Jeromey W. Bell has been hopping the state line all his life. Born in Coffeyville, Kansas and raised in Grandview, Missouri, he ended up back in Kansas to attend Grantham University, where he now works.
His hobby for photography started after college and has turned into an all-consuming passion. Kansas City is the star of most of his work; he takes inspiration from the city’s mix of classic and modern architecture. On Instagram, at @jermdoeskc, he captures a compelling mix of natural elements and urban textures — everything from graffiti to historic homes.
His favorite places to photograph in Kansas City include Union Station, Loose Park, the Nelson-Atkins Museum and the Country Club Plaza, as well as the city’s tree-lined streets and plentiful fountains. Kansas City has so many public fountains it’s earned the moniker “City of Fountains.” For My Modern Midwest, Jeromey captured the city’s signature water features.
Barney Allis Plaza Fountain — Downtown Kansas City
Crown Center Square Fountain
Henry Wollman Bloch Memorial Fountain
J C Nichols Memorial Fountain
Loose Park in autumn
Meyer Circle Fountain