Growing up in a small town in the former German Democratic Republic, Bella was always fascinated by the lives of other people. The dreary gray of prefabricated buildings and the frequent lack of funds, were probably one of the reasons for the strong expression of her unique imagination, which is a distinguishing feature of her sometimes whimsical portraits today. In 2007 she discovered her passion for portrait photography and created her own photographic signature during the coming years. Her works show surreal worlds, some of them are fantastically and some a kind of bizarre. In 2012 she moved to the colorful city Berlin and realized her dream of living as an artist. This was followed by commercial works for international musicians, authors and journalists. Her works have received several international awards, including several gold and silver medals. Live interviews, publications and exhibitions followed. Since 2016 Bella is volunteering in the organization "Dein Sternenkind" and gives parents photos of their deceased children. On the international photography site 1x.com she is working as a curator since 2018.
2014 Trierenberg Super Circuit, Gold Medal, "Upside Down"
2015 Trierenberg Super Circuit, Gold Medal of Excellence, "Time to Sleep"
2016 Sony World Photography Awards, Commended, "The Storm"
2016 International Photgraphy Awards, Honorable Mention, series "Animal Farm", "The Swimmer", "The Snow Queen", "Freckles"
2017 Smart Hero Award, for working as a photographer at "Dein Sternenkind"
2018 Sony World Photography Awards, Commended, "Aquarius"
2018 Tokyo International Foto Awards, Honorable Mention, series "Bodylanguage"
2019 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Silver Medal, Back to the 70's"; Honorable Mention, series "Femmes des Fleurs"
2019 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, "14", series "Femmes des Fleurs"
2020 Monochrome Photography Awards, 1st Place Category Portrait, "14"; Honorable Mention Category Photomanipulation, "Aquarius"