Currently, I am a Capricorn living in San Francisco, obsessed with flickr and all that that implies. I am also over 18 years of age
And here is a link to darwin jr, my other stream that is more social, going out with friends shots.

{blank} envy
Darwin Bell. Get yours at
The patients took charge of the madhouse

Photos of Darwin Bell (30)

Darwin Bell's favorite photos from other Flickr members (84,552)

Following (10,466)

See more...

Groups (5050)

Show more... Show fewer...

Testimonials (48)

  • view profile

    Studio-Eleven says:

    "I don’t know Darwin personally, but I certainly know his photos.
    I have a little game I play with myself. I click through my contact photos and try to guess who took them. Of about 100 contacts, there are only two that I can always guess.

    The pops of colour, vivid contrasts and clarity of the subjects make for Darwin’s incredible shots. I admire photographers who can develop a signature visual style. It is a rare talent. I always look forward to seeing his photos."

    9th April, 2013

  • view profile

    melaniekissell says:

    "Darwin Bell's photo collections are nothing short of fabbytastic! I am totally mesmerized by his work. He is exceedingly talented and everything about his photos are captivating!"

    24th October, 2011

  • view profile

    coalphotography says:

    "Amazingly talented. Sharp eye. Remarkable composition. Those are just three of the things I'd say about your inspirational, remarkable work... thank you for sharing and than you for being inspiring!"

    22nd October, 2011

  • view profile

    Ian McWilliams. says:

    "Darwin Bell, the one person who makes a simple shot look spectacular. He takes the ordinary and gives it a whole new lease of life.

    You gotta have him as a contact."

    17th February, 2011

  • view profile

    Atila says:

    "i love him"

    15th October, 2010

  • view profile

    Cherishlovespink says:

    "In my eyes Darwin is #1 around here. His talent is phenomenal...not to mention the fact that he is quite a looker and has a personality to go along with those good looks...A flickr friend I hope to grow the balls to meet one day..bahaha!! This guy will rock your socks...

    I simply love his photography and so will you! ♥"

    15th February, 2010

  • view profile

    artsychameleon says:

    "Simply one of the most talented photographer on flickr. His work speaks for itself. I adore his eye, stunning macro work and flawless composition. Thank you for the inspiration Darwin!"

    6th January, 2010

  • view profile

    bastex says:

    "I really like Your photostream, and i love some of Your pictures!"

    19th September, 2009

  • view profile

    Mario Izquierdo says:

    "Me parece muy interesante cómo empleas los colores vivos sin llegar a ser exagerados. Tus instantáneas están llenas de vida y tienen un gusto por lo cotidiano que, normalmente, pasa desapercibido para gran parte de la sociedad.

    Gracias por detenerte en tu entorno y hacernos partícipes de él. Un placer visitar tu galería!!!"

    3rd September, 2009

  • view profile

    dphock says:

    "Darwin Bell doesn't really need any more testimonials -- plenty of people are raving about his photographs already. But I'm writing this anyway because Darwin's photos always catch my eye. His choice of photo subjects is excellent -- it's clear that he walks through the world with attentiveness and an openness to the artful and beautiful in the most ordinary of things. His sense of color is beautiful, and he has an excellent eye for pleasing composition. I always look forward to seeing Darwin's next shot -- he inspires me to look at the world in a new way and to be a better photographer. Thanks for the inspiration, Darwin!"

    9th January, 2009

  • view profile

    "Cisco Kid" says:

    "Darwin has a witty creative eye!!
    It's a joy to look at his photographs!"

    19th December, 2008

  • view profile

    Morten Hoff says:

    "Darwin Bell has a fantastic eye for seeing and framing beauty in simple, everyday objects. His colourful stream is an esthetic delight, and a true inspiration for the rest of us. Darwin, keep up the good work!"

    19th September, 2008

  • view profile

    jonmatthewphotography Thanks for 1 million views says:

    "Darwin thanks for the gift you give us in your photo stream. You have a skillful eye and I encourage you to express your creativity continuously.

    What I love about your imagery is you capture and execute ordinary everyday objects into beautiful works of art. I truly enjoy visiting your world. Something I wish I could do more if time permitted.

    Blessings to you from Texas- JP"

    30th July, 2008

  • view profile

    cyan blue says:

    "Beautiful jewel colours exploding across the screen - hot juicy reds, glistening swimming pool blues; polaroid-based wit and cleverness; and hot, hot boys...I mean, what else could you possibly want?

    Darwin makes the world look like one big sweetshop, populated by impossibly buff gingerbread men and rampaging rainbows...a world where Willy Wonka is the town planner.

    Mr Bell: better than prozac, architect of utopia - I wish the real world was as beautiful as the one you see!"

