My Aunt gave me her old Canon T70 film camera and said

"have fun"!

Austi V. Campbell     photography

I've always been an artistic person. In fact, no one in my family is quite sure where I inherited "that artistic gene".​
 

When I was 16, I took a photography class in high school. My Aunt gave me her old Canon T70 film camera and said "have fun"! What I discovered was much more than fun! In the darkroom, I developed images that captured my existential teenage reality. I was able to show those around me (through my photographs)what inspired me! ​

 

After I graduated from high school, I went on to college, and thus my camera was put in it's case and shoved into my closet. I continued to draw, but I really missed how I felt when I was lost in the excitement and emotion of capturing a specific moment in time.
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A few years ago, I decided to buy my 1st DSLR camera. Since then, my passion has evolved into a career.

 

I can't tell you how grateful I am to do something everyday that makes my heart smile!
​None of this would have been possible without the endless love and support from my mom, my wife, family and friends! They inspire me on a daily basis...and they continue to pick me up when I fall down. For that I am truly am blessed!
Thank you!