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rachel bellinsky

Photographer Rachel Bellinsky is an eclectic photographer, with a considerable bias towards nature subjects. She photographs just about anything she finds interesting. Bellinsky admits that the majority of her finer works shot over the years are mostly due to luck. She often shoots things she comes across in her neighborhood, and her pictures are imbued with the fresh and lovely images of spring. No surreal, brooding, moody or ethereal stuff from Bellinsky. Just light, refreshing images that are uplifting for the soul.

rachel bellinsky tails from the fishbowl

She currently has a book in the market entitled Tails from the Fishbowl, a series of animal portraits shot by her while walking Cooper, her dog, through their San Diego, California neighborhood. In an artist’s profile the photographer and graphic designer wrote:

“… in my neighborhood, the animals reign supreme. They’re everywhere, and they make great photographic subjects. Tails from the Fishbowl started with one or two window shots, first an orange tabby, then some kind of terrier mutt, sitting behind glass. Suddenly I was seeing animals in windows all over the place, and the collection kept growing,” said Bellinsky.

rachel bellinsky tails from the fishbowl photo series

“I shot any and every animal I came across who happened to be sitting in a window. They reminded of fish, each behind glass in their own little “bowl”. When you see so many of these scenes together, it starts to tell a “tale” about our relationship with the animals we share our homes with.”

photo series rachel bellinsky tails from the fishbowl

Bellinsky recently won the first annual Stocksy Award for “Best Newcomer in RF Stock”. A part of the revenue generated from the book, Tails from the Fishbowl will go to the Humane Society. “If my book could save a few animals that way, it would make me very happy,” she said. Her current gear is a Nikon D4, which she uses with a 35mm 1.4, a 50mm 1.8 and an 85mm 1.4.

photo series rachel bellinsky tails from the fishbowl

rachel bellinsky tails from the fishbowl photo series

rachel bellinsky tails from the fishbowl photos

See her enchanting work over at her website.

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Patricia Ramos

Patricia Ramos

I am a freelance photographer who is no stranger to smudged lenses, long hours in front of the computer, heavy camera bags (and the back aches that ensued) and missing lens caps. If you know what I’m talking about, you probably have as much love and passion for photography as I do.