the shutterbugs: jaclyn campanaro.
meet portland, oregon-based photographer jaclyn campanaro. jaclyn has called Portland home for eight years, and for the last four has lived in a great little vintage studio with tons of charm and “no closet space”. jaclyn says living “smack in the middle of portland helps me stay home and work when I need to because I never feel too removed from anything — especially nice given that I live alone” save for a roommate named Cece, her calico cat. the majority of jaclyn’s work had always been portraiture, but she stumbled into doing interiors a couple of years ago after being asked to shoot a local designer’s home and was smitten with the process. jaclyn found it really meditative, a totally different zone from photographing people — “It rewards patience and perfectionism whereas portraiture rewards an inter-personal connection and being somewhat reactive.”
i love jaclyn’s use of natural light and asked her a little bit about her process: “During the nicer months in the Pacific Northwest I take advantage of shooting outdoors (and traveling around Oregon) as much as possible — especially the warm, overcast spring days when the sky is like a giant softbox. Over the past two winters I’ve started experimenting more in-studio; challenging myself to push concepts in my personal work. I have a few new ones in the works with stylist Sarah Baker and illustrator Mia Nolting that are a bit more high concept and involved, production-wise.” i look forward to seeing that work.
You can see more of jaclyn campanaro’s work, including her lovely portraiture on her website; and follow her on VSCO Grid and @jaclynjean via Instagram. Thanks for allowing me to share your wonderful work, Jaclyn.
• all photos by jaclyn campanaro.