showcase magazine Feb 2012italy issue 325
Welcome to the latest edition of Showcase Italy, brought to you by Production Paradise. We highlight the very best of the Italian visual media industry and, as usual, more information can be found in our dedicated Photo and Film directories for Milan, Rome and other cities around Italy.
Be sure to check out these events held in Milan in the upcoming months:
- Milan Women's Fashion Week, 22nd - 28th February.
- The White Show brings together buyers and brands to showcase the latest trends and networking opportunities across the global fashion industry.
Our cover image was shot by Matteo Cherubino.
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Person Films Rome commercials production
Person Films Italy started in 2005 as a production services company, supporting visiting production companies and agencies from around the world.
Person Films' core business is to produce commercials, music videos, web content and films. Its goal is to guarantee maximum creative results through a select talent pool of crew, unique and diverse locations that break the Italian stereotype, and constant budget analysis to coordinate and communicate with visiting production companies.
Person Films values creativity first, despite competitive budget challenges. It isn't just the undiscovered and inspiring locations that make Italy unique, but also a growing and constantly evolving architectural landscape that can now stand-in for virtually any European city. The film history of Rome also provides an added personal dedication in the company's crews and craftsmen, who have a reputation of producing some of the most important set constructions of the last 50 years.
Cecile Leroy Beaulieu is the executive producer for Person FIlms Italy. Visit the website for more information.
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L&A Artist Milan photo agents
L&A Artist represents Italian and International photographers and collaborates with some of the most well-known clients worldwide, ranging from advertising agencies and magazines to high-end fashion designers and the most prolific luxury brands.
The agency offers a complete production service, art direction and casting.
Clients include Armani, Enel, Chrysler, Nike, Intesa Sanpaolo, Diesel, L’Uomo Vogue, Maybelline, Ray-Ban, Adidas, Audi, Cartier, D&G, Discovery Channel, Elle Nippon, Fiat, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Lavazza, Peugeot, Philip Morris, Ralph Lauren, Renault, Replay, Toyota, Valentino, Versace, Volkswagen, and many more.
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An Italian Location Naples photo production
15 years of experience has given An Italian Location an impressive location and contacts database as well as a deep knowledge of the production world.
"Our mission has always been to combine clients' 'unreal' requests with 'real possibilities', and often, it really happens!"
Sicily, Sardinia, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, Portofino, Tuscany, and many other Italian wonders can all be accessed in a few clicks from An Italian Location's website. Experience and flexibility combined with passion and dedication help clients to realise any size and type of project.
The company offers great deals on accommodation, logistics, production services, equipment, props and casting. Visit the website for more information.
At Lupetta 5 & BelowTheLine Milan photo production
Lupetta 5 & BelowTheLine is a full production service and one of the most prestigious location agencies in Italy.
Lupetta 5 staff support clients and production companies in any production request for films, commercials, photo shoots, videos, documentaries and events.
The company's photographic location archive is one of the largest in Europe and can offer a wide choice of spectacular locations in Italy and across Europe, as well as immediate feedback on availability.
Don't hesitate to contact the office to discuss projects and ideas.
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ARCHIVIO Mazzaron Giommi Srl Milan location service and scouts
Founded in 2001, Milan-based Archivio Mazzaron Giommi specialises in location research.
The company's archive includes more than 20,000 updated photographs of public and private locations suitable for all types of productions.
In eight years of activity, Archivio MG has consistently combined reliability with enjoyment - characteristics that have helped the company achieve its goal of acquiring an increasing number of clients in the fashion and furniture industries, as well as renowned advertising production companies.
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Dell'oro & Inzaghi Milan advertising photographers
The photography team of Gabriele Inzaghi and Cristina Dell'oro began their collaboration in Milan in 1996.
Gabriele studied Photography at the European Design Institute "IED" in Milan, while Cristina studied Arts at Accademia di belle Arti di Brera in Milan. In 1996, they decided to combine their passion and talent to form an exciting photography team.
Gabriele and Cristina have built their strong reputation on their superior photographic technique, creative composition and versatile skill set to face every situation. The team collaborates regularly with Vogue Accessory, Vogue Gioiello and Vanity Fair Italy, combining fashion and still life.
Their commercial work is appreciated by several leading global companies including Allianz, Armani, BMW, Cassina, Chrysler, Natuzzi, Peugeout, Philips, Salvatore Ferragamo, Samsonite, Tim, Unilever and others.
Alberto Setti Milan fashion photographers
Italian photographer Alberto Setti began his career and developed his professional skills in Milan. After travelling all over the world in pursuit of his artistic work, he decided to devote himself entirely to fashion photography.
Alberto frequently travels from Italy to other countries, working on location wherever he is required.
He has produced various publicity campaigns for famous fashion magazines including Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Velvet and Flair.
Luzzitelli Danieli Turin advertising photographers
Italian photographers Roberto Luzzitelli and Laura Danieli have been working together since establishing their Turin-based studio in 1985.
