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.

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    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."

    April 9th, 2013

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    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!"

    October 24th, 2011

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    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!"

    October 22nd, 2011

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    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."

    February 17th, 2011

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    Atila says:

    "i love him"

    October 15th, 2010

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    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! ♥"

    February 15th, 2010

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    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!"

    January 6th, 2010

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    Bastex - Unknown Street Photographer says:

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

    September 19th, 2009

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    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!!!"

    September 3rd, 2009

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    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!"

    January 9th, 2009

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    "Cisco Kid" says:

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

    December 19th, 2008

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    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!"

    September 19th, 2008

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    ahead gold 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"

    July 30th, 2008

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    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!"

    July 14th, 2008

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    {Kathy Ray} says:

    "One Word...BRAVO!!!"

    June 30th, 2008

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    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!"

    June 5th, 2008

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    Tom Rydquist says:

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

    May 8th, 2008

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    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!"

    May 5th, 2008

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    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."

    April 22nd, 2008

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    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""

    April 17th, 2008

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    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 :))"

    April 2nd, 2008

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    seemly cough 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."

    February 7th, 2008

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    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! ;-)"

    January 29th, 2008

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    addadada says:

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

    January 24th, 2008

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    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"

    November 19th, 2007

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    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."

    October 13th, 2007

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    parallel copper 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..."

    August 7th, 2007

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    rbbaird says:

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

    August 3rd, 2007

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    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."

    July 12th, 2007

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    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!"

    July 11th, 2007

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    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!

    June 9th, 2007

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    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."

    April 19th, 2007

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    joyous airplane 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)"

    April 12th, 2007

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    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."

    April 10th, 2007

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    Pepe15 says:

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

    March 30th, 2007

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    Federica Erra says:

    "your style is FANTASTIK!!!!"

    March 18th, 2007

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    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."

    March 18th, 2007

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    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 (-:"

    March 1st, 2007

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    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."

    February 23rd, 2007

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    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."

    February 22nd, 2007

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    feigned rest 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."

    January 25th, 2007

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    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!"

    January 10th, 2007

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    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"

    January 3rd, 2007

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    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 ;-)"

    January 1st, 2007

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    Zephiir says:

    "Magic pictures, generous guy.
    Thanks for all !

    November 13th, 2006

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    @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..."

    September 22nd, 2006

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    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."

    September 15th, 2006

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    plucky doctor says:

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

    August 19th, 2006

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