4th Annual Cobwebs, Costumes, Cameras & Kids

COBWEBS, COSTUMES, CAMERAS AND KIDS

- Local businesses celebrate Halloween by raising money for the Oregon Food Bank-

PORTLAND, OR - October 7, 2011 –  “At this time of year, when the children in our lives are busy dreaming up elaborate costumes, and trick-or-treat routes designed to maximize candy collection, it’s easy to forget that more than 200,000 people rely on emergency food boxes from the Oregon Food Bank each month.

Campbell Salgado Studio Unveils Outdoor Portrait Garden and Public Sculpture 'Jump'

CAMPBELL SALGADO STUDIO UNVEILS OUTDOOR PORTRAIT GARDEN AND PUBLIC SCULPTURE ‘JUMP’
Local artists invite neighbors to celebrate with a Summer Party Aug. 7, 10AM to 5PM

PORTLAND, OR – July 22, 2010 –

This year Sellwood’s Summer Passport event on Aug. 7th, marks the unveiling of local photographers, Campbell Salgado Studio’s, new outdoor portrait garden and public sculpture installation. Neighbors are invited to step through their garden gate into a natural light photo studio behind their lovingly-restored 1908 Craftsman. Welcoming drivers, bicyclists and neighborhood walkers on Tacoma Street is a newly-placed, large-scale, painted steel sculpture entitled ‘Jump’ that evokes happy energy.

Portland Photographer Kim Campbell Honored by American Photo Magazine

Portland Photographer Kim Campbell Honored by American Photo Magazine
Campbell’s Portraiture Featured in Magazine’s Images of the Year Collection for Second Consecutive Year

PORTLAND, OR – December 29, 2009 – Portraits by Sellwood photographer Kim Campbell have once again been selected for inclusion in American Photo Magazine’s annual Images of the Year collection. Campbell’s work was featured in the “Personal Work” category in both 2008 and 2009.

2nd Annual Cobwebs, Costumes, Cameras & Kids Event

COBWEBS, COSTUMES, CAMERAS AND KIDS
- Local businesses celebrate Halloween by raising money for the Oregon Food Bank -

PORTLAND, OR – October 30, 2009 – “At this time of year, when the children in our lives are busy dreaming up elaborate costumes, and trick-or-treat routes designed to maximize candy collection, it’s easy to forget that more than 200,000 people rely on emergency food boxes from the Oregon Food Bank each month. Sadly, many of them are children.” So says Sellwood-based photographer Kim Campbell. Inspired by that sobering statistic, Campbell and the folks from neighborhood businesses are teaming up this Halloween to help raise money to fight hunger in Oregon. “Last year we were thrilled to have raised over $1,000, enough for 100 emergency food boxes. This year the need is even greater.”

On Saturday, October 31, 2009, from 10 – 3 PM, costumed babies, toddlers and children are invited to haunt the halls of Campbell Salgado Studio as they enjoy healthy snacks, create seasonal crafts, and are photographed in their spookiest Halloween finery.

Admission to this fun-filled family-friendly event is free, but Halloween portraits may be purchased for $15 (digital format) or $20 (prints), with all profits benefiting the Oregon Food Bank. A food drive barrel will also be on-site for those wishing to make an additional donation of non-perishable food items, providing attendees with an opportunity to make a difference in our community.

Schedule of Events (All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.):

10 am – 12:30 pm: Costume Sessions
Portland’s tiniest ghosts and goblins are invited to pick a time for a mini-session to strut their Halloween stuff. Call to schedule.

1 pm – 3 pm: Spooky Snapshots
Gremlins of all ages will get their chance to strike a pose-decked out in their spookiest regalia-and help out those in need as well. Drop on in if you dare.

There will be a grand prize for the most creative costume! Plus a raffle of lovely gift baskets full of prizes donated by Sellwood-Moreland area businesses.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Halloween portraits may be purchased for $15 for online digital sharing or $20 as a 5 × 7 print. All profits will benefit the Oregon Food Bank.

