I am a better shot on film.
Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul wins the 2013 Academy Award Best Documentary Feature with documentary Searching for Sugar Man (shared with producer Simon Chinn).
The story behind this highly acclaimed documentary is incredible. Although the film was at IDFA 2012, i still haven’t had the chance to see it. But i did do a series of portraits of Malik Bendjelloul.
For the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) 2013 edition i am working on various editorial portraits. Guests, usually directors and producers – sometimes cast-, will have their portrait taken for festival magazine Daily Tiger and other publications.
The main competition is the Hivos Tiger Awards Competition, in which debutante directors (with their first feature-length film) compete. A small selection of the, so-called, Tigers.
Besides interesting personalities in front of the camera, Rotterdam city itself is also amazing for taking pictures. With modern architecture, the light and locations differs so much from, for example, the more historical Amsterdam where i am used to work in.
> Read more; International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013 site
Today there was the sad news that Jeroen Willems, Dutch actor and performer, passed away at the age of 50.
Jeroen Willems was known for his acting in film, TV-drama and on stage. More recently also as a musician (singer).
His performances, powerful and passionate, and characters, often mysterious and intriguing, were always a joy to watch.
Jeroen Willems sings Jacques Brel, Wie Volgt – Au Suivant (via MrMoskofiets2)
Another short film -in the Amsterdam Snapshot Series- i made. Amsterdam turns orange for the World Cup 2010 Soccer Final, in which the Dutch national team made their presence (to no avail by the way). Now, for the EURO 2012, the city turns orange again while the team will have another shot at finals.
The Uur U refers to the H-Hour, the hour before final take-off/invasion/exams/finals (take your pick).
With the International Film Festival Rotterdam still in full swing, a small selection of portraits i shot last week for the festival.
> more on: the International Film Festival Rotterdam website
For some time now, i am working with moving pictures. Although most still experiments, i do not want to withhold this particular beautiful combination of the city of Amsterdam, mist and street singers.
Please see link for HD version down below.
Song is Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol, performed by unknown artists.
For the I Am Gay and Muslim documentary i am traveling Morocco as photographer and cameraman. See what we do (sorry dutch only):