April 24, 2013 by thejourneyual
London College of Fashion
Resurrection Series 01-1, 2009
Paul McCartney Portrait, 2011
MJ Kim is an international photographer who has worked with some of the biggest names in fashion, entertainment and the arts. Born in Seoul, South Korea in 1972, MJ Kim moved to London aged 23 and gained an MA in fashion photography at the London College of Fashion.
He worked for the Daily Telegraph, British major newspaper, and the UK’s national news agency, the Press Association, and was a senior photographer with Getty Images before going freelance, specializing in celebrity portraits and fashion shoots. He has covered the Academy Awards and the Grammys, the Cannes and Venice film festivals, and was the official photographer for the Spice Girls global reunion tour. His images of celebrities and royalty have appeared in publications around the world. Since 2008, MJ has acted as personal photographer to Sir Paul McCartney, accompanying him on tour and documenting personal projects, including the Ocean’s Kingdom project at the New York City Ballet. He also photographed Sir Paul McCartney at the White House, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. MJ lives with his wife and two children in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. http://www.mjkimpictures.com