Jan Bell

Title: Neskowin Bay

About the Photo:

My latest body of work is titled “A Quiet Look at the Natural World.” Growing up on a farm in the flatlands of northwestern Ohio instilled an appreciation for the land. This innate passion has continued into my adult life and translates as the work you see today. Whether it be a plant, a landscape, or a manmade structure, each of my photos represents an opportunity to consider the subject – almost apart from its meaning or function – in terms of the beauty of its form. Whether that be the inner folds of a plant, a sand-swept dune, or a distant coastline, I focus on an intimate view, narrowing the scope and allowing one’s eye to see only chosen elements of the whole.