Geof Kern (b. Brooklyn New York 1950) is an American photographer based in Dallas. A graduate of the former technical school Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara California in 1976, he moved to Dallas to accept a position at a commercial studio. A year later he opened his own studio, photographing assignments for local clients and magazines with a conceptual approach then unique in the commercial world. During the 1980's his assignments became national with fashion campaigns for Bloomingdales New York, Neiman-Marcus, the former Oval Room at Dayton-Hudson, and regular editorial features for Esquire, GQ, Spy, and Rolling Stone magazines. Beginning in the 1990's he transitioned to working with international clients such as Selfridges London, Microsoft, Mercedes France, Takashimaya Japan-New York, and the critically acclaimed Mons. Nicole, the men's fashion division of Matsuda.
Recent work includes award winning work for Neiman-Marcus, with whom Kern has a 40 year long history, NorthPark Center, one of the country's most prestigious and highest rated luxury shopping centers, David Sutherland Inc., which offers furniture by some of the world's top designers, Teknion, one of the world's top designers of office furniture, plus campaigns for the growing luxury residence market, such as Eos in Manhattan, and Echelon in Seaport Boston.
Among Kern's many professional awards is the peer-nominated Infinity Award in Applied Photography, from the International Center of Photography New York (ICP). Examples of his work are in the permanent collection of the London Museum of Design (via graphic designer David Carson), the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Louvre, Paris, and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
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