Rounding out the day’s events will be a kids’ costume contest and a raffle of lovely gift baskets full of prizes donated by Sellwood-Moreland area businesses including HandMaids, Haggis McBaggis, Adobe Rose Café, Blue Kangaroo, Tilde, Mamalates, Elixia Wellness, Staccato Gelato, Noah’s Bagels, and Hollywood Video.

Campbell Salgado Studio is located in the Sellwood neighborhood at 8107 SE 16th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202.

How Proceeds from This Event Will Benefit Hungry Oregon Families:
As mentioned above, admission to this fun-filled Halloween-themed event is free, but portraits may be purchased for $15 in digital format, or for $20 as prints, with all profits benefiting the Oregon Food Bank. According to the Oregon Food Bank web site, for every dollar the Oregon Food Bank receives, it is able to move five pounds of food through its food distribution program, and a $10 contribution helps collect and distribute enough food to fill an emergency food box. A typical emergency food box provides enough food for a family of four for three-to-five days.

Profits raised from this special Halloween portrait event will enable food to flow through Oregon Food Bank’s four distribution centers in Portland, Hillsboro, southeast Oregon and Tillamook, and to 16 independent regional food banks. Ultimately, this food will reach 915 local hunger-relief agencies in both Oregon and Clark County, Washington. So not only will those who attend this holiday event walk away with adorable Halloween portraits of their babies and children, they’ll also being doing something to help Oregon families who may not have enough to eat. (A food drive barrel will also be onsite for those who wish to donate additional non-perishable food items.)

About Campbell Salgado Studio: Husband and wife team Francisco Salgado and Kim Campbell joined forces professionally in 1995 to create Campbell Salgado Studio, a trend-setting Oregon-based photography studio with an international clientèle. Situated in a lovingly restored 1908 building with an attached portrait garden, Campbell Salgado Studio helps families record the special moments of their lives through breathtakingly beautiful and original photography. To learn more about Campbell Salgado Studio, please visit their website at www.campbellsalgado.com or call 503-736-3040.
 

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Free Business Portraits in June

Campbell Salgado Studio Supports Fellow Entrepreneurs with Free 15-Minute Photo Sessions

PORTLAND, OR – May 29, 2009 – Over the past several months, market conditions have adversely affected many small local businesses. Eager to find a way to support fellow entrepreneurs, Portland’s Kim Campbell and Francisco Salgado—owners of Campbell Salgado Studio—decided to offer free mini-portrait sessions to area business owners.

Updating websites and promotional materials when business is slow can be a great use of down-time. And business owners can make their promotional materials stand out by including a professional-looking business portrait. Says Campbell, “A small business is an extension of the business owner, so an engaging portrait can put a human face on a business, helping consumers to feel a personal connection to that business.”

“We understand that leaner sales mean leaner budgets for most small business owners, so we’re stepping up to help support entrepreneurs in our community,” continues Campbell. “On June 17th, we’ll be offering 15 minute portrait sessions to small business owners. This is no ‘passport’ photo but a professionally lit, high quality portrait.”

These appointments are available by scheduling a time in advance. Each participant will receive one FREE digital portrait they may use for promotional efforts.

“If you haven’t posted or refreshed your business image in the last few years, there’s no better time than now,” adds Campbell.

For more details visit campbellsalgado.com. Avid social networker Kim Campbell will also be posting updates about this event on both the Campbell Salgado Studio facebook and twitter profiles.

About Campbell Salgado Studio: Husband and wife team Francisco Salgado and Kim Campbell joined forces professionally in 1995 to create Campbell Salgado Studio, a trend-setting Oregon-based photography studio with an international clientèle. Situated in a lovingly restored 1908 building with an attached portrait garden, Campbell Salgado Studio helps families record the special moments of their lives through breathtakingly beautiful and original photography. Visit campbellsalgado.com to learn more.

