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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


Editorial Portrait: Jan Drost for Folia Magazine

For Folia Magazine, a publication of the University of Amsterdam, I did a an editorial portrait of Jan Drost, Dutch philosopher and author.

The art directors idea was to do a portrait based on a classical Greek statue or bust.

Working on that idea, I thought it would be great to do it all in the shot, without digitally altering afterwards. The preparations:

By using a black shirt on a black background, we created the oval shape around the chest. This shape defines the bust portraits.

 

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 27 May 2015. Portrait Jan Drost, Dutch author and philosopher, docent at Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Amsterdam, 27 mei 2015. Portret Jan Drost, auteur en filosoof, docent aan de Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA). Concept; greek, classical world, bust, statute, philosophy. Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2015, www.belloni.nl

Jan Drost, philosopher and author
May 2015, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

 

The second option was the portrayed wearing a Greek chiton.

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 27 May 2015. Portrait Jan Drost, Dutch author and philosopher, docent at Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Amsterdam, 27 mei 2015. Portret Jan Drost, auteur en filosoof, docent aan de Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA). Concept; greek, classical world, bust, statute, philosophy. Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2015, www.belloni.nl

Jan Drost, philosopher and author
May 2015, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

 

The result in the publication (next to some smaller inserts):

Tearsheet Folia 29/2015, editorial photography Bram Belloni

Tearsheet Folia 29/2015, editorial photography Bram Belloni
(click for bigger image)

 

> art direction: Vruchtvlees
> read more about: Folia Magazine 29/2015
> read more about: Jan Drost


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


Editorial: the UvA Maagdenhuis Protest

For a while now the University of Amsterdams Maagdenhuis has been occupied by UvA students and activists. The university-wide movement acts under joint name De Nieuwe Universiteit (The New University) and strives for more democracy in the UvA administration (among other demands).

This april, the six week occupation comes to an end. I was there to portray the occupants for Folia Magazine.

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 20 March 2015. Portrait students University of Amsterdam (UvA) and activists at occupation of UvA Maagdenhuis, which settles the UvA Administration. The university-wide movement acts under joint name De Nieuwe Universiteit (The New University) and strives for more democracy in the UvA administration (among other demands). The occupation started at February 25th 2015, and is continuing. Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Amsterdam, 20 maart 2015. Portret studenten Universiteit van Amsterdam en activisten tijdens bezetting UvA Maagdenhuis, het bestuurscentrum van de UvA. De universiteits-brede beweging is verenigd onder de naam De Nieuwe Universiteit en eist (onder andere) meer democratie in de beleidsvorming van de UvA. De bezetting startte op 25 februari 2015 en is in ontwikkeling. Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2015, www.belloni.nl

Students University of Amsterdam and activists at occupation of UvA Maagdenhuis
2015, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

Besides the group, I also took them apart. Holding hands together to capture the unity.

And in the publication, Folia Magazine cover 25th of april:

Tear sheet Folia Magazine 25/2015, editorial photography by Bram Belloni

Folia Magazine cover featuring Maagdenhuis occupants
Editorial photography by Bram Belloni

Read more:
> De Nieuwe Universiteit
> Maagdenhuis Occupation 2015 (wiki)


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 #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 #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


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)