showcase china issue 391 Feb 2013Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
In this Showcase we present the leading companies and top professionals currently working in China: 123RF Limited, 5th Avenue Production, Beijing Photospace, Bloc Productions, Central Studios, Charles Guo, Contra Service Productions, Daniel Zheng, Jasper James, Justin Chan Represents, Justin Cooper, Kai Hartmann, Matjaz Tancic, Mei Yuan Gui, Paul Ross Jones, Pop Films Asia, Red Cactus Ltd - Production Service, Red Plus, Sharpenstudio Beijing, Shooting Gallery Asia, Till Leeser Photography, Timon Wehrli, Yocky Zhang, and Zach Gold.
On our cover image we are featuring hair stylist Marco Chan for The World Boutique Exhibition.
- photo agents
Justin Chan Represents Shanghai photo agents
Based in Shanghai and Hong Kong, Justin Chan Represents specialises in the representation of, and production for, the foremost local and international photographers, TVC directors, creative directors, CGI artists, illustrators, stylists, hair and make-up artists, re-touchers, and other leading image-makers for high-end commercial media in China and the Asia-Pacific region.
Visit the website for more information.
Bloc Productions Beijing and Shanghai photo agents
Bloc Productions is a Beijing based agency that represents a roster of internationally renowned photographers, directors and stylists for the China and Asian advertising and fashion market.
Their talent is supported by a locally based, multi-lingual production team who are capable of producing anything from simple one-day studio shoots to 30 day multiple location car shoots.
Their clients include Adidas, BMW, Braun, Coca Cola, Harpers Bazaar, Herbal Essence, Haski, Ice Dew, Kappa, Lux, Li Ning, Olay, Motorola, Puma, Sony Ericsson, Sprite, Surface, Vogue, World Gold, 1010 CSL and many more.
Red Plus Shanghai photo agents
Red Plus incorporates a wide network of local and international resources including fashion photographers, designers, artists, talents and production crews.
Acting as a photographers' agent for local and overseas assignments, the company specialises in advertising, fashion and beauty, still life, architecture, interiors and vehicles. Red Plus also provides production services including location scouting, model casting, make-up artists, hair stylists, image stylists, fashion consultants, creative concepts, design, art direction, retouching and final artwork.
Red Plus offers a fully equipped, centrally located 800m² photo studio. The company's experienced project management team has enjoyed long-term partnerships with major magazines, advertising and model agencies and direct clients, offering flexible and effective project management solutions that are highly cost-efficient.
Red Cactus Ltd - Production Service Hong Kong photo agents
Red Cactus Productions has offices in both Singapore and Hong Kong. With over a decade of production experience on projects worldwide, the company represents a wide variety of photographers.
Red Cactus offers a complete range of production services tailored to its clients needs, from budgeting and locations to crews, props, logistic, and much more.
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CONTRA Service Productions China Beijing photo production
CONTRA China continues to shine in the PRC as it leverages its global experience and expertise in film, photography, digital content and production services.
As an international collective with European heritage CONTRA's multi-lingual eastern and western teams ensure a smooth international style of production across the company's Asian playground.
From its Beijing base, 2012 and 'The Year of The Dragon' roared to life with CONTRA creating several memorable campaigns for many repeat clients including Armani, Audi, BMW, Jeep, L’Oréal, Non Stop Energy Drink and Volkswagen.
5th Avenue Production Shanghai photo production
Based in Shanghai, China, 5th Avenue Production is a full service production company specialising in photo and video projects.The company offers efficient and cost effective production services for advertising, fashion, editorial, and stock photography, video projects and tv commercials.
The company has a good understanding and rich working experience within both Western and Chinese markets.
Services include: handling pre-production, production, post-production, model castings and location scouting, talent booking, and all the related services including arranging business visas, airport pick up, hotels, transportation and food.
Clients include: Adidas, UPS, Ogilvy, Artengo, Nabaiji, Getty Images, UBS, Schindler, advertising agencies, photographers and magazines.
5th Avenue Production also works in other major Asian cities including Taipei and Hong Kong.
