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Reflection by Bell Soto Questions the Authenticity of Self-Image

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: bellsoto and homotography.blogspot
Part of what it means to be human is to embody a profound sense of identity. In Reflection by Bell Soto, the observer is asked to consider the condition that keeps us from truly knowing ourselves.

No matter what method you choose, you will scarcely come to behold the objective truth of who you are. A home video cannot tell you and neither can your recorded voice or an artistic masterpiece you produced. These are all fragments, and to consider them is to perceive with a strong and unceasing bias as well.

In this editorial, a male model strips to nearly naked and strives to see and understand his image in a broken mirror. Reflection by Bell Soto reveals only part of his form within the fractured frame, perhaps symbolically suggesting individuals' limited scope of the self.