Kevin James Thornton

I’m a professional hair, makeup artist and photographer in Nashville, TN. I offer intimate portraiture all shot on film with vintage cameras. The images are printed on museum quality materials at Bay Photo in Santa Cruz, CA.

Why only film?

I want to offer a unique experience with artistic results. Film makes the session slower, a little more thoughtful. Every exposure is special.  The final images have a dreamy, timeless quality that you will love. I send the negatives to Bay Photo in California to be printed on museum quality papers then matted and framed by hand with the highest quality materials. It’s perfect as a gift or a gift for yourself. For anniversaries, milestones, engagements, and boudoir.


The Studio

My studio is in the 100 Taylor Arts Collective building in the Germantown neighborhood of Nashville, TN. Everyone comments how beautiful and vibey it is when they first enter. It’s small and cozy, and I do my best to make it an inviting and artistic atmosphere. You are welcome to come visit by appointment.

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My fully restored Yashica medium format camera.












Covid 19 Safe

In these strange times I’m taking precaution to keep you, myself and my team healthy. I’m only taking one client a week and doing a regular covid test. During our consultation and reveal, we will both wear masks and maintain a social distance of 6 feet. During your shoot day, the makeup artist (who will double as the assistant to limit the number of people) and myself will wear N95 masks. I will also take a touchless temperature on everyone who enters the space.