showcase magazine Mar 2010london issue 206
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase London, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the Capital's visual media industry, with more information avaialble in our dedicated Film and Photo directories.
Since we've seen a great increase in iPhone and Blackberry web App users we've made some great improvements! Our Magazines and Directories are now fully optimised for iPhones and Blackberries for easy navigation when out of the office. We also have a Mac Widget and iPhone App available to download straight to your computer or mobile device. Check out our Tools page for more info.
You can still submit work for AOP Photographers Awards 2010 the deadline for call for entries is 28th March.
Our cover photo was shot by Ben Harries, represented by Darling Creative.
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Jamie Stephen London photo agents
Jamie Stephen Represents has made an impressive start to the new decade, shooting some outstanding campaigns for a variety of clients:
- Jason Lowe has been commissioned by Stork Butter to shoot a range of delicious treats for the company's new advertising campaign.
- Sean Gleason has shot an eye-catching series of Olympian athletes for Adidas.
- Omer Knaz has once again shot for Grazia Magazine, this time capturing a selection of perfume bottles in a salient yet unusual sequence.
- Lee Brimble flew out to Valencia to shoot a compelling new campaign for the Lexus IS series.
- Grey Zisser continues to expand his video portfolio with his work with Blonde Media, including a luxurious campaign for L'Oréal Inoa.
Edsonwilliams London photo agents
edsonwilliams is a London-based agency representing photographers, illustrators and designers.
The edsonwilliams team brings an understanding of clients' needs to each project, as they have all had past experience as clients buying creative services. Edson himself used to work for a leading sports brand before starting the agency and understands that service goes further than just sending a photographer to cover the shoot.
edsonwilliams agency makes the entire experience a pleasant one from start to finish.
The Sharon Brandman Agency London photo agents
Latest news from the Sharon Brandman Agency:
- Fashion and beauty photographer James Brown has been working for Volt Magazine and also launched a new website.
- Ian Boddy has been busy shooting for Mamas & Papas along with other child and baby brands.
- Andy Gallacher has shot campaigns for Stanley Tools, RAC and Tower Hamlets.
- Paul Bussell, Marie-Louise Avery and Jonathan Beer have all launched new folios for 2010.
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Milk and Honey Creative London Photo Production
Milk & Honey Creative is a London-based agency offering end-to-end production and creative services for clients internationally.
Milk & Honey Creative has quickly become recognised as specialists in the creation and production of bespoke imagery and cross media (stills and footage) shoots. Creating the opportunity to marry stills and footage offers websites, print campaigns, in-store advertising or online catalogues a far more enhanced brand continuity.
The company recommends the most relevant crew for each individual shoot out of a proven network of stylists, photographers, hair and make-up artists.
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Ivory Tower Pictures London commercials production
Over the past four years Ivory Tower Pictures has gone from strength to strength, taking on the shift from traditional commercials to web-based video.
The company's directors have impressed numerous brands, including Thermos, Marks & Spencer and Flora.
Ivory has experience both in the UK and aboard, recently working with a US agency for Thermos and filming online avatars and a short film set in London. Ivory can fully service any overseas agency or production company wishing to shoot in the UK.
In latest news, director Peter King is working on the follow up to a hugely popular Coca-Cola viral originally made in the US. He is now busy creating the UK version, which promises to take the concept to the next level.
Jean Philippe Gossart London dop
Jean Philippe Gossart is a French-born cinematographer who creates unique and innovative imagery.
From narrative forms to commercial projects, Jean Philippe always focuses on the emotional factor to develop distinctive visuals.
He is currently based in London.
Visit his website for more information.
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Karan Kapoor London advertising photographers
2009 was another busy year for Karan Kapoor with campaigns including Twiggy for Olay with Team Saatchi, Liverpool One with JWT, Netherlands Tourist Board with Mister H Agency, Surestart Children's Centers with CMW London, Che Banca bank in Italy, Estring with Draft FCB, and loads of personal work.
2010 has started with a photo shoot with Felicity Kendal for You Magazine and a campaign for Pfizer drug Replax for the USA.
Visit Karan's website for more information.
Daniel Pangbourne London children photographers
Dan Pangbourne is known for his amazing images of children and babies.
