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 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, pretending to be a woodworker, being mischievous, collecting plants, practicing the ukulele, embroidering stuff, working on or coming up with new projects and going on adventures.

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.

 

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