KANDI CHAMPAGNE COOK

I take pictures and make things. I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and have made a happy life in Memphis, Tennessee with my husband and our fast little dog Rocket.  In my free time I enjoy cooking, knitting and crocheting, painting and doodling, bowling, reading, practicing the ukulele, going on adventures, and general mischief.

I wanted to be a photographer when I was 8-years-old. I got my first camera when I was 10… I haven’t stopped since.

I’ve had work printed in various publications on an international scale- from album art to books and magazines. I’ve shown work at a few exhibitions around the US, have a couple of permanent installations and I’ve won some awards.

While I enjoyed working as a freelance photographer over the past decade or so, at the moment I am not available for hire.


IMAGE USE

All photography is protected under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Want something you don’t see or are curious if you can obtain original high-res digital files for usage? The fastest way to get in touch with me is by utilizing this contact form.


IMPEDIMENTA

I collect cameras of all types; here is a short list of the ones I love and use the most:

DIGITAL

Fujifilm X100F
Nikon D200
 with
Diana 38mm Super-Wide
Holga pinhole HPL-N
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 and 50mm f/1.8
Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6
Tamron 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6
Vivitar 400mm f/5.6

FILM — INSTANT

Fujifilm Instax 210 Wide
Fujifilm SP-2 printer
Polaroid 600 OneStep

FILM — MEDIUM FORMAT

Holga CFN 120

FILM — 35MM

Diana Mini
Holga CFN 120 modified to 35mm
Holga 135 Pinhole
Lomo Fisheye No. 2


OTHER PROJECTS

Black and white, hand-bound photo zine: Sleight of Hand
365 (2018) self portrait project: A Year of Photography
Live music (Memphis) and other videos: YouTube
The ‘Gram