Equal Parts: Creative Director | Photographer | Director | Social Media Consultant
Currently, Kevin Kuster is a Founding Member and Chief Creative Director for Watts of Love, a global solar lighting non-profit dedicated to providing lights to the poorest of the poor in the darkest area of the world. Kevin is also the CEO and Partner for the #JJ Community, the worlds largest photo community on Instagram.
Prior to joining Watts of Love, Kevin was employed at Playboy Magazine for 18 years. Kevin served as the Senior Photography Editor for Playboy Magazine and Managing Content Director for Playboy Digital. While at Playboy, he was responsible for producing some of the largest pictorials in Playboy’s history, and was responsible for discovering some of Playboy’s most well-known celebrity models. His images graced the covers of many Playboy’s top selling issues, and his pictorials have won countless awards.
Kevin’s career has taken him all across the globe, and he has produced photographs and films under every kind of situation, environment and location. He has created award-winning images with Oscar winning and nominated Hollywood directors including Spike Lee, Kevin Smith, Neil LaBute, George Tillman Jr., Mike Figgis and Michael Bay. Kevin has also created and produced photographs for some of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood, professional sports, politics and world events.
As an photographer, educator, and entrepreneur, Kevin is passionate about empowering and inspiring others to create meaningful community and art through the creative process. In addition to his work as the CEO of #JJ, with over 600,000 + followers. His work with the #JJ Community has been feature by The New York Times and Newsweek. Kevin is a contributing writer for TheAppWhisper.com and has been featured at Where Traveler Magazine, WeareJuxt, iPhone Photography School, DPconnect, Passion Passport, and Instagramers.com. Kevin photographed 40 couples too poor to be married on Ilin Island Philippines and was the lead photographer for Travel and Leisure.
Kevin is consistently invited to speak on the power of social media and how to build brand social media communities. His most recent work has included speaking as one of the keynotes at MacWorld 2014 and as the featured speaker at the Apple Store in Chicago and Out of Chicago Photography conference
CLIENTS: Travel and Leisure, Caffeinated Club, Walgreens, Blue Rhino, Austrian Airlines, Oscar de la Renta, Fiat Usa, Chrysler, Harley Davidson, Ray Ban, Michelob Light, Playboy Magazine, Subway, Swatch, Tommy Hilfiger, AXE Products, Geroge Tillman State Street Productions, Don Diego Cigars, Spike 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Felxon Glases, Kevin Smith View Askew Productions, Coors Light, Taproot, Watts of Love, Michael Bay Productions, Aureole LED, Equity Residential, Trump Luxury Real Estate, Kiss, Alt Hotels, Jim Beam, MTV, Entertainment Tonight, Fox New, Miller Light, Howard Stern, Sauza Tequila, Fiat, Anheuser Bush, National Football League, World Wrestling Entertainment, AOL, Time Warner, HBO, Ignite Social Media, Alt Hotels, Sextans Canada, Bunim/Murry Productions, TheAppWhisper, We Are Juxt, World Poker Tour, NASCAR