Posts Tagged ‘visual diary’

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


Marokkaanse Boot in Amsterdam Museum

The Amsterdam Museum (Amsterdam Historic Museum) recently put the Marokkaanse Boot, a Moroccan themed boat at Amsterdam Gay Pride, on display in the museums recent history section.

Shown are the costumes of the Boot participants by Dutch designer Corné Gabriëls. The museum went to me for images, since I documented the Marokkaanse Boot during Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014 fairly well.

I think it is great that the museum recognizes this topic -gay rights- and is proud of it’s role in Amsterdam history.

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 28 March 2015. Exhibition Moroccan Boat during Gay Pride 2014 at Amsterdam Museum. Featuring clothing by Corne Gabriels and photography by Bram Belloni. Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Amsterdam, 28 maart 2015. Expositie over Marokkaanse Boot op Gay Pride 2014 in het Amsterdam Museum.  Met kleding van Corne Gabriels en fotografie van Bram Belloni. Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2015, www.belloni.nl

Marokkaanse Boot in Amsterdam Museum, costumes by Corné Gabriëls

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 28 March 2015. Exhibition Moroccan Boat during Gay Pride 2014 at Amsterdam Museum. Featuring clothing by Corne Gabriels and photography by Bram Belloni. Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Amsterdam, 28 maart 2015. Expositie over Marokkaanse Boot op Gay Pride 2014 in het Amsterdam Museum.  Met kleding van Corne Gabriels en fotografie van Bram Belloni. Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2015, www.belloni.nl

Marokkaanse Boot in Amsterdam history; next to AFC Ajax and the Provos

They choose this image, showing the Marokkaanse boot during Amsterdam Pride 2014 canal parade.

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

Marokkaanse Boot and spectators at Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014
2014, Bram Belloni

> read more: Amsterdam Museum
> read more: Marokkaanse Boot
> read more: Corné Gabriëls


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 #025 – IFFR’s Sunday morning

For the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) I am currently working with a whole team of photographers, editors, reporters and designers on the Daily Tiger, the festival’s daily newspaper.

It’s quite an endurance to work for 10-days straight on those tight deadlines. But working in this team makes it all more than good.

IFFR Sunday morning - Daily Tiger reporter waiting for interviewee to get photographed.

IFFR’s Sunday morning – Daily Tiger reporter waiting for interviewee to get photographed.


Visual Diary #024 – CITIZENFOUR

Currently working for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). One of this festival highlights is the feature length documentary CITIZENFOUR by director Laura Poitras, -the- film about Edward Snowden. It was interesting to hear the story about the process of making this complicated film.

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 23 November 2014. The 27th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam - IDFA 2014. QnA with director Laura Poitras after screening documentary CITIZENFOUR at Tuschinski Theatre. From left; Sarah Harrison (journalist and WikiLeaks editor), producer Mathilde Bonnefoy, Jacob Appelbaum (in documentary), director Laura Poitras, moderator Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal. Photo: Bram Belloni (Bram Belloni)

Makers documentary CITIZENFOUR during QnA after screening. From left; Sarah Harrison (journalist and WikiLeaks editor), producer Mathilde Bonnefoy, Jacob Appelbaum (in documentary), director Laura Poitras, QnA moderator Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal.
November 2014, Bram Belloni for IDFA

> Read more about the documentary CITIZENFOUR, or on iMDB
> Read more about the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)

 


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)


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