woman crush wednesday with @rebekahcampbell

We drop in on the photographer’s online world to visit It-kids, future muses, and the occasional artful sad-girl.

by Ingrid Kesa
20 January 2016, 2:05am

Rebekah Campbell's Instagram feed is like a handbook on models to watch—full of fresh faces and future-muses like Teresa OmanGrace HartzelAli Michael, and Saint Laurent girls Lili Sumner and Julia Cumming. Cutting her teeth interning with Cass Bird and Ana Kraš, the 22-year-old photographer's work is based around youth and beauty. Having shot for publications like Rookie, Nylon, Purple, and i-D, this girl is going places. We caught up with this one-to-watch.

Rebekah Campbell

Instagram handle?


Where are you right now?
On my new Victorian couch in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

What do you do for work?
I'm a freelance photographer.

Teresa Oman is a regular on Rebekah's feed.

What do you do for fun?
I hang out with my friends, go out to dinners, and read fiction novels. My job is fun, so that is a constant.

Who was your hero in high school?
Brigitte Bardot.

Who is your hero now?
David Bowie.

Who are the members of your dream girl gang?
Jane Birkin, Anna Karina, Lupita Nyong'o, Marion Cotillard, Joan Didion, Amandla Stenberg, Joan Jett, and Patti Smith.

What lyric sums you up?
"That's all they really want, some fun, when the working day is done, Oh girls... They want to have fun."

Fellow Insta-legend, Ali Michael.

What song will forever put you in a good mood?
Whitney Houston's Million Dollar Bill.

What do you cook when you want to impress someone?
Al dente pesto pasta and a crème brûlée

What's your dream pet?
A savannah cat, they are so huge and look like baby jaguars in your house.

What's something that you're passionate about?
The pursuit of art and living by this quote: "Use the good silver every day because every day is all there is"

What TV show will you never get sick of?
Freaks and Geeks.

Grace Hartzel rocking several variations of animal print.

What's your secret party trick?
Putting my legs behind my head.

If you had to wear one label for the rest of your life, what would it be?

What's your favourite thing to photograph?
Females, and if not females, then humans.

What do you love about the internet?
The entrance into other portals and the simple ability to come into contact with amazing individuals.

When did you join Instagram?
I think it was 2013? My first instagram posts were horrible, mind you.

Lili Sumner in one of many party shots.

Describe your "Instagram aesthetic"?
It goes hand-in-hand with my art and the images I make, so dreamy, nostalgic, youthful, and a bit sad-girl sometimes.

Who are your three favourite people to follow on Instagram?
@kate_nyc@ali_michael, and @michaelbaileygates.

Where else can we find you online?
My website, and my Tumblr has lots of other photos I don't put elsewhere.

Country or city?

Britney or Beyonce?

Gotta love Sara Hiromi's sad-girl vibes.

Health food or junk food?
Health food.

Heels or sneakers?
Sneakers. I don't wear heels that much because I'm already 5'10.

Early mornings or late nights?
Late nights!

Dating or hanging out?
Hanging out.

Hotels or camping?
Hotels, but camping is fun too.



Words Ingrid Kesa
Photography Rebekah Campbell