do. Please contact me at your earliest convenience. DAINA G.
I am in the process of becoming a new Real Estate agent, you were highly recommended. I would like to have my photo done... Karen C.
Hey I really love your work. I need new headshots an was wondering what it would cost for a digital shoot.
I also love taking headshots of people myself, but I can't seem to get the crisp clear pictures with amazing lighting and color composition that you have in every one of your pictures. Not to mention the fact that however you capture people's eyes gets me utterly captivated with the image. You really are amazing. Thanks, - Anthony
Kevyn has an amazing team working with him that can produce the best in professional materials needed by the actor. When it comes to style you go to the House of Dior,when it comes to face, you go to House of Howard. Kevyn has great skill at capturing the face and inviting people to look more closely. His team is state-of-the-art with skill, equipment and creativity. When it comes to tools for the actor, KMH is cutting edge. I know that with my photos, I can work with KMH and address not only casting directors and agents, but the entire industry with confidence. Thank you Kevyn and Ken!" Ina and Kostya (Konstantin)
I have read through all of your testimonials...wow!! I keep asking myself if anyone can really be this good!!! My family will be traveling from Glendale, Arizona to meet with you. I look forward to speaking/meeting with you! Veronika L
...Such a great fan of your work. Everyone you have shot at the Lab has been ecstatic. Thanks again. J.D. Lewis TheActorsLab@aol.com
Dear Mr. Howard,
We are seeking to learn more about your services and flying to LA to have you take modeling/acting headshots of Amanda - if you are willing. We have carefully studied the work of many photographers throughout the nation and have determined that you are the best in the business. Would you please contact us and tell us about costs and other arrangements that we would need to make. We are from Houston. We appreciate your assistance. Respectfully, Amanda and Michael (Dr. J)
My friend Keith can not recommend you highly enough --and after viewing the head shots you took of him, I totally understand his enthusiasm! I hope that it will be possible for us to work together too,so please call me at your convenience. Thanks! Sincerely, Dave W.
Howdy. I admire your work greatly, and I wonder if you could advise me on which lenses you prefer. Your portraits are striking. I hope to exhibit such skill someday... All my best, Steve F.; Salt Lake City
Dear Mr. Howard,
...Please tell Kevyn that I (and everyone else I know that I've made sit there and look at 400pictures of me) think the pictures are fantastic. I find getting my picture taken to be an uncomfortable process and not only did the pictures turn out magnificent, but it was relatively painless and fun.
Thanks to all of you for the great experience! Rachel A
Hello. I am a photographer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. On the advice of a friend, I just took a look at your website, and I wanted to drop you a line and tell you that I love it. So many photographers overdo.I love your simplicity. Very cool and dramatic without all the bells and whistles, which is how it should be. Congrats and great imagery. Jennifer Hillenga
I'm too impatient to wait to thank you again.
I enjoyed working with you and your meticulous standards. Your support staff is equally representative of your professional standard.
I liked it that you didn't talk to me at all when the camera was working. I felt relieved of the pressure I have had from other photographers to push a picture from me. I think you do it the right way, which is to which is to draw it out by implementing your quantifiable skills and gently illuminate what is in front of the lens. Thank you again. Anita Q.
Kevyn your work is striking! I live in Seattle Washington and discovered your website via the Internet. I'm a young actress looking for professional headshots and prints. I'm interested in your services but I live out of state. I'm also interested in your pricing. Thank you in advance for your time.
Sincerely, Janalyn H.
I am a Kansas City actress in need of updated headshots...just curious if you do any traveling around the country...or if you could recommend someone in my area. Your work is stunning! Emily T.
Your pictures are spectacular!!!!! i would love to meet you and chat a bit. please give me a call at your earliest convenience. thanks-meredith
After having shot with you, I came to the conclusion that you are the "George Hurrell" of this century. And for those of you don't know who Hurrell is, he was credited as being one of the greatest headshot/glamour photographers of the 20thcentury, after having photographed some of MGM's biggest stars of his time(like Barrymore, Cagney, and Crawford to name a few). If you haven't shot with Kevyn, you're wasting your time in this industry!
Thanks for the terrific work - much appreciated :) Regards, Michael P.
