I have always found it a powerful experience to look into the vast horizon of an expanse of water. It reminds me of how small I am as a person in the world, and there is something both intimidating and reassuring in this thought. This view, no matter how many times I've seen it, never ceases to affect me. This photograph is about this feeling-just one small person looking out across the water.
Laura Bell received a BFA in photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2008. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and internationally. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Agnes Gund Traveling Scholarship, which helped fund her photographic project in Scotland. In 2010, she received the Keystone Fellowship from the Silver Eye Center for Photography. This award included a solo show.