Posts Tagged ‘assignments’

Editorial Portrait: Casper Thomas for Folia Magazine

For Folia Magazine, I was out for a portrait of Dutch journalist and author Casper Thomas. Thomas wrote Competente Rebellen (Competent Rebels), a publication about the 2015 Maagdenhuis occupation at the University of Amsterdam.

Picture had to be taken with Maagdenhuis in the background. The situation 10 minutes before shoot:

 

Portrait photography on the streets can be challenging; you can almost never have full control of all things in a crowded area. I let things just happen and try to take benefit from the element of surprise.

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 02 October 2015. Portrait Casper Thomas, Dutch journalist and author Competente rebellen, publication about the 2015 University of Amsterdam Maagdenhuis occupation. Picture taken in front of the Maagdenhuis. Photo: Bram Belloni *DIGITAL ALTERED IMAGE* / Nederland, Amsterdam, 02 oktober 2015. Portret Casper Thomas, journalist en auteur Competente rebellen, een publicatie over de Universiteit van Amsterdam Maagdenhuis bezetting van 2015. Foto genomen voor het Maagdenhuis. Foto: Bram Belloni *DIGITAAL GEMANIPULEERD BEELD* / (c) 2015, www.belloni.nl

Casper Thomas, Dutch journalist and author
October 2015, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

And there was, in this case, some digital altering involved.

The result in de publication (click image for larger view):

Casper Thomas, tear sheet Folia Magazine 06-2015
Editorial photography Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

> Read more: Competente rebellen | Amsterdam University Press
> Read more about: Magazine – Folia


Visual Diary #027 – Out takes Portrait Bugra Gedik

Some out takes of the shoot with Bugra Gedik, student University of Amsterdam and appointed Campus Poet.

First spring day; time to brush off the garden set up. #editorialphotography #todaysoffice #spring #lente

A photo posted by Editorial Photographer Amsterd (@brambelloni) on

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 10 April 2015. Portrait Bugra Gedik, student University of Amsterdam (UvA), Campus Poet of the UvA-HvA and comedian. Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Amsterdam, 10 april 2015. Portret Bugra Gedik, student Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA), UvA-HvA Camopus dichter en comedian. Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2015, www.belloni.nl

Bugra Gedik, appointed UvA Campus Poet
2015, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine


Tearsheets: Resource Wageningen UR

Lately, I am working a lot for of publishers in the academic field. For Resource, a publication by the Wageningen University (WUR) I portrayed microbiologist and professor Willem de Vos.

Capturing scholars or research in an image can be a challenge, due to the high level of abstractness. Focusing on the persons themselves is always worth it and inspirational.

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 06 March 2015. Portrait prof.dr. WM (Willem) de Vos at Micropia, museum for micro-organisms. Willem de Vos is a Dutch microbiologist and Professor at Wageningen University. Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Amsterdam, 06 maart 2015. Portret prof.dr. WM (Willem) de Vos in Micropia, museum voor micro-organismen. Willem de Vos is microbioloog en hoogleraar aan de Wageningen Universiteit. Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2015, www.belloni.nl

Prof.dr. WM (Willem) de Vos at Micropia, museum for micro-organisms.
2015, Bram Belloni for Resource

The Netherlands, Schiphol, 06 March 2015. Portrait prof.dr. WM (Willem) de Vos at Schiphol Airport enroute to Helsinki. Willem de Vos (right) is a Dutch microbiologist and Professor at Wageningen University. Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Schiphol, 06 maart 2015. Portret prof.dr. WM (Willem) de Vos op Schiphol Airport onderweg naar Helsinki. Willem de Vos (rechts) is microbioloog en hoogleraar aan de Wageningen Universiteit. Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2015, www.belloni.nl

Prof.dr. WM (Willem) de Vos at Schiphol Airport enroute to Helsinki
2015, Bram Belloni for Resource

The photography in the publication (click for bigger image):

Tear sheet Cover Resource 09-2015, featuring Willem de Vos, editorial photography by Bram Belloni

Tear sheet Cover Resource 09-2015, featuring Willem de Vos
2015, photography by Bram Belloni

Tear sheet Resource 09-2015, featuring Willem de Vos, editorial photography by Bram Belloni

Tear sheet Resource 09-2015, featuring Willem de Vos
2015, photography by Bram Belloni

Tear sheet Resource 09-2015, featuring Willem de Vos, editorial photography by Bram Belloni

Tear sheet Resource 09-2015, featuring Willem de Vos
2015, photography by Bram Belloni

> read more: Resource Magazine
> read more: Wageningen UR
> about: Willem de Vos (wikipedia)


New Scientist – New Publication

For the New Scientist, Dutch edition, I was working on the new April 2015 issue. Featuring the scientific approach on running and exercising. Dolf Jansen, Dutch comedian and tv-presenter, and avid marathon runner was asked to do a test at the Asics Running Lab and tell about his training experiences as the main story.

It was the first time I got assigned by New Scientist and thrilled to start off immediately with the cover.

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 17 February 2015. Portrait Dutch Comedian and marathon runner Dolf Jansen wearing oxygen mask after a running test at Asics Running Lab. Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Amsterdam, 17 february 2015. Portret cabaretier en marathon loper Dolf Jansen met zuurstofmasker na een hardlooptest bij het Asics Running Lab. Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2015, www.belloni.nl

Dolf Jansen at Asics Running Lab
2015, Bram Belloni for New Scientist

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 17 February 2015. Portrait Dutch Comedian and marathon runner Dolf Jansen wearing oxygen mask after a running test at Asics Running Lab. Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Amsterdam, 17 february 2015. Portret cabaretier en marathon loper Dolf Jansen met zuurstofmasker na een hardlooptest bij het Asics Running Lab. Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2015, www.belloni.nl

Dolf Jansen at Asics Running Lab
2015, Bram Belloni for New Scientist

The oxygen mask did very well in the image, resulting in a scientific, clinical look and feel. To gain cover exposure, they finally went for the mix of a more visible (well-known) face, the mask and physical strain.

New Scientist april 2015 cover, editorial photography by Bram Belloni

New Scientist April 2015 cover, editorial photography by Bram Belloni

Oh, and i got interviewed about the cover shoot too:

A photo posted by @brambelloni on

 

> read more about New Scientist
> about Dolf Jansen
> art direction: Pascal Tieman/Death Valley Design


Visual Diary #023 – 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


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


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


Tearsheet: the new Folia Magazine

Made it to the new Folia Magazine with a spread of one of Amsterdam most beautiful sights; the IJ river. The Folia Magazine, for the University of Amsterdam, just got merged with Hogeschool van Amsterdam’s Havana and had a neat, fresh redesign. In print and online with FoliaWeb.nl. I really like the prominent use of imagery in this new design.

Tearsheet Folia Magazine 06-2011/2012, pag 06-07. (c) Folia Magazine, image (c) Bram Belloni (Bram Belloni)

IJ river during Amsterdam Grachtenrace 2011. Tearsheet Folia Magazine 06-2011/2012

See more:
> Folia Magazine at FoliaWeb.nl
> publisher: Stichting Folia Civitatis
> art direction: Pascal Tieman