Balancing equal measures of technical dexterity, creative intuition, classical influences and entrepreneurial drive, photographer Kevin Lynch is internationally recognized for his growing portfolio of conceptual portraiture.  At turns graphic, glamorous and graceful, Lynch’s celebrity, fashion, advertising and fine art images have appeared in Museums and Galleries throughout Europe and the United States, including Museum of Contemorary Art San Diego, Hamiltons Gallery London and Christophe Van De Weghe Fine Arts Gallery New York, and in such diverse publications as Wallpaper, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Journal, L’Uomo Vogue, InStyle, Rolling Stone Magazine.  Lynch’s commercial clients include Walt Disney Studios, DreamWorks, Sony Pictures Studios, NBC/Universal, Miramax Films, The Weinstein Company and Warner Brothers.  Lynch has photographed such well-known personalities as Stephen Spielberg, Daniel Day Lewis, Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Jamie Foxx, Emma Stone, Gerard Butler, Clive Owen, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum and Rihanna.

American-born, Lynch spent his formative years in France, Belgium and Germany, where he “fell into photography” in the course of his studies. In the early 1980s, Lynch began assisting photographer Horst Wackerbarth on his book The Red Couch Project: A Portrait of America.  Featured in such noteworthy venues as Life magazine, the award-winning conceptual travelogue returned Lynch to his birthplace.  Settling in Los Angeles, he furthered his career stateside assisting celebrity photographer Greg Gorman in the conceptualization, design and printing of Gorman’s commercial commissions and published books such as Volume One and Inside Life.

Today, Lynch’s poised approach owes as much to his expertise in collaboration as it does to personal inspiration.  An adept team builder, he cites respect for and preparation with his production team as the keys to spontaneity behind the lens.  For an advertising shoot, that groundwork often entails sketched storyboards that forecast the finished product; meticulous lighting tests in Lynch’s backyard swimming pool with his wife, Hillary, as the subject, developed into a concept for an underwater series that has been transformed into a book project entitled Watercolours  published by powerHouse Books in May of 2009.  From conception through printed execution, it’s a process that conveys intentions and creates compelling results.

In addition to varied commercial assignments, Lynch has formed a creative association with Zuffa, LLC d/b/a Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and has been and continues to be involved in various photographic projects for the UFC.   In collaboration with the UFC, Lynch embarked on a four-year book project published in December 2007 by powerHouse Books titled Octagon.  This oversized, 65 pound over 400-page coffee table book features an essay by noted art historian and cultural critic Dave Hickey and a foreword written by the playwright and filmmaker David Mamet.  A photographic narrative of the Ultimate Fighting Champions, the Octagon dramatically documents the UFC’s mixed-martial arts fighter’s moments before and after their intense matches.  A trade edition of this oversized book is has been published by DK Publishing in December of 2008. . An Octagon exhibition is scheduled this coming July 12th through September 27th of 2009 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego.

In addition, Lynch released his a second book project in June 2009 titled Watercolours, which includes a foreword by Phil Hagen, and an essay by art historian/curator David Pagel published by powerHouse books New York.

Kevin Lynch currently resides in Santa Monica, California.

Anchor Bay Films, And Company, Art Machine, Bellator MMA, BLT, BPG, Bravo TV Network, Buena Vista Pictures, CBS, CNBC, DRAFT FCB, Discovery Channel, DreamWorks, Electronic Arts, Entertainment Weekly, Food Network, Fox Sports, FX, GSN, Hallmark Channel, History Channel, Ignition, LA Galaxy, LA Lakers, LA Sparks, Lifetime Network, Lionsgate Films, Millennium Films, Miramax Films, Mojo AD, Monique Lhuillier, Movietickets.com, NBC/Universal, New Line Cinema, Nike, Nuvo TV, Open Road Films, Overture Films, Oxygen, Paramount Pictures, Participant Media, Petrol AD, Pulse AD, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Sci Fi Channel, Sony Pictures Studios, Sony Russia, Spike TV, Starz TV, Station Casinos, 30sixty Advertising and Design, The Learning Channel, TNA,TNT, Trailer Park, TV Guide, Time Warner Cable, Ultimate Fighting Championship, USPS, Versus, VOX Associates, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, Weinstein Company, Wieden & Kennedy, Zuffa LLC

Adepero Oduye, Alfre Woodard, Alfred Molina, Amanda Peet, Amanda Seyfried, Andrew Garfield, Ashton Kutcher, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benicio Del Toro, Bill Paxton, Bryan Greenberg, Catherine Zeta Jones, Channing Tatum, Chiewtel Ejiofor, Christian Bale, Clive Owen, Condola Rashad, Daniel Day Lewis, Danny DeVito, Dominiquie Vandenberg, Emily Mortimer, Emma Stone, Eva Longoria, Evan Rachel Wood, Gary Dourdan, Gerard Butler, Greg Kinnear, Jaime Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Bateman, Jeff Bridges, Jeff Daniels, Jenna Elfman, Jennifer Garner, Jeremy Irons, Jill Scott, Jim Carrey, Joe Jonas, John Rich, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Josh Duhamel, Kathy Bates, Katie Holmes, Kevin Costner, Kevin Szorbo, Kim Basinger, Kirk Douglas, Kirsten Dunst, LL Cool J, Lucy Lui,Malcolm McDowell, Mark Harmon, Michael Douglas, Michael Weatherly, Monica Bellucci, Neve Campbell, Paul Giamatti, Paz Vega, Powers Booth, Phyllicia Rashad, Queen Latifah, Rachel Bilson, Richard Madden, Rihanna, Ron Livingston, Sam Shepard, Shia La Beouf, Tim Curry, Tim Roth, Tom Everett Scott, Valerie Bertanelli, Zack Braff

