Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase Los Angeles, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the LA visual media industry, with more information available in our Photo and Film directories.
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Opus Reps (Opus Photo), founded in 2005 by Bobby Heller and Jorge Perez, is an innovative artist management and production company with a diverse roster of talent, recognised for its progressive fashion, editorial, music, celebrity and advertising clients.
In just a few short years, Opus Reps has quickly become one of the premier agencies for leading talent within the fashion industry. Its thriving roster of photographers, fashion stylists and art directors is at the forefront in uniting art, culture and commerce.
The company's longstanding direct relationship with editorial publications, advertising agencies, fashion houses, record labels, movie studios and Fortune 500 companies has elevated it to one of the most respected in the business. Opus Reps sustains its commitment to supplying top talent and continues to set precedents within the constantly evolving fashion industry.
46 Pictures represents photographers who also shoot film and video.
The current roster includes John Huba, Michael Miller, Mike McGill, Jen Rosenstein and Charles Imstepf, as well as a viral video agency that creates YouTube content, Mischievous Studios.
46 Pictures offers high caliber photography, film and video media creative artists for all visual media projects in advertising, editorial, web and TV to suit any clients' needs.
The company headed by Jay Foster, who brings 20 years of experience in print production and five years' representing photographers to the table.
Clients include Abercrombie, Apple, AT&T, Atlantic Records, Canon, Deutsch, J. Crew, Levi's, Mattel, McCannErickson, NeimanMarcus, McCann, Nissan, O’Neill, OutsideMagazine, Pepsi, Quicksilver, RalphLauren, Rolling Stone, Sony, Stussy, Target, TBWAChiatDay, Travel & Leisure Magazine, Vanity Fair, Warner Bros.Records and Weight Watchers.
3Star Productions is a worldwide full-service production company based in Los Angeles and New York City. The company provides a premier service for all aspects of still photography and moving pictures production. From budgets, casting, location scouting and permitting, to catering, travel arrangements and all other production needs, 3Star guarantees every detail is cared for. It is the team's goal to exceed clients' expectations and ensure that each project is executed with efficiency and care.
With over 30 years of combined experience, 3Star is an industry leader. Deeply committed to the environment, the company is constantly looking at ways to lower the impact of each and every production while maintaining the highest quality service.
Recent clients include UGGS, Numero Vogue, Harper's Bazaar UK, True Religion, MasterCard, KSwiss, Wrangler, Swarovski, Fox 20th Century, Subaru and photographers Mario Sorrenti, Camilla Akrans, Warwick Saint, Norman Jean Roy, Paola Kudacki, Nino Munoz, Steven Lippman, Sarah Silver, and Marc Baptiste, to name just a few.
No-Name Productions is a full service still photo and TV production company. With an extensive nationwide network of premiere artists and celebrities, the company coordinates and manages projects with a deadline-driven technique, and is a one-stop-shop for catalogue, advertising, editorial and music videos, as well as TV projects such as B-roll and fashion films.
Services include model and real people casting, location scouting, artist and photographer bookings, crews, on-set coordination, budget management, art buying, equipment rental, celebrity wranglers, travel and accommodation, creative input, event planning, and more.
Featured in this Showcase are Los Angeles productions for clients including Dazed & Confused by Theo Wenner, Tatler Magazine by Ruven Afandor, Glamour Magazine by Koray Birand, Marie Claire by Troyt Coburn, Complot Magazine by Michael Schwartz, Grazia Magazine by Bell Soto, Daniel Riera for Fantastic Men and Camilla Akrans for AG Jeans.
"In our latest adventure in the desert we collaborated with Jacques Olivar for Italian Marie Claire. From the beginning we were thrilled about this assignment and the chance to work with such a photography legend. Jacques, a known film lover and extremely faithful to it, decided to shoot this story digitally and we were more than flattered to be his choice for a digital capture company.
"To satisfy his high demands we used a Hasselblad with an IQ160 back. His aesthetically stunning way to manipulate colour was a perfect fit with our imaginative tech and together they were able to produce this amazing story."
Hacob started working in photography at the age of seven at his uncle’s studio, sweeping floors and mixing chemicals. He never in his wildest dreams imagined doing it professionally for he hated sweeping floors and mixing chemicals, until one day he bought a 35mm Minolta and had to take a photo class to learn how to use that adorable camera. Little did he know that, one photo class after another, he was falling in love with photography.
Things got real serious when he saw his gigantic student loan from that design school in Pasadena where, ironically, he teaches now. He opened his first studio in L.A. and started getting serious jobs, shot for some cool companies and worked with some hot art directors. Won a few awards here and sometimes there. He married to a wonderful woman who loves travelling, dinning, winning, biking and hiking and Hollywood Bowling.
