The wonder-filled world of Photographer Kim Campbell

Snippets of dreams and and stories come together like a fantastical concoction in front of my lens.  20 years as a photographer of people and beautiful ideas allows me to craft evocative, story-telling images with central characters full of mystique, longing and ambiguity.  An ongoing interest in archetypes and emotions drives my photography into the future while re-imagining the past.

I'm known in some circles as a portrait photographer in my hometown of Portland, Oregon but there are many other layers of my experience that have shaped the kind of photographer I've become. I first picked up a camera in 1990 in a black and white darkroom class at the University of Oregon. I not only fell in love with image making but I also fell for a fabulous photographer and sculptor from Mexico, Francisco Salgado. I envisioned a life where I could use art to heal people and pursued a Master's Degree in Art Therapy from Marylhurst College in 1995. For the past 20 years I've been photographing people through my fine art portrait studio,  Campbell Salgado Studio - in Portland, Oregon. 

I am continually seeking to make statements that embody a rich sense of life and intrigue. These interpretations are at times both literal and symbolic, culturally evocative, and archetypal in nature. I relish these complexities.

Creative photography is central to the evolution of my work. It is from that process that I draw inspiration which informs all my other projects. A curiosity about the world and the wonderful discoveries I experience is what I am to share here.

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