Editorial portraits for New Scientist Magazine

publications

For New Scientist magazine I have been assigned to do editorial portraits for the monthly article Opinie Interview.

Tearsheet publication New Scientist Magazine 79, July/August 2020. Interview epidemiologist Gowri Gopalakrishna - interview by Job de Vrieze, editorial photography by Bram Belloni
Epidemiologist Gowri Gopalakrishna in New Scientist Magazine 79, July/August 2020.
Interview by Job de Vrieze, editorial photography by Bram Belloni (click for bigger image)

In this item editor Jop de Vrieze and me meet researchers, scientists and academics from all sort of specialisms, giving a rather personal view on conducted research methods in their field.

Tearsheet publication New Scientist Magazine 77, May 2020. Interview energy transition expert Auke Hoekstra - interview by Job de Vrieze, editorial photography by Bram Belloni
Energy transition expert Auke Hoekstra in New Scientist Magazine 77, May 2020. Interview by Job de Vrieze, editorial photography by Bram Belloni (click for bigger image)
Tear sheet publication New Scientist Magazine 71, november 2019. Interview medical biologist Rik van der Kant - interview by Job de Vrieze, editorial photography by Bram Belloni
Medical biologist Rik van der Kant in New Scientist Magazine 71, november 2019.
Interview by Job de Vrieze, editorial photography by Bram Belloni (click for bigger image)

It is great to work on the same item for a few years now. Also because of the strict requirement by the magazine to shoot in black and white. Which happens not so much nowadays. And forces me as photographer, to reinvent looking in black and white.

Editorial Portrait: Casper Thomas for Folia Magazine

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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, tear sheet Folia Magazine 06-2015
Editorial photography 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

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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