Bell's outdoor photos chronicle 2020

SUBLETTE COUNTY – One part of life that stayed just as it was during last year’s COVID-19 shutdown was the beauty of the natural landscapes, wildflowers and wildlife.

For that reason, photographer Dave Bell chronicled his perspectives of last year by going outside and taking 100,000 photographs.

“Everything felt like it was locked up so I just went out and shot a lot,” he said.

The result is his new coffee-table book with almost 200 full-color photos titled “COVID Through the Lens – 2020 Photography Yearbook, Volume I.”

“COVID was such a life-changer for the world and so many people,” Bell said. “It was important to me to let people know it was a factor here but not with the oppressive influence it was in the rest of the world. There were effects and people were concerned but it was okay here, because our leaders chose to not exercise a heavy hand.”

Like many here, Bell turns to the outdoors – “Social distancing is what we do in Wyoming.”

Bell is pleased with his self-published book, designed and printed in the United States, and is “working on an idea for Volume II for next year.”

Signed copies of “COVID Through the Lens” are available for $75 at both Office Outlets, The Cowboy Shop or by email at [email protected]. Stay tuned for future book-signing events.