2018 John Bello Photographer


“In a world where everyone wears a mask, it’s a privilege to see a soul.” — Amanda Richardson


I’ve been on a journey of self-discovery these last few years, and I can safely say it has been one of the hardest things I’ve gone through my entire life. I didn’t go to South America, trek into the jungle abyss and take Ayahuasca (but its definitely on my list of things to do!), but I did venture a little closer to home. I went deep inside myself, doing a lot of introspection and reflection.


As difficult as it can be, I think a little soul searching is what we all need to do from time to time. I am not afraid to say it, but being human can be hard. What I’ve learned through this all though, is that it doesn’t have to be!


I realized the value of living with intention and the value of being vulnerable. It’s freeing.


I am learning to be mindful of my words and my actions, and learning to strengthen my self-awareness. I am beginning to notice all of the signs around me, the synchronicities, and the significance each one brings into my life.


2018 also happened to be the year I fell in love.


I fell in love with the most beautiful human being.

(I love you, Andy. Is it really this cool to be in your life?)


Every day I wake up with gratitude. I know deep down that if I never dared to take this journey of self-discovery, we would have never crossed paths.. but I did, and I am so grateful for this.

I am so grateful for him.


I still have a lot to learn, and more self work to do, but I am up to the challenge. I am excited.

My journey of self has led me to discover the beauty inside and I’ve allowed myself to finally embrace it.

I see the world around me with new eyes.

I see the world through my lens with new eyes, because of the way I see myself.


I hope you can feel it in my pictures.

Because I do.

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Thank you for taking the time to look through my work. I would love to hear from you! Please connect with me via email directly at johnbellophotographer@gmail.com.

And if you haven’t already, look through my other year end posts bello!







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  1. M
    January 17, 2019

    Always capturing the moments that matter ♥️ You have so much talent for catching the love, passion and stories behind all your subjects and their photos. You’re an amazing human being with an amazing work of art. You should be extremely proud of your work. Your dedication to your craft and your family and friends is so inspiring and uplifting. You touch lives Mr. Bello.

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