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Kevin Bauman

Kevin Bauman

Country: United States
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Kevin Bauman was born in 1972 in metropolitan Detroit, Michigan. Raised by an artist and an architect, Kevin was introduced to art and creativity at an early age. In high school he developed an interest in ceramics. In the next few years he won several awards and was offered an art scholarship to college.

After college, art was put on hold for a year or two as Kevin found a real job in sales. The stress and pressure of sales, however, drove him back to art. In 1996 Kevin discovered photography, and has been working in the medium ever since. Kevin has worked in the traditional darkroom in both black and white, and color, as well as digitally. Currently his personal projects are done primarily with an old Hasselblad using color negative film, which is then scanned, and printed out using inkjet or LightJet style printers.

Kevin’s current projects include 100 Abandoned Houses, focusing on abandoned houses in Detroit, Michigan, and Detroit’s Small Churches, a series on the adaptive reuse of small structures as small churches. Other photographic topics include industrial Detroit, and Detroit night scenes. Much of Kevin’s work has focused on his former hometown of Detroit. Kevin’s interest in Detroit developed early as a basic curiosity of the economic and social hardships the city has faced for decades. In an attempt to understand the state of the city, Kevin has continued to photograph the area as its economic decline has accelerated.

Kevin started his commercial and editorial work as an assistant to a commercial photographer near Detroit. From there he started to shoot commercial and editorial jobs. Initially Kevin shot for magazines such as Bike Magazine, Bicycling Magazine, Hooked on the Outdoors, and other outdoor oriented magazines, but became more and more commercially focused. His main clients became architects, interior designers, and developers, along with a few ad agencies, and contract furnishing and textiles manufacturers.

Shows and Awards
Kevin’s work has been exhibited in numerous group and individual shows in the metro Detroit area over the past 15 years. Kevin was awarded a Purchase award at the inaugural Polk Art and Technology exhibit, and his work is now part of the Polk Company’s permanent collection.

Shows/Exhibitions include:
Antagonismos – Victor Lope Arte Contemporaneo
Polk Art and Technology
Our Town
Lawrence Street Gallery
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
Novi Civic Center
Livonia Civic Center
Oakland Community College
Biddle Gallery
Detroit Focus 2000
Maniscalco Gallery

Feature Shoot
American Public Media – The Story
American Public Media – Marketplace
The New York Times
National Geographic Adventure
American School Board Journal
Loft Publications
How Architecture Learned to Speculate
The Modern Townhouse
Dust on the Breakers
The Detroit News
The Economist
Apartment Therapy
Photography Served
Etsy Blog
The National Post
Urban Outfitters Blog
Interior Design
Hooked on the Outdoors
Blue Adventure
Outdoor Photographer
PDN Blog
The 405
Design You Trust
Oh Snap!
Universal Music/Mayer Hawthorne
Utne Reader
Under the Influence
The Architectural Review
Core 77
Big Australia
Big Japan
ABC News
The Daily Mail
American Prospect

Crypton Fabrics
McIntosh Poris Associates
BRG Custom Homes
John King Interior Design
Spin Advertising
Gyro Creative Group
Latcha Associates
Ajax Paving Industries
Detroit Economic Development Group
Coseo Properties
McGraw Hill
Universal Music