Zell is a 30 year old self taught and experienced fine art photographer based in Portland and Vancouver who has developed in addition to his straight forward documentary style a unique fondness and obsession with washed out and neutral color palletes. Foreboding and cinematically charged his neutral and timeless style plumbs victorian and baroque chords of sentiment. Inspired by photographers like Alfred Stieglitz and Walker Evans Zell utilizes documentary techniques in theory and principal. This approach allows him to position and contrast broad subject matter with certain notions of
stoicism, innocence and imagination.