Filming One Frame – Gregory Crewdson | 20210605

Filming One Frame – Gregory Crewdson | 20210605 | 1-memo•com

Staged photography : props are being positioned…talents taak their places…
“It looks like a movie, sounds like a movie, and smells like a movie…but it isn’t…all of this activity is, to make a single photograph – by Gregory Crewdson…”.
Production documentary of photographer Gregory Crewdson working as a film director making ‘their’ photograph Untitled (Brief Encounter).
Extract recorded outside at night 6 June 2008 in Holland — while watching on my MacBook the 5th episode of BBC Four’s six-part series ‘The Genius of Photography’— aired by the Belgian-Flemish television channel Canvas.

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Filming One Frame

Broadcast : Canvas, Belgium
Airdate : June 6, 2008
Documentary : Genius of Photography, BBC FOUR
Episode : Snap Judgements
Extract : Brief Encounter | Gregory Crewdson

Filming One Frame – Gregory Crewdson | 20210605 | 1-memo•com

(Recorded June 6, 2008 in Holland by Michel van der Burg)

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Willy & Settela | Born Nomad | 20210519

Film poster image : Willy – Settela’s older brother – photographed by Jan de Jong, when playing the violin at the age of around 7 years old.

Willy & Settela | Born Nomad | 20210519 | Settela•com
(silent film)

In 1935 the nomadic Sinti families Steinbach were photographed by Dutch photographer Jan de Jong in their caravan camp on the heath around the Heksenberg hill in the southern Netherlands. Jan de Jong was working for De Spaarnestad publishing house of the dutch weekly, catholic, illustrated magazine “Katholieke Illustratie” , that used his high quality pictures in this May 1936 spread (REF 1), with a somewhat simple romanticized short story on their origin and culture – entitled ‘Zwervers van geboorte’ or ‘Born nomad’ (my translation).

Members of other Steinbach families, I recognized in this magazine spread in the caravan window image with caption ‘Buurpraatje’ (my tr. ‘Neighbor chat’), are Anna Steinbach in the window (born 24 March 1916 – killed 31 July 1944 in Auschwitz) talking with Maria Steinbach (born 6 Nov 1912 – killed 31 July 1944 in Auschwitz) .

The 15 year old Willy (Celestinus) Steinbach (born 13 Feb 1929 in Heerlen) was deported together with his 9-year old sister Settela ((Anna Maria) Steinbach (born 23 Dec 1934 in Buchten), their brothers, sisters (Willem, Elisabeth, Johanna, Philibert, Florentina, Willem, Anna), and mother Toetela (Emilia) Steinbach (born 23 March 1902 in Antwerp, Belgium), with other Steinbach and other nomad families – all together ca 245 Sinti and Roma and ca 450 Jews – on May 19th 1944 from the dutch Camp Westerbork to Auschwitz — and some, like Willy, later to other camps.
Toetela’s eldest child Moekela (Magdalena; born 14 Sep 1922) had gone to Belgium and had been deported earlier – 15 Jan 1944 – with her 6 months old baby Jeanette – Toetela’s granddaughter – on the Z-Transport from Mechelen to Auschwitz, were they were murdered on arrival.
Note : I found Jeanette on the Transport lists in the image bank of Kazerne Dossin, Mechelen – but not yet her mother Magdalena.
Settela’s father Moeselman (Heinrich) Steinbach (born Nov 11, 1901 in Gründorf in Germany) died alone of grief June 6, 1946 in Maastricht in the Netherlands – his wife and 10 children had not survived the camps.
Their deporatation was filmed for the Westerbork Film by Rudolf Breslauer (REF 2).
This post is based on the story of the Steinbach families as researched in detail and published in book (REF 3) and film (REF 4) by Rob Hendrikx and Marouska Steinbach.

Update May 20, 2021 – Minor corrections in text , plus more detailed family information added. Poster image film replaced with clearer portrait image of Willy.

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Below – because of space and linking constraints on social media – the references, source and full credits on websites only – eg. Settela•com

CREDITS & REFERENCES

1 – Source – photography Jan de Jong – in ‘Zwervers van Geboorte’ | Katholieke Illustratie 7 mei 1936 No 32 (Haarlem, Spaarnestad) via Delpher archive URL https://bit.ly/3f1jv90

2 – Westerbork Film (20190605) Michel van der Burg | Settela.com (accessed 2021 May 19) URL: https://wp.me/p91enH-1x

