Wednesday, June 29, 2011

JULIA film by Bell Soto

My friend Sylwia Rakowska introduced me to the poems of Halina Poswiatowska, and we found inspiration to do a short story together. Julia is a film of memories and secrets , a life daunted by actions past. Traveling from present to past , the film leaves open a door to what her future might hold.
I love the soundtrack of this film composed and produced by the incredible Andreas Wolter. It is very melancholic and raw in emotions. i included a waltz at the end for the credits background to end with a postivie tone of hope.
I could not be able to do projects like this without the unconditional support of my dear friends Sylwia, Josh, Andreas, Riad and Natalie.
The film is premiering today on Imagine Fashion tv.

Film by Bell Soto
Starring Sylwia Rakowska and Josh Button
Editor Natalie Chang and Bell Soto
Music by Andreas Wolter
Hair by Riad Azar
special thanks to Simon Schwarz at No-name productions.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

TYLER by Bell Soto

Some images I shot with Tyler McPeak inspired on the early 90s ideal of male beauty

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Here is a project I shot a while ago with my friend John Tan in New York. We were doing a fragance film and we had sometime to shoot images and we came up with a simple idea, experimenting and having fun.
Director Bell Soto
Stylist John Tan
Models Shaun Haugh & Trent Kendrick.
Music Paolo Pallazo

Saturday, June 11, 2011


I shot this a while ago with my friend John Tan . The concept was slam dancing. It was a chaotic fun shoot.
I like the graphics of it.
Photo : Bell Soto
Stylist : John Tan
Models : Bastian, Joshua ( Request ) Matthew @ Next , Chris @ Fusion, Tim @ Click

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Here is a short film i shot with my friend Erik and Ryan. I wanted to give a softer direction to what seems to be violent since Jiu Jitsu is more about control rather than aggression.
The music has a very cinematic feel with continuos emotion played by amazing german composer Andreas Wolter. His music inspires me a lot in the editing room.
Erik was photographed by Mr Bruce Weber and I was flattered he used one of the images of this film in his spread for VMAN. As Bruce has been an inspiration since the beginning of my career as a photographer.

Director Bell Soto
Music : Andreas Wolter
Models : Erik and Ryan

Friday, June 3, 2011


Here is my new reel with clips from different films i did for Vmagazine, Vman, 7thMan, Contributing Editor. And all amazing models. Thanks to everyone who made it possible.
Director : Bell Soto