As a teen, Tamyra Campbell found herself always behind the lens of the camera, documenting her transition to adulthood from shot to shot. The passion stuck with her, and after graduating from the New York Institute of Photography, she worked in front of the lens for many years as a fashion model.
But eventually she found her way back behind the camera and started taking shots of high-school seniors, who were experiencing the same kind of transition that had first interested Tamyra in photography. She also started Snapshot Pet Photography, an offshoot of her primary business, Tamyra Campbell Photography, to give clients' favorite furry friends the same photographic treatment as the rest of their families.
"Modern vintage" is the oxymoronic phrase that best describes the work of photographer Erick Johnson. Though his low-contrast images, use of sepia tones, and the exposed brick and distressed wood floors of his studio hearken back to a bygone era, his portfolio is unmistakably of-the-moment, featuring casual poses, outrageous props, and a youthful, carefree sensibility. When Erick isn't documenting weddings and events with a photojournalistic diligence or a quirky photo-booth mentality, he sticks to his studio turf for portraits of kids and familie. Most shoots come with an online gallery that stays open for two months, which is useful for showing off to faraway loved ones or escaping the disapproving stare of a judgmental motherboard.