Maria Bell is a freelance photographer based between the Isle of Wight and London.
Her work centres around food, lifestyle, portraiture and the environment with a particular interest in the intersection of nature, sustainability and its effects on wider society; especially within food and farming.
Her background as a writer has instilled an intuitive approach to visual storytelling, documenting depth and narrative with an unmistakable intimacy.
She’s commissioned regularly for The Guardian and is published in high profile editorials such as Conde Nast Traveller and Kinfolk. Her commercial assignments have seen her work alongside the country's top chefs, restaurants and brands including Angela Hartnett, Smokestak, Bloom & Wild and Toast as well as on books with leading industry publishers Hardie Grant & Quadrille. Her work 'The Saltmakers' was shown as part of ‘Our Isles’ an exhibition exploring the art of rural life at the Oriel Gallery in 2021.
She is also Sustainability Editor at award-winning independent magazine, Table.
Conde Nast Traveller
The Coastal Table
Bloom & Wild
North House Hotel
The Little Gloster
Yoga Brunch Club
The Seasons At Lassco
The Wild Bee Handbook - Quadrille, April '23
Modern South Asian Kitchen - Quadrille March '23
New British Wine - Hoxton Mini Press, March '23
Soil To Table - The Land Gardeners, April '22
Sustainable Kitchen, White Lion, April '22
Rewild Your Home - Quadrille, March '22
Blacksmith, Quadrille & Hardie Grant, Oct '21
Weaving, Quadrille & Hardie Grant, Sept '20
Bitter Honey (contributing photography), April '20
My Wild Atlantic Kitchen, Gourmet Winner, April '20
Awards & Exhibitions:
Shortlisted Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021 - Food in The Field & Food at the Table
Our Isles: An Exhibition Celebrating the Art of Rural Life - Oriel Gallery 2020/21