Robin Bell learned photography after a broken back left her isolated and alone, without physical support. Attempting to walk again, she gradually gained enough strength to reach a neighboring sea captain's house. It's old windows rippled and reflections shifted. She sent away for her first camera, her mission to walk twice daily to the house and examine the windows. She fully recovered.
Bell is now based in New York City and Block Island, Rhode Island. She had a recent two-year stint in Los Angeles. Whether exploring a New England farmhouse window, a Los Angeles pool or digital abstractions of junk, her work directly follows from her first experience with a camera. Her projects are on the individual experience from abstract shape and color and they are meticulous studies of one subject. The source material must be within walking distance.
Bell's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in, among other places, Barcelona, Budapest, Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta. A selection of her work is an Editors' Pick for the LensCulture Critics' Choice 2023.