3 – Story based on book : Settela en Willy en Het geheim van de Heksenberg (2e druk) by Rob Hendrikx and Marouska Steinbach (Heerlen : Historisch Goud – Rijckheyt, centrum voor regionale geschiedenis en Stichting Historische Kring “Het Land van Herle”, April 2017) ISBN 9789082241686. URL https://www.landvanherle.nl/product/settela-en-willy-en-het-geheim-van-de-heksenberg-2e-druk/

4 – Story based on Films : ‘Settela en Willy’ by Rob Hendrikx & Marouska Steinbach | lifepowervideo YouTube user | (accessed 2021 May 19) Deel 1 Historische Gebeurtenissen link https://youtu.be/1wI9_vt9RlY | Deel 4 Holocaust Slachtoffers https://youtu.be/wVta6g6Mo1o

Willy & Settela | Born Nomad | 20210519 | Michel van der Burg | Settela•com

Polder Photography


Dutch polder landscape photography in the Aarlanderveen polder with smock water windmills around Alphen, Holland.
Filmed using an Ambeo (Sennheiser – Apogee) headset for binaural sound and the iPhone X on the dutch national mill day 2018. Polder Photography | 20201008 | Michel van der Burg | 1-memo•com

Film and Photographic Studies

Film and Photographic Studies ~
Start of lectures Histories and Theories of Photography, September 2008, here with Rachel Esner discussing On the Art of French Calotype. Film and Photographic Studies by the Faculty of Creative and Performing Arts and Faculty of Humanities of the Leiden University – Pieter de la Court building , Leiden, Holland. Video with the tiny SONY DSC-T10 camera. Film and Photographic Studies | 20200905 | 1-memo.com

Tin Can Pinhole Photo


Workshop pinhole photography at SKVR BeeldFabriek (SKVR ImageFactory) September 11, 2011 in Rotterdam, Holland. The ’24 hour culture’ event of Rotterdam (’24 uur cultuur’).
Turn a can into a Camera Obscura and make your own pinhole photo , and print it in a real dark room.
A tin can is used , punched with a pinhole , that has been painted black inside and loaded with photographic paper.
The pinhole is covered with tape , that is removed some 10-15 seconds for exposure of the film when taking the picture.
Your cameraman is taking his pinhole photo of the nearby Rotterdam Erasmus bridge.
The Dutch Youth Accordion Orchestra ( NJAO , MD Marc Belder ) played nearby that day the Sonatina Piccola (Jan Masséus). A second camera (Sony TX7) was used for the documentary.
Tin Can Pinhole Photo ~ Music : Sonatina Piccola (Jan Masséus) by Dutch Youth Accordion Orchestra NJAO | MD Marc Belder ~ Film : 20200902 Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media

Camp Prisoner Badge W-46 Kazerne Dossin


Camp Prisoner Badge W-46 Kazerne Dossin ~
A prisoner’s cardboard badge number W/46 from the SS administration of Kazerne Dossin. Jews earmarked for forced labour as prisoners in the SS Mechelen transit camp, the Dossin Barracks (Kazerne Dossin) carried a cardboard neck badge with “W” (Werk) followed by a number.
Interview with Janiv Stamberger (researcher Kazerne Dossin / University of Antwerp) filmed by Michel van der Burg (michelvanderburg.com) on August 18, 2016 at the Wiki Loves Art event in Kazerne Dossin , Mechelen , Belgium.

A still from this video (Image Ref.: mvdb20160818_182230) is available via Wikimedia  .
Note : I corrected the number (from 64 to 46) in the Wiki description today , but I am not able to change the number in the file name (and the listed camera metadata) on Wikimedia.

Camp Prisoner Badge W-46 Kazerne Dossin | 20200819 | Michel van der Burg | michelvanderburg.com | miracles.media

Upside down in Camera Obscura


Upside down in Camera Obscura ~ Inside a giant Camera Obscura : inside the Rotterdam Cruise Terminal building with the image coming live from the Maas river bank outside (showing skyscrapers here in the film, and when present ships passing) through a hole in one of the blinds covering the windows.
Filmed at the “Cruise Terminal becomes Camera Obscura” event of the ‘Nederlands Fotomuseum’ on 9/11 2011 in Rotterdam, performed by David Smeulders and co-workers – thanks to Rotterdam festivals.
Upscaled (4K) film , first published January 2012 (20120124) in The One Minutes Collection (# 3467/3468 540p 25fps), and online August 2012 at both my Vimeo channel , and the now becoming obsolete YouTube channel iClip – that’s being archived – transferring the content to my main channel youtube.com/michelvanderburg .
Film : Upside down in Camera Obscura | 20120124 – 20200612 | Michel van der Burg | The One Minutes Collection | michelvanderburg.com | miracles.media .