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Portland’s Campbell Salgado Studio Receives National Recognition

Portland’s Campbell Salgado Studio Receives National Recognition
Photographer Kim Campbell Honored in American Photo Magazine’s 2008 Images of the Year Competition

PORTLAND, OR – January 2008 – Photographer Kim Campbell of Sellwood’s Campbell Salgado Studio was awarded Honorable Mention in American Photo Magazine’s 2008 Images of the Year competition. Featured in the “Personal Work” category, Campbell’s winning portraits include beguiling masked images of her son Tamaio (El Pequeño Luchador) and his close pal Wiley (El Mono Enmáscarado.)

Campbell’s photographs, chosen from among thousands of entries submitted from around the globe, were judged by three distinguished names in the field of photography: New York City’s veteran photo editor Laurie Kratochvil Boston-based photographer and educator Henry Horenstein and David Fahey, director of the Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles.

“I am thrilled by the enthusiastic response to these images from my new El Corazón series. El Corazón is a creative collaboration between photographer and child, which produces evocative imagery that makes strong statements both symbolically and artistically,” says Campbell.

Adds husband and business partner Francisco Salgado, “It’s a well-deserved honor for these extraordinary images. Kim’s El Corazón series creates something mystical, dreamy, and surreal through her combination of intriguing objects and subjects. The work takes viewers to a deeper place and should be shared with the world.”

Campbell finds herself in esteemed company with this recent recognition. Other honorable mention winners include world-renown photographers George Steinmetz, Howard Schatz, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Annie Leibovitz.

Lisa Martel of Portland’s Blue Sky Gallery comments, “I was so pleased to see Campbell’s playful iconic portraits gracing the pages of the most recent issue of American Photo Magazine. American Photo is one of the photo world’s leading publications, so it was thrilling to see the work of a local artist in the company of so many world-class photographers.”

Campbell’s award winning photos can be viewed online here.

About Campbell Salgado Studio: Husband and wife team Francisco Salgado and Kim Campbell joined forces professionally in 1995 to create Campbell Salgado Studio, a trend-setting Oregon-based photography studio with an international clientèle. Situated in a lovingly restored 1908 building with an attached portrait garden, Campbell Salgado Studio helps families record the special moments of their lives through breathtakingly beautiful and original photography. Visit campbellsalgado.com to learn more.

About American Photo Magazine: American Photo Magazine reaches over 2 million readers. As they state on their web site, their mission is to be the photographic ‘bible’ of the world—offering a unique visual environment covering both the art and the quickly-changing technology of photography.

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Campbell Salgado Studio Goes Green

- Sellwood-based Photographer Makes Portraits and Studio Kinder to the Planet -

PORTLAND, OR When one thinks of photography, certain colors jump to mind – sepia, or black and white, for example. But Kim Campbell, photographer and owner of Sellwood’s Campbell Salgado Studio, wants people to start thinking “green”…as in kind to the planet.

Campbell explains, “For years, I’ve made an effort to be environmentally-conscious in my day to day life, but then one day realized I hadn’t carried that effort over into my business as much as I could have. The more changes I implemented at the studio, the more I was certain a market existed for ecologically-friendly alternatives in portraiture. But as I looked around, no one else seemed to be offering what I had in mind. So, I figured why not me?”

Campbell and her husband, photographer/sculptor Francisco Salgado, made the switch from film to digital photography several years ago. Unlike darkroom photography, digital photography is somewhat intrinsically eco-friendly in that there’s no wasted film, and no toxic chemicals used in the print-making process. But going digital was only the first step. Soon Campbell and Salgado had committed to only using 100 percent cotton mats for their portraits. While mats made from recycled paper do exist, they are not typically recommended for archival preservation. So while searching for an environmentally-sound alternative that would protect clients’ precious family photos, Campbell discovered a tree-free option safe for all types of media, including photographic prints. Made from annually renewable cotton fibers, Crescent Cotton RagMats have the extra added bonus of being one of the highest quality archival matboards available.

Campbell also made the choice to carry Roma Moulding frames. While many frames on the market are made in China from questionable materials, Roma Moulding is the only moulding manufacturer that still handcrafts all of its wood mouldings in Italy. Free of lead contamination, their mouldings are made of FSC certified woods, and are wrapped in 100-percent biodegradable packaging.

