Water / Woods – Black and White Photography by Nicholas Bell

Nicholas Bell is a fine art photographer from Knoxville, Tennessee, who specializes in monochromatic photography. The majority of his images are of nature and, in particular, scenes near water or woodlands. He’s inspired by the concept of time, passing and slowing down. “Photography for me has to do with time and my perception of time,” he says. “The first day that I spent with a camera I recognized that being completely focused and connected to a scene seemed to slow time.” In his work, he tries to communicate that idea of individual moments, stopped in time and purified from all distractions.

To see more of Nicholas’s photography, visit his website or etsy shop.

bird black and white

Birds in Grey Flannel

The Abyss Fisher black and white

The Abyss Fisher

Appalachian Trail black and white

Appalachian Trail

Smoky Mountain Vista black and white

Smoky Mountain Vista

The Journey pier black and white

The Journey

Silence bird black and white


Sparks Lane black and white

Sparks Lane

Winter Park black and white

Winter Park

black and white twig


Whitetail Silhouettes deer

Whitetail Silhouettes

November Frost

November Frost

Winter Port

Winter Port

Reticent Shore black and white

Reticent Shore

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Miss Drawingdream

amazing photographs! Stunning!

Photo Canvas Prints

Amezing Photography i loved your all photos.

Emma Lewis

Just beautiful in their simplicity. I love the bird over the water…

Andrew Smail - Black & White Wedding Photography

Hi there, I was doing some research and came across your website. Just wanted to say your work is top notch! I have just started a website for Black & White wedding, I just love B&W images. All the best, Andrew…

Nicholas Bell

Thanks very much for all of your wonderful comments and thank you Stephanie for featuring my work!



Normally, I don’t like much in Back and White photos, but this time is difference. Your picture is so cool and I love them. Thanks for sharing.

Keith Dotson

Beautiful work as always Nicholas! Much deserved recognition.

Nicholas Bell

Thanks Keith, its very much appreciated.


Beautiful photos! Really liked “Birds in grey….” keep up the good work!

Kimberly Clark

I always enjoy Mr Bell’s work. I can tell in a glance that it is one of his pieces as each takes me to that timeless place. Wonderful!


very beautiful pictures.


Soulful images!

Nicholas Bell

Thanks very much for such a wonderful compliment.

– Nicholas


Gosh, these are amazing. I adore Reticent Shore, such a strong image. Thanks for sharing Stephanie.

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