    14th July, 2008

  • view profile

    {Kathy Ray} says:

    "One Word...BRAVO!!!"

    30th June, 2008

  • view profile

    Greg Pless says:

    "The utter presence of mind necessary to really 'See' the way Darwin sees, must require an amazing amount of energy. I was captivated from the start by the sensual richness of the colors combined with the sharp technical detail of his studio quality shots. This is what photography is and should be about, capturing and highlighting the intense beauty that is all around us, but often goes unnoticed. Where good painting imparts, good photography extracts. Bravo!"

    5th June, 2008

  • view profile

    Tom Rydquist says:

    "one of the most inspiration photographers out there...keep up the amazing work!"

    8th May, 2008

  • view profile

    linustein says:

    "Darwin's photostream is a joyful, glorious celebration of color and texture that never fails to leave me inspired and enouraged to step my game up! Weather he's photographing a flower or peeling paint, his vision is distinct and unerring. And what's more, he's as a great a cheerleader for your work as you'll ever get. Thank you Darwin foy your support and exquisite work!"

    5th May, 2008

  • view profile

    Doug Seymour says:

    "I LOVE Darwin's photos!! Colors and perspective are truly brilliant. Each photo is has it's own unique flair. I always look forward to seeing more of his work."

    22nd April, 2008

  • view profile

    gioski says:

    ""one of the best
    a great artist with amazing ideas , I like the way he challenge himself to get the best shots and show us a great work of art
    keep up the good work""

    17th April, 2008

  • view profile

    Victor Oliveira says:

    "This guy rocks! Darwin have a amazing eye to everything. All his compositions looks so stunning, the colors, the way he crops.. I dont have much to say about it, cause I always love everything on his stream. You're definitely a amazing friend and photographer :))"

    2nd April, 2008

  • view profile

    jon allen photography (gone for a while) says:

    "Only one word comes to mind when I try to describe the photos taken by Darwin Bell... "Wow". Seriously, his use of color is amazing. He can take an everyday item and make something extraordinary out of it. He has a "photographer's eye" and sees 20/20 through it. Great work."

    7th February, 2008

  • view profile

    EmrahCelal says:

    "I just discovered an artist called Darwin and I guess today, my day will be blocked due to my determination of seeing his every single work. Sorry boss! ;-)"

    29th January, 2008

  • view profile

    addadada says:

    "FANTASTIC photos! It was great seeing DARWIN BELL highlighted in the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE 96HRS (sfchronicle96hrs)! Well deserved! Congradulations!"

    24th January, 2008

  • view profile

    Juergen Kurlvink says:

    "Thank you, for your comment to my photograph.
    in order your photo's become acquainted.

    You have there a great work created"

    19th November, 2007

  • view profile

    blmurch says:

    "Darwin's photographs are a constant joy to view, ponder, and gaze at adoringly. He has an incredible eye for making the mundane seem interesting and amazing. He's also a nice guy and it's been a pleasure to get to know him via flickr."

    13th October, 2007

  • view profile

    amartz n VA says:

    "Darwin, I would love to be inside your head my friend, the colors just blow me away...... Not enough color in the world.... I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya... A rare creative creature put on this earth to make Me smile. Thanks sweet angel..."

    7th August, 2007

  • view profile

    rbbaird says:

    "Did you know that looking at Darwin's photos not only makes you more attractive, but it freshens your breath too!!"

    3rd August, 2007

  • view profile

    TerryJohnston says:

    "Where to start on the photography talents of Mr. Darwin Bell. I'm very thankful to have him on my contact list and Darwin really seems to posses everything that is fun about photography. So without making this testimonial too swishy I will just say... Amazing Photos, Creativity Level and Award Winning. These are the words I use to describe his photography."

    12th July, 2007

  • view profile

    aberdidi says:

    "Hey Darwin, I should have written this a long long time ago, I did comment on many of your photos. You are an artist, your touch is recognizable like a Chaggal or a Monet. You see things that most of us cannot for that I commend you my friend! keep up the good work!"

    11th July, 2007

  • view profile

    anne makaske says:

    "I just have to tell the world of my love for Darwlin' now that I'm having his 'baby' :))) We've called her 'Envy' and there is no doubt in my mind that she will have a fantastic life!
    Darwlin', you are surely the most colourfull man on flickr! No detail seems to escape you and whenever I think I live in a gloomy world, I come over to your place and see through your eyes that the sun always shines, at the least expected places and times. You always make me smile with your gentle sense of humor and your tireless pep-talks! It's great to know someone 'close' who can turn on the sun!
    Never stop shining!

    9th June, 2007

  • view profile

    Ferdinand1977 says:

    "I don't remember when, but somehow I stumbled upon Darwin Bell's pictures. I browsed around and had a hard time not to fave all the pictures I saw. There are a lot of good photographers around in Flickr - Darwin Bell is certainly one of them."

