Kevin Davies

Kevin Davies

Kevin Davies was born in London and spent his teens in sunny Cornwall, the spiritual home of many painters and potters. While studying Fine Art in Winchester, like Brian Eno, he played drums (badly) in a punk band. When the Head of Sculpture pointed out that Kevin's photographs of his sculptures were much better than his three dimensional sculptures, he took the educator’s sound advice and pursued photography as his primary pursuit.

Early on he photographed for the NME, with Tom Jones being his first subject. Rappers like Public Enemy and LL Cool J followed. This work led to commissions for The Face, i-D and Arena and subjects as diverse as Shane McGowan, Bridgette Fonda, and male genitalia. Kevin's began working with U2 on a commission in 1991 to shoot stills for “The Fly” video on London's Piccadilly. Later he travelled with the band to Sarajevo when they were the first group to play in Bosnia after the war ended.

Kevin now concentrates on informal portraits of a wide variety of subjects and publications. He is currently working on a book of the milliner Philip Treacy, whom he has been documenting for 13 years.

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