The Portrait (Videografische Portraits "nahbar - fühlbar - sichtbar")

Filmische Portraits und Fotos für den privaten Bereich. Dokumentationen, Interviews, Lebenslinien, videografische Zeitkapseln. Für Einzelpersonen, Paare und Familien. Für unterschiedlichste Altersgruppen und Anlässe.

Videographic Portraits

A video portrait is an enduring and wonderfully personal gift for your family, partner, children, relatives, friends… for whomever you want to do something special and unforgettable.

Your portrait is a documentation. A statement. A videographic time capsule. It can achieve so many different things: tell your life story, offer insights, a retrospective, recount experiences, reflect on who you are, settle conflicts, give a voice to the unspoken.

I create portraits for you in a warm and loving atmosphere. In your home. In the maternity clinic. The retirement home. The hospice. Or in the studio.

During the filming I am your listener, your partner, your mediator, your systemic coach. Absolute discretion and confidentiality are assured. You determine how your film reaches whom, in what form and at what time. On a USB stick, online (private or public) or in a cinematic screening.

Your video portrait – emotional, poignant and unlike any other gift you can give.

Photographic Portraits

To photograph is to put on the same line of sight
the head, the eye and the heart.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

all pictures © Martin Halm

A successful portrait gives insight into the moment. And into an entire life.

I offer photo shoots for individual people, couples and families, as a stand-alone or as an addition to a video portrait.

We take the photos at a location of your choice, outdoors or in the studio.

About me Martin Halm

For me, a good portrait is a glimpse at the essence of a person.

Martin Halm (© Nils Schwarz)
Martin Halm (© Nils Schwarz)

the idea

I am intrigued by the question of how we become who we are. This fascination inspires me in my work as portraitist, actor, director and systemic coach.

The idea for THE PORTRAIT® grew out of a personal project. In order to gain some deeper insight into my family history, I interviewed my parents and siblings, resulting in six moving, 45-minute video portraits.

Making, watching and then discussing the films changed us. The retrospective reminded our parents of things they had long since forgotten, and they opened up about things they had never talked about before. Seeing the many episodes from their lives from a new standpoint helped them put it all into a new perspective.

We kids gained a new appreciation of the nature and backgrounds of our parents and ourselves. We learned things about each other and how our family functions that we hadn’t considered before. We understood more clearly where we came from. We and our children all benefit from that knowledge.

Because that was such an enriching experience for all of us, I decided to give other people the same opportunity, with THE PORTRAIT® .

skills and expertise

FATHER of a grown-up daughter
STUDY OF FILM DIRECTING at UCLA University of California Los Angeles
ACTOR / VOICE ACTOR / DUBBING DIRECTOR for more than 350 movie and TV productions
SYSTEMIC COACH GST MUNICH – Society for Systemic Therapy and Advisory Services