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 of 15 years and our fast little dog, Rocket. 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 work on the digital development team at a full-service creative agency and recently went back to school. I spend my free time knitting, crocheting, reading, practicing yoga, volunteering, cooking, making zines, being mischievous, hiking, embroidering stuff, working on or coming up with new projects and going on adventures.

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

 

 

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  & SP-3 printers
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

 

 

Exhibitions

SCOPE 2019: Landscapes of the South
Visual Art Exchange & REX Heart & Vascular, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2019.

Beyond the Selfie
The Art Center Highland Park, Highland Park, Illinois, 2019.

Gonerfest Photofest
Crosstown Arts, Memphis, Tennessee, 2013.

Photography Installation (2 pieces)
Hi Tone, Memphis, Tennessee, 2013-2017.

Rozelle Artists Guild’s 3rd Annual Project Sketchbook
POWER HOUSE, Memphis, Tennessee, 2012.

Rozelle Artists Guild’s 2nd Annual Project Sketchbook
Adam Shaw Studio, Memphis, Tennessee, 2010.

Memphis Scene
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee, 2010.

MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL Photo Show
Needles & Pens gallery, San Francisco, California, 2010.

Permanent Fine Art Photography Installation
Simon Cancer Center at Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2008.