Hacob has come a long way since those days when he was sweeping the floors and mixing chemicals; he has found his comfort in the Still Life zone. He is always a seven year old when he is around water; he loves to splash and pop the flash. He loves to shoot gadgets, but hates paying for them.
Hacob shoots digitally now so he never needs to mix chemicals - but he still sweeps the floor.
"It's all about feeling: creating that emotional connection in images that range from quiet and still to explosively dynamic."
Kevin Steele loves shooting people with a zest for life. He can work fast and light, or crew-up as needed for both stills and motion production.
Every assignment is an opportunity to create something extraordinary - and have a lot of fun. Authentic, emotional, time-slowing, cinematic imagery is how he sees the world. And his notepad is filled with future personal projects.
Kevin is easy going, confident and as comfortable in a studio with strobes as he is seamless on location hanging on ropes off Mt. Rushmore.
Awards include first place in the 2010 APA National Awards and Winner of the 2010 PDN Faces. He recently won Silver and Bronze in OneEyeland's 2012 Awards (People / Portrait) and was juried in for 2012 and 2013 exhibitions with APA LA's Off The Clock.
Clients include Adobe, Black Diamond, FedEx, Geo, Men's Journal, Microsoft, Montrail, Motorola, Oakley, Parade, Patagonia, Runner's World and St John's Health.
Allen Birnbach’s career has spanned the worlds of advertising, corporate communications and fine art photography for over 30 years. Assignments for Fortune 500 companies have taken him to over 20 countries, driven by his enthusiasm for solving complex production and lighting scenarios and collaborating with unique individuals at every station of life.
His work has been celebrated by Communication Arts, Photo District News, The International Color Awards, Photo Design, DoubleTake, and the Black and White Spider Awards.
Clients include American Airlines, AT&T, Boeing, Bristol-Meyer Squibb, Charles Schwab & Co., ColoradoTourism, IBM, Kellogg’s, Standard and Poors, U.S. Postal Service and Vasque Outdoor Footwear.
Roger Hagadone is an advertising photographer who splits his time between Los Angeles and New York City. Equally adept at shooting both stills and motion, his work has appeared in numerous advertising campaigns, magazines and award-winning books. He is best known for his distinctive lighting and signature style of retouching.
His clients include Aflac, Zyrtec, Las Vegas, Tabasco, Comcast and Discovery.
James and James Productions is a full service still and motion photography studio located in Los Angeles, California. Bruce and Jennifer James, a husband and wife team, are both photographers specialising in shooting imagery for high-end food and beverage clientele.
With Bruce's exclusive training in New York and San Francisco where he worked beside many well-known photographers, combined with Jennifer's in-depth training at Brooks Institute of Photography where she received a BA in Advertising/Illustration Photography, the couple has worked in the photographic industry for over 25 years.
Backed by an amazing crew of talented individuals, James and James Productions welcomes client collaboration from pre- to post production. Shooting for many leaders in the food and beverage industry, Bruce and Jennifer continue to provide their clients with cutting-edge visuals for food packaging, promotion and advertising.
Donald Graham is an internationally recognised portrait and fashion photographer who works in the worlds of fashion, movies, music, magazines and advertising.
His work is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the International Center of Photography. His photographs have appeared in over 500 publications worldwide, including Vogue, VanityFair, Time and Sports Illustrated and he has done ad campaigns for numerous Fortune 500 companies. He has recently begun making films and commercials.
Donald lives in Los Angeles. Visit his website for more information.
Tim Hale is an international lifestyle/advertising photographer based out of Southern California. Some of his recent clients include Chase Bank, HumanaInsurance, DeltaJets, Boeing, WellsFargo, USPS and Xarelto. Last year these campaigns took him all over the globe, but in the end he just loves working with other creative people capturing real life moments.
David Westphal specialises in location photography. His work is dominated by transportation clients including Jeep, Dodge, Ford and Subaru. In addition to transportation, he shoots architecture and lifestyle. David excels at collaborating with clients to ensure that the end result is high quality and distinct.
Philip Ferrari, DP and photographer, is the owner of Ferrari Productions and is dedicated to creating powerful, moving images and videos for the Southern California corporate community.
Offering both creative photography and video, Ferrari Productions excels in media for advertising, catalogs, brochures and websites as well as for broadcast and trade shows. We have an experienced, critical eye, fast service and offer a large studio.
Ferrari Productions has produced hundreds of photographic campaigns, corporate videos, TV commercials, sales and marketing media, and training and educational videos that communicate the clients’ message and motivate their audience. We help a variety of companies of all sizes with their messages. From pre-production to post production, Ferrari Productions offers everything you need for a successful production.
