showcase magazine Feb 2013copenhagen issue 390
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase Copenhagen, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of Danish visual media industry, with more information available in our Photo and Film directories. Anders Bergh and Duckling Post Production are featured on our directories' homepage.
In this Showcase we present the leading companies and top professionals currently working in Copenhagen: 1st-Option, Anders Bergh, Anja Poulsen, Blink, Creamwork, Duckling Post Production, Egon Gade Photography, Graceland Productions, Hanne Paludan Kristensen, Inq Models, Kenneth Oeksnebjerg, Kolibri Film, Max Rosborg, Morten Bjarnhof, The Grasshopper Studio and The Lab.
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Blink Copenhagen photo agents
Blink Production is a premier artist management agency, based in Copenhagen, representing some of Denmark's best photographers; Henrik Bülow, Søren Solkær Starbird, Pierre Winther, Torkil Gudnason, Thomas Skou, Frederik Lindstrøm, Nikolaj Moeller and swede Blaise Reuterswärd.
The company's role is to mediate high level photographic art for commercial purposes, with professional and attentive services for the client.
In addition to nurturing, advising, assisting and promoting represented artists, Blink offers full service, worldwide photo production, specialised in fashion, beauty, advertising and editorial photography.
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GraceLand Productions Copenhagen photo production
GraceLand Productions is a full service photo production agency based in Copenhagen, offering art buying, location booking, casting, and all kinds of production services.
"What can we say that all the other production agencies haven’t already said? Hmmm… We were the first still production company in Denmark; We are always on budget and on time; We are always flexible and it is our pleasure to prioritise the needs of the client and the crew first; We are working with and satisfying some of the most renowned photographers in Scandinavia and clients worldwide; And we are always on-hand with good hot coffee and a smile."
GraceLand's latest projects include WIDEX International, Coloplast International, Flugger, Plan International, Max Factor, Wella, Global International, SAS Int., Carlsberg, Scandinavian Airlines, Novo Nordisk, Post Denmark, Coca-Cola, Velux, Elle Decoration, Scandic Hotels, Amnesty International, Architecture Digest/Paris, Arena, Arla, Audi, Bang & Olufsen, Baileys, Becks, Betty Barclay, Bon Appetite, Taste Magazine, BMW, Bolia.com, Bosch, BUPA International, Canal Digital, Codan, Cosmopolitan International, Costello, Danske Bank, Dell, DSB, Dyberg Kern, Flugger, Ford, F-Secure, Geberit, George Jensen, GQ, Greenpeace, Grundfoss, Hewlet Packard, Jabra, JBS, Jean Pascale, Janssen Cilag, Jyske Bank, Kellogg’s, Knorr, Ladbroke's, L’Oréal, Lego, Lufthansa, MAC Cosmetics, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, Mattel, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nescafé, NGS, Nike, Ny Kredit, Octicon, Orange, Peugot, Pfizer, Philip Morris, PowerLight/Sun Power Int., Red Cross, Schulstad, Shell, Siemen's, Smirnoff, Sony Ericsson, Stelton, Sonofon, Targit, TDC, Thai Air, The Economist, Toyota, Velux, Virgin Records, VISA/MasterCard, Visma, Vodafone, Vogue Paris, Volkswagen, Wallpaper, Widex and SAP.
Blink COPENHAGEN photo production and locations
In addition to nurturing, advising, assisting and promoting its represented artists, Blink offers full service photo production using its own and external photographers.
Blink has an extensive location archive and has experience and local knowledge in Scandinavia, London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Miami and more.
The company's goal is to provide professional and attentive services for clients, large or small. From budget planning to the final result, Blink operates with respect and understanding for the creative process and works to tight deadlines and demanding schedules.
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Duckling Post Production Copenhagen CGI and visual effects
Duckling is a one-stop digital shop specialised in high-end CGI and visual effects working for local and multi-national brands including Carlsberg, LEGO, Tuborg, B&O and many more.
Founded in 1999 and based in Copenhagen and Bangkok, the company counts 65 talented artists, designers, animators, operators, producers and coordinators in its team.
"We all share the same passion for telling good stories and making beautiful work for our clients. Welcome to Duckling."
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Creamwork Copenhagen creative post production
Creamwork is a Danish graphical design agency highly skilled in development, production and retouching of images. Working as creative and technical partners to agencies, marketing departments and photographers, the company also produces 3D and more.
Creamwork is based in Copenhagen and employs only top-drawer retouchers and graphical designers to work on its clients' productions.
Projects demonstrating the company's skills in retouching, graphical design, manipulation and advanced composition can be found on the website.
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Morten Bjarnhof Copenhagen portrait and people photographer
Morten Bjarnhof was born in 1951 north of Copenhagen into a family of Danish and Norwegian writers, painters and sculptors.
Morten creates rooms of presence. His photos are invitations to step inside, take part or lose oneself. There are no empty postulates, and in a world of purchased and paid for, this makes all the difference.
“I always try to keep the light as it is," he says. "If I must use artificial light, I will make it look as if it fell through a door or a window. It is an old journalistic habit of a kind, to add nothing and make a loyal account. Let your motif breathe, and give reality a chance to shine through.”
Early in his career, Morten became an established name in editorial and commercial fashion photography, which has led to a succession of jobs for international brands such as Diesel, Ecco, Gant and H&M. Simultaneously, he has completed advertising photography for clients including Bang & Olufsen, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
Egon Gade Photography aps Copenhagen advertising photographers
Egon Gade works out of Copenhagen for Danish and Scandinavian design companies. International design icons such as Bang & Olufsen, Fritz Hansen, Georg Jensen, Royal Copenhagen, Danfoss and Montana are among some of his clients.
Simplicity best describes Egon's pictures. For eight years he has been studying new concepts for portrait photography and came up with an idea to shoot portraits for the theatre.
