Bram van Alphen

Bram van Alphen is a director based in Amsterdam. One of his personal films is The Ring, a short that shows a fierce cockfight on a small peninsula on Bali, Indonesia. Van Alphen started making these kind of shorts in 2011 – other examples: The Cage, shot in NYC in 2011, and TheFairground, shot in Amsterdam in 2012.
The style he uses is inspired by street photography, which means it’s about that one decisive1/100th of a second you capture a special moment; never conceptual or with a narrative, but with a poetic touch. His films are like a tabloid vivant, a living moment in time, but shot from different angles and edited simultaneously as well as chronologically.