showcase amsterdam issue 320 Jan 2012Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the our new issue of Showcase Amsterdam, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the local visual media industry, with more information available in our dedicated Photo and Film directories.
In this issue we feature professional and providers working in Amsterdam: 711rent, Arjan Benning, Arno Bosma, Bituman Produkties, EGO's International Modelagency, Esther Steen, Fototone, Jan Willem Scholten, Katerina Brans Make Up Artist, Klaas-Jan Timmerman, Linda van den Broek, Magic Group, Manon van der Zwaal Photography, Team Mapito, Michael van Emde Boas, Michiel Verrijk, No6 Studio and PPS/ Photographic Production Services.
- photo production
PPS/ Photographic Production Services Amsterdam photo production
Based in Amsterdam, Guus Wensveen works for an international client base. Productions have included major brands such as Nikon, BMW, Ford, Ameriprise USA, Statoil, Shell, Sanlam SA, Yamaha and Nokia, to name but a few.
Guus offers a comprehensive and personal service encompassing research, location scouting, castings and production for photographers and ad agencies from around the world. He has worked throughout Europe, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Asia (including China), North and South America and Canada.
Visit his website for more information.
Bituman Produkties Amsterdam location service and scouts
The Amsterdam-based office of Bituman Produkties (BP) has over eight years of experience in producing (inter)national photo shoots and scouting and arranging locations for film, television and photography.
During this period, BP has gathered over 1750 private, industrial and corporate locations in its extensive database. From this database the company can deliver a custom-made online location proposal.
A selection of clients BP has scouted and produced for includes The New York Times Magazine, Vodafone, Philips, Wieden & Kennedy, Nuon, Audi, Dutch Government, They, Ikea, Vogue NL, MIG Berlin, ABN-AMRO, Lays, Eurostar, Albert Heijn, Nike, IDTV Film, Statoil & Statkraft, MAP London and Heineken.
Team Mapito Amsterdam location service and scouts
With more than 69,500 'shoot ready' locations online from 41 countries, Team Mapito remains the first stop for location research for many content makers, feature and commercial film producers, photographers, directors and agency creatives from all over the world.
Mapito has built its reputation through strong emphasis on production value. The company has worked with agencies around the world to produce content across all platforms, and prides itself on uncompromising dedication to both its projects and clients.
Its location scouts and fixers, who all have broad experience in all aspects of the advertising industry for TV commercials and photo shoots, have worked in numerous countries around the world.
Team Mapito acts as an ambassador, personal coach and line producer to "build bridges” while working closely with the production house, government and client for better co-ordination when shooting not only in in The Netherlands but also in foreign countries.
Arjan Benning Amsterdam still life photographers
Arjan Benning works for various advertising agencies, cultural institutions, museums and magazines worldwide. In his work, he often seeks the border where authenticity and amazement meet. He is a staged photographer for whom form certainly figures as content.
Visit his website for more information.
Arno Bosma Amsterdam advertising photographers
Arno Bosma graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in 1994. After postgraduate studies in digital image manipulation he relocated to Dubai in 1998.
For a period of three years he improved his skills as a digital artist in creative imaging services. Combining the techniques of traditional photography with the latest computer technology he currently works from his studio in a former chewing gum factory in Amsterdam.
His work has been rewarded at prestigious festivals around the world such as D&AD, Cannes Lions, EuroBest, Epica, ADCN and New York Festivals.
Linda van den Broek Amsterdam fashion photographers
Located in the south of The Netherlands, Linda van den Broek is specialised in portraying her models' unique character in powerful portrait, fashion and lifestyle pictures. She is invited by (inter)national clients, fashion brands, famous DJs and magazines.
Visit her website for more information.
Michiel Verrijk Amsterdam advertising photographers
Since august 2011, Michiel Verrijk has been operating as an independent commercial photographer. In his early twenties, Michiel is a youngster in the photography business, but tough, interesting and challenging internships with renowned Dutch photographers have already given him a lot of experience in the professional photography world.
Michiel specialises in cars, landscapes, interiors and exteriors, lifestyle and advertising photography.
The most important aspect in Michiel’s photography is atmosphere - the feeling reflected in his photographs sells and makes people think for a moment.
Jan Willem Scholten Amsterdam car & transportation photographers
Jan Willem Scholten recently finished a job for MINI Netherlands, creating an image measuring 5m x 17m for the new brand store on the Leidseplein in Amsterdam.
The image is printed at 100DPI, which means it is full of detail and gives a feeling of high quality and sharpness. The realistic look is enormous and the cars are lifesize. Printed on one piece of linen, with no breaks, the image is even more impressive.
The challenge for Jan was to combine all of his creative and technical photographic experience in one shot.
Visit his website for more information.
Klaas-Jan Timmerman Amsterdam advertising photographers
Klaas-Jan Timmerman studied at the Amsterdam School of Photography. He has assisted famous photographers from Holland to Los Angeles, where he lived for a year to develop his car photography skills.
His base camp is Amsterdam but he works wherever needed. Klaas-Jan's images are published in many Dutch magazines and campaigns on billboards and in print, and he works on assignment for advertising agencies and has a good base of regular clients.
Klaas-Jan works with a team of highly skilled professionals to achieve the best results for his clients.
