I am a photographer currently based in Oxford.

An art lover from a young age I always knew that I would work within the creative industry. A few years ago armed with my mother's point and shoot camera I decided to begin a 365 self portraiture project. This project changed my life. Photography translates my thoughts and imagination into a tangible form and I've learnt that with dedication and a thirst for knowledge anything is possible!


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    Phillip Schumacher says:

    "I thought it was time for me to write you one of these :)

    So Bella, I admire you!
    Your pictures are so magical, dreamy and surreal.
    I whish I could be inside them, just for one day!
    You capture those gorgeous things in such a whimsical and unique way, you should be proud of yourself!

    I am so thankful that I found your stream and to call you a contact.
    It means the world to me when I see a comment from you!

    Please never stop Bella! You are amazing."

    December 31st, 2010

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    Shelby Williams Photography says:

    "Bella,
    your work is seriously amazing.

    I love the way you edit your photos so they seem 'dream like.'

    You are so creative and I love the concepts you come up with. Some of my favorite photos of yours are your self portraits."

    October 20th, 2010

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    Leah Johnston says:

    "It is high time I wrote a testimonial for this incredible artist. It feels like not too long ago I stumbled across her work and was completely transfixed by the beautiful soft world she had created. Her use of outdoor settings, natural light, emotional poses and dreamy pastels have become the staples of her work. There is a muted mystery encompassed in each of her images. It invites you to come in and explore, while at the same time, compelling you to go outside and experience your own the world in a different way. She finds beauty in everything around her and I find her art incredibly uplifting. I look forward to every new journey she takes us on and can't wait to see where she takes us next!"

    June 24th, 2010

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    alyce brannen says:

    "I can finally write you a testimonial. (: Wow, so much to say. You're my favorite photographer, ever. You have so much talent. Each of your pictures are so detailed, and magical. It's so cool how you incorporate so much in one picture. Your editing is flawless. For someone who has taught themselves, your work is better than people that have spent years learning the art. There aren't enough words to praise your photography. I think that people looking through your photography will get a new love for nature, and be instantly hooked. I came across your photostream about... 8 or 9 months ago, and ever since I've been so interested. Each of your pictures are so different, but they still have the Bella touch, and they never get old. I can't wait to see what you post next. (:"

    November 8th, 2009

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    Cynthia.Lou says:

    "Bella is one of the sweetest and most beautiful girls besides being an awesome photographer! Her imagination blows me away, and her editing is just *magic*. Tell me you can resisit those dreamy colors and tones! I'm always anxious to see her new uploads, and they're always worth the wait. Love ♥♥

    Cynthia"

    October 21st, 2009

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    ♥ Mourning The Sea♥ says:

    "I have to say that I am so glad to be able to follow Bella's stream! She has such creativity and imagination and looking at her photos makes me want to learn, learn, learn!!! This girl is an inspiration and I can't wait to see more!!!! :)"

    September 12th, 2009

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    NorwayNatasha says:

    "I don't know you that well, since I actually just added you as a contact a coupel of days ago. But I can tell I will follow your stream for such a long time because everything you do is just pure magic and I LOVE your editing skills, they are sososososooo inspiring.

    SO keep on doing what you're doing girl,
    you are waaaaaay awesome!!!


    xxx
    - Nat."

    September 7th, 2009

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    deeleted says:

    "aaah i can finally write Bella a testimonial. I came across her stream not so long ago now and i was blown away by her photography. Every new piece is always so magical, i'd love to be inside her imagination when she is creating these wonderful images. She has so much potential to give and i cannot wait to see what she has in store for us all next. All the best Bella :')"

    June 10th, 2009

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    Sarai | Fotography says:

    "Bella has a gorgeous photostream that speaks volumes. Her images have this air of mystery that captivates me every time. She is a true artist with a great deal of talent. I do really admire her work!"

    June 9th, 2009

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    *Anfal says:

    "I've only looked through bella's stream few days and I've truly found some really really amazing stuff in here.
    Looking through bella's photostream is like taking a trip to another world... she have a very unique outlook into photography and it shows throughout her imagery. All her photos are stunning, and she is definitly my inspiration for all the times.


    Keep shining!
    yours: TruthHurts"

    April 15th, 2009

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    brookeshaden says:

    "I don't think there is another artist on flickr that can create such dark, magical, and captivating worlds as Bella. Every single image, without fail, introduces a new piece to the always growing story that Bella tells with her photography. It is an honor to see what story will be told with every new upload. I love that her photography makes me think and really makes me feel something, and I am grateful that she shares it with us all."

    April 13th, 2009

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    marin.a says:

    "I never really had an idol in my life. Someone I look up to, someone I want to copy, that I want to be just alike.
    Ever since I stumbled upon Bella's photostream, I do.
    I can go through every page of her photostream every day, and never get bored.
    She takes new outstanding pictures everyday, and every single time I sit in front of my computer with my mouth opened, simply marveling at her photo.
    She is probably, no, certainly, the most creative, talented, inspiring photographer I've seen on flickr (or anywhere, really!), and undoubtedly and definitely my favourite.
    Check her out and make her your favourite, too ;)"

    March 22nd, 2009

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    olivia house says:

    "bella's photostream is filled with beautiful photos, which have amazing meaning! She is a great photographer, who has a lot of talent and potential! She is so creative and inspirational, and I love the artistic feel to her photos! Keep up the great work, bella, I can't wait to see more photos from you! :)
    Olivia."

    March 17th, 2009

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    smallRaffaela (on/off) says:

    ".she is young,
    she has beautiful ideas and high skills to accomplish what she wants,
    she is like a spring fresh morning in a cold anonimous winter day.

    Visit her stream you won't be disappointed and believe me: she will only get better and better.
    And you'll hear about her, she will become famous on Flickr.

    Great work, sweet personality.
    "Bella" in any sense.

    Hugs dear.."

    February 15th, 2009

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    Lauren Withrow says:

    "WOW, first testimonial?!?! your kidding.
    this girl should have the entire page filled up with these because her entire photostream is soo unique and creative. I have never seen anyone like her and she is a huge inspiration. I love her work and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest. Keep it up girl!"

    January 28th, 2009

Joined:
August 2007
Hometown:
London
I am:
Female and Taken
Occupation:
Artist
Website:
Bella Kotak Photography