kandi champagne cook

Yes, that’s my real name. I’m a former freelance photographer working on the digital development team at a full-service creative agency. I like to spend my free time volunteering, knitting & crocheting, cooking, hiking, practicing yoga, reading, embroidering stuff, being mischievous and going on adventures. I’m from Louisiana but now I live in Memphis. I married the coolest person I could find and we have a fast little dog named Rocket.

I got my first camera when I was 10 years old… I haven’t stopped since.


Fujifilm X100F
Nikon D200
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

120 & 35MM

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


Polaroid 600 OneStep
Fujifilm Instax Wide 120
Fujifilm SP2 & SP3

Exhibitions, Installations & Select Publications

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.

Hedera Helix
Volume XVI, 2018.
Volume XV, 2017.

Secret Songs
Nobunny, 2013.

Gonerfest Photofest
Crosstown Arts, Memphis, Tennessee, 2013.

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

Heads, Hands & Feet: A Book of One Man Bands
Dave Harris, 2012.

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

Limited Edition Cassette, William Cody Watson, 2012.

#321 The Photo Issue, 2010.

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

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

Needles & Pens gallery, San Francisco, California, 2010.

JPG Magazine
Print Issue 20, 2009.
Print Issue 15, 2008.

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