Kevyn, Your images are so so strong man. I've been modeling for awhile now. I've worked with Michael P Perez, Lesley Bohm, Lesley Whitlock, Micheal Medby and still I haven't seen anything like your work. My mother is coming in from missouri and I would love to set up a meeting with you. I want to show her some of your work also. I really hope to work with ya. ZACH C.
Hi Kevyn: I wanted to drop you a note thanking you for the information and spending a time talking with me. I think your work is very good and I will recommend you for photography. Thanks, Kristi Speiser; Image consultant
Kevyn, you remember my old pictures that I brought to you? Yuck! Those ones would have never opened the door to The house of Representatives or Don Buchwald Agency. Also, I forgot to mention that I had an audition for "The Division." That was my first audition for an actual television show. My old picture would have never brought me that audition. My old pictures got me auditions for freshman film school student basement productions and weird reality shows that made no sense in reality. (Three women and a man fishing on a yacht with with only 2 rooms getting paid $500 for 4 weeks?! I mean really now.)Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that your professionalism translates into my professionalism. Because you take your business seriously and produce the best headshots, agents and casting directors take me seriously. I'll let you know what happens with the agent search. Thank you so much!! --Sue
Kevyn, I really hate to repeat some of the testimonials at your web site, but I don't know how else to say that these are without question the best head shots I've ever had taken. The mood you and your staff set at the studio is unlike any experience I've had shooting.It was relaxed, no pressure, and honest. But, and here's the flip, with digital its immediate.
Michele, What can I say...I am pretty blown away by some of these pictures. There are some shots that I just cannot believe how amazingly I have been captured. I have definitely decided that there is a lot to be said for perspective and instead of seeing the negative side that I did yesterday, I am seeing a whole lot more today. It is going to be hard to choose! Thank you so much for being so supportive yesterday, Pamela xoxo
I guess I just have to face my fears and go with it! I really don't have any doubts about his photography. I was amazed at how there was something about every picture that made me want to get to know that person. I've never seen such engaging photography... all that stuff about the eyes being windows to the soul is right! I'm gonna have to turn down tons of clients! Melanie - Life Coach
...I have been getting headshots printed for five years here in Los Angeles.and before that, in New York. And I have never seen the quality printing like I have with Kevyn. He actually wanted me to sign something saying that if I took my pics to be printed elsewhere that he couldn't be responsible for how they turned out. At that point, I asked if he was f**king kidding me.why would I ever take my pictures anywhere else to get printed!!! He has the best prices,the quickest turn around, the order is always right, I can order online,and the quality is impeccable. Not only is he the best photographer I have ever shot with in Los Angeles.his printing is the best as well. I have referred every one of my friends and the ones who do shoot with him are always glad they did.and the ones that don't listen tome and go elsewhere.well, they sit at home with their headshots and wonder why they can't get an agent and/or an audition. Thanks Kevyn, keep up the good work!!! Andrea Nittoli
Kevyn, THANK YOU SO, SO, SO MUCH for the most wonderful time we had with you last Saturday. Andrew's pictures look SO GREAT! You are truly the most TALENTED and SWEETEST photographer! When I was watching you shoot the gentleman who was there before Andrew, I don't know why but I felt like crying. Your incredible ability to focus on what you are doing, your energy, yet making your client feel so comfortable and be"himself" was just so AMAZING! I was so moved by everything that I saw and felt like a dream when seeing you shoot my son's pictures!
When Andrew had his first headshot taken (the one I gave you) last year, he was so NERVOUS, didn't even know how to pose or how to smile, etc....and the photographer was shouting Andrew, "BIG EYES!"the whole time she was taking his pictures as if she was telling him right in his face that his eyes are NOT ATTRACTIVE ENOUGH because they are simply small. I asked her to shoot him outside, but she told me that wouldn't work with Andrew because of his "slunt eyes." She said, his eyes would be even smaller under the sunlight and wouldn't look good. I was so disappointed. I even began to think that maybe Andrew doesn't have "looks"that is good enough to be an actor.
And one night I happened to find your web site and as I told you in my first email I was SO IMPRESSED. I was impressed with your works, your idea and about the whole concept. I just thought I HAD TO meet with you.