Fototone Amsterdam people & lifestyle photographers
"Fototone is your partner for ideas and visual concepts. Images that surprise and amaze. Custom tailored photography. All-round and driven, in every way. With or without a team."
Roland Nooteboom is the man behind Fototone. From a graphical background he looks for the essence. Building images and concepts, preferably with ‘real’ people in real life situations to create more than just a great picture. Images that will thrill, seduce and excite. Images that tell a story. Images with people, for people.
"Constantly searching for the unknown to create a perfect atmosphere; thinking of solutions and making opportunities happen; executing to perfection - this is what Fototone is all about!"
Fototone's images are used in advertising, government communication, magazines and business communications.
Michael van Emde Boas Amsterdam food & drink photographers
Michael van Emde Boas' work can best be described as authentic, highly creative and technically perfect. With over 20 years of experience, he works as a commercial photographer across a wide range of photographic genres.
His specialties include food, beverages and liquids, high-speed photography, night shots, beauty and lifestyle, corporate photography, jewellery, stills, product photography, 360° panoramas, 360° product photography, web shop photography and fine art photography.
Michael is a real team player with a no-nonsense approach. He is always searching for solutions to how his work can add more value to his clients.
Visit his portfolio for more information.
Manon van der Zwaal Photography Amsterdam portrait photographers
Manon van der Zwaal spent her younger years in Saudi Arabia until her family moved to Belgium. Growing up, she enjoyed spending time with her father in the darkroom. She can solve a Rubik's Cube in two minutes, but has a bit of a neurosis about it. You can wake her up in the middle of the night for chocolate or pizza. Manon scuba dives and snowboards, but doesn't do both at the same time. She finished university in 2001 but wanted to study some more and so graduated from the Photo Academy of Amsterdam in 2004. Manon now works as a freelance photographer in Amsterdam, and loves it!
- photo post production
Magic Group Amsterdam creative post production
Magic enjoyed a creative 2011 thanks to their fantastic clients. The company is proud to announce a new website due to go live in February with a new look and lots of news.
Magic has also welcomed new people to the team this year, including youngsters in post production and 3D/CGI as well as a new producer/art buyer for turn-key projects for international clients worldwide.
Their commercial clients include Heineken, KLM, ABN AMRO, Philips, ING, Axe, Sisley, Telfort and BMW. The company has also worked artistically with Erwin Olaf Studios, Gaby Fling, Marc Lagrange, Jimmy Nelson and Piek Kock on a range of exciting art projects.
Magic continues to welcome new photographers, art-buyers and agents to share their company's unique approach to creativity as part of the realisation of their personal signature.
- rental studios
No6 Studio Amsterdam rental studios photo
No6 Studio is already well-known for commercial and editorial photo shoots. Two studios are available for rental purposes along with lighting and studio equipment. The company can also arrange studio or digital workflow assistants.
No6 is situated in the centre of Amsterdam, near the Leidseplein, with excellent public transport connections. Although located in the middle of the city, the spacous No6 is a peaceful and warm place.
The studio's kitchen can arrange breakfast and lunch with a large selection of bread, spreads, healthy salads and delicious soups, including coffee and tea.
- equipment rent
711rent Amsterdam camera/ accessories photography
Amsterdam - Dusseldorf - Frankfurt - Hamburg: 711rent.
711rent is a leading professional equipment rental company with branches in Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Amsterdam. The company's Amsterdam office is conveniently located close to the city centre and is easy to visit.
A 24/7 service from expert staff supports clients wherever they are in the world.
The company carries well-maintained gear including Profoto, Broncolor, Briese, Arri, Kino Flo, Hasselblad, Phase One, Canon, and more.
Visit the website for more information.
- styling, hair, makeup
Esther Steen Amsterdam hair and make up artists
Esther Steen is an ambitious and passionate hair and make-up artist. After becoming a make-up artist and hairdresser, she continued developing her skills at the renowned House of Orange and the Hairschool in Amsterdam.
Her sparkling personality in combination with years of experience make her a great make-up artist. She is a delight to work with and will always provide consistent and great results. Her working experience is in the field of fashion, beauty photography and various commercial brands.
She always pushes herself to create new beauties and broaden her horizons.
Katerina Brans Make Up Artist (Hair on request) Amsterdam hair and make up artists
Katerina Brans is Czech, lives in the Netherlands and works worldwide.
She attended a leading make-up and hairstyling school in Amsterdam in 2001.
Her vision is to enhance the natural beauty of a model and find the interesting edge of beauty that fits into the client's concept.
Katerina's heart lies in fashion photography and fashion shows. She also likes to work on music videos, TV commercials, advertising campaigns, and with children and celebrities.
She worked as an assistant to Peter Philips at high-end fashion shows and fittings in Milan and Paris for four years. Since June 2010, Katerina is working as an assistant to Pat McGrath’s team in New York, Milan and Paris.
Her knowledge and experience of cosmetics and make-up products allows her to consult for clients.
Visit her website for more information.
- models, actors, casting
EGO's International Modelagency Amsterdam fashion models
EGO's International Modelagency was founded in 1993 and is now one of the longest-running agencies in The Netherlands.
With a large division of commercial models, a small group of international working fashion models and an impressive division of gorgeous plus sized models, EGO's can serve a wide spectrum of clients.
The database also continues to grow, with a constant stream of new additions and fresh faces.
"EGO’s Models: the right face in the right place."