Bella Kotak@bellakotak

Fine art photographer | Phase One Ambassador
🌍 Currently: Houston, Tx
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http://www.fineartactions.com/

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The Tempest
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We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.
- William Shakespeare
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I shoot fast, always searching for a moment, a movement to immortalise forever. Sometimes by some miracle I capture the perfect moment in a single shot, other times perfect moments exist across several images. This picture is a culmination of several moments brought into one ✨ Before/after in my stories 🌿
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Hope you're all having a lovely Sunday!
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Model is @millemoooo
Retouching: myself and @solsticeretouch

Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Often we look at ourselves too close seeing only flaws and imperfections but if zoom out, you'll see what the rest of the world already sees, the beauty of all that you are 💛🍂🍁
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Model is Lulu Lockhart
Makeup by @dinahraphaelle

Oxford, Oxfordshire
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She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts, bit because she continued on despite them.
- @beautaplin
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Lately I've been craving to create new work, push myself out of my comfort zone and see where the path leads. Insecurities and self doubt are still battles faced everyday. How do you push yourself? I'd love some tips! 🙏
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Retouching - @bellakotak & @solsticeretouch
Stylist - @dawnohlssonbell
Hair & Makeup - @rollinwithstone
Model - Rachel @ @nealhamilagency Lighting technician - @obigrant / @100mmstudios
Assistant - Katinka Barragan
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Clothing: Coronation Vintage
Jewellery: My Flaming Heart

Houston, Texas
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This fleeting moment...
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Before I started shooting with models I honed my skills by shooting self portraits. Looking back now it's so clear to see the connection I had with nature and colour toning even back then 😍🍂🍁 every picture is a small step forward 🌱

Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Detail crop II
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Featuring the gorgeous @mariaamanda_official
Wearing @lyrisdesign 💙
Retouching by myself and @solsticeretouch
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I love it when clients give me creative control. The trust you place in my hands is an honour ✨🙏✨

Oxford, Oxfordshire
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The Tempest II...
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Featuring my lovely friend @millemoooo who was my muse during the long summer evenings at a time I was struggling to find myself. Stuck in a job I hated, never enough money in my bank account, so lost artistically, in life, and in myself.
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When I look back to that girl she feels so far away. I want to hug her but I see now that the struggles created strength. I didn't feel myself move, baby steps yes... it seems time and persistence adds up. So to you, be relentless and persistent in your search for purpose and in your passion. How far you get depends on how much work/ time/ energy/ soul you put in. You're in charge, you always were 🙏✨

Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Moon eyes, sunset paradise...
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Feeling those warm autumn vibes 🍁🍂 This year is all about filling every day with sweet cosy moments and creativity. Also, Halloween is only a couple of weeks away! What's everyone dressing up as? I need some ideas 🎃
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Model is lovely Scarlett
Retouching by myself and @solsticeretouch

Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Flowers and stars...
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Detail crop, full picture further down my stream 💙
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Model: @mariaamanda_official
Corset: @lyrisdesign

Oxford, Oxfordshire
20

You've taken a piece of me with you.
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How fragile and strong we are. Like the last of summer's flowers holding fast in the brisk autumn wind. Our strength manifests itself when we struggle. In a strange way it can be the only comfort. This hidden well of steel within us, just waiting to be drawn on. Making everyday another day of growth 🌱
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Model is dear Scarlett
Retouching by myself and @solsticeretouch

Oxford, Oxfordshire
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If ever I was running, it was towards you.
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I'm in El Paso with my love @solsticeretouch where we are teaching a 2 day workshop organised by @parishda. Check out our Instagram stories for some sneak peeks into what goes on 🌸
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Thanks @_emilyteague for grabbing the BTS today!! 😘
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To learn about upcoming workshops sign up to my newsletter on my website - www.bellakotakphotography.com
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Model is @mariaamanda_official
Dress by @lyrisdesign
Retouching: myself and @solsticeretouch
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Check out my colour toning presets here 😊 - @fineartactions

Oxford, Oxfordshire
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The sky and the sun are always there. It's the clouds that come and go.
- Rachel Joyce
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Later today I will fly among the clouds again. This time to El Paso where @solsticeretouch and I will teaching a 2 day workshop this weekend ⭐️🌼 we have a space left if you'd like to join us! Contact @parishda for details 😊
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Model is the lovely @pomegranate_wolf_pawmade
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Hope you're all having lovely Friday!

Oxford, Oxfordshire
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