Quote from Blurb.com-Blog - Book of the Week - "what can you achieve in 10 minutes?"
"Rogier Maaskant’s book, “Portraits,” features a series of portraits from the 2012 International Film Festival in Rotterdam – all taken within a ten-minute window. He certainly had some good subject matter to work with; there’s a whole lot of character to be found in this group of directors and actors. But Maaskant manages to capture so much story in each of these portraits, that I’m blown away by how quickly he got these shots. If the secret to great portraits is capturing the essence of each person, Maaskant seems to have the magic formula tucked away in his camera."
Blurb.com used this book as a promo for their portfolio. It is for sale here
"A beautiful book of portraits taken by Dutch photographer Rogier Maaskant during the 2012 International Film Festival in Rotterdam. And while Maaskant clearly had some great material to work with, he also has an eye for uncomplicated, elegant portraits that capture the essence of a person. Even more impressive, each of the portraits was taken within a ten-minute period on a rooftop terrace. No big prep work. No fancy sets. Just stunning portraiture beautifully presented in simple layouts."
"Donuts, Celebs, and a Time When Punk and Glam Were Twins"
‘Rogier Maaskant is number one “Portrait Photographer” in Europe. To us, it’s an honour to have your frames.” -David Manulli, Filmdirector (La Leggenda di Kaspar Hauser)
“These insect photographes remind me of the famous 17th century Dutch insect drawings”
– Norman Bryson, professor in Art History, Harvard University
“Er zijn vele woorden voor het werk van Rogier. Voorspelbaarheid is er daar niet een van. Hij is zo fotograaf als een fotograaf maar kan zijn. Je weet nooit waar hij mee komt. Ik ben fan.”
Patrick van de Gronde, former Creative Director They & Art Director KesselsKramer