I was assigned to take pictures for the International Film Festival
Rotterdam in 2012 for the 'Daily Tiger', a free tabloid sized paper with
information about the festival.
Since I wanted to make some
serious portraits in the meantime I teamed up with a few members of the
festival crew that pointed out actresses and directors for me. Whom I
then asked if I could portray them. Here's the result. All portraits
where made within a time frame of 10 minutes maximum. Most of them
within a few minutes. There were low temperatures, some snow and even
some extra lighting provided by the low winter sun.
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