A.J. DeLaGarza – LA Galaxy, Anderson Silva – UFC, Andrei Arlovski – UFC, Bill Goldberg – Spike TV, BJ Penn – UFC, Brock Lesnar – UFC, Carlo Cudicini – LA Galaxy, Chad Johnson – Degree, Chuck Liddell – UFC, Clayton Kershaw – LA Dodgers, Colin Clark – LA Galaxy, Dennis Rodman – Spike TV, Diego Sanchez – UFC, Dwight Howard – LA Lakers, Forrest Griffin – UFC, Gabriel Gonzaga – UFC, Georges St-Pierre – UFC, Jerry Rice – Spike TV, Jim McMahon- Spike TV, John Lester – Nike, Josh Koscheck – UFC, Juninho – LA Galaxy, Junior Seau – Versus, Keith Jardine – UFC, Ken Shamrock – UFC, Kimbo Slice – UFC, Kobe Bryant – LA Lakers, Kurt Angle – TNA Wrestler, Lance Armstrong – Nike, Lance Mackey- Nike, Landon Donovan- LA Galaxy, Laurel Wassner – Nike, Lyoto Machida – UFC, Marcello Sarvas- LA Galaxy, Matt Hughes – UFC, Matt Kemp – LA Dodgers, Matt Serra – UFC, Metta World Peace – LA Lakers, Mike Magee – LA Galaxy, Mirko Cro Cop – UFC, Pau Gasol – LA Lakers, Quinton Jackson – UFC, Randy Couture – UFC, Ray Mancini – Redbelt, Rhino- TNA Wrestler, Ric Flair- Electronic Arts, Robbie Keane – LA Galaxy, Royce Gracie – UFC, Ryan Dungey- Nike, Samoa Joe _ TNA Wrestler, Sean Franklin- LA Galaxy, Steve Blake – LA Lakers, Steve Nash – LA Lakers, Sean Sherk – UFC, Tim Sylvia – UFC, Tito Ortiz – UFC, Todd Dunivant – LA Galaxy, Tommy Lasorda – LA _Dodgers, Tommy Meyer – LA Galaxy, Tony Hawk – Activision, Travis Lutter- UFC, Yasiel Puig- LA Dodgers

Writers & Directors:
Arianne Huffington, Dave Hickey, David Mamet, Faye Kellerman, James Elroy, Jonathan Kellerman, Lisa Scottoline, Michael Connelly, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Zalman King

Museum & Gallery Exhibit  April 2014:


July 12th – September 27th 2009 Octagon Exhibition: Kevin Lynch,
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Curator Hugh M. Davies

Sept 25th- Oct 25th 2008 Octagon by Kevin Lynch: Christophe Van De Weghe Fine Arts Gallery New York
Curator Christophe Van De Weghe

May 24th- June 21 2008 Octagon: The Exhibition MCQ Fine Art Salon Las Vegas
Curator Michele Quinn

Jan 17th- Feb 2nd 2008 Octagon – Kevin Lynch Hamiltons Gallery London
Curator Tim Jefferies

Dec 18th 2007 Octagon Book Lecture – Core Club NewYork – Commentators Dave Hickey, Matt Serra & Kevin Lynch
Curator Michelle Quinn

Dec.6th 2007 Octagon Book release & Exhibition Party Setai Hotel: Basel/Miami Art Fair
Curator Michele Quinn


“Expansions” Kevin Lynch
Padrao dos Descobrimentos Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
March 25, 2003 – April 13, 2003

“Koepfe & Koerper”
Group Show : Elsa Enns, Stephan Kaluza, Claudia Rogge, Kevin Lynch
Acht PQ Galerie, Bonn, Germany, July 7,1997 – August 17, 1997

“El Ojo Tambien Penetra”
Group Show: Araki, Elmer Batters, Guenter Blum, Greg Gorman,Richard Kern, Eric Kroll, Doris Kloster, Kevin Lynch, Robert Mapplethorpe,
Helmut Newton & Jan Saudek
Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Spain
Dec 10, 1996 – Jan 30, 1996
Kunsthaus, Cologne, Germany, 1997

“Sommerfest Austellung”
Group Show: Stephan Kaluza, Andre Chising Yuen, Joerg Wilhelm Schirmer, Klaus Sievers, Wlifried Duwentester, Ralf Bohnenkamp, Claudia
Rogge-Jarosch & Kevin Lynch
United Arts Gallery, Essen, Germany
February 8, 1997 – March 8. 1997

Society For Photographic Education, Los Angeles, California, 1996

“Universal Toleranz”
Group Show: Kevin Lynch, Greg Gorman and Panja Jurgens
Rudolf Mangisch Galerie & Auktionshaus, Zurich, Switzerland
December 14, 1996 – January 31, 1997

“Graham Nash/Nash Editions”
Nash Editions Group Show:

Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana,
January 3 – February 21, 1999

Canton Art Institute, Canton, Ohio,
August 9 – September 23, 1998

Bergstrom Mahler Museum, Neenah, Wisconsin,
May 31 – July 19, 1998

College of Fine Art, Jacksonville, Florida,
March 22 – May 10, 1998

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs,
Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, Colorado,
January 9 – February 27, 1998

Cypress College Photography Department, Cypress, California,
September 29 – October 31, 1997

The Butler Institute Of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio,
March 15 – May 26,1996