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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

ARRAN SLY / Solutide , film by BELL SOTO






SOLITUDE is the story of a man on a deserted beach trying to connect with something or someone. 
I wanted to portray the feeling of Loneliness vs Solitude. Some people need to be around people to feel protected, feel part of a group, a tribe. Some others, find peace in Solitude, they are content to be alone. 
One feeling is the opposite to the other. To feel Complete or Incomplete.

These days most people are trying to connect through apps on their phones, which has become our instant connection to the world. In the film, that object is represented by the bottle with a message in it.

There is something very inspiring about the sea, the line of infinity created by the horizon. You can feel alone and part of nature at the same time. We shot in a deserted beach in Malibu.
This film project is part of a fashion editorial for Risbel magazine spring summer issue. British model Arran was our first choice for the shoot. 
However , I had not met him in person until the day of the shoot , which is very important, since the personality of the model has to match the story.  i was captivated by a 15 sec post  he had in his instagram.
His “message in an bottle” had reached me and we created a beautiful film together.



FILM BY BELL SOTO
model ARRAN SLY   /   Two Management / DNA models
edited  by BELL SOTO + GLENN JOHNSON
camera ERIC FALLECKER
music JULIA KENT
clothing  CALVIN KLEIN, NICOLE MILLER, THEORY, JOCKEY INTERNATIONAL, KENZO
special thanks BRITTANY THALER / TWO MANAGEMENT


























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