Says Campbell, “I’m always on the lookout for new environmentally-friendly products. Lately I’ve been experimenting with Red River’s GreenPix photo paper, which is made of 100% post-consumer recycled content. And I just read about new petroleum-free soy ink cartridges which are coming out next year. I’m anxious to see how they work, and hope to be able to use them in the printmaking process, if the results are of the same high quality my customers have come to expect over the past 13 years.”

Portraiture isn’t the only environmentally-friendly offering at Campbell Salgado Studio, however. Campbell has also made an effort to transform the way she conducts business. For example, Campbell Salgado Studio now presents client proofs via digital multi-media presentations, eliminating much of the waste related to printed proofs. They also produce a digital newsletter and publish a blog, keeping customers up to date on the studio’s latest offerings while eliminating paper waste from mass newsletter mailings.

Campbell has also made efforts to reduce waste around the office. First she implemented an in-studio recycling program – employees now recycle all paper, cans/bottles, packing materials and matboard scrap. The studio also made the switch from bottled water to filtered water, eliminating bottle waste. Additionally, CFL bulbs illuminate the studio’s production areas, and a digital thermostat reduces the amount of energy wasted heating and cooling the studio in the off-hours.

In 2005, when Campbell Salgado Studio moved to its current location, Campbell envisioned establishing a lush outdoor portrait garden that would be as efficient as it was lovely. She began by removing many of the existing backyard plants, but rather than dumping them in the compost pile, she replanted them in the studio’s front yard. Bricks left behind by a previous owner were used to create a welcoming patio. Wood found under the front porch was fashioned into a decorative garden door. Low voltage outdoor lighting was installed on a timer, ensuring that landscape lighting is used for only a few hours each evening. Campbell now keeps the garden looking its best with the help of an efficient drip irrigation system, set on a timer, which keeps water usage to a minimum. And during the warmer months, Campbell and her husband conduct photo sessions in the garden. Taking advantage of the abundant natural light allows them to turn off the bright studio lights, and consume less energy as a business.

“Every day I’m privileged to gaze upon the innocent expressions of children, and experience their ease at finding joy in simple moments,” explains Campbell. “I want to do my part in handing the next generation a beautiful planet.”

About Campbell Salgado Studio: Husband and wife team Francisco Salgado and Kim Campbell joined forces professionally in 1995 to create Campbell Salgado Studio, a trend-setting Oregon-based photography studio with an international clientèle. Situated in a lovingly restored 1908 building with an attached portrait garden, Campbell Salgado Studio helps families record the special moments of their lives through breathtakingly beautiful and original photography. Visit www.campbellsalgado.com to learn more.

 

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Cobwebs, Costumes, Cameras and Kids

- Local businesses celebrate Halloween by raising money for the Oregon Food Bank -

PORTLAND, OR – “At this time of year, when the children in our lives are busy dreaming up elaborate costumes, and trick-or-treat routes designed to maximize candy collection, it’s easy to forget that more than 200,000 people rely on emergency food boxes from the Oregon Food Bank each month. Sadly, many of them are children.” So says Sellwood-based photographer Kim Campbell. Inspired by that sobering statistic, Campbell and the folks at SpielWerk Community Toy Shop, have decided to team up – and dress up – this Halloween to help raise money to fight hunger in Oregon.

On Friday, October 31, 2008, from 2 – 6 pm, costumed babies, toddlers and children are invited to haunt the halls of Campbell Salgado Studio as they sample yummy granola bars, create seasonal crafts, and are photographed in their spookiest Halloween finery.

Admission to this fun-filled family-friendly event is free, but Halloween portraits may be purchased for $10 (digital format) or $20 (prints), with all proceeds benefiting the Oregon Food Bank. A food drive barrel will also be on-site for those wishing to make an additional donation of non-perishable food items, providing attendees with an opportunity to make a difference in our community.

