Mabry-Campbell-Portrait-SquareMabry Campbell is a fine art photographer based in Houston, Texas. He works in black & white often fused with long exposure times. Strong form, subject presence and elements of visual misdirection are present throughout his work.
Mabry’s black & white fine art photography has garnered numerous international awards and recognitions around the world. He earned his Liberal Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin and his MBA from Rice University. He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers + Fine Art Group, the Houston Center For Photography and the Texas Photographic Society.

For image licensing and print inquiries, please use the Prints/Licensing link.


My photography evolves from an exploration of the visual impact that can be created when form is made to evoke emotion. I strive to amplify the inherent qualities in forms, while minimizing extraneous qualities, to create images with suggested emotion and heightened visual presence.  Suggested emotion is further enhanced by atmospheric mood and abstraction. Similarly, visual presence is further enhanced by simplification throughout the scene.  Images with these qualities speak to my aim of creating an altered visual reality, not to document our shared reality.  I create fine art images where the viewer’s opinion of reality is challenged and surprised. In this way, my images do not present specific questions or answers, but rather present themselves as conversations to the viewer. I believe fine art images must evoke emotion, while at the same time embed an impression that lingers long after they are viewed. I force the viewer to reconsider what they are seeing in my images when they have moments of confusion, an emotional reaction and finally achieve clarity and understanding.

– Mabry Campbell


Catherine Couturier Gallery
2635 Colquitt Street
Houston, TX 77098
Email: gallery@catherinecouturier.com
Phone: (713) 524-5070

Brucie Collections Gallery
Sichovykh Striltsiv (Artema) st., 55-b
Kiev, Ukraine 04053
Email: info@bruciecollections.com
+380 (44) 205 42 64
+380 (44) 353 12 34

If it’s not difficult, then I do not trust it.

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My Gear:

Hasselblad HCD 24mm, Hasselblad HC 80mm, Canon 24mm TS-E f/3.5L II USM, Canon 17mm TS-E f/4L USM, Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 USM, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM, Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, and Lensbaby Composer Pro Sweet 35 & Edge 80.

Hasselblad 500 C/M, Hasselblad H5D-50c, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EOS 5D Mark II (infrared 720nm)

Tripod and Ballhead:
Induro CT214 and RRS BH-55 with L-Plate

Formatt-Hitech Firecrest and Firecrest Ultra — 100mm squares in 13 and 16 stops
Formatt-Hitech ProStop IRND — 100mm squares in 3 stops, 6 stops, 8 stops, and 10 stops
Formatt-Hitech Firecrest IRND — 100mm squares in 13 stops and 16 stops

My images are published in numerous websites, books, magazines, newspapers and client-centered marketing materials.



Mabry Campbell Photography: Website ⎟ Instagram ⎟ LinkedInFlickr


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  1. nice flickr. one point not to challenge, i’m just curious. i see many photos’ color are quite “rich” which make me feel a bit more than natural or reality.

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    • @Fiona.q I’ve been putting up a lot of Instagrams and Hipstamatics recently, so those are going have high vibrance and saturation by default. The primary camera (non-iPhone) shots are basically untouched like I state. By the way, the photo “Overpasses” looks like I processed it a lot. In fact, I didn’t touch it at all in processing…just made the file smaller.:-) Hard to believe, but very true. I just put it up on this photoblog. Thanks for the comment.


  2. I’m not a photographer by trade or by hobby, but I do enjoy a photo of beautiful scenery, nature, people, etc, and even try to capture some of my own…and I think your pictures are incredible…fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Hi Mabry, I incidentally came across your abandoned house picture and like it very much. Are you using HDR combinations to produce such high contrasts?
    Best regards from Switzerland,
    – Pierre

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    • Hi Pierre. Actually this is my first attempt at HDR. I may do it more, not sure. So I took three exposures on burst, one at -1.5, one at 0.0 and one at +1.5. Used photoshop cs5 to merge them with the “merge to HDR pro” feature. The most interesting thing to me on this is that I thought the photo was junk until I pulled it into HDR and then it radically changed. It’s fun to me that way. Greetings back to you from Texas!


  4. I’ve been processing film and photographs since the days when “photoshop” meant a photo shop with a darkroom, film, and chemicals.
    I am impressed with the way you simplify the process and focus on your subject. You have a remarkable eye for visual expression!

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  7. This is easily the best photography blog I’ve seen, period. I like the way you allow the photographs to speak for themselves. I also enjoyed the titles. Fine work here, Mabry. Elisa sent me here. I am happy she did.

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  8. Mabry, I don’t know where you live or what you do for a living but your photography is simply stunning, you seem to be navigating among the best places on the planet! Either that or you are an extremely talented photographer, able to show the beauty of all you see, keep them coming!

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    • Thanks Mike. Well I don’t really like the built in galleries. So I made a new page (the gallery page) and “seeded” it with two images at once. That’s the trick. Then I just add to that page as I post. Again, upload straight to it. The difference between a post method and a gallery update is small but important. When you upload a new image to the gallery you just created, DO NOT click “insert”. Instead just click update gallery. In the options you can tell it how many columns an how to display the thumbs. WP recently made a change in Nishita and all images to a gallery are sized to a thumb. And so the site loads fast I upload smaller res photos to the created galleries. I hope this answered your question. – Mabry


      • Mabry, many thanks for this. It sounds pretty straightforward so I’ll give it a try. Clicking through a large gallery is a very nice way to view images – the more populated it is, the better, and there’s no need for a very specific theme. A Happy New Year to you and I look forward to seeing more of your work.


  9. I just liked about half a million pictures of yours -I’m addicted! They are truly astounding, I love every single one… it’s incredible just how good your work is! Pure art -that’s what I found snooping around your beautiful, beautiful blog. Ok, I’ll stop now, sorry -I’m just so stunned! 🙂
    Love, Anna

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  10. Hello Mabryi! I don’t know if you have seen it but I come out with a digital magazine version of my blog Junsjazz Images & Inspiration of which four issues are already online. Its not a commercial magazine, just another online project of mine, an offshoot of my blogging. And it pales in comparison to the publications that have carried your work. I plan to release the latest issue by end of January and I’d like to devote a spread for a guest photographer to showcase his/her works (probably 5 to 6 images). Some photo blogger peers have already been featured in the past two issues. I would be honored to have your amazing works presented in Issue #5, if it is alright with you. Of course there will be backlinks to your blog and full credit to you for all your works that may appear in the magazine. I await your reply. BTW, Issue #5 has an all black and white photography theme, and it would be great to showcase some of your impressive black and white images. Here’s the link to my digital magazines: http://junsjazzimages.wordpress.com/digital-magazine/ Thanks!

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