Visual Diary #023 – Arnon Grunberg for Folia Magazine

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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

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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

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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.

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> Read more at: Amsterdam Gay Pride official site