JONATHAN CHERRY: What got you started with photography?
JAMIE CAMPBELL: Can I just say the magic of it all? Or at least what started as a childhood magic, and continued into an adulthood magic. It is hard to distinguish between the two. Magic is magic.
JC: Any emerging artists inspiring you at the moment?
JC: Here is a small list of inspiring photo-friends: Laurie Kang, Alex Kisilevich, Chris Boyne, Mark Peckmezian, Johanna Warwick, Stephanie Noritz, Jerome Nadeau, Ghost Diamond & Elise Windsor.
JC: Whats your current project all about?
JC: Currently, I am in that in-between stage. But I am working towards two vague things:
1) a small body of work made up of one-off 4x5 contact prints.
2) a real mix bag, or mess of photographs which attempt to create a particular unknown narrative.
JC: Where are you currently living and how is it shaping you?
JC: I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is a place where my physical home is. I can also randomly bump into more friends/acquaintances here, than anywhere else in the world. My cats live here. It is a place I know, and sometimes trust. I suppose those things naturally erode a personality into the thing it is. Although, I can’t afford a studio here, and I can’t seem to find a decent job, and it all too often seems dangerously insular. I think those limiting aspects are of equal shaping possibilities, for both the good and bad.
JC: One piece of advice to recent photography graduates?
JC: As a recent graduate, I keep telling myself - It is okay to struggle a bit, or a lot. And although this might daunt you, it shouldn’t deter you.
JC: Any big plans for 2012?
JC: Mostly unfulfilled dreams, and financial set-backs. I am, however, open to wild surprises and unbeknownst adventure.
JC: Favourite tree?
JC: Without a doubt, a fig tree.