Egon was commissioned by The Royal Danish Theatre to take 61 portraits of the entire cast and drama department in the theatre’s 2011-12 repertoire. It took a year to complete and the portraits were exhibited in the waterfront foyer at the The Royal Danish Playhouse.
Anders Bergh Copenhagen advertising photographers
With over 15 years experience, Anders Bergh combines a natural intuition and keen eye to create the substance of a picture. Bergh says the creative process is a journey from an inspired idea, to the creation of raw picture material to detailed refining work in post production.
Bergh's work extends from still life, landscapes and portraits, to both stylized and natural pictures taken in studios and on location. He works on individual assignments as well as with large brands.
Kenneth Oeksnebjerg Copenhagen fashion photographers
With a background in art, Kenneth Øksnebjerg has developed a clear aesthetic in his fashion and beauty photography, ranging from strong studio shots to almost ethereal location stories. These are perfectly paired with a portfolio of architectural studies that show his eye for lines and compositions - a portfolio that keeps expanding, with shots from around the world.
One of Kenneth’s trademarks is his ability to achieve a perfect but natural looking finish, which is evident in every job he does - an outstanding talent.
His client list includes New York Magazine, Elle Denmark, Acne Production, Anne Vest, Costume and Apair, among others.
Anja Poulsen Copenhagen fashion photographers
After 10 years in the fashion world working as a model and make-up artist, Anya Poulsen finally picked up the camera and something magical happened; all of her creative sides finally came together and a strong passion for photography was born.
With a love for the 70s era and fashion in general, Anya creates beautiful images with a distinctive notion of light, ease and sexiness. She dwells with the beauty of always getting a strong and powerful energy into her images.
Her inspiration comes from the Californian sun, the history and culture of Europe, art deco, the ocean and strong personalities.
Anya shoots for international fashion magazines as well as brands including Only, Object, Pandora, Provider, Sofie Schnoor, Vero Moda, Valencia and Shoemart.
In the past year she became Editor-in-Chief of her own creative fashion paper, BWatt Magazine. An international paper with photography, art, music, creative people and celebrities, the title is packed with eye candy for everyone to enjoy.
Max Rosborg Copenhagen fashion photographers
With inspiration from music, literature and movies, Max Rosborg's images contain their own unique poetry. From the understated and romantic to the tense and dramatic, there is a nerve in every image; a pulse that gives the viewer a feeling of being present in the scene.
Max has a background in the music industry but started assisting photographers around the world. Realising that the "language" in photography and music was the same, a creative playground developed.
Hanne Paludan Kristensen Copenhagen portrait photographers
Hanne Paludan Kristensen is a Danish photographer based in the ”meat packing area” in the heart of Copenhagen.
Hanne is capable of telling the “in-between-the-lines” stories with her unique pictures filled with irony and implied messages. As a result she works for many editorial clients.
Hanne also has a preference for dramatic lightning and quirky scenes
With a devoted passion for photography, a sense for magic lightning and an indispensable skill to get the best side of the people she portrays, Hanne is the right photographer for the job.
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Kolibri Film Copenhagen Aerial Services
Founded in 2005, Aarhus-based Kolibri Film specializes in aerial footage using gyro-stabilizing camera systems. With customers worldwide and connections in most of Germany and Scandinavia, the company has delivered material for both national and international broadcasters as well as private companies. They also produced the successful TV-documentary about the Flying Superkids.
If your company needs a stabile partner in the sky don’t hesitate to contact Kolibri Film.
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The Lab equipment rental / production services / rental studios
The Lab is Copenhagen’s leading rental facility for still photography. Dedicated to accommodating the complex needs of photographers, advertising clients, designers and production companies, the five daylight studios give a great platform for any kind of photography work. As en extension of the studio, The Lab can offer set building and equipment rental.
The Lab also works as a service production company. Whether the shoot takes place in the studio or on location, the company has a substantial archive with classic Danish locations as well as cutting-edge architecture and beautiful landscapes.
Contact The Lab direct for any still photography needs.
The Grasshopper Studio Copenhagen rental studios
Grasshopper Studio is a 24-hour medium-sized self service rental studio located in the Latin quarter, right in the centre of Copenhagen - an area full of funky stores, bars and coffee shops.
The studio measures 125m² with an open kitchen and is well equipped with the latest Profoto flash and accessories. The shooting area is approximately 7m x 13m, with ceiling height of 4.3m.
Call or email for further inquiries.
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1st-option Copenhagen fashion models
1st Option was founded in 2003 as a result of the merger between Flair models (1998) and BC models (1990). Today, the combined agency is among the biggest in Denmark.
The company takes pride in scouting and developing new talent for an international modeling carrier. The agency offers a variety of the best from runways, editorials, image campaigns, commercials and high fashion models.
1st Option knows that clients often need more than just to book a model. Its staff is specialised in advertising and strategic planning, giving clients the opportunity to leverage specialist consulting when integrated marketing communication is needed.
INQ Models Copenhagen fashion models
INQ Models by Peter Niebuhr is a renowned agency specialising in commercial as well as fashion photography of the highest category.
INQ Models is currently the biggest agency in Denmark and works in close collaboration with South African modelling agencies Full Circle Model Management and PeopleImages. Over 600 models are represented by the company, providing a professional, honest and innovative approach to the entertainment Industry.
Visit the website for more information.
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Blink COPENHAGEN FASHION SHOWS
With vast experience in a range of work for the fashion industry and its partners, show production is a natural extension of Blink’s services.
The company is happy to be involved from the early stages of conceptualisation, carrying out clients' ambitions and creative thoughts with close consideration to deadlines and budgets. From model casting to backstage catering, Blink is happy to help with all details, large or small.