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.
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
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.
Volume XVI, 2018.
Volume XV, 2017.
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 Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee, 2010.
MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL Photo Show
Needles & Pens gallery, San Francisco, California, 2010.
Print Issue 20, 2009.
Print Issue 15, 2008.
Permanent Fine Art Photography Installation
Simon Cancer Center at Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2008.