They have collaborated with famous advertising brands including Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Artsana, Brevi, Ferrari, Ferrero, Fiat, Gancia, Giugiaro Design, Iveco, Juventus F.C., Jonhson&Jonhson, Lavazza, Martini&Rossi, New Holland, Nike, San Pellegrino, Sanson, Scottex, Seat, Sergio Tacchini, Suzuki, Swatch, Tissot, Toyota, Trussardi, and many more.
The pair has put together a highly qualified crew of shooting and post production experts. Specialised in every kind of advertising image, including food, kids, still life, beverage and automotive, Roberto and Laura are constantly searching for new ways of making communication.
Visit the website to see more of their portfolio.
Fulvio Terenzi Milan advertising photographers
Fulvio Terenzi was born in Milan in 1964 and began his training in photography at the European Institute of Design in Milan. He also attended courses at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and the San Diego State University of California.
In 1992 he started assisting important photographers including Giuseppe Pino, Vogue Studio in Milan and Photo Production Studios in NYC, collaborating with fashion photographer Calliope and Maestro Fabrizio Gianni. After gaining this precious experience he started his professional career in 1995, publishing editorials in top magazines such as Gioia, Donna Moderna, Uomo Collezioni, Vogue Australia, Moda Bimbi and Intown Magazine, to name just a few.
He has since produced press office campaigns and catalogues for clients such as Hogan, Poltrona Frau, Guru, Thost, Carrefour, Carosello, Julian Keen, Arpel Bazar, Ballantyne Cashmere, Golden Lady, Walt Disney, Coccinelle, Miss Sixty, and many more.
Fulvio is available to work abroad for any commissioned work. Visit his website for more information.
Diego Santangelo Naples advertising photographers
The Diego Santangelo Studios were founded by Publicis Vienna senior art and creative director, Diego Santangelo in 2001.
Today it is a 360° photo studio for advertising and fashion campaigns, also handling portraits, beauty, food and beverage, jewellery and video productions. The studios are based in Naples and act as a link to the entire Mediterranean area. Its highly qualified team all speak at least two languages and keep constantly updated on the latest working techniques.
Email for more information.
Eolo Perfido Rome advertising photographers
Eolo Perfido was born in Cognac, France in 1972. He lives in Rome and works all over the world. Photography arrived quite late in Eolo's life, but fortunately passions are timeless and so at 28 he took up the camera and has not looked back. "To take pictures has become something that goes beyond the simple realisation of images and has deeply changed my way of experiencing life and relating to others."
Over recent years, Eolo has worked for several international agencies and clients including JWT, Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, BBDO, Corbis, Pepsi Cola, Kraft, Gatorade, Novartis, Lavazza and Sky Television. His images have appeared in many magazines and journals such as The New York Times, Communication Arts, Panorama First, Vision, Vogue Russia, GQ Russia, L'espresso and Computer Arts, to name but a few.
In recent years Eolo has also assisted Steve McCurry on several of his shoots in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.
Donato Giannese Milan fashion photographers
Donato Giannese is a young photographer with a studio suite in the heart of Milan's fashion district.
Donato graduated in design and communication and is skilled in fashion photography, beauty, glamour and advertising for lifestyle clients.
Visit his website for more information.
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Irene De Santis Milan fashion stylists
Irene de Santis is a talented Milan-based fashion stylist who is available for work worldwide.
As an in-house stylist for WU Magzine (Italy) and Prim Magazine (USA), her inspiration comes from music, cinema, icons, joy and pain. She is attracted to beauty, innocence, contrasts and strong artistic personalities, as well as everything that makes her feel emotion.
Irene particularly draws upon the elegance of the 30s and 40s, the sense of liberty found in the 70s, and punk and rock sensibilities of the 80s. Her style is a combination of masculine and feminine and she aims for her work to be clean, strong, elegant and sophisticated.
Irene has worked with many photographers and has published her work in Prim Magazine, Supplementaire Magazine (London), and international magazines including Vanity Teen, Deluxxdigital, and the Italian versions of Edizioni PEM, Vanity Fair and WU. She is also a contributor to TheOnes2Watch.
Visit her website for more information.
Silvia Gerzeli Florence hair and make up artists
Silvia Gerzeli is a talented make-up artist and hair stylist. After university, where she wrote her thesis on the 'History of the make-up of Divas and special effects in the 20th century', she went on to study elsewhere in Italy and the US, improving her knowledge of make-up, hairstyling, body painting and special effects.
Always aiming for professionalism and creativity, Silvia works with a range of photographers and cooperates with magazines including Trucco & Bellezza, the leading Italian make-up magazine. In September 2010 she appeared in Make-up Step by Step magazine as a young Italian prospect, and in March 2012 she will be featured in Make-up Bride Step by Step magazine.
Silvia works with a diverse range of clients including Patrizia Pepe and Palle Freese Hairstylist (Denmark), and regularly cooperates with Vagheggi Cosmetics. She has also worked across music videos, short films advertising and fashion films.
She also collaborates with CreaFx special effects team, with a recent short music film 'Miro Miranda', directed by Frank La Loggia.