showcase magazine Mar 2013greece issue 396
Welcome to the second edition of Showcase Greece, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the country's visual media industry, with more information available in our Photo and Film directories.
Greece's photo and film industry is thriving, welcoming people from all over the world to sample the very best of the Mediterranean production industry and enjoy the warm welcome guaranteed to all.
Greece has all the infrastructure along with a stunning selection of locations to make it ideal for every type of production.
Our cover image was shot by Filippos Hatzis for Vogue Hellas.
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Iconizo Athens photo agents
Located in Athens, Iconizo is a leading creative agency representing an impressive roster of highly talented artists in the fields of photography, styling, make-up, hairstyling, art direction and illustration.
The company offers a full range of services including full shoot and photo production for all kinds of projects, including editorials, advertising assignments and special events.
Founded in 2011, Iconizo has enjoyed a successful first couple of years of great clients. The company moves forward ever-more passionately, promising to constantly create vibrant and powerful images of pure beauty and creativity to match the visions of its clients, whether domestic or international.
Visit the website for latest news and recent work or get in touch direct for more information.
10AM Athens photo agents
10AM is a creative team consisting of fashion photographers, make-up artists and hair stylists.
Operating independently or collectively as a team, the agency provides images that best portray fashion industry’s needs. In addition, 10AM takes pride in being a fully serviced production company, supporting its artists across all their advertising and editorial projects.
Clients include Vogue (Russia, Spain, Turkey, Hellas), L'Officiel (Paris, Netherlands, Brazil, Italy, Hellas), L'Officiel Hommes Germany, Esquire (Hellas, Mexico), Flair, Tush, Marie Claire (Russia, Hellas), Amica, Qvest, Volt, Schon!, Victor, Madame, Air France Madame, Cosmopolitan (Italy, Hellas), Masquerade, Diesel Black Gold, Erotokritos, Ellesse, Uniqlo and Habitat.
D-tales Creative Agency Athens Agent
"Success is in the D-tales... and details is the domain of D-tales!"
For more than a dozen years, D-tales has been the most reliable source of highly skilled and talented professionals such as photographers, stylists, hair and make-up artists in fashion, advertising and related fields.
As the best and biggest agency of its kind, D-tales is the number-one choice for both local and foreign clients working in Greece. D-tales often exports creative professionals on-demand all over the world.
D-tales also provides a complete set of photo and film production management services, including location scouting, casting management, crew hire, equipment rental and post production.
THIS IS NOT ANOTHER AGENCY* Athens photo agents
THIS IS NOT ANOTHER AGENCY* was developed to support, deliver and provide opportunities to the talented - to people who embrace their art, including multi-skilled individuals such as photographers, videographers, stylists, hair and make-up artists - and represent their art to the industry.
Managed by a team of young professionals whose backgrounds range from fashion and advertising photography to video production and accounting, THIS IS NOT ANOTHER AGENCY* manages projects and turns ideas into reality, from commission and concept to production and implementation with the most appropriate team.
Clients include Esquire, Madame Figaro, Elle, Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazzar, Cosmopolitan, L'Oréal Paris, and more.
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Key Productions Athens photo production
Key Productions is a full service production company offering 15 years' experience to international clients from the fashion and advertising industry throughout Greece and Cyprus.
The company also offers an extensive location library with many exclusive private locations. Its team of friendly, bilingual professionals is devoted to ensuring a smooth and efficient production while keeping budgets low.
Services include planning, scouting, permits, equipment, hotels, travel, transport and catering.
Clients include Boden, Brigitte, Celebrity, Cosmopolitan, Damart, DavidJones, Easy Living, Elle, Eltern, GQ, Kaleidoscope, La Redoute, Littlewoods, Marie Claire, Mercedes-Benz, Next Directory, Peter Hahn, Rhodes & Beckett, Saint John Knit and Virgin Mobile.
