Mabry 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.
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
If it’s not difficult, then I do not trust it.
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 H5D-50c, Canon EOS 5D MK III, Canon EOS 5D Mark II (infrared 720nm), Canon EOS 20D
Tripod and Ballhead:
Induro CT214 and RRS BH-55 with L-Plate
Formatt-Hitech Firecrest — 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.