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Visual Diary #026 – Slaboshpytskiy on IFFR

Ukrainian director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy and his spous Elena during photo shoot for IFFR.

 

The Netherlands, Rotterdam, 22 January 2015. The 44th International Film Festival Rotterdam - IFFR 2015. Portrait Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, director The Tribe (Ukraine 2014), in the IFFR Limelight programme. Photo: Bram Belloni / (c) 2015, www.belloni.nl (Bram Belloni)
The Netherlands, Rotterdam, 22 January 2015. The 44th International Film Festival Rotterdam - IFFR 2015. Portrait Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, director The Tribe (Ukraine 2014), in the IFFR Limelight programme. Left; Elena Slaboshpytskiy (Myroslavs spous). Photo: Bram Belloni / (c) 2015, www.belloni.nl (Bram Belloni)
The Netherlands, Rotterdam, 22 January 2015. The 44th International Film Festival Rotterdam - IFFR 2015. Portrait Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, director The Tribe (Ukraine 2014), in the IFFR Limelight programme. Left; Elena Slaboshpytskiy (Myroslavs spous). Photo: Bram Belloni / (c) 2015, www.belloni.nl (Bram Belloni)
The Netherlands, Rotterdam, 22 January 2015. The 44th International Film Festival Rotterdam - IFFR 2015. Portrait Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, director The Tribe (Ukraine 2014), in the IFFR Limelight programme. Left; Elena Slaboshpytskiy (Myroslavs spous). Photo: Bram Belloni / (c) 2015, www.belloni.nl (Bram Belloni)
The Netherlands, Rotterdam, 22 January 2015. The 44th International Film Festival Rotterdam - IFFR 2015. Portrait Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, director The Tribe (Ukraine 2014), in the IFFR Limelight programme. Left; Elena Slaboshpytskiy (Myroslavs spous). Photo: Bram Belloni / (c) 2015, www.belloni.nl (Bram Belloni)

 

And the image used in the Daily Tiger, the festival’s daily newspaper (click for bigger image):

Tearsheet Daily Tiger #05-2015, publication International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015. Photography by Bram Belloni for IFFR. (Bram Belloni)

Tearsheet Daily Tiger #05-2015, publication International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015. Photography by Bram Belloni for IFFR.


Visual Diary #025 – IFFR’s Sunday morning

For the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) I am currently working with a whole team of photographers, editors, reporters and designers on the Daily Tiger, the festival’s daily newspaper.

It’s quite an endurance to work for 10-days straight on those tight deadlines. But working in this team makes it all more than good.

IFFR Sunday morning - Daily Tiger reporter waiting for interviewee to get photographed.

IFFR’s Sunday morning – Daily Tiger reporter waiting for interviewee to get photographed.


Tearsheets: Editorial Photography for Folia Magazine

Folia Magazine, an independent publication for the University of Amsterdam I frequently work for, recently got redesigned. With art directors at Vruchtvlees we worked on the photography for the new cover.

Folia Magazine 17-2014/2015, Cover photography: Bram Belloni, art direction: Vruchtvlees. (Bram Belloni)

Folia new food bloggers Tristan and Gregory, cover Folia Magazine 17-2015
Amsterdam, January 2015, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

 

They wanted to go for a clean and more graphical shot. In support of the redesign leaning heavily on typography. Vegetables on the cover are digital altered (but all were thrown in air).

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 13 January 2015. Portrait Tristan van Hoolwerff (l) and Gregory Edelenbos (r), students at Hogeschool van Amsterdam and Folias new food bloggers. Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Amsterdam, 13 januari 2015. Portret Tristan van Hoolwerff  (l) en Gregory Edelenbos (r), studenten aan Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) en nieuwe Kookbloggers van Folia Magazine. Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2015, www.belloni.nl (Bram Belloni)

Tristan and Gregory
Amsterdam, January 2015, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

 

Besides the cover photography, we did a lot of additional work for dedicated use on the Foliaweb website and for use in their blog posts.

Screen shot Foliaweb-website with different uses of the shoot

Screen shot Foliaweb-website with different uses of the shoot

> art direction: Vruchtvlees
> read more about Folia Magazine


Visual Diary #024 – CITIZENFOUR

Currently working for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). One of this festival highlights is the feature length documentary CITIZENFOUR by director Laura Poitras, -the- film about Edward Snowden. It was interesting to hear the story about the process of making this complicated film.

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 23 November 2014. The 27th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam - IDFA 2014. QnA with director Laura Poitras after screening documentary CITIZENFOUR at Tuschinski Theatre. From left; Sarah Harrison (journalist and WikiLeaks editor), producer Mathilde Bonnefoy, Jacob Appelbaum (in documentary), director Laura Poitras, moderator Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal. Photo: Bram Belloni (Bram Belloni)

Makers documentary CITIZENFOUR during QnA after screening. From left; Sarah Harrison (journalist and WikiLeaks editor), producer Mathilde Bonnefoy, Jacob Appelbaum (in documentary), director Laura Poitras, QnA moderator Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal.
November 2014, Bram Belloni for IDFA

> Read more about the documentary CITIZENFOUR, or on iMDB
> Read more about the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)

 


Visual Diary #23 – Arnon Grunberg for Folia Magazine

When Folia Magazines departing editor-in-chief Jim Jansen asked me to accompany him for his last interview for the magazine, I suspected I was in for a treat.

The interviewee was Arnon Grunberg, Dutch author and columnist. Beside his literary works, I have always held him in high regards because of his commentary on contemporary (Dutch) issues in his columns. And for awesome projects like Les vacances de Monsieur Grunberg.