I was somewhat nervous about digital photo shoot because I didn't know anything about it until I visited your web site but now I am CONFIDENT that I made the RIGHT and the BEST decision ever. Yes,you are right. We should do the right thing THE FIRST TIME. (Well, we learned that the most expensive way!)
Ken, thank you so much for your help on our computer setting and for putting them in the web site for us to see. No wall the pictures look so CLEAR and we truly ENJOY them all!
Kevyn, can you imagine how EXCITED Andrew was when he saw his pictures jumping off the mailbox and turning upside in the air?You got him in the perfect timing! And I also wanted to let you know that all the friends in his high school LOVED your pictures, too. Andrew only told a couple of his close friends about his temporary web site but somehow so many people ended up visiting the web site to see the proofsheet. Girls went crazy (lol) and one of the girls (I don't even know who she is) told Andrew that she is OBSESSED with the pictures! (lol)
We are looking forward to seeing you again!
...Your more than talented and I appreciate your knowledge and mentality of using what you see to get those expressive wonderful eye shots. The eyes are the window to our souls.Your work definitely tells us all stories! Again, thanks for expanding in your craft and for sharing it with the world.
Please let me know your thoughts.... I'm based in Las Vegas but can travel to LA.
I was recently watching ‘Alien Nation' again (I love that movie) and I
But the real reason I'm contacting you is to pay you a compliment on your
Excellent web site!
Kevyn, thank you for the opportunity to experience your incredible work, and your true inspiration of confidence.
Dear Mr Howard,
I was wondering if you ever travel to the Washington DC or New Orleans areas to shoot . I've searched the internet and your work is so far superior to everything else I've seen I can't even believe it. My daughter is a freshman theatre major at Tulane university and I've already told her that one of her graduation presents will be a flight out to LA and a session with you. But if you happen to be heading down to Mardi Gras or have friends in DC (our home town) and you wanted to write it off as a business expense let us know.
Hi Kevyn, Thank you again for the very informative and candied discussion about Headshots. I have decided to have you take my headshots...
Take care and thanks again. See you soon. :)
Warner home Video - Domestic
The documentary was great and your new website is fantastic. I am really excited and look forward to working with you....
Have a great day!
It was a wonderful experience working with you. And the results are truly "proof in the pudding." Everyone
I can't believe you got the printer! You are truly a dedicated person. I've actually already ordered some
Annette Anderson :)
There I am, flipping through Backstage West and your name underneath "Headshots, The Actor and You" catches my eye. I send congrat's to you on directing. I know you've been seeking that out in the last couple of years. If there is anyone who has an eye to see how things are to be put together,
Hope everything else is going well.
The photo shoot was awesome! You have some amazing people working with you. I will probably have picture decisions the beginning of next week. There are too many to choose from! You are amazing.
I'll be in touch.
Oh my God!!! There are so many great photos to choose from...
The website looks fantastic! Finally, someone in this town who understands the
Well after reading your bio, I am in the same boat you were 20-something years ago. After wasting so much cash on trying to get the right photo over the past 3 years, I'm really running out of possibilities here. I've tried taking the photos myself, but your story really impressed me and it seems you've got what I need to get an agent to represent me. I've been getting by with the pics I have, but only getting student and graduate and the occasional non-union film, it's good for practice and reel footage, but competing with todays wannabe actors, these photos just aren't cutting it. Plus I think I'd be very comfortable working with you, I mean you were a memorable character from one of my favorite Kubrick films, you saved Joker/Modine's life in that one...
Saw my pictures last night! You did some great sh$#!...
Thanks for taking so much time with me on Saturday...it was great to
Hello Kevyn. I checked out your webpage!! UNBELIEVABLE. I am looking forward to shooting with you. I am excited....
First and foremost, THANK YOU! Your brilliance, vision and and warm personality made my session a profoundly enjoyable experience. On top of all that, I came out with a kick ass set of shots. That you have secured the elusive Printer of the Gods is great news to hear--I can only imagine your euphoria over having that in house now. I have selected a preliminary handful of shots, and I would love to hear your input on the selections.
