" When I first met Kevin in 2008 – the very year I first joined the Master Photographers Association (MPA) – I had no idea that he would go on to be both my mentor and a great friend. What I DID know is that no only did I love his photography but also the way in which he took the time to explain ways in which I could improve my imagery. That is not to say it’s always easy when he delivers those messages – sometimes, thankfully rarely, the message is blunt. Honest, constructive but still blunt. But that is the essence of a great mentor: encouragement, inspiration, guidance and the occasional hard messages. But all delivered with one, sole objective; the betterment of you as a creative.
And if evidence of this were needed, I have progressed from being a new member of the MPA in 2008, to being a Fellow of the MPA in 2011 and the BIPP in 2012. I have also won numerous awards including MPA UK Wedding Photographer of the Year and MPA UK Portrait Photographer of the Year. All of it under Kevin’s unerring guidance.
And that is Kevin Wilson. A photographer who it is impossible not to respect, a mentor who can unlock creativity you never even knew you had and, most importantly, a man who I consider it an utter privilege to know and now call a friend. May that long continue!"