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 05 October 2014. Portret Arnon Grunberg, Dutch author at Hilton Amsterdam. Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Amsterdam, 05 oktober 2014. Portret Arnon Grunberg, auteur, in Hilton Amsterdam. Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2014, www.belloni.nl (Bram Belloni)

Arnon Grunberg, Dutch author
October 2014, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

With Folia Magazines art-director Pascal Tieman we decided to go for a different angle; instead of color portraits, high contrast black and white images which he completed with colored gradients.

> Commissioning editor: Jim Jansen, art-director Pascal Tieman
> Read the interview in Folia Magazine #9-2014
> Read more about Arnon Grunberg


Visual Diary #022 – Abbey Hoes at Gouden Kalf Award Ceremony

How a twenty-year-old wins the Gouden Kalf Award, the Grand Prize of Dutch Film, for Best Actress:

Nederland, Utrecht, 10 oktober 2014. Het 34ste Nederlands Film Festival 2014. Abby Hoes wint Gouden Kalf Beste Actrice voor haar rol in Nena. Foto: Bram Belloni / The Netherlands, Utrecht, 10 October 2014. The 34rd Netherlands Film Festival 2014. Dutch actress Abbey Hoes wins Golden Calf Best Actress for Dutch feature film Nena. Photo: Bram Belloni / (c) 2014, www.belloni.nl (Bram Belloni)

Dutch actress Abbey Hoes wins Gouden Kalf for Best Actress for her role in Nena, at the NFF Award Ceremony.
October 2014, Bram Belloni for NFF

The Netherlands Film Festival, which i also covered this year, is the festival for dutch film and hosts the Gouden Kalf (Golden Calf) Awards, the Grand Prize of Dutch Film.

> See Abbey Hoes in Nena – International Trailer
> Read more about the Nederlands Film Festival (dutch)


Tearsheets: Editorial portrait for Folia Magazine

With the new academic year Folia Magazine, independent magazine for the University of Amsterdam, comes with a new volume. For the first two issues i worked on two editorial portraits. Both as feature and also one for the cover.

First was Emma Curvers, UvA Alumni, columnist and debuting author with Dutch novel Iedereen kan schilderen.

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 29 August 2014. Portrait Emma Curvers, author and columnist at home. Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Amsterdam, 29 augustus 2014. Portret Emma Curvers, auteur en columnist, thuis. Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2014, www.belloni.nl (Bram Belloni)

Emma Curvers, author and columnist
august 2014, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

 

Than there was Sander Wirken, UvA PhD researcher and initiatior of documentary film Burden of Peace about Claudia Paz y Paz, the first woman to lead the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Guatemala.

The project is still in post-production phase, but the trailer looks really promising!

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 05 September 2014. Portrait Sander Wirken, PhD researcher University of Amsterdam and initiator documentary Burden of Peace. Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Amsterdam, 05 september 2014. Portret Sander Wirken, promovendus Universiteit van Amsterdam en initiator van documentaire Burden of Peace. Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2014, www.belloni.nl (Bram Belloni)

Sander Wirken, PhD researcher University of Amsterdam and initiator documentary Burden of Peace
september 2014, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

 

See how the images were published in the layout (clik for bigger image):

Tearsheet Folia Magazine, issue 2-2014/15. Editorial portrait Emma Curvers for Folia Magazine, by Bram Belloni. (Bram Belloni)

Tearsheet Folia Magazine, issue 2-2014/15. Editorial portrait Emma Curvers for Folia Magazine, by Bram Belloni.

Tearsheet Folia Magazine, issue 3-2014/15. Editorial portrait Sander Wirken for Folia Magazine, by Bram Belloni. (Bram Belloni)

Tearsheet Folia Magazine, issue 3-2014/15. Editorial portrait Sander Wirken for Folia Magazine, by Bram Belloni.

Tearsheet Folia Magazine, issue 3-2014/15. Editorial portrait Sander Wirken for Folia Magazine, by Bram Belloni. (Bram Belloni)

Tearsheet Folia Magazine, issue 3-2014/15. Editorial portrait Sander Wirken for Folia Magazine, by Bram Belloni.

Art director: Pascal Tieman

> Read more on Emma Curvers and Iedereen kan schilderen
> Read more on Sander Wirkens documentary Burden of Peace


Visual Diary #021 – Amsterdam Pride 2014

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 02 August 2014. Canal Parade at Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014. Marokkaanse Boot (Moroccan themed boat) at Prinsengracht-Brouwersgracht. The boat is to promote equality of Dutch-Moroccan LGTB youth. Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Amsterdam, 02 augustus 2014. Canal Parade, Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014. De Marokkaanse Boot op Prinsengracht-Brouwersgracht. De Marokkaanse Boot doet mee om emancipatie van Marokkaanse LGTB jeugd te bevorderen. Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2014, www.belloni.nl (Bram Belloni)

Canal Parade at Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014. Marokkaanse Boot (Moroccan themed boat) at Prinsengracht-Brouwersgracht. The boat is to promote equality of Dutch-Moroccan LGTB youth.
August 2014, Bram Belloni

Every year Amsterdam celebrates sexual diversity with the Amsterdam Gay Pride. Highlight of the Pride week is the Canal parade with it’s special themed boats sailing for glory.

For that occasion i made a small portrait setup next to the drop off point at the end of the route. And asked participants to pose for a sec.

 

> Read more at: Amsterdam Gay Pride official site