Dana Bell's Profile

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I travel. Packed into cars and planes with my husband and two children sometimes for months at a time, I feel most comfortable with a camera in my hand. Using a lens to direct my focus in ways that help me relate to the similarities and differences between the places I travel as well as helping me to organize abstract thoughts about how those experiences relate to my own life. Travel photography started as a means to cope with the sometimes overwhelming task of traveling and the disconnected feeling of always being away from family and friends. It has since become a way for me to connect instead with the beauty that each new adventure brings and the underlying soul of each new place. I am intrigued by cultural similarities and differences of common objects. I am also interested in the ways in which we as humans interact with, create, destroy, and connect with our environment. This has inspired much of my focus. With every new…

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  • Female
  • Joined June 14, 2015

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Digital SLR, Lightroom, Reuse Materials, Dominos, Scrabble Tiles, Old Game Pieces, Pencil, Paper, Shadow Boxes, Metalic Photo Paper, Photoshop

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Wandering by Day - Portable art to explore.

About

I travel. Packed into cars and planes with my husband and two children sometimes for months at a time, I feel most comfortable with a camera in my hand. Using a lens to direct my focus in ways that help me relate to the similarities and differences between the places I travel as well as helping me to organize abstract thoughts about how those experiences relate to my own life. Travel photography started as a means to cope with the sometimes overwhelming task of traveling and the disconnected feeling of always being away from family and friends. It has since become a way for me to connect instead with the beauty that each new adventure brings and the underlying soul of each new place. I am intrigued by cultural similarities and differences of common objects. I am also interested in the ways in which we as humans interact with, create, destroy, and connect with our environment. This has inspired much of my focus. With every new experience I attempt to capture the small aspects of new places. I am drawn to the little things, to pieces of the whole picture. With a background in Art History and anthropology, I have a penchant for traditional artistic mechanisms, as well as new cultures. On my many adventures, I attempt to capture the new places emphasizing texture, line, perspective, focus, simplicity, and color. I often use these basic artistic principles as a means to direct focus on the element and show the commonality of objects, places, and things, no matter how exotic the location. This in turn teaches me about my own life and my own filter. The focus I am able to use to capture a place in all its beauty by picking out the small yet common elements enforces the idea that I can direct my own focus onto smaller more interesting pieces of myself and my life while rewriting the overwhelming portions.

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