Beijing Photospace Beijing photo production
Beijing Photospace (BPS) is a full service photo production company supporting small to large-scale editorial and advertising shoots for local and international clients.
Services include client consultation, budget management, model and street casting, location scouting, prop sourcing, crew booking, on-site coordination, postproduction and the supply of creative talent. BPS also operates a 250m² car-capable rental studio featuring a 6m high cyclorama, Profoto lighting and a full suite of grip equipment.
Clients range from Vogue (China, Germany, Spain) Vanity Fair (USA, UK), GQ China and National Geographic through to Bestseller Group, Getty Images, Mercedes, Sony China, Volvo and many more.
SHARPENSTUDIO BEIJING CHINA Beijing location service and scouts
Sharpen Studio is an international full service production studio and equipment rental company.
Highly specialised in production for the fashion and advertising markets, the international team provides a whole package of creativity along with 360° service.
Sharpen Studio is the perfect space for photo and film shoots. The studio is a modern, multi-functional location created to meet the needs of the most vital operators and creative people working in the overlapping fields of fashion, art, design, communication and events.
The company also represents the most creative international and local talents, able to understand and satisfy every need from Western and Eastern clients alike.
- rental studios
Central Studios Shanghai rental studios photo
Conveniently located in the heart of Shanghai, Central Studios is the favourite studio and rental service for the best photographers working in China today, as well as celebrities, leading editorial and advertising shoots.
The studios cover 1000 m², with ground floor access and soaring 5.2m ceilings. In-house equipment rental includes all major brands of professional gear, camera and lighting equipment. CS can organise to have gear sent anywhere in Shanghai or beyond. A bilingual crew is on site with in-house digital and archiving services also available.
Reaching beyond the walls of the studio, the in-house production team handles full line production, managing budgets, production crews including art department, casting, beauty styling and wardrobe, travel and concierge services, either in studio or on location.
Clients include Adidas, Bacardi, Balenciaga, Camel, Coca-Cola, Condé Nast, Converse, Elle, Gap, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Marni, Modern Weekly, Nike, Numero, Rolls Royce, Virgin Australia and Vogue China.
- film production companies
Shooting Gallery Asia Shanghai Photo and Film Production
Shooting Gallery Asia is a full service production hub offering cutting-edge photography, TVC production, digital imaging and props & set building services.
The company provides first class production support for local and overseas production houses as part of its core business. Its established network includes full spectrum studio facilities in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and Shanghai, with representative offices in New Zealand, Paris, Malaysia and the Maldives.
A good range of professional motion camera systems for digital and film are available, including 2 highspeed Phantoms, complemented with UItraprime lenses, as well as medium format and 35mm stills camera systems supported with a wide range of professional and specialist lenses.
Working closely with its clients over the years, the company has won more than 120 awards and counting, including the D&AD, the Cannes Gold Lion, the New York Gold, the Australian Pencil, the Clio Awards, the Asian Media Awards, and the Singapore Creative Circle Awards.
If you need production support in Asia, Shooting Gallery Asia has the quality and infrastructure to make it happen.
Pop Films Asia Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok commercial production
Established in 1999, Pop Films Asia has production offices in Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Bangkok offering the best selection of location services from across Asia.
Covering China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, Pop Films provides film production support services for companies seeking professional production service for TV commercials, feature films, music videos, independent films and photography.
Pop Films is a provider for all production needs, including sourcing exotic locations, providing professional and experienced personnel, delivering films on schedule and on budget, and maintaining a positive, productive and friendly working relationship.
The Pop team is highly motivated and committed to combining their experience, creativity and professionalism to offer a service par-excellence to any company wishing to film in Asia.
jasper james Beijing advertising photographers
Over the past decade, Jasper James has lived and worked in New York, London and Beijing, covering assignments around the globe for some of the world's leading magazines, design and advertising clients.
Client include Ferrari, British Airways, Wrigley's, Volvo, Bosch, China Mobile, Marks and Spencer, Bank of China, QQ.Com, Ritz Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, Dockers, Wallpaper, Traveler, Travel and Leisure, Departures, Men's Journal, Telegraph Magazine, Dwell, Vanity Fair and Monocle.
Visit his website for more information.
