Travis Bell has
been creating images professionally for 15 years. He is an
accomplished wedding, sports, editorial and event photographer.
Bell worked at his
hometown newspaper, The Lancaster(SC)
News, The Rock Hill(SC) Herald
and at The State
Media Co. While at The News The Herald and The State, he received
more than 50 photography awards through the S.C.
News Photographers Association and the S.C.
He served on the
communications staff for Gov.
Jim Hodges for two years before launching his own business in 2001.
He learned many
photography skills from his father, Bobby Bell, who owned Bell Studio
in Lancaster, S.C. for thirty years. His father, while serving in the Air
Force, processed film and printed photographs from the U-2 spy
planes during the Cuban
Missile Crisis in 1962.
included photographing the NCAA
Final Four, NFL and NBA
playoffs and the NASCAR Sprint
Cup Series. His work has been seen in LIFE,
Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly
magazines. His images have also appeared on Oprah
included ESPN, Mercury Records,
Disney, The City of Charleston,
The S.C. Athletic Hall of Fame, The Washington
Post and The New York Times.
His photo wire
service, Sideline Carolina, provides images to over 25 publications
and websites in North and South Carolina from Clemson
football and basketball.
He served as the
official still photographer for ESPN's production of "3-The
Dale Earnhardt Story".