With global campaigns in advertising and packaging for both fashion and product clients, plus over 500 magazine and catalogue front covers to his name, Dan surpasses his clients' expectations each time he shoots, adding originality and quality to a brand that his clients love.
Shooting both stills and digital video, Dan brings an incredible amount of creativity and experience to any project.
Visit his website for a full view of his work and personal projects.
Julian Calverley London advertising photographers
Julian Calverley has over 22 years experience as a photographer.
Coming from a traditional film, print and darkroom background he shoots high-end digital and has over 12 years experience in post production and digital workflow. He is at home both in the studio and on location, shooting lifestyle, landscape, automotive and underwater images.
Over the past 12 months he has worked in the UK, Europe and the USA.
Contact his agent or visit his website for more information and work samples.
Richard Bradbury London people & lifestyle photographers
Based in West London, Richard Bradbury's international reputation has grown and grown over the past 10 years. Shooting throughout Europe and the USA, his distinctively colourful style has graced the pages of most of the world's major publications. In the past 12 months there have been features on Richard's work in The Sunday Times Magazine in UK, El Semanal in Spain, and View Stern in Germany.
An extensive assignment for the Guinness Book Of World Records meant that he spent a large part of the year travelling through Canada and the USA. The resulting images are a unique representation of some of the world's most extraordinary people.
Gary Salter London people & lifestyle photographers
Gary Salter is a London-based photographer with over 16 years of experience. He specialises mainly in character and lifestyle productions.
Over the last twelve months Gary has been busy on projects for Pimms, Shreddies, Uncle Bens, Bulmers, Mercedes-Benz, Volvic, Windex, Philips and Sony Ericsson, with commissions from UK, European and US agencies.
Other personal projects can also be seen on his website.
Sam Robinson London people & lifestyle photographers
Sam Robinson is known for his honest natural images and shooting style. He captures the energy and character of his subjects with a relaxed, uncomplicated ease. Sam has a unique and fresh approach to his personal and commissioned work that concentrates mainly on lifestyle and people photography.
Most of Sam's early years were spent between London and Barcelona. He is now based from both his London studio and New York office. Recent clients include BMI, Movistar, LBO, SKY and ITV.
Chris Alack London food & drink photographers
Chris Alack has specialised in food photography for the past 15 years. His own great passion for food is reflected in his pictures.
His clients include national newspapers and magazines, major UK supermarkets, book publishers and design groups.
Chris is based in west London.
Alun Callender London portrait photographers
During the last year, Alun Callender has been continuing to photograph creative people including authors, artisans and designers. As well as shooting their portraits, he enjoys photographing their creative spaces and the things that inspire them.
Alun photographs people on location and in their own environments. His clean and composed style means he is busy shooting portraits and lifestyle stories for UK magazines such as Red, Marie Claire, You and Country Living.
Gareth Morgans Photography London food & drink photographers
Gareth Morgans is a highly experienced food photographer. He has been shooting food for over a decade with high-end digital cameras and equipment to ensure the best reproduction of colour and technical detail.
Gareth recently moved into a deluxe studio in Shoreditch, London. The studio has excellent daylight capabilities and an open space with a fully equipped kitchen available to clients during shoots. The studio also benefits from parking facilities and wireless Internet.
Nick David London people & lifestyle photographers
Producing fresh, positive images, Nick David's easy-going approach works well both on location and in the studio.
His natural style is used by clients ranging from multi-nationals with a lifestyle campaign to Government departments needing a new bank of images and charities keen to update their look.
Represented by LPA, Nick is backed-up by a production team who are experienced in organising shoots both in the UK and around the world. From casting to location scouting and styling, Nick and his team can cover every detail.
Recent clients include Diageo, P&G, Levi's, QCDA, Anthony Nolan Trust, John Brown Publishing and NMC.
Michael Heffernan London people & lifestyle photographers
London-based photographer Michael Heffernan has 23 years experience shooting on location worldwide for a diverse range of clients and producing images that are spontaneous and natural.
Michael photographs real people in their work or leisure environments and works with a highly experienced production team on shoots that require the sourcing of models, locations and permits.
Owen Smith London still life photographers
Established still life, food and drink photographer, Owen Smith, works out of his own west London studio.
Owen is kept very busy, shooting for clients including Vodafone, Tesco, Heinz, Cadbury's, and many more.
