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On the eve of Scott Campbell’s “If You Don’t Belong, Don’t Be Long” opening, NOWNESS sent photographer Stefan Ruiz to capture Campbell in his lair. “The nostalgic, associative context of his work becomes especially clear upon entering his studio, filled as it is with tattoo memorabilia, cuttings and artifacts. The ephemera are sourced from locations as diverse as flea markets in Paris to prisons in Mexico City, where Campbell recently spent a month fashioning “Frankenstein-looking machines” (improvising devices from Walkman motors, melted toothbrushes and guitar strings) to work on inmates that he found were in sore need of a sense of individuality.”

More looks at Scott Campbell by Stefan Ruiz after the click.

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