Daniel Zheng Shanghai advertising photographers
Daniel Zheng is an award-winning photographer from Singapore with over 25 years experience in the industry. He is based in Shanghai and is represented worldwide by Getty Images.
Daniel has handled many assignments in the studio as well as on location. He has a large choice of table props and backgrounds available in his studio. His versatile portfolio covers many photography genres, with food, beverage and splash his specialties.
Daniel works for a variety of clients including Pepsi, Johnnie Walker, Heineken, Haagen Dazs, KFC, Pizza Hut, Cornetto, Knorr, McDonald's, Kraff, Lipton and Campbell's.
Visit his website to see more of his portfolio.
Justin Cooper Beijing beauty photographers
Australian-born Photographer, Justin Cooper, is known for his alluring and engaging fashion and beauty images.
Cooper studied art and commercial photography at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and later at the College Of Fine Art - Sydney. His images feature regularly in publications throughout Europe and Australia, with commissions including a 50-page editorial spread for Harper’s Bazaar.
Cooper’s work has taken him from Sydney to Hong Kong, New York, London and Paris, where he is now based.
Commercial clients include Biotherm, Bourjois, Clarins, Clear, Elle Mcpherson, Jigsaw, Lee Jeans, Lux, L’Oreal, Neutrogena, Orange, Revlon, Sunglasses Hut.
Editorial clients include Harper's Bazaar, Dansk, Elle, Marie Claire, So Chic, Tatler and Vogue.
He is represented by Bloc Productions.
Zach Gold Beijing advertising photographers
Zach Gold was one of the first artists in the world to successfully blend the subtle complexities of both camera and computer to produce photorealistic digital art.
Articles about his ground-breaking work have been featured in Vogue China, Harper's Bazaar Art, Vogue.com, French Photo and many others.
His distinguished style and innovative approaches towards photography and film making have attracted some of the biggest names in the creative industries. Among others, Zach has collaborated with David Bowie, David Beckham, Iggy Pop, Iman, Lebron James, Steve Carrell, 50 Cent.
Zach has shot campaigns and directed videos for Issey Miyake, Nike, Mini Cooper, Iris Van Herpen, Intel, Motorola, Nom De Guerre, Converse, Puma, A.F. Vandevorst among many others.
Zach is represented by Bloc Productions.
Yocky Zhang Shanghai advertising photographers
Yocky Zhang is a Shanghai-based photographer who has been shooting since 2008. His first job was as an advertising copywriter, but after six years he discovered his true means of expression with a real passion for photography.
Yocky's work has appeared in AD, GQ, Marie Claire, VISION, FHM, TimeOut and EUROWOMAN Magazine. His clients include Volkswagen, Absolut, Uniqlo, NIKE and Hailey&Sasha, working with W+K, McCann Erickson and TBWA.
Yocky is currently seeking representation in China and overseas. More information can be found on his website.
Till Leeser Photography Bejing - Hamburg car & transportation photographers
Till Leeser has spent the past five years working in China for individual clients and productions.
His work on the new High-Speed Train for the Chinese Train Commission, Volkswagen's Scirocco, BBDO China, the new Peugeot campaign and the VW Flubbercar project by Interone/BBDO China is featured in this Showcase.
mei yuan gui Shanghai fashion photographers
Mei Yuangui is famous in China for his high-level insight into fashion photography. His work is mostly portraiture but combines very well with fashion assignments.
Most Chinese celebrities work with Mei Yuangui as their exclusive photographer for magazine and commercial projects.
Mei is represented by Red Plus.
Matjaz TANCIC Beijing fashion photographers
Matjaž Tancic is a young Slovenian photographer who lives and creates between Beijing and Ljubljana. He began as a photojournalist in Slovenia, but quickly made his way abroad.
Matjaž is a graduate of the London College of Fashion and his photojournalistic roots can also be sensed in his fashion work - the endless pursuit of fresh locations and that moment of spontaneity are the trademarks of his photography.
Matjaž has 42 group and 16 solo exhibitions behind him, with his work being featured in magazines such as Vogue, L'Officiel, Playboy, Mercedes-Benz Magazine, Inspire and Look de Book.
