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Episode 36: Kenny Kim

May 15, 2008

kenny.jpgHe’s not a national speaker on the photography circuit. He doesn’t have any workshops. There are no highly anticipated DVDs of his training coming out. And he’s only been in the business of professional photography for about two years. Yet, chances are, if you’re a wedding and portrait photographer, you’ve seen his smiling face and his work. His name is Kenny Kim (no, his last name is not “dot com”). And as evidenced by his over 1,700 FaceBook friends, the dude gets around. From assisting Mike Colón and Bob Davis on their 9-city tour, to taking photos for WPPI’s Young Guns presentation, Kenny seems to have a knack at being everywhere that’s worth being anywhere in this business. In this light-hearted and fun interview, we learn how Kenny got so connected. How he went from feared Colón stalker, to Mike (and Bob) giving Kenny the “keys” to their blogs. Kenny is a great testament to the power of having a truly servant heart. We also learn the origin of his ultra-hip logo and when we can expect the next batch of his uber-cool T-shirts to come out. Here’s Kenny Kim like you’ve never seen (or rather, heard) him.

As a side note, I prelude this interview with some exciting F-Stop Beyond updates. Like our new feedback email address (feedback@fstopbeyond.com). Or the new inspiration segment I plan to add where you can leave us a 5 minute or less inspirational story and we may post it online. (Call us at 408-884-1497 x 713 to leave your story). I also give you an update on our video taped series currently in production, “F-Stop Beyond: In Living Color.” All around, this is an episode you don’t want to miss!

Next week, San Francisco 49ers staff photographer Terrell Lloyd shares with us why he’s always so happy!

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  1. May 15, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    I met him during his run with Mike and Bob’s tour, but I was really bummed I didn’t get to rub elbows with him more, just enough to say hi and goodbye and “I’m a regular stalker on your blog.” Hopefully I’ll run into him again later in life.

  2. May 15, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    I met kenny almost 3 years ago. He is my mentor, a man I look up to, a friend, and a brother. He has taught me and inspired in so many ways possible.

    Kenny it is so great to see you grow so much in the past couple years. I am so blessed to say that you are a close friend of mine.

    See ya soon man!!!! One more week and I am home free to shoot with you…anytime, anywhere, haha

    Thank you for interviewing this crazy guy, F-Stop and Ron Dawson….you guys rock!!!!

  3. Pearl
    May 15, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Awesome interview!
    Kenny’s an awesome photographer =D

  4. May 16, 2008 at 2:41 am

    Great insight! Thanks for the moving interview.

    Rock on.

  5. May 16, 2008 at 6:31 am

    Thank you for interviewing Kenny! He a great man! I enjoy listening to all your interviews by the way.

  6. May 16, 2008 at 8:44 am

    thanks for another great interview ron, kenny rocks!

  7. May 16, 2008 at 9:14 am

    kenny is such a special person. i look forward to the day i meet him in person. we are facebook friends… i’m one of the 1700! love you kenny!

  8. May 16, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Great show. I love Kenny Kim!

  9. May 16, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Ron, Awesome interview with Kenny. We’ve always been proud of Kenny and what he’s accomplished in his life. He’s never taken no for an answer and he’s amazing at networking. If you’re a photographer and don’t know him… get to know him. He’s very inspirational. Thanks for another incredible interview!!!! Much love! ~ Dawn

  10. Joanne
    May 16, 2008 at 10:22 am

    congrats Kenny!!! I want dibs on a t-shirt! 🙂

  11. May 16, 2008 at 10:47 am

    I’ll never forget the first time I stumbled on Kenny’s blog in the Fall of last year as I was making some pretty heavy decisions on what paths to pursue in life for me and my fam. I’ll never forget the connection I had with someone I have neither met or spoke with (outside of the blogosphere!). This dude continues to blow me away with his love for life and all things around him. And now, after another awesome edition of F-Stop (you rock Ron!!), I have learned so much more to the man that is Kenny Kim. Now it all makes sense to me. 🙂

    Keep up the awesome work Ron!!! Sweet! 🙂

  12. May 16, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Thanks everyone for you kind comments. And to think Kenny was nervous. 🙂 I’m glad y’all liked the episode. I personally struggle with being a truly giving person. It always inspires me when I meet others for whom it flows so naturally.

  13. stella yoon
    May 16, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Great Work!! Glad to hear you are being appreciated and let the public know Kenny Kim means business with his ART! = ) Keep it up and keep it going!

    Ciao!

  14. May 16, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    I want a Kenny Kim shirt!!!

  15. May 16, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Yay Kenny! Thanks for including us in the list amongst the other fabulous photographers.

  16. Jay
    May 16, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Kenny Kim Photography rocks!!! Keep on truckin Kenny your day of fame and glory will come. The interview was great by the way. Inspiring.

  17. Natalie
    May 19, 2008 at 12:45 am

    Great servant, great photographer, great guy, great interview!

  18. May 19, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    We’re so proud of you Kim Min Sung. We’re always inspired by passionate people. There are few and far between. Your endeavors and your constant pursuit of innovative excellence are worthy of recognition. We don’t doubt that those who know you now only see a glimpse of the rock star that you will soon become.

  19. October 15, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Awesome interview! I first saw Kenny (via blogs) when he went on tour with David Jay this summer. Then I met him during Gene Higa & Jose Villa’s workshop dinner. He’s so down to earth and nice! You rock Kenny!! Thanks Ron 🙂

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