Posts Tagged ‘portrait’

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  


Editorial portrait for Folia Magazine 65th anniversary issue

In October 2013, Folia Magazine, the independent weekly of the University of Amsterdam, celebrates its 65th anniversary. For this memorable occasion, the editorial staff decided to go for a special issue with seven 4-page interviews with professor emeriti of the university.

All regular Folia photographers were given one person and had carte blanche for the job. So this edition gives a nice view of different approaches to portrait photography.

I was assigned to Prof. em. dr. Michiel A.J. Eijkman, dentist, appointed as Professor of Social Dentistry/Information Science at the University of Amsterdam (ACTA). A lively speaker and former Navy-man, a recipe for some good stories on-site. I decided to go for a clean, open portrait with full focus on the portrayed.

The Netherlands, Wassenaar, 28 September 2013. Portret Michiel Eijkman. Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Wassenaar, 28 september 2013. Portret Michiel Eijkman. Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2013, www.belloni.nl (Bram Belloni)

Prof. em. dr. Michiel A.J. Eijkman
September 2013, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

The result is a 1/1 page portrait, with a follow up on the next page with Mr. Eijkman in his study (click for larger image).

Tearsheet Folia Magazine #07-2013, pag 48-49. Photography Michiel Eijkman, by Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine. (Bram Belloni)

Editorial Michiel Eijkman, Folia Magazine #07-2013, page 48-48
2013, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

Tearsheet Folia Magazine #07-2013, pag 50-51. Photography Michiel Eijkman, by Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine. (Bram Belloni)

Editorial Michiel Eijkman, Folia Magazine #07-2013, page 50-51
2013, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

> read the whole issue: Folia Magazine 65th Anniversary Issue
> about Folia Magazine: www.foliaweb.nl
> art direction: Pascal Tieman


Oscar winner Malik Bendjelloul

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.

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 17 November 2012. The 25th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam - IDFA 2012. Portrait Malik Bendjelloul, director documentary Searching for Sugar Man. Photo: Bram Belloni / (c) 2012, www.belloni.nl (Bram Belloni)

Malik Bendjelloul, 2013 Oscar winner Best Documentary Feature with Searching for Sugar Man
November 2012, Bram Belloni for IDFA

Congrats Malik!

> more Searching for Sugar Man on Sony Classics
> more on the Oscars 2013


Editorial Portraits for IFFR 2013

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.

 

Portrait Visra Vichit Vadakan - (c) 2013, Bram Belloni

Visra Vichit Vadakan, director Sao karaoke (Karaoke Girl), in the Tiger Awards Competition.
January 2013, Bram Belloni for IFFR

 

Portrait  Giovanni Columbu - (c) 2013, Bram Belloni

Giovanni Columbu, director Su Re (The King), in the Tiger Awards Competition.
January 2013, Bram Belloni for IFFR

Portrait Mohammad Shirvani - (c) 2013, Bram Belloni

Mohammad Shirvani, director Larzanandeye charbi (Fat Shaker), in the Tiger Awards Competition.
January 2013, Bram Belloni for IFFR

 

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.

Portrait Fien Troch - (c) 2013, Bram Belloni

Fien Troch, director Kid, in the IFFR Spectrum program.
January 2013, Bram Belloni for IFFR

> Read more; International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013 site


In Memoriam: Jeroen Willems (1962 – 2012)

Today there was the sad news that Jeroen Willems, Dutch actor and performer, passed away at the age of 50.

Jeroen Willems, Carine Crutze - (c) 2010, Bram Belloni

In memoriam: Jeroen Willems (1962 – 2012), with Carine Crutzen (right).
2010, Bram Belloni

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)


Editorial Portraits for IDFA Magazine

More editorial portraits for the cover of the IDFA Special (the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam festival-paper).

Every cover highlights a certain program shown during the festival. The portraits are combined with stills of the films which are featured in that specific program. Like we did in issue #1, seen here; Holly Hardman for IDFA Magazine.

Alexander Reben and Brent Hoff, creators BlabDroid - (c) 2012 Bram Belloni for IDFA

Alexander Reben and Brent Hoff, initiators project Robots in Residence (BlabDroids).
2012, Bram Belloni for IDFA

Malik Bendjelloul - (c) 2012, Bram Belloni for IDFA

Malik Bendjelloul, director Searching for Sugar Man.
2012, Bram Belloni for IDFA

Victor Kossakovsky - (c) 2012, Bram Belloni for IDFA

Victor Kossakovsky, director ¡Vivan las antipodas! and this years festival Special Guest.
2012, Bram Belloni for IDFA

> publication: IDFA Special, www.idfa.nl
> art direction: Sjoukje van Gool


Holly Hardman for IDFA Magazine

First editions cover of the IDFA Special (the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam festival-paper) features Holly Hardman, director of feature length documentary Good People Go to Hell, Saved People Go to Heaven.

We combined a rather clean portrait with stills of the film.

Portrait Holly Hardman - (c) 2012, Bram Belloni

Holly Hardman, director documentary Good People Go to Hell, Saved People Go to Heaven.
2012, Bram Belloni for IDFA

> publication: IDFA Special, www.idfa.nl
> art direction: Sjoukje van Gool


Samira Maas for Folia Magazine

An other editorial for  Folia Magazine, an independent publication for the University of Amsterdam. This time on Dutch actress and recently graduated legal student Samira Maas. For the main, -cover-, shot we went out on the streets. Street shots tend to be unpredictable, overcrowded or littery. With he limited depth-of-field in the shot, the subtle use of type design, the result is still keeping a strong focus on Samira.

Tearsheet Folia Magazine #02-2012, page 01, editorial Samira Maas. Photography by Bram Belloni (Bram Belloni)

Editorial Samira Maas, Folia Magazine #02-2012, cover.
2012, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

In the magazine the article complimented with a 1/1 page close shot (click for bigger image).

Tearsheet Folia Magazine #02-2012, page 12-13, editorial Samira Maas. Photography by Bram Belloni (Bram Belloni)

Editorial Samira Maas, Folia Magazine #02-2012, page 12-13.
2012, Bram Belloni for Folia Magazine

> publication: Folia Magazine, www.foliaweb.nl
> art direction: Pascal Tieman