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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Michael Z by Bell Soto

I shot these portraits of Michael earlier this year. His face and body are like a modern Renassiance sculpture to me. Sensual and elegant at the same time.
He is represented by Chosen in Chicago and Soul in NYC.








Monday, October 31, 2011

PRIVATE film + story for CarbonCopy 10

Here is a story that I shoot for Carbon Copy 10.
It was such a great time.
Models are Maximilian @ Vision, Cody @ Wilhelmina and Andrew @ Next.









Friday, October 28, 2011

Telepathy Film + story

Here is a film I did for Palm Beach Ilustrated Mag. featuring the Men's collections.
I wanted to experiment with camera movements and the graphics of light and shadows.


Film by Bell Soto
Stylist Alejandra and Dani
Music Fata Morgana
After effects Mario Toriz
Models John Hein at FORD and David S. at L.A.models.
Grooming Karoliina Kangas at Opus Beauty
Set design Nik Taylor
Camera Assistant Mauricio Torres
Production assistant Agniezka Jakubowski
Special thanks to Zaira Zavala, Zoe and Paula
Produced by No-Name Productions









Sunday, October 23, 2011

IVAN

I worked with Ivan on some ideas of shape and movement. He has an amazing body expression, natural and elegant. Here are some images from that day.
Ivan is represented by Chosen.







Thursday, October 20, 2011

FOREVER

Here is another film I shot for FIASCO magazine from Uk.
I was inspired by the fantastic colors of solarization and I created my own version of a paralel space of color and emotion. Edward is a musician from Iceland, it was great to work with him on this project

Film by Bell Soto
Stylist Alejandra and Dani
Model Edward Egilsson @ Next
Music Massive Attack
Grooming Karoliina Kangas @ Opus Beauty
Camera Assistant Mauricio Torres
Production NO NAME PRODUCTIONS
Special thanks to Zaira Zavala, Mario Toriz, Mimi @ Next models, Zoe and Paula




Friday, October 14, 2011

LARGO . film featuring Dior Homme + Burberry Prorsum

Here is a film I shot for Fiasco magazine.
The models Lukas and Jais were amazing for this project. They are not dancers but they were so cool to portrait this abstract story. I have always been inspired by models whose talent is to portrait characters and evoque emotion.
This film is not about love, it is about human vulnerability. The music is from the Four seasons of Antonio Vivaldi.

Film by Bell Soto
Stylist : Alejandra and Dani
Models : Jais and Lukas @ photogenics
Music Antonio Vivaldi
Clothing Dior Homme + Burberry Prorsum
Grooming :Karoliina Kangas @ Opus Beauty
Camera Assistant : Mauricio Torres
Special thanks to Zaira Zavala, Mario Toriz, Zoe and Paula.
Produced by NO NAME PRODUCTIONS


Monday, October 10, 2011

BEDTIME story for FIASCO mag

Here is a story just came out in the last issue of Fiasco Magazine from UK.

Photography : Bell Soto
Stylist : Alejandra and Dani
Models : Jais and Lukas at Photogenics and Edward at Next
Clothing : Dior Homme, Burberry Prorsum, Bottega Venetta, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, Odyn Vovk.
Grooming : Karoliina Kangas @ Opus Beauty
Photo Assistant : Mauricio Torres
Special thanks Zaira Zavala, Mario Toriz, Zoe and Paula













Friday, September 30, 2011

Vignette

I shot this film with Robbie Fiore. It was very impromptu project. We literally did the story board and prep as we were shooting. Robbie is so great, he will be a big actor one day. I looked into music and just had this guitar piece in my mind for a long time. I think it gives a nice complement to the visuals and more unexpected yet romantic and beautiful.


Monday, September 12, 2011

DAVID AXELL

David is a great friend. He always inspires me to do something new. Sometimes we just shoot for fun and then an idea happens, like this study of images with a classic aproach, we thought Rodin and threw some roses in the mix.







Wednesday, September 7, 2011

PRIVATE film for Carbon Copy

I found a vintage photograph and got inspired to shoot a story for Carbon Copy, I did somefootage and we made a short film as a preview for the print editorial. Sometimes music and movement ad and create another depth on a story. This one is about nostalgia, happy days and camaraderie.

Film by Bell Soto
Starring : Cody, Maximilian and Andrew Gabriel
Music : Eartha Kitt.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

JAMES D.

I loved loved working with James. He is part of male portraits I am shooting for a book project. We also shot images with a more abstract direction that I will post later. It is great when a model understands that there is more to an image than just a good physique. James is represented by Chosen.







Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Rewind : Mark by Bell






I met Mark for a editorial shoot few years ago and we reunited for this shoot in NY.


Monday, August 22, 2011

REFLECTION series

Some images I shot in a 40s surrealistic style.




Thursday, August 18, 2011

JACOB by Bell Soto

I shot Jacob for a book project of portraits. He has the best personality and strong presence on camera. We did a whole series of jumping shots against abstract crops that will probably be in my final selection. He is represented by Chosen.