I am Ekaterina Shipova Bell, a photographer, painter and graphic artist living and working in Adelaide, Australia and in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
I was born into an artistic family and have always known that my greatest passion is for Art.
I graduated from the Saint-Petersburg Stieglitz Academy of Art and Design in Russia, with a Master Degree as a Designer in Textile Art, majoring in Interior Design.
However, photography always consumed my thoughts and artistic expression.
I am grateful to have had such talented and inspirational professors that lectured me at the Academy.
I am also blessed to have shared so many great experiences with my peers at the Academy and all people who have entered my life and shaped me into the artist I am today.
As with my painting, my photography represents my artistic creativity and tireless passion. My works reflect my own world and reality revealing the inner beauty of people.
My photographs express emotion, engage the audience in thought and build a story beyond the photograph.
As an artist, I explore unique ways to express the beauty and spiritual essence of people and landscapes by bringing to life atmosphere, mood, colours and texture.
I seek to create a sense of space and awareness of specific environments.My art combines different genres of photography including: Portrait, Fashion, Commercial, Editorial and Documentary photography.
2016 10th International Symmetry Society Congress-Festival - Adelaide, Australia.
2014 III Museum Photo Biennale of contemporary photography - Marble Palace, St-Petersburg, Russia.
2013 Photobiennale 2013 - Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia.
2013/2012 SALA Festival - Adelaide, Australia.
2010 Photobiennale 2010 - Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia.
2010 Urban Caw Studio - Adelaide, Australia.
2006 Modulor 2006 - All-Russian Exhibition, St- Petersburg’s Biennale of Design.
2005-2000 Annual Student Exhibition - State Academy of Art and Design, Russia.
1994 Youth Art Festival - Cologne, Germany.
2016 Life Framer Photography Awards.
2016 Magnum Photography Exhibition Award.
2014 Prize Winner - IAFOR Documentary Photography Award.
2012 First Prize - Lalla on Hutt Art Prize, SALA Festival.
2010 Open Colour Award - Siena International Photo Awards.
2008 Silver Award Modulor - All-Russian Exhibition, St- Petersburg’s Biennale of Design.
2006 Award Grand Debut-Modulor - All-Russian Exhibition, St- Petersburg’s Biennale of Design.
2005 Fine art Photography Awards: Portrait honorable mention.
2005 Prize Winner - Fine Art Photography Awards.
2004 Award - International Black and White Photography Contest.
2003 Best Single Shot - Black and White Photo Contest.
1994 Youth Festival Award - Cologne, Germany.