I've been meaning to write this letter for quite a while now. I
Hey, I just visited your website and oh boy,those are some great
"As a film maker, I have to go through tons of headshots to pick the right actor for each role. A great headshot
I have NEVER been so satisfied in my life (as a"consumer" that is, he he)!!! K.M.H.=K.I.N.G.!!! All I can say is "Oh my gosh! Thank you! Awesome!"
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Hey it's Dana....I forgot to tell ya'll I've got 2more auditions this next week so far......that's 5 in the past 2 1/2 weeks.
Off of only 33 headshot press kits sent out, I have gotten 4 invitations, one already offered me a contract for both theatrical and Commercial representation. The other three I have not met with yet, but have strong feelings it will lead to at least two more offers. My career consultant had me audition for two other agents,leading to a second meeting today. I was offered both Theatrical and commercial representation. These are all very reputable agencies.
On top of that, All this prompted a friend to make calls today to "the big 4" agencies to try and get me appointments. I will have lots of decisions to make but I am honored to be in a position to do so. Finally! I never knew I was such a hot commodity! This is kind a fun! I have told a couple of agents I would need a bit more time to consider the best option though I am humbled an honored by their request for me.
Ken & Kevyn,
Thank you so much for the wonderful shoot on Sunday. You really have a
I'm really looking forward to have you prepare prints for me also...
Thank You so much! I have never looked so Good! You captured the REAL me!
You really have an amazing thing going on behind that camera. Your the
Just a note to let everyone know that I will be leaving for the Caribbean tomorrow to finish filming the Film "Pirates of the Caribbean". I'll be back sometime next month. You may e-mail if you wish, as I may have internet capabilities down there. It could be a while though in between responses. Hope everyone is doing well and I'll be in touch. Take care.
I was thumbing through photographer websites on theactorspost.com site and
Thank you so much for everything yesterday,especially for spending so much time with me. I really really appreciate it. The very first shot on the website is my favorite, or as you guys say, my "money shot." I definitely have a lot of different looks to choose from and have my work cut out for me.
Thanks again, and I will be in touch.
Love your work. I'm a finance exec who wants shots for my business and promotions. Can you give me an idea of how you charge and where you're located (I'm working in Burbank)? Thanks! Matthew G. Story
... You have wonderful work and the TLC piece showed me a rare behind the scenes look at the artist as you worked.
This will help me get that much better.
Thanks in advance,
I was writing you to find out about your prices. I live in northern california, but after doing research, there's not another photographer that I would like to take my head shots. I am trying to get into acting, and I know that one of the first steps that I should take, is to get a good head shot. Right now, I am finishing up beauty school, and I graduate on August 22nd. Since I will have an open schedule between August 22nd, and September 17th, I was wondering if it would be at all possible to schedule a consultation with you, and hopefully a photo session around that same time. If you can, please let me know if you have any openings coming up. thanks so much.
I just saw your "latest work" on your site.wow!
The pictures you took of me got Sony records interested in my music and I got a few new songs paid for and hopefully a big record deal soon! Anyway,thank you so much! You made my CD pictures look wonderful and lots of people are constantly asking who did them.THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Hey, your web site is awesome!
From AOL TOS representative:
Dear Mr. Howard,
Wonderful. Genius. I got more than my $$ worth.You got a real gift.
I saw it (TLC Show). It was great. Seriously, I really enjoyed it. Both Danica and I both went crazy when we saw you on T.V. I thought you gave a tremendous interview, and we were both happy to see that you still wore your golf shoes during the taping. Anyway, I'd love to see you at the show. Hope things are well and congrats again on the show.
The eyes say it all! Thanks,
Greetings! I found your link from LA Casting, but I found the link to LA Casting from Google.com. You're portfolio is very impressive, and upon seeing it, I'm not sure I can settle for any other photographer. I am inquiring on your prices of Actor headshots including makeup and hair. I would like to know the prices for both digital and film(separately), if it isn't too much trouble.
Thank you very much for any information you can provide me, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!
I live in Florida but plan to make a trip to LA seeking a photographer,Agent etc. for my Son who will be moving there. We are doing a lot of homework for this trip. Your website,photographs and information is very impressive! Janette N