Queen of Spade Production Athens photo production
10 Magazine, 3 Suisses, A & R Photographic, Agcatton, Air France, Air Paris, Alerte Orange, Almagreal, Annabelle Switzerland, Art & Commerce, Art Partner, Artsphere, Atelier Management, Atletico International, Australie, Avenger Photographers, Avon UK, Avon USA, Beattie Mcguinness Bungay, Betc Euro RSCG France, Bloomingdale's, Brachfeld Paris/NY, Brigitta Horvat, Burda Style Group, Carla Pardo Producciones, Caspar & Co., Chico's, Christian Dior Parfums, CIC Banque Privée, Claudia Bitzer, CLM, Comptoir Des Cotonniers, Concrete Design, Condé Nast France, Condé Nast US, Conturelle, Cosmopolitan Germany, D+V Management, Del Siena, Felina, Folli Follie, Foundation Design, Frances Manzi Productions, French Connection, Freundin Magazine, Garnet Hill, GQ US, Gray & Osbourn, Great Plains, Hermes, Holt Renfrew, House Design-Film, In Design We Trust, Ism Leoscope, J.D. Williams, JPPS Paris, Kathiz Management, KCG Productions, La Clinika Design Lab, LGA London, Louis Vuitton, M&M Management, Mais Il’est Ou Le Soleil?, Management + Artists, Marc Cain, Marek & Associates, Michele Filomeno, Nex9, Nintendo Europe, North 6, Nowadays-Creative Production, Numero Paris, Ogilvy Paris, Orlebar Brown, Pen Japan, Pentland, Polysianes, Pop UK, Productions Inc., Publicis Et Nous Paris, Pure Creative Management, Red UK, Rita La Prod, Saab, Saga Falabella, Seat, Speedo, The Production Factory, Thomson, Toast UK, Tokion US, Tommy Bahama, Toscana Productions, Trendsetera, Ugg Australia, Vichy, Vogue France, Works Paris, Zinc Production.
Queen of Spade celebrates five years' working with all of these clients and looks forward to many more successful shoots.
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Stefi Productions Athens commercials production
Stefi Productions was established in 1971 and remains the largest company in the Greek production market. With TV commercials as its core business, the company also enjoys an active presence in multiple aspects of production including music and corporate events, digital signage and Web development via its affiliate companies Showhat, Tveez and Steficon.
Stefi's producers are experienced in both local and foreign productions and represent a selection of the best Greek directors across film and commercial shooting.
Since 2010, Stefi has been accredited as 'Company of the Year' by winning an incredible 16 production awards in the Greek Ad Festival.
Clients include Adel (Saatchi & Saatchi), Algida, Alpha Bank, Bank of Cyprus, BBDO Athens, Bold (Ogilvy), Citibank, Coca-Cola Hellenic, Cosmote, Danone, Eurobank, Ferrero, Geo (Y&R), Grey Athens, Henkel, Ikea, JWT Spot, Kraft Foods, Leo Burnett, McCann, McDonald's, Mitsubishi Motors, National Bank of Greece, Nestlé, P&G, PepsiCo, Peugeot, Publicis, Skoda, Toyota, VW, and many more.
Green Olive Films Athens commercials production
Green Olive Films is an international full service TV, film and photo production company with offices in Greece and Cyprus.
Carrying one of the most respected names in the region, Green Olive Films has been working with international clients for the last 17 years. Its success comes from the passion for work, a 'no nonsense' approach, and an unlimited commitment to the task.
The company specialises in feature films, commercials, photo shoots, TV series, promos and branded content.
Clients include Saatchi & Saatchi UK, DLKW, 2AM Films, HLA, Jet Films, Big Fish, Wunderfilm, Danone, Unilever, P&G, Infinity, Corona, Omega and Coca-Cola.
TopCut Modiano Athens commercials production
TopCut Modiano is constantly in search of creative producing. That, along with the right choice of director and specialised partners, gives the company top quality results for every commercial.
