Jack Belli is a 24 year old photographer from Costa Mesa, CA. He had always liked film and video stuff, but it wasn’t until college that photography really sparked a serious interest. He bought a Canon 7D after a surfing trip to Japan in order to capture the places and people he was experiencing and has continued taking photographs ever since. As he put it: “I didn’t really set out to be a photographer, it just kind of happened, and I am really glad it did!”
Tell us something about the Meltin’Pot photography you did in Los Angeles?
I shot around LA with model couple Faith and Filip. They were so easy and fun to work with. We just kept it very natural and candid and had a fun time shooting the product.
The basic tops were my favorite because it fit my personal style of simple clothing and how I would dress.
We see you ride old choppers and shoot a lot of your friends riding them. What sparked your interest in motorcycles?
I grew up around racing and fast cars, so I have always been drawn to this kind of stuff. I could never afford my own motorcycle but I always thought they were awesome. It wasn’t until a couple years ago that I had enough money to get my own. They are so much fun to mess around with, shoot photos from and to have a hobby outside of shooting photos that I can enjoy with my buddies.
You started taking surf photos – do you surf yourself as well?
I don’t do too much surfing nowadays. I surfed every day growing up and that’s what started getting me into photography. I have kind of moved on from that and don’t shoot it very much now. I still love to surf and try to do it whenever I can.
When in front of a jukebox, what album would you pick?
Depends on my mood, haha. I have been listening to Wilbert Harrison a lot; that seems fitting for a jukebox.
I dont go out much in LA, so off the top of my head probably In ‘n’ Out!
What’s next Jack?!
I just signed with an agency and have some projects I am excited to be involved in! So I guess just keep shooting and putting my work out there for people to see!