    19th April, 2007

  • view profile

    nOuk! says:

    "the poetry of the little things you can find everywhere is darwins bell's obsession, i guess. In one *click* he gives life to - let's say - a cup, but more than that - he gives it a sense. I wish i could do that , but - don't mess with others territory ! strawberries, blueberries, terror and love all that but many more things make darwin a man worth a thousand word more, but he leaves me speachless from time to time, just because the person he is , is more than just his pictures it's the underlying heart , that makes you smile most of the time, that is waiting for someone to pick it up. i love his work . (cher knows everything)"

    12th April, 2007

  • view profile

    Erik K Veland says:

    "How can a guy be as productive and yet produce such consistently good quality as Darwin Bell. While I suspect he has little life outside his photographic obsession I am deeply envious of his skills.

    Like me, he has a fascination with bright colourful images, and his photostream (nowhere else has this word been more descriptive) always make me smile."

    10th April, 2007

  • view profile

    Pepe15 says:

    "The photos of Darwin are awesome , and the way he describe them with colour ... unique !"

    30th March, 2007

  • view profile

    Federica Erra says:

    "your style is FANTASTIK!!!!"

    18th March, 2007

  • view profile

    iceman9294 says:

    "It seems as if you can not miss Darwin's work on Flickr since he's in Explore so much. I appreciate the thought that Darwin puts into his work. He has an eclectic body of work that challenges us all to be better photographers. Thank you for sharing your pieces Darwan, they are a treasure."

    18th March, 2007

  • view profile

    Hibiscus Mia says:

    "I like Darwin's vibrant use of colour. He takes spectacular photos of ordinary objects. He inspires me to take photos in even more creative ways (-:"

    1st March, 2007

  • view profile

    Jess_Anderson says:

    "OK, I admit it to the world: I am a Darwin Bell addict. Flickr shows the work of many fine photographers, but Darwin shares top honors with only one other person I know for consistently strong design and emotional intensity. He's a rare creature: a real artist."

    23rd February, 2007

  • view profile

    Pose says:

    "I happened upon Darwin's photos by chance, and I am so happy I did! He inspires me to look at things in a different way that I might not have before. My eyes cannot take in enough of the bold colors he captures, and his view of the world presented to us is just amazing."

    22nd February, 2007

  • view profile

    StL Photographer says:


    You are easly one of my top 225 photographers on flickr. Your obsession with geometry and color is less dull and uninspiring than most. Which while it isn't much, but does place you ever so slightly above the average flickr user.

    But really though. This stream is more compelling and relevant than just about anything on flickr. It is one of three photostreams I visit every time I log in. I can't really say enough nice things. You continue to impress on a daily basis...there are no lucky shots in this stream just pure talent and a wonderful "eye".

    You consistantly produce quality that inspires and depresses me....I hate you and yet aspire to be you....sans the George Micheal bathroom shots."

    25th January, 2007

  • view profile

    Bob.Fornal says:

    "What a unique view of the world. I keep watching and learning more ... thanks for refreshing my view of the "little" things that surround me!"

    10th January, 2007

  • view profile

    Semmi says:

    "I just found you today and am lucky and happy too. Because you are my cup of tea. Thank you, Master of minimalism and colour. Irene"

    3rd January, 2007

  • view profile

    Åsta says:

    "When I want a break from it all, I sit down and go to Darwins stream. I just love this guys pictures. When I want some fun, I send him a mail, or leave a comment on his pictures - and sure enough - I get a word back that makes me smile! Darwin - I'm glad I met you in this big Flickr-universe! I've been joking around about we've being neighbours, and the joke may grow a bit old by now, but you know what? I think we kind of are with our mutual love of quirky beauty ;-)"

    1st January, 2007

  • view profile

    Zephiir says:

    "Magic pictures, generous guy.
    Thanks for all !

    13th November, 2006

  • view profile

    @jessewright says:

    "...darwin's style is unique, engaging, and clever. his camera is a dedicated tool to magnify and isolate the raw, the ordinary, and the amusing. with each snap of the shutter you don't merely see the beautiful results but insight into the entire experiment. this provides an immediacy to his images - a constant reminder that there is a real person behind the camera. this makes stealing a glimpse of the world through his lens like paging through a book of his memories..."

    22nd September, 2006

  • view profile

    scarletkat says:

    "Darwin has an interesting eye for photography. His photos are fun, interesting, beautiful, and diverse. He's definitely someone to keep your eyes on."

    15th September, 2006

  • view profile

    Daryl Lorette says:

    "Great Web Site! Your photos are a lot of fun! Life & good times."

    19th August, 2006

darwin Bell
June 2005
San Francisco, USA
I am:
Male and Single
patient assistant/artist