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.
(‘Clip’ was one of three films to win the Hivos Tiger Award at the festival. )
Check out the full preview of Portraits here:
And if you thought that that selection was impressive for ten minutes’ work, take a look at the rest of the images from the complete collection on Maaskant’s website.
It just goes to show, you don’t always need a lot of time to do something great.