Carol Mell is a fine art photographer and digital artist who received her Bachelor of Fine Art in Dance from The Juilliard School in New York City, New York and currently lives and works in Taos, New Mexico. Originally from Oregon, she has lived in the Southwest including the Navajo Nation and along the Arizona-Mexico border. Mell’s painterly landscape photography is in two New Mexico galleries, and some are on exhibition in New York, Florida, and Colorado.
With her training as a dancer and choreographer, Carol Mell infuses energy and spirit into her digital landscape photography by combining slow shutter speeds with camera movement in what she calls a “camera dance.” Having grown up in the large landscapes of the West, she considers the trees, rivers, mountains, and big sky to be familial characters in her life’s journey. Her innovative camera techniques produce vibrant color images of nature that invoke mood, presence, and spiritual interconnection. She prints her photographs on fine art and metallicized paper, canvas, and aluminum.