He loves all sorts of (technical) challenges, a passion that has made him one of the leading 3D stereo photographers and brought him huge success with his underwater photography.
charles guo Shanghai fashion photographers
Charles Guo is a rising new star in China. Highly talented in visual expression, he went from a career as an editorial art director for fashion magazines to spending several years in New York learning fashion photography. His work is full of high fashion sense and he has an excellent way of achieving impressive images, every time .
Charles is represented by Red Plus.
Paul Ross Jones Hong Kong advertising photographers
Paul Ross Jones has been creating inspiring images for over 20 years. Starting out in New Zealand, Paul soon branched out internationally, shooting for prestigious clients such as Sony, Nokia, American Express, Nike, Adidas, Bacardi, Absolute Vodka, Hitashi, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Hyundai and Shangri-la Hotels.
He recently shot a significant refresh for Hilton Hotels International and the latest Singapore Airlines brand work. He has just finished shooting campaigns for Singapore Bank and Singtel.
Paul has also photographed for Mikihouse, Japan’s largest children's wear retailer. Travelling extensively of late, in the last year alone Paul has shot in Rajasthan (India), Wuzhen (China), Bangkok (Thailand), as well as Paris (France), London (UK), Vietnam and Singapore.
He is well versed at shooting in what can sometimes be challenging locations and circumstances. Chosen to be included in Lurzer’s Archive 'Top 200 Photographers in the World' numerous times, Paul has been the publication's highest rated photographer in New Zealand for the last 10 years. At last count Paul has over 63 of the highest international advertising and photography awards, including the coveted Cannes Grand Prix. He is represented by Red Cactus.
timon wehrli Hong Kong advertising photographers
Timon Wehrli, originally from the UK, began his photography career in Los Angeles in 1988, after graduating from London's prestigious Royal College of Art and Design.
In 1993, Timon's extensive travels brought him to Hong Kong where he began working as a reportage photographer. As Timon's reputation and repertoire grew, he set-up Red Dog Studio in 1995, where his work quickly matured, developed and evolved to include high profile advertising, celebrity, fashion, food and interiors.
Under Timon's artistic direction and as chief photographer, the studio has amassed an impressive portfolio that includes high profile celebrity portraits (Arron Kwok, Shu Qi, Tony Leung, Daniel Wu, Zhao Wei, Coco Lee, Maggie Q, Sandy Lam, Shawn Yue Man-Lok, Enrique Iglesias, Brad Pitt); blue chip and high-end fashion advertising campaigns (Reebok, Intel, Levi's, Coach, Ferregamo, Marc Jacobs, Panadol, Cathay Pacific, Fornarina, MasterCard, Philips); and high-end fashion editorials (West East, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Vision, Time)
Over a decade later, Red Dog Studio is one of the leading and most sought after creative studios in Hong Kong and across the Asia Pacific Region.
Timon is represented by Red Cactus.
Kai Hartmann Shanghai corporate & industrial photographers
Shanghai-based German photographer Kai Hartmann specializes in industrial, corporate and architectural photography. His style is clean, crisp and real. Flexible and experienced in any environment, he has shot in more than 130 factories, offices, hospitals & universities for clients in a variety of industries.
His clients include Allianz Global Investors AG, DB Schenker, HUGO BOSS AG, Lufthansa Cargo, Jaguar, MAC Cosmetics, Mercedes Benz AG, Nokia, Porsche and Primark.
123RF Limited Hong Kong photo library stock
123RF is a royalty-free digital media library that offers a wide variety of commercial and practical high quality stock photos, editorial images, vector illustrations and footage with a budget-friendly price.
The preferred choice of over 2.2 million creative design professionals and advertising agencies, 123RF offers more than 17 million high quality royalty-free content items to date, with 25,000 new materials added on a daily basis.
Shopping at 123RF.com gives you the freedom to choose between two options that are exclusively designed to suit your budget needs. One can either download credits or sign up for a subscription plan. In addition, the service gives clients reward points that will ultimately be converted into free credits or attractive giveaways.
Clients include American Express, The McGraw-Hill Companies, M&CSAATCHI, Walmart, CBS and many more.