About Me

A potted history


I was born at an early age in West London but, with the assistance of my family I had escaped to the Home Counties by the time I was four. My first memory of photography was when, aged 10, I was given a Kodak Instamatic 126 camera for a school trip to Holland, I've had some sort of camera in my hands ever since!

Having studied photography at school I've gained many years of experience, initially with 35mm equipment before going digital in 1999. I was recently able to invest in some professional grade equipment and I have been developing my portfolio, and this website, since. As a freelance photographer, I'm based Pre en Pail, Mayenne but I travel a lot and I'm never far from my camera. boudoirbykevan.com and its sister site photographybykevan.com are where I showcase some of my work and offer my photographic services.

Please be sure to check back from time to time as new pictures will be added on a regular basis. If you have any comments/requests or you wish to discuss an assignment, please feel free to contact me.

For the terminally curious, click here to see the tools I use.

Wise Words

My name is Kevan and I'm a Canon user. Sounds like an admission to some sort of self-help group doesn't it? My choice of vendor was purely accidental to start with - I couldn't justify to myself the expense of a DSLR until Canon released the D300. The first DSLR priced under a grand and, co-incidentally, I had an insurance settlement of almost exactly the same amount burning a hole in my bank account!

Fast forward a few years and you'll find the following equipment in my camera bag (a Lowepro by the way):

The shopping list is not as long but still impressively expensive! If there are any benevolent philanthropists out there that would like to invest in a burgeoning photography career, I'm all ears! In order of priority, it is:

I use Multiblitz studio flash heads in my studio or Yongnuo strobes when portability is important. Although the complete studio rig with backdrops and stands will fit in the boot of my car.

Having been a professional geek for many years, I have more computers than is sensible but most of my post-processing and web coding is done on my home-built desktop machine or my laptop. By the way, this site was coded entirely in Notepad++ or MS Notepad (Free as part of all Microsoft operating systems since windows first appeared).

Other software I regularly use is: