Editorial photography for Financial Times

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When the Financial Times (UK) picture desk assigned me to do a new editorial photo series in Amsterdam, I was extremely happy to work on it. Beside a solid editorial photography assignment – where I put my focus on, the subject was also close to my heart: The housing situation in my hometown Amsterdam.

Sample of Financial Times website with editorial photography by Bram Belloni, Amsterdam
Tear sheet Financial Times – editorial photography by Bram Belloni, Amsterdam

Visually, the main focus was on the Amsterdam North, NDSM area. Where at the moment huge property development takes place. Passing by every month or so, I notice a new tower erected! Being an former heavy industrial area, this is the perfect example of gentrification.

To have the best visual impact of the change I decided to put a lot of effort picturing the skyline of the NDSM area. Since it is located at the river IJ, I shot a lot from the opposite bank, central-side. Using extreme tele lenses.

Amsterdam housing photo series - by editorial photographer Bram Belloni, Amsterdam for Financial Times
Amsterdam Housing – Youth in Amsterdam center-side with a view at NDSM area in full construction
Amsterdam, July 2021 – Bram Belloni for Financial Times
Amsterdam housing photo series - by editorial photographer Bram Belloni, Amsterdam for Financial Times
Amsterdam Housing – GVB Ferry stop, the main public transport line to the expanding NDSM area
Amsterdam, July 2021 – Bram Belloni for Financial Times
Amsterdam housing photo series - by editorial photographer Bram Belloni, Amsterdam for Financial Times
Amsterdam Housing – View from Amsterdam center-side with a view at NDSM skyline in full construction
Amsterdam, July 2021 – Bram Belloni for Financial Times
Amsterdam housing photo series - by editorial photographer Bram Belloni, Amsterdam for Financial Times
Amsterdam Housing – New estates NDSM area
Amsterdam, July 2021 – Bram Belloni for Financial Times
Amsterdam housing photo series - by editorial photographer Bram Belloni, Amsterdam for Financial Times
Amsterdam Housing – Residential development NDSM area as seen from existing neighborhood
Amsterdam, July 2021 – Bram Belloni for Financial Times

The article included interviews with local experts and persons concerned. Accompanied with portraits.

Sample of Financial Times website with editorial photography by Bram Belloni, Amsterdam
Tear sheet Financial Times – editorial photography by Bram Belloni, Amsterdam

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 chance 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: