An article was recently published about our owner and lead photographer Abigail Hurlbut. Voyager Denver, writes articles about local entrepreneurs, highlighting their lives and their companies. Check out this interview with Abigail.
Today we’d like to introduce you to Abigail Campbell.
Hi Abigail, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself. I am an entrepreneur; a doer of things. I am a gatherer of people. From the time I was a young child, my brain was always creating things. Ways to bring people together, ways to fix problems, ways to earn money. I was raised in a trailer park in Arvada, CO. My parents both worked jobs they hated and struggled to make ends meet for the whole of my childhood. If we wanted things growing up, we had to find a way to earn them.
I could not be more thankful for my humble beginnings, because it taught me to work hard and think outside of the “norm” to get what I needed.
I sold snow cones to neighborhood kids, would host circus acts, water parks, and talent shows. I learned from a young age that if I could think it, then I could make it, or some version of it, happen, and that lesson has proved invaluable for me.
When I was nine years old, my dad enrolled me in a free summer
program at the Smiley Branch Library that allowed local kids to use 35 mm cameras to capture light and shadow in the local libraries. We sat through a class that morning teaching us the basics of exposure and focus and showing us examples of what made a good photo.
The following few days, we spent hours at local libraries walking around capturing black and white images of how we saw things. Cool patterns, rooms from other viewpoints, and the many people who spent their days exploring the books and movies for rent.
They made a coffee book with the best of our pictures. Seeing my work in print, being able to share the perspective that I had with the rest of the world, it awakened a passion within that would be with me for the rest of my life.
I became a young mother in my freshman year of college. I spent the next many years working, going to school, and running at least one side business to support myself and my daughter. When I was 25, at the first ultrasound appointment of my second daughter, I was told that they had found cancer. After a tumultuous pregnancy, they removed the bottom portion of my cervix and implanted a device to ensure I couldn’t get pregnant again, as my uterus could no longer hold the weight of a fetus. I had my two daughters and my life and that was blessing enough.
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