About Us

This is one of my favorite pictures of me.  It was taken in Time, Illinois, by fellow archaeologist, Jimmy Clark, using my Sony DSCV-1, while we were working on the REX East Gas Pipeline Project.  The “Time” location is symbolically relevant to archaeology and historic preservation.  Time, in Pike County, has a population of about 30 people and is known for its ice cream socials and fall colors. Pike County also has a rich history and prehistory, dating back some 13,000 years.  Photo: James A. Clark

Photographer Bob Bell is an archaeologist and right of way agent, living in rural western Kentucky.

I often work “on the road,”  and the pictures that I take reflect that fact.  I shoot what I like at the moment.  The photos on this blog were shot over the last few years.  Actually, a few are 20 years, or more, old. However, most are current and were posted within a day or two from when they were shot.

I use a variety of cameras, and always have a point and shoot in my truck.  Currently, my favorite camera is a Fuji X-Pro 1.  I’m also a big fan of Leica rangefinders and Canon DSLRs.  All of my images are post processed in Adobe Photoshop and/or Lightroom.

Using the X-Pro1

Many of the pictures reflect my interest in archaeology, history and historic preservation.  Others are just found shots.  You won’t find many images of big cities or “street photography” here, as this blog is devoted to rural America, which is too quickly disappearing.  I hope you enjoy my pictures.

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