Robin Bell began photography after a broken back left her isolated in a small rural community. On her solitary walking regimen, she came to an old sea captain's house, bought her first camera and created a project to photograph the abstract reflections off the old windows. The walks to the house to photograph the windows led to her recovery.
Bell is now based in New York City and Block Island, Rhode Island. She had a recent 2-year stint in Los Angeles. Whether exploring a New England farmhouse window, a Los Angeles pool, or digital abstractions of junk, her work is about the change of images with light and the individual experience from abstract color and shape. Her projects are walking distance from her home.
Bell's work has been exhibited nationally and abroad, in among other places, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Budapest, Minneapolis, Baltimore, and Portland, Oregon. She was awarded a place in the juried group show at the Los Angeles Center of Photography Annual Street Photography Competition. She was awarded honorable mention in the LACP "Life Cycles" exhibition.
On Block Island, Rhode Island, Bell taught free photoshop courses and developed outreach and exhibition initiatives for new island artists.