He is currently seeking representation.
Richard Freestone London portrait photographers
Richard Freestone is an award-winning photographer who is passionate about producing creative, innovative and inspirational images.
Perfectly at home in the studio or on location, he uses high-end digital equipment to capture and process his images.
Visit Richard's website for more information.
David Oliver London portrait photographers
David is a multi-talented photographer and it's his ability to put people at ease which leads to the natural and relaxed imagery that he is known for.
Using his shoot-through and depth-of-field techniques, David brings an intimacy to his pictures rarely achieved by others.
Andrew Brookes London advertising photographers
It is clear to Andrew that beauty and intrigue can be found almost anywhere. Whether out on location or whilst crafting a set in the studio, the opportunity to shoot an inspirational image is always present. He is passionate about composition, lighting, colour and even trying to exceed his clients' expectations.
Clients include Serco, NPL, Diamond Light Source and LGC.
When not undertaking commissions, Andrew spends time in his studio creating generic images for stock libraries. His images have been used for editorials in the New Yorker, National Geographic and Business Week magazines, whilst Microsoft, City of London, Coca-Cola, Renault and Samsung have also used his work.
Nick Dawe London people & lifestyle photographers
Nick specialises in photographing people on location. When not on assignment for clients ranging from the BBC, Peugeot, The Army Cadet Force Association or BUPA, he is likely to be pursuing personal projects.
The photographs featured in this Showcase form part of an ongoing project ‘Roadside Britain’ that documents people along the nation's roads.
"All the people featured were observed whilst driving along in a car," says Nick. "Part of the fun of the project is the random nature of the subject matter, with many of the opportunities presenting themselves on a return journey from a job when time allows for the simple luxury of looking!"
Paul Winch-Furness London food & drink photographers
Paul Winch-Furness specialises in food, interiors and portrait photography.
Paul's love of creature comforts and entertaining friends has spilled over into his work where he combines his passions for food, people and interiors. He brings vibrancy, atmosphere and attention to detail to every subject.
His recent work includes projects for Nobu London, Bob Bob Ricard and YO! Sushi.
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Nadira V Persaud London hair and make up artists
Nadira V. Persaud is a leading make-up artist with an impressive 15 years of beauty expertise. She has worked internationally on beauty and fashion editorials, celebrity portraiture and advertising campaigns.
Nadira's unique style has gained her recognition as a teacher in make-up application and a regular beauty editorial contributor. In addition, her exclusive brand Nadira Make-up Mistress offers step-by-step style and make-up sessions to achieve enhanced individual beauty.
Nadira is based in London and Dubai.
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The Bentley – Waldorf Astoria Collection London hotels
Set in the picturesque borough of Chelsea and Kensington, The Bentley London, Waldorf Astoria Collection captures the lavish grandeur of a bygone era, when the finest things were savoured every day and elegance was a way of life.
Graced with rich fabrics, handcrafted furniture and modern amenities, including whirlpool Jacuzzi bathtubs and separate walk-in showers, the 64 rooms and suites are luxuriously chic; popular for high fashion shoots and filming.
For culinary pursuits, Peridot restaurant serves an outstanding selection of cuisine throughout the day, and the superb Le Kalon Spa and hammam offers an enticing range of beauty and body treatments along with fitness facilities for in-house guests.
St Martins Lane London hotels
Located at the hub of Covent Garden, St Martins Lane is a daring reinvention of the urban resort. Smart, witty and sophisticated, Philippe Starck's design is a brilliant collision of influences - from the modern to the baroque.
Production rates from £180 (VAT not included in rate), includes complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. For more details and reservations, contact Samm Lycett +44 (0)20 7300 5535 or email.
Apex London Wall Hotel London hotels
A new luxury boutique hotel in the city of London, the Apex London Wall Hotel is a deluxe four-star property with 89 rooms and suites, enhanced using an eclectic mix of fabrics and kitted out with contemporary furniture, free WiFi, 40 inch LED TV screens, Bose SoundDocks and luxury toiletries.
The hotel also boasts a stylish restaurant and bar serving traditional British and modern cuisine, a private dining room for up to 10 people, and a gym fitted with some of the best cardiovascular and resistance equipment.
With rooms from just £92 exc. VAT, it all makes for affordable luxury in the city.