MABRY CAMPBELL USA Mabry Campbell is an internationally award winning fine art and commercial architectural photographer, based in Houston, Texas. His full-time work is as a commercial architecture photographer - shooting both architecture exteriors and interiors with 100% architectural clarity and realism. Mabry pays special attention on preserving the originals architect’s or designer’s vision, while increasing though multiple exposure blending the visual impact of the image. After his work is done, and the clients are happy, Mabry concentrates on his fine art images. These range from long exposure architecture, long exposure seascape to infrared images. He travels extensively and this is a significant source of his inspiration and work.
I look at the architect’s original drawing (usually a simple pencil drawing) of the building because these break “My fine art photography style has its roots in commer- the design down into its essential components. I look at cial architectural photography. When I work on a project the surrounding buildings to see how the design relates to with an architect, engineer, its environment. I take numeror designer it is paramount to capture the essence of the ous photos of the building as a tool to further help me building -- to show through recognize the architect’s one photograph what the design. It is only at this point architect was trying to emphasize or accomplish in the that I take my main exposure with the purpose of making a design. These commercial images, what I like to call “ar- fine art image. And although chitectural clarity”, show the the final image often has elements of confusion, my vision buildings as they appear in real life with maximum visual and direction while making it is very clear. To achieve my impact across the frame. vision on my black and white My fine art work takes this long exposures requires time platform as a base and I spent simply thinking about dramatically build upon it the initial exposure and to alter it’s reality.In my fine where I want it in the final art images, each building is studied before I take my main image as long as many hours of post-processing. exposure.
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The techniques I use are time intensive and I have an affinity for paying attention to the smallest of details. After all, the architect did the same and I should hold myself to no less of a standard.”
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