TopCut Modiano is the only Cannes Lion awarded production house in Greece and is also a bronze winner in the New York Festival A large number of awards have been won
in the Greek market, including 'Production House of the Year' award in 2006, 2007 and 2009, and the Production Grand Prix in 2007 and 2009.
TopCut Modiano operates in Athens, Greece and Belgrade, Serbia.
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Theodosis Georgiadis Thessaloniki food & drink photographers
Theodosis Georgiadis has a passion for light as well as extensive knowledge and experience using a variety of photographic techniques. He is one of the most successful food, interiors, travel and hotel photographers currently working in Greece.
He also recently began receiving widespread acclaim abroad due to his combination of quality work and reasonable pricing.
Visit Theodosis' website for more information.
John Athimaritis Athens portrait photographers
John Athimaritis is based in Athens and works as a professional photographer specialised in food photography, portraiture and kids fashion. John's studio is a ground-floor loft located in the artistic neighbourhood of Gazi in the centre of Athens. The studio enjoys plenty of daylight and features a fully equipped kitchen. A food stylist is available upon request.
Ideal for portraiture, fashion, food, still life or art events, clientele include fashion designers, gourmet and fashion magazines.
In co-operation with a trusted network of professionals, John provides worldwide services and photo retouching.
Check the website to see more of his work.
Andreas Sellinidis Athens fashion photographers
Andreas Sellinidis began his career in front of the lens as a model. In 2002, captivated by his experiences with photographers, he began photographing his first projects.
His well-rounded perspective from experience on both sides of the camera has allowed him to understand how to utilise each element of production, the importance of team communication, with high attention to detail in order to obtain the perfect image for his clients.
As a photographer, Andreas has worked with some of the best-known celebrities and brands in Greece on both advertising and editorial assignments.
Charlie Makkos Athens Fashion + portrait photographer
Charlie Makkos is an ambitious fashion and portraiture photographer, never afraid to visually experiment and transform his subjects into vibrant and powerful figures. He has photographed campaigns for major Greek clothing companies and his work has appeared in international publications (Superior, Papercut, See.7 and C-Heads) and - as far as Greece is concerned - in Next Top Model Greece, Glamour, Esquire, Men’s Health and Cosmopolitan (Greek editions), earning him respect within the Greek fashion industry.
His portraits of leading figures from the art and entertainment worlds, both Greek and international, include Dita Von Teese, Victoria Silvstedt and Adrianna Sklenarikova, to name but a few.
Currently located in Athens, Charlie is represented by ICONIZO.
Nadia Kouloura Athens advertising photographers
Nadia Kouloura is an established photographer with strong foundations and high aesthetics in fashion, portraiture, commercial, artistic and action photography. Experienced in both daylight and artificial light, she has worked for most of the local fashion magazines, including Madame Figaro Hellas, Cosmopolitan Hellas, Votre Beaute Hellas, Pink Woman magazine, and Down Town magazine. Her work has also been featured in many international publications like Superior magazine.
Currently located in Athens, Greece, Nadia is represented by ICONIZO.
Thanos Houtos Athens fashion photographers
Thanos Houtos is a young and upcoming fashion photographer. His artistry is rooted in a deep fascination with light and shadow, as well as an innate desire to express his distinctive artistic message.
In his work, Thanos instinctively searches for the surreal essence of beauty, looking far beyond the mundane, commonly accepted aesthetics. His skill has been honed by working and collaborating with some of the top photographers and creatives in Greece. His work has been featured in many international publications.
Currently located in Athens, Thanos is represented by ICONIZO.
Vasilis Topouslidis Athens fashion photographers
Vasilis Topouslidis is a fashion photographer with a great passion for beauty and aesthetics, expressing his ideas and visions with a unique balance of lights and shadows and creating contemporary, luxurious clean looks. He has a specific beauty-oriented style and a proven ability to visualize any concept with exceptional professionalism.
