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

Visual Diary #026 – Zeeland

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Vast polders, crops, salinity, tides.

Spending the holidays in Dutch Provence Zeeland.

Image of flag of the Dutch Provice of Zeeland, prior to the New Years dive at Burgh-Haamstede, Schouwen-Duiveland.
Binnendijks – Burgh-Haamstede, Schouwen-Duiveland

Flag of the Dutch Provice of Zeeland, prior to the New Years dive.
The Netherlands, Burgh-Haamstede, 01 January 2020
Imae of North Sea from Beach Brouwersdam, Ouddorp, Goeree-Overflakkee, by Bram Belloni
Buitendijks – North Sea

The sea.
The Netherlands, Ouddorp, 31 December 2019
Image of wind turbines in the Krammer, Plaat van Oude Tonge, from Grevelingendam, Bruinisse, Schouwen-Duiveland, by Bram Belloni
Binnendijks – Plaat van Oude Tonge

The Krammer, Plaat van Oude Tonge.
The Netherlands, Bruinisse, 31 December 2019
Image of aquaculture mussels Grevelingenmeer viewed from Brouwersdam, Ouddorp, Goeree-Overflakkee, Bram Belloni
Binnendijks – Grevelingenmeer

Aquaculture Grevelingenmeer viewed from Brouwersdam.
The Netherlands, Ouddorp, 31 December 2019
Image of he New Years dive at Burgh-Haamstede, Schouwen-Duiveland by Bram Belloni
Buitendijks – Burgh-Haamstede, Schouwen-Duiveland

The New Years dive.
The Netherlands, Burgh-Haamstede, 01 January 2020
Image of view at North Sea from beach Domburg, Walcheren, by Bram Belloni
Buitendijks – Domburg, Walcheren

View at North Sea.
The Netherlands, Domburg, 03 January 2020
Image of night sky and stars as viewed from our stay, Nieuwerkerke, Schouwen-Duiveland, by Bram Belloni
Binnendijks – Nieuwerkerke, Schouwen-Duiveland

Night sky and stars as viewed from our stay.
The Netherlands, Nieuwerkerke, 03 January 2020.

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:

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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

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