Bella Bathurst

Bella Bathurst is a writer and photographer. Her latest book is The Bicycle Book. She lives in Scotland.

Written by Bella Bathurst

Paris, Palais de Congrès, 1979. Photo by Guy Le Querrec/Magnum

Essay/
Consciousness and altered states
Sound advice

Why wait for the loss of hearing to appreciate sound? Turn off the white noise of your thoughts and start to listen

Bella Bathurst

‘When you place it on the chopping block and swing the axe, it cleaves like a slit envelope.’ Photo by Getty Images

Essay/
Rituals and celebrations
Axe worship

Stand, breathe, swing, cut – there is a simplicity to chopping firewood that feels like a kind of active meditation

Bella Bathurst