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Jan Bell

Photographic Areas of Focus



United States of America


Growing up on a farm in the Midwest instilled an appreciation for the land. This innate passion has continued into Bell’s life and translates as the work you see today. His life has been filled with exploration. It is this solo time in the wilderness that allows him to connect with the land and create his personal interpretation of the landscape. Bell’s photos represent an opportunity to consider the subject – almost apart from its meaning or function. Whether that be the inner folds of a plant, a sand-swept dune, or a distant coastline, he focuses on an intimate view, narrowing the scope and allowing his audience to see only chosen elements of the whole. His work has been exhibited in a multitude of galleries throughout the U.S. He has been published in various fine art photography magazines. He has garnered numerous awards, with the Ansel Adams award topping the list for his 'Agave” photo. His latest accomplishment is the completion of a hardcover book titled “Quiet Contemplation.”

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