2nd Place winner
Back to the 70's
DESCRIPTIONA retro inspired portrait of a boy of today, who knows the times of the 70s only from the history book. The 70s, marked by bright colors, eye-catching wallpapers, peace movement and the development of the first personal computers as well as video games that are the main component of everyday life for today's youth.
AUTHORGrowing up in a small town in the former German Democratic Republic, Bella was always fascinated by the lives of other people. The dreary gray of prefabricated buildings and the frequent lack of funds, were probably one of the reasons for the strong expression of her unique imagination, which is a distinguishing feature of her sometimes whimsical portraits today. In 2009 she discovered her passion for portrait photography and created her own photographic signature during the coming years. Her works show surreal worlds, some of them are fantastically and some a kind of bizarre. In 2012 she moved to the colorful city Berlin and realized her dream of living as an artist. This was followed by commercial works for international musicians, authors and journalists. Her works have received several international awards, including several gold, silver and bronze medals. Live interviews, publications and exhibitions of individual works followed. Since 2016 Bella is volunteering in the German foundation "Dein Sternenkind" and gives parents photos of their deceased children. On the international photography site 1x.com she is working as a curator since 2018.