Courtney Campbell

Sparx Photography

San Antonio, TX, USA
Artist, photographer and native Texan, Courtney Campbell produces photographs that aim to capture the unconscious thoughts of her viewers thus provoking a visceral reaction. After experimenting within the realms of drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, animation and graphic design; she found her passion for photography. From 2011 to 2014 she attended the Art Institute in both Houston and San Antonio, Texas therefore earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography degree.

She produces artwork to defy normality, generate the uncomfortable, illuminate the ostracized, and to experiment with certainty. There are many dark themes throughout her photography that depict the struggle and definition of identity, childhood, fears and the creation of fictional characters and narratives. Courtney has a developed a pronounced interest in highlighting alternative lifestyles such as circus, sideshow, and burlesque performers; and collaborates with individuals within San Antonio’s horror, comic and film community.

Her inspiration is drawn from many places. The technical aspects such as color and lighting are drawn from classical and renaissance paintings. Her work is inspired by photographers such as Sally Mann, Jerry Uelsmann, Joel-Peter Witkin, Lori Nix, Annie Leibowitz and Mary Ellen Mark.

Courtney currently works as a full-time photographer for The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Communications and Marketing Department; as well as being the owner and sole photographer of her company, Sparx Photography. She currently is a volunteer photographer for San Antonio Pets Alive, the San Antonio Zoo, the San Antonio Zombie Walk and the San Antonio Wookiee Walk.

Work Experience

Image Arts Productions

Production Artist

September 2019 - Seattle, Washington, United States

The University Of Texas At San Antonio

Photographer // Editorial Photo Editor // Digital Archivist

November 2015 - August 2019 San Antonio, Texas, United States

Sparx Photography

Fine Art Photographer

January 2011 - San Antonio, Texas, United States

Guitar Center

Operations Manager

Inventory control, loss prevention, cash handling, customer service, organization and logistics.
February 2006 - November 2015 Texas, United States


The Art Institute Of San Antonio

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography

4.0 GPA, Honor Roll and Dean's List.
January 2011 - December 2014 Texas, United States


On The Edge 7

People's Choice Award for Favorite Photo


Libris By Photoshelter

Iconic Images 2016 Award


RAW Artists San Antonio

San Antonio Photographer of the Year



Adobe Bridge, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Advanced Editing, Composites, Editorial, Fine Art Photography, Graphic Design, Lighting, Music Photography, Nature Photography, Photo Editing, Photo Manipulation, Photo Retouching, Photo Transfers, Photography, Portrait Photography, Printing, Real Estate, Studio Lighting ,

Volunteer Photography

San Antonio Pets Alive October 2016- Present
Alamo City Comic Con 2013-2015
San Antonio Zombie Walk 2013-2015
San Antonio Wookiee Walk 2014-2015