Schedule of Events (All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.):

2 pm – 3 pm: Baby Boos
Portland’s tiniest ghosts and goblins are invited to strut their Halloween stuff by participating in a special photo session just for costumed babies and toddlers.

3 pm – 5 pm: Sugar Skulls
Representatives from SpielWerk toy store will be on hand to help kids create their own authentic Day of the Dead sugar skulls.

3 pm – 6 pm: Spooky Snapshots
School-aged gremlins and ghouls will get their chance to strike a pose in their spookiest regalia – and help fight hunger too.

Rounding out the day’s events will be a kids’ costume contest and a raffle of lovely gift baskets full of prizes donated by Sellwood-Moreland area businesses including SpielWerk, Looking Glass Bookstore, Grand Central Bakery, Pizazz Salon, HandMaids, Vino, Haggis McBaggis, Mocha Momma’s, Please Be Seated, What’s For Dinner, A Piece of Cake Bakery, Blue Kangaroo, Tilde, Adobe Rose Cafe, Branches, By the Bunch, Elixia Wellness, Caprial’s Bistro, Staccato Gelato, Noah’s Bagels, QFC, Hollywood Video, Lili Patisserie Café, Fuschia, GR Scrub, Garden State Food Cart, Sound Roots School of Modern Music and Jules of Morocco (which recently moved to Multnomah Village).

Campbell Salgado Studio is located in the Sellwood neighborhood at 8107 SE 16th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202.

How Proceeds from This Event Will Benefit Hungry Oregon Families:
As mentioned above, admission to this fun-filled Halloween-themed event is free, but portraits may be purchased for $10 in digital format, or for $20 as prints, with all proceeds benefiting the Oregon Food Bank. According to the Oregon Food Bank web site, for every dollar the Oregon Food Bank receives, it is able to move five pounds of food through its food distribution program, and a $10 contribution helps collect and distribute enough food to fill an emergency food box. A typical emergency food box provides enough food for a family of four for three-to-five days.

Proceeds raised from this special Halloween portrait event will enable food to flow through Oregon Food Bank’s four distribution centers in Portland, Hillsboro, southeast Oregon and Tillamook, and to 16 independent regional food banks. Ultimately, this food will reach 915 local hunger-relief agencies in both Oregon and Clark County, Washington. So not only will those who attend this holiday event walk away with adorable Halloween portraits of their babies and children, they’ll also being doing something to help Oregon families who may not have enough to eat. (A food drive barrel will also be onsite for those who wish to donate additional non-perishable food items.)

About Campbell Salgado Studio: Husband and wife team Francisco Salgado and Kim Campbell joined forces professionally in 1995 to create Campbell Salgado Studio, a trend-setting Oregon-based photography studio with an international clientèle. Situated in a lovingly restored 1908 building with an attached portrait garden, Campbell Salgado Studio helps families record the special moments of their lives through breathtakingly beautiful and original photography. To learn more about Campbell Salgado Studio, please visit their website at www.campbellsalgado.com or call 503-736-3040.

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Photo Designs in the 2008 Street of Dreams

In August and September, Campbell Salgado Studio designs photo displays for the second year in a row at the Portland, Oregon Street of Dreams Cherith Brook home. Strolling through these homes is a great summertime tradition, and the views are as spectacular this year as in years past.

This show is an opportunity to showcasing portrait arrangements in the home. Personalized portraits of the builder Sergey Gostev and his family were created and displayed near the front entry and throughout the home, along with a few of our other clients.

Dealing with challenging spaces like staircase walls were addressed by forming tight groupings of individual framed portraits to create one artistic composition.

About Campbell Salgado Studio: Husband and wife team Francisco Salgado and Kim Campbell joined forces professionally in 1995 to create Campbell Salgado Studio, a trend-setting Oregon-based photography studio with an international clientele. Situated in a lovingly restored 1908 building with an attached portrait garden, Campbell Salgado Studio helps families record the special moments of their lives through breathtakingly beautiful and original photography. To learn more about Campbell Salgdo Studio, please visit their website at http://campbellsalgado.com or call 503-736-3040.

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