Mainly shooting fashion, his experience includes, editorials (ELLE, Mods' Hair Magazine, Chaos magazine to name a few) and advertising campaigns.
Currently located in Athens, Greece, Vasilis Topouslidis is represented by ICONIZO.
Dimitris Skoulos Athens fashion photographers
Dimitris Skoulos is a fashion photographer currently based in Athens. He has worked for international titles such as Elle, Vogue, Harper's Bazzar, Marie Clarie, Esquire, Madame Figaro and Grazia magazines. He has also undertaken many advertising and campaign work, especially for L’Oréal Paris, Adidas Sports, Honda, and more.
Dimitris is represented by This Is Not Another Agency.
Apostolos Koukousas Athens still life photographers
Apostolos Koukousas grew-up in Athens and is a self-taught photographer. Inspired by his surroundings and the professionals he has assisted, his love for photography grew - as did his ambition to get his pictures widely seen.
Apostolos has been working as a still life, food and liquid photographer for more than 10 years, establishing himself as one of the most recognised photographers in his field.
Specialised in shooting still life and cosmetics both commercially and editorially, his clients include Elle, Marie Claire, Madame Figaro, Harper's Bazaar and Apivita.
Apostolos is represented by This Is Not Another Agency.
Christos Tzimas Athens beauty photographers
Christos Tzimas lives and works in Athens and London. He received his photographic training at the University of West London and prior to that a SRCET Diploma in Photography from Northbrook College, England. Primarily a fashion and beauty photographer, Christos’ work has featured in a number of Greek and international magazines over the years, including the prestigious Vogue.
Inspired by the bizarre surroundings of his native town and his eccentric social circle, Christos found interest in becoming a photographer in order to explore and document the comic photographic narratives unfolding in front of him. Since then, and still very passionate about his photography, he finds inspiration in individuality and courage.
Christos is represented by This Is Not Another Agency.
Yiorgos Kaplanidis Athens Fashion & Lifestyle Photographers
Yiorgos Kaplanidis is a photographer and a graphic designer who currently lives and works in Athens. He is a fashion and lifestyle photographer who works regularly for publications such as Esquire, Vogue, L'Officiel, Madame Figaro, Paper Cut Magazine, Fashionisto and Ozon Magazine.
With a dominant eye for composition and light, Yiorgos has a rare ability to match sensitivity and romance with graphic simplicity. He combines the attributes of both a creative thinker as well as an organised and focused professional with a minimal, fashion-forward aesthetic, creating beautiful and of-the-moment fashion images.
Yiorgos is represented by This Is Not Another Agency.
Liv Friis-Larsen Athens beauty photographers
Liv Friis-Larsen was born and raised in Denmark and is currently based in Athens, dividing her time between Greece and Copenhagen.
After finishing her studies Liv began her career assisting fashion photographers in Milan and London. She is passionate about her work and strives to bring an aesthetic synergy to her images, paying great attention to understanding and fulfilling her clients' needs.
Recent international clients include Saint Tropez Rock Diamonds, PrivatSea, Loox and SheaTerra. Her publications include L'Officiel, Zoe and Papercut.
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Dimitris Archontopoulos - Hair stylist Athens hair and make up artists
Dimitris Archontopoulos started his career as a hair stylist at Mod’s Hair Salon in 2004. His talent was immediately recognized, and soon he became part of the “artistic team” as a technical advisor, giving seminars in Athens and other parts of Greece. Having completed his studies in makeup, he has been working alongside fashion photographers for magazines and advertising projects as a hair and makeup artist. He has participated in many events like Athens Fashion Week and Mad VMAs and he has often been hired by MTV Greece for various projects.
Located in Athens, Greece, Dimitris is represented by ICONIZO.
