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Episode 01: Bella Kotak


A fun and honest conversation with UK and US based Fairytale and Fashion Photographer, Bella Kotak on building your brand name, owning your work, social media for artists, and how to make a sustainable career from your passion. Bella is the founder of The Color Lab and the ambassador for PhaseOne, SmugMug, Canson Paper, and Vanguard. Her work has been featured in exhibitions in New York, London, and Paris.

An art lover from a young age she always knew that she would work within the creative industry. Photography changed her life when she picked up a camera and from that moment she was hooked by this medium that translates thoughts and imagination into tangible form. 

Inspired by fairy tales and nature, Bella's storytelling pictures lift the veil of the overlooked and reminds us that there's magic in the most ordinary of spaces and beauty in every face.


Check out Bella and her work: 

03:12 - Capturing Emotions and Your Vision in Photoshoots 
07:49 - Cultivating a Positive Workspace during Covid-19 
23:12 - Making a Sustainable Career from your Passion in Photography 
32:55 - Overcoming Challenges and Owning your Creations 
35:01 - How to Create Authentic Content and Build your Brand Name 
38:11 - Bella Kotak’s Advice to her Younger Self 
40:37 - How to Create your Signature Colour Palette and Style 
49:30 - In Bloom Passion Project Book Release 
52:38 - Outreach and Social Media for Creatives