Ferrari Productions is an award-winning San Diego production company, recognized by the American Marketing Association's AMY Award, Aegis Award, and Communicator Award.
Client references include projects for HP, Pfizer, DJO Global, AT&T and EMC.
Los Angeles PORTRAIT & BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHERS AND DIRECTORS
“Less is truly more. It’s all about story, honesty and the simple experience of people coming together to say something.”
Bottom line, Richard loves what he does and it shows in the way he approaches his craft. Whether it is an advertising campaign, an intimate portrait or a complex film work, his point of view is always real, accepting and very collaborative. With over 25 years of working in print and live-action, his productions are always creative, on time and on budget.
He travels easily and is available for global bookings.
Clients include Publicis, Nikon, BBDO, PepsiCo, The Kaplan Thaler Group, Nestlé, Johnson & Johnson, JWT, Oglivy, Unilever, Lowe+Partners, The Richards Group, DisneyChannel, HillandKnowlton, ESPN, Grey, 20th Century Fox, Sensis, AbbottLaboratories, Pfizer, McCannWorldgroup, The Intiger Group, David's Bridal, P&G, RelativityMedia, FCB, Gillette, PacificCommunications, Allergan and a wide list of portrait clientele.
Debra Sugerman began taking photographs at age 12. Like most artists, she tested many disciplines before returning to her first love, realising her potential and establishing a career as a non-commercial fine art image-maker.
Her work has found its way to small commercial niches as well as gallery exhibits and private collections. Honing her skills specifically in image-making, Debra's filmmaking has risen in a parallel effort. After a number of years working behind the scenes on large and small budget feature films, she found it a natural process to move into directing and creative producing. Debra currently has two documentary productions to her name.
Flowing easily between jobs and unafraid of a challenge, she is capable of handling large or micro budgets. As a visual artist her singular vision translates well from concept to end result. Her early training as location manager taught her a lot about producing; coupled with her unique physical vision, this makes Debra an exceptional filmmaker.
Van Nuys, California-based Avenue Six Studios has emerged as a premier production facility in Los Angeles. Whether the project is a feature film, scripted television series, commercial, reality series, web series or infomercial, Avenue Six Studios is prepared to ensure every shoot runs like clockwork.
With almost 20,000 square feet of shooting space, the diverse array of stages at Avenue Six Studios includes:
A New York City-inspired backlot.
An East Stage featuring 6,000 sq.ft. of light-laminate flooring and a newly remodelled, fully-functioning kitchen.
The North Sound Stage with green screen cyclorama and newly refinished concrete flooring.
The South Stage with a three glass wall conference room and numerous ready-to-shoot office spaces and cubicles.
The latest addition to the Avenue Six Studios’ facility is the beautiful West Stage. Featuring an impressive lobby with a private entrance, the West Stage boasts dark laminate flooring, individual restrooms, a lighting grid height of 16 feet and almost 3,000 square feet of available shooting space. With two production support offices, the new West Stage provides the perfect space for any shoot.
Avenue Six Studios' in-house selection of semi-permanent/portable stage elements is diverse. Featuring well appointed green rooms, immaculate production offices with Wi-Fi, and an additional fully-functioning kitchen set with food prep area on the South Stage, Avenue Six Studios is versatile and always ready for action.
Riff Raff Studio is located in the heart of Silver Lake, Los Angeles’ most vibrant and creative neighbourhood. Opened in 2012, Riff Raff has quickly become the choice for photographers and brands looking for a large space with an elegant, boutique feel.
Riff Raff has hosted shoots for Vanity Fair, Warner Bros., HEAD, SwissTelecom, Luminox, Michael Buble, Nicole Scherzinger, Warwick Saint and Autumn de Wilde.
The studio is 3000 sq. ft. and features a two-wall cyc (50’ x 32’ long and 17’ at highest point). It offers a 9’ x 10’ south-facing daylight shooting space and an 39’ x 51’ raw outdoor stage.
Amenities include a greenroom loft with kitchenette and shower, a secluded garden area, and a loading dock which opens onto an 18-car parking lot.
Samy's Camera has been the leader in sales and rentals of high quality imaging products and the ultimate resource for the professional and amateur photographer.
Samy's rents a huge assortment of equipment, from cameras and lenses to studio grip gear. Clients include students, photographers, movie studios, and more. The company offers lighting equipment, digital cameras and scanners, professional video gear and film cameras, from 35mm up to 4x5 and 8x10, plus panoramic format cameras.
Samy's is located throughout Southern California and also ship directly to desired locations.