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Hi there.

I’m Abby Powell Thompson, a freelance photographer in Austin, Texas.
I have no formal photography training and use thrifted vintage cameras.
I shoot mostly in film and my photos here are from my day to day life.

I began Abby Try Again in May 2005 as a personal journal. I had moved from a small California farm town to Portland, Oregon and wanted to keep track of new projects, new places, new friends.

Slowly but surely, people from all over the world starting visiting and reading and I found myself growing and changing right along with my blog. I picked up my collection of vintage cameras and started shooting. The response to my photos was positive and over the past several years my photography has grown from a small time hobby to my passion and career.

In 2008 I opened my print shop, I sell prints, cards, bookmarks and paper goods featuring photos you see here on my blog. My work has been featured in "Artful Blogging", "Romantic Homes", and on several design blogs.

When I’m not blogging or shooting photos, I love to cook, eat, scour thrift stores for vintage treasures and explore new places.

If you’d like to say hello, request sponsorship info, or have a question feel free to email me at abbypowellthompson (at) gmail (dot) com.

If you have questions about my cameras, process etc-check my FAQ page:
Here are some interviews I've done if you're curious: