Shelby's Subtleness

El Corazon fine art photography by Kim Campbell.

Eleven year old Shelby has such a dreamy and calm countenance that I loved witnessing behind the lens. As a photographer I'm constantly thinking how to incorporate the subject's personality into the photograph.  Shelby's watchful and interested manner was fun to reflect back to her with posing and props. Holding a painted self-portrait in front of her face was a favorite of mine. Back in the digital darkroom I masked off the painting and desaturated the rest of the image so the vibrant hues of the paint would emphasize the surrealness of the image.

El Corazon fine art photography by Kim Campbell.