Visual Diary #027 – The COVID files

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With all COVID-19 regulations in play, my circle is smaller than usual and more focused at home in Amsterdam. These limitations are in some ways refreshing and very reflective. And a great change to try something different; a return to analogue photography.

Visual diary during COVID-19 outbreak in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This is an image of the daily view from the photographers home office
COVID Files – staying at home during ‘self-isolation’ COVID-19 outbreak.
Daily view outside from my home office, with in the far distance the cranes from Damen Shipyard.
Amsterdam, September 2020
Visual diary during COVID-19 outbreak in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This is an image of Joke during a walk along the Nieuwendammerdijk.
COVID Files – staying at home during ‘self-isolation’ COVID-19 outbreak.
Joke during walk along the Nieuwendammerdijk.
Amsterdam, September 2020
Visual diary during COVID-19 outbreak in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This is an image of the water of the Amsterdam IJ-river.
COVID Files – staying at home during ‘self-isolation’ COVID-19 outbreak.
The IJ river, seen from Schellingwoude.
Amsterdam, September 2020
Visual diary during COVID-19 outbreak in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This is an image of the horses at Schellingwoude.
COVID Files – staying at home during ‘self-isolation’ COVID-19 outbreak.
The Schellingwoude Horses.
Amsterdam, September 2020
Visual diary during COVID-19 outbreak in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This is an image of the daily view from the photographers home at the tree in autumn colors in the back yard.
COVID Files – staying at home during ‘self-isolation’ COVID-19 outbreak.
Tree in backyard in autumn colors, seen from my favorite smoking spot.
Amsterdam, September 2020

New site www.belloni.nl

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After 10 years of service, the old site is now updated to a new one.

screen image of the new website Bram Belloni photography and visual content, featuring the portfolio page

Beside some changes under the hood – in general to give a better impression for visitors on mobile and tablet devices, the portfolio section has been renewed.

In the new portfolio there are now more possibilities to showcase film and multi media projects. Since I’m gradually moving more to film and visual storytelling.

Please feel welcome to see new work (photo and film) on the portfolio, in the work section. Or read the latest news, projects, publications in the news section!

This new site is running on, and with many thanks to:

Editorial portraits for New Scientist Magazine

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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.