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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


Tearsheets: Editorial portraits for Rathenau Instituut

For a survey of the Rathenau Instituut i worked on the editorial portraits. The dutch institute studies and reports on developments in science and technology.

The survey itself was on shale gas and fracking. Various players in the field were interviewed and along with a study the publication was to spark debate on the issue and to inform decision makers.

Editorial portrait Willem Jan Atsma, Schaliegasvrij Nederland for Rathenau Instituut, item survey shale gas. Photo: Bram Belloni for Rathenau - 2013 (Bram Belloni)

Willem Jan Atsma, Schaliegasvrij Nederland
2013 – Bram Belloni for Rathenau Instituut

A selection of images in print:

Editorial portrait Willem Jan Atsma, Schaliegasvrij Nederland for Rathenau Instituut, item survey shale gas. Photo: Bram Belloni for Rathenau - 2013 (Bram Belloni)

Willem Jan Atsma, Schaliegasvrij Nederland
2013 – Bram Belloni for Rathenau Instituut

Editorial portrait Frank de Boer, Cuadrilla Resources Nederland for Rathenau Instituut, item survey shale gas. Photo: Bram Belloni for Rathenau - 2013 (Bram Belloni)

Frank de Boer, Cuadrilla Resources Nederland
2013 – Bram Belloni for Rathenau Instituut

> read more about the Rathenau Instituut
> see more editorial portraits by Bram Belloni


Visual Diary #020 – IFFR 14 portraits

What is it that you’re doing during film festivals?

Film directors Jan Schomburg, Michael Tully, Peter Brunner, Riad Sattouf, Fellipe Barbosa, Nick Reding, Robin Campillo, Yann Gonzalez, Fernando Eimbcke, Digna Sinke, Oxana Bychkova for IFFR 2014.

> PLAY > PAUSE

Film directors Jan Schomburg, Michael Tully, Peter Brunner, Riad Sattouf, Fellipe Barbosa, Nick Reding, Robin Campillo, Yann Gonzalez, Fernando Eimbcke, Digna Sinke, Oxana Bychkova for IFFR 2014.

> read more about the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)


Tearsheets : Editorial series for Folia Magazine

For last years Folia Magazine Christmas special i did an editorial series on Amsterdam students. With guest editor-in-chief Ron Blaauw, the dutch double Michelin starred master chef, the series was to be food related.

We followed six UvA and HvA students and portrayed them during dinner.

Tearsheet Folia Magazine #14-2013/2014. Editorial photo series dinner of Amsterdam students by Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine, december 2013.

Sunny (19), gourmet at the in-laws.
December 2013, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

Tearsheet Folia Magazine #14-2013/2014. Editorial photo series dinner of Amsterdam students by Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine, december 2013.

Jan (23), preparing tomato soup and 90 hamburgers at fraternity SSRA.
December 2013, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

Tearsheet Folia Magazine #14-2013/2014. Editorial photo series dinner of Amsterdam students by Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine, december 2013.

Trang (20), quick diner before a night out.
December 2013, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

Tearsheet Folia Magazine #14-2013/2014. Editorial photo series dinner of Amsterdam students by Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine, december 2013.

Monique (21) and Dox (17), diner and briefing between work at Restaurant De kas
December 2013, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

Tearsheet Folia Magazine #14-2013/2014. Editorial photo series dinner of Amsterdam students by Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine, december 2013.

Romy (23), takes care of dinner as nanny for host-family.
December 2013, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

Tearsheet Folia Magazine #14-2013/2014. Editorial photo series dinner of Amsterdam students by Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine, december 2013.

Jeanne (22), intern at Resto VanHarte at community center De Meeuw serving cauliflower soup.
December 2013, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

> see the publication in pdf: Folia Magazine #14-2013/14  


Corporate Photography de Belastingdienst

For a national campaign by de Belastingdienst (Dutch Tax and Customs Administration) I did the photography for brochure U & de Belastingdienst and various online publications. The campaign was to inform on the various services, for private and commercial parties, the Dutch Tax Administration provide.

Tearsheet publication U & de Belastingdienst, corporate brochure 2013. Client: Belastingdienst (Dutch Tax and Customs Administration), photography: Bram Belloni

Cover U & de Belastingdienst, de Belastingdienst 2013
photography: Bram Belloni for de Belastingdienst

The agency went for a more documentary approach, with emphasis on people and environment. Although all settings were completely staged (location, models), i really liked to work towards a documentary touch. All images incorporates governmental visual guidelines.

Tearsheet publication U & de Belastingdienst, corporate brochure 2013. Client: Belastingdienst (Dutch Tax and Customs Administration), photography: Bram Belloni

U & de Belastingdienst – Yasmina, private individual

Tearsheet publication U & de Belastingdienst, corporate brochure 2013. Client: Belastingdienst (Dutch Tax and Customs Administration), photography: Bram Belloni

U & de Belastingdienst – Ali, entrepreneur

Tearsheet publication U & de Belastingdienst, corporate brochure 2013. Client: Belastingdienst (Dutch Tax and Customs Administration), photography: Bram Belloni

U & de Belastingdienst – Jaap, fiscal service provider

The spreads and two page interviews were complemented with a more personal portrait.

Portraits publication U & de Belastingdienst, corporate brochure 2013. Client: Belastingdienst (Dutch Tax and Customs Administration), photography: Bram Belloni

U & de Belastingdienst – Ronald, DHL and Mirjam, public prosecutor

Portraits publication U & de Belastingdienst, corporate brochure 2013. Client: Belastingdienst (Dutch Tax and Customs Administration), photography: Bram Belloni

U & de Belastingdienst – Jaap en Yasmina

> client: de Belastingdienst
> production and art-direction: Moodfactory
> see the brochure: U & de Belastingdienst


Visual Diary #019 – Amsterdam Frederiksplein

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 23 November 2013. Amsterdam, view over Frederiksplein and De Nederlandseche Bank (Dutch Central Bank, DNB). Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Amsterdam, 23 november 2013. Amsterdam, zicht over Frederiksplein en De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB). Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2013, www.belloni.nl (Bram Belloni)

Amsterdam Frederiksplein, view at De Nederlandsche Bank
November 2013, Bram Belloni

Amsterdam streets; view over Frederiksplein, autumn afternoon.


On Photography – Allan Sekula

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 23 November 2013. The 26th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam - IDFA 2013. Tour at Stedelijk Museum, with discussions on reality in art and documentary film. Hosted by IDFA and Stedelijk Museum. Photo: Bram Belloni ((c) 2013, do not use without prior permission)

“Untitled Slide Sequence” by Allan Sekula at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
November, 2013

With many words already spoken to the discussion whether documentary photography (or film) is unbiased or not, i recently came upon this quote by photographer and visual artist Allan Sekula.

The only “objective” truth that photographs offer is the assertion that somebody or something… was somewhere and took a picture.
– Allan Sekula

Nowadays, the whole debate tends to shift in favor of the ‘subjective’ side. I haven’t been able to find out when exactly this quote was used (given the working career of Sekula probably before the whole discussion started), but in all its simplicity it just nailed it for me.