Christy Lazou - Hair stylist Athens hair and make up artists
Born in Athens, Christy Lazou is a highly resourceful and flexible hair stylist who possesses excellent inter-personal and communication skills. With clients ranging from TV celebrities to magazines and advertising agencies, she has extensive experience working for print, television, fashion and advertising photography, runway and galas.
Consistently challenging herself to keep up with the latest techniques, she pushes the boundaries of her creativity to new levels every time.
Currently located in Athens, Christy is represented by ICONIZO.
Christina Agatha Athens hair and make up artists
Christina Agatha is a make-up artist currently based in Athens. She loves all things beauty and make-up and is always on the lookout for the newest tips, techniques and trends and always eager to learn more.
Christina is well-versed in all areas of make-up artistry and can easily adapt to each client. She loves the delicate work of enhancing a person's natural beauty with make-up, while her natural creative eye and artistic desire has allowed her to expand her knowledge into hair design.
Her work has appeared in magazine editorials and advertising campaigns such as Harper's Bazaar, Madame Figaro, Vogue, Donna and recently for a 2013 Speedo campaign produced in Athens.
Christina is represented by This Is Not Another Agency.
Dimitris Sarantou Athens hair and make up artists
Dimitris Sarantou studied at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Rome and has more than 10 years' experience as a colourist and hairstyling director at Hair Play Coiffure and as a hair stylist for Morocconoil.co.uk.
He has been in the fashion industry for four years now, and from the very beginning worked with Greek and foreign fashion titles including Vogue, Marie Clarie, Elle, L'Officiel, Madame Figaro, Cosmopolitan and Esquire.
Dimitris has also worked on Universal Music and Sony Music album covers.
He is the hair stylist of choice for fashion shows and events such as 4FASHIONSHAKE.com, Yiorgos Eleftheriades, Dimitris Petrou, Mary Katrantzou, Debbour, Freddy.com, Digitaria and MI-RO, as well as for Pantene TVCs.
Dimitris is represented by This Is Not Another Agency.
Sophia Sarigianidou Athens hair and make up artists
Sophia Sarigianidou is a half Greek, half German professional make-up and hair stylist with over 10 years of experience in the magazine and advertising industries.
Specialised in fashion, her work has featured in leading Greek and international titles such as L'Officiel, Vogue, Madame Figaro, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Mirror and Marie Claire.
Sophia is represented by This Is Not Another Agency.
Nayo P. - Stylist Athens fashion stylists
Born in Athens, Greece, Nayo P studied fashion design, pattern cutting, theatrical costume and stage design, receiving acclaims for exceptional fashion design talent. After his graduation in 2000, he worked as senior designer and buyer consultant for most of the leading clothing companies in his homeland and also as an image maker for local celebrities.
Nayo P. works as a fashion editor and stylist for Greek magazine advertising campaigns and his work is also featured in many international publications (Superior, Tantalum, Kaltblut, Papercut, to name but a few).
Currently located in Athens, Greece, Nayo P is represented by ICONIZO.
Manos Jojos Athens fashion stylists
Since 2006 Manos Jojos has been working as a fashion stylist at numerous magazines in Greece, including Ozon Magazine, Esquire and Close up. His credits include magazines and publications from abroad such us Used and Fiasco, Idol and C-head as well as some of the most popular online magazine such as Yatzer, Corridor 40, Fashionisto and Fucking young.com.
Manos is also styling director at the fashion shows of Greek designers such as Dimitri Petrou and MI-RO and collaborated as a stylist/fashion director with Ozon Magazine for 4fashionshake.com.
He has styled various artists, singers and TV personalities for their public appearances and maintains a very up-to-date view of the world of fashion, appreciating the aesthetics of the moment while at the same time always experimenting with original ideas and concepts.
Manos combines the attributes of both a creative thinker as well as an organised and focused professional with a minimal and fashion-forward aesthetic. He has a great handle on 'cool', creating beautiful and of-the-moment fashion images.
Manos is represented by This Is Not Another Agency.