showcase magazine Mar 2011london issue 263
Welcome to the latest Showcase London, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the Capital's leading visual media professionals, with more information in our dedicated Film and Photo directories.
Be sure to check out our featured events:
- Birds Eye View Festival celebrates women
filmmakers for the seventh year running: features, docs, shorts,
silents, music, masterclasses, premieres, parties, Hollywood icons
and girls who do gore.
- The Call for Entries for the 2011 AOP Awards opens on Monday 21st March and closes at 6pm on Tuesday 3rd May.
We invite Production Paradise subscribers and members to post on our Marketplace; check out the film screenings, networking events, job offers, workshops and more already online.
Our cover photo was shot by Gandee Vasan.
- Birds Eye View Festival celebrates women filmmakers for the seventh year running: features, docs, shorts, silents, music, masterclasses, premieres, parties, Hollywood icons and girls who do gore.
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P for Production London commercials production
P for Production is a fast growing London film company providing TVC’s, brand identity and digital content to the advertising industry.
Conceived in 2008 the company quickly gained momentum and has been working extensively with blue chip clients such as Max Factor, Aldi, Bridgestone, Pantene, Cinemoi, Waitrose, Hammerson, Clairol, Action Aid, Penguin Books and Vauxhall.
Built around three solid producers and 12 dynamic directors, P for Production has an eclectic mix of talent that has developed out of television, feature films and the art world as well as commercials. P for Production brings a freshness to the market with directors experienced in niche areas such as food, fashion, beauty, visual, comedy and drama.
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PCM - Pure Creative Management London photo production
Pure Creative Management is a global production consultancy that offers bespoke full service creative solutions for stills and live action projects. It's seamless support provides the perfect environment to produce a campaign from conception to completion.
The company’s experience collaborating with exceptional names in the photographic industry (including Tim Walker and Nick Knight), its background in live action and animated commercials (working with Ridley Scott and Oscar Grillo), and a client list that ranges from luxury brands Patek Philippe and Dior to lifestyle brands Marks & Spencer and Levi's, mean the team can handle any project.
"Our aim is to offer an exceptional experience and come in on budget. Our passion is to realise your creative direction."
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Jamie Stephen London photo agents
Jamie Stephen Represents is a London photographers’ agency that also offers comprehensive production services.
Recent work includes:
- Sean Gleason’s beautiful worldwide campaign for AWI with Euro RSCG.
- Carl Lyttle’s futuristic CGI series for Nissan X-Trail.
- Herve Haddad’s recent wide-reaching Swarovski advertising campaign.
- Omer Knaz’s set of eye-catching images shot for Mawi.
- John Bennett’s unusual series of Raymond Weil watches.
- Lee Brimble’s shoot of the new Jaguar XJ in Beijing’s Forbidden City for Top Gear magazine.
- Grey Zisser’s modern animated beauty shots and videos for Blonde Media.
- Stuart McClymont’s impressive Skyride campaign.
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Ray Massey London still life photographers
Ray Massey is a London-based photographer who shoots mainly liquids, drinks, hands and still life and is renowned for making effects special.
Studio-based retouchers enable photography and retouching to be produced concurrently, streamlining production and enhancing the creative process.
Ray’s reputation has been established by realising conceptual advertising and producing cutting-edge final images for clients around the world.
AIR-CGI / Harniman London car & transportation photographers
Harniman recently travelled to Dallas to shoot press ads for Hyundai Motor Company Korea and the launch of its new 'Grandeur' model that was released early 2011. The images are being promoted by endorsement using the Harniman signature.
Recent awards include the Campaign Photo Awards 2010 and Association of Photographers Awards 2010 for a Mars Ice Cream press ad utilising location photography and CGI.
Recent commissions include:
- Volvo Sweden - urban photographic landscapes and CGI cars
- Esso - 48 sheets of a CGI glass engine.
- Mercedes-Benz - studio photographic shoot with CGI elements.
- Subaru - CGI animation at the AIR-CGI studios.
Tim Hill London food & drink photographers
As soon as Tim Hill's new studio opened its doors at the beginning of the year, a huge variety of food began passing in front of his lens.
He shot French with Andy Taylor of Taylormade, Japanese for the Japan Centre, and a nine-day project with Pizza King of Egypt.
Visit the website for more information.
Peter Beavis Photography London people & lifestyle photographers
Peter Beavis' recent personal project 'Wild' explores the human body and nature in unity. Using only natural light, he captures beautiful, memorable moments of youth, nature and fun. 'Wild' can be seen on his website under 'New Work'.
Peter continues to develop his unique approach to photographing people through editorial and commercial commissions for a global client list. Still maintaining his knack for bringing out the most in his subjects, his spontaneous and enthusiastic approach creates a natural glimpse of life through his images.
Recent work includes campaigns for Palm Phones, Sony, Alpro Soya and Finnair that won Gold and Silver at the recent Effies Awards. Another of Peter's recent personal projects featuring a series of strong portraits of Cornish surfers has been selected for the annual of the 2010 Association of Photographers Awards.
Paddy Eckersley London people & lifestyle photographers
Paddy Eckersley is a London-based professional photographer who has worked for most of the major advertising agencies. His clients have included Fidelity Investments, Doyle Collectio Hotels, T-Mobile, Emirates Airlines and Miami Tourist Board, to name but a few.
Paddy has been shooting video as well as stills for the past two years.
Visit his website to see more of his work.
Dennis Pedersen London still life photographers
A technical pro, leading the way in still life and creative product photography for over 20 years, Dennis Pedersen has developed an extensive portfolio ranging from editorial and PR through to POS and advertising.
Dennis is renowned in the cosmetic and beauty industry; working with a variety of regular clientele he exceeds their creative needs with the ability to create diverse, imaginative and technically outstanding images that have set the benchmark for quality.
Gary Salter London people & lifestyle photographers
Born in Blackpool in the north of England, Gary Salter studied graphics and photography in Liverpool before moving to London where he is currently based. He produces bold images with a distinctive and unique photographic style and quirky sense of humour.
His work receives critical acclaim both in the UK and internationally. In 2009 Gary received awards from the Association of Photographers for his personal ‘Trainspotting’ series, a D&AD for work completed for Think road safety, a Scottish advertising awards for his recent Bulmers campaign, and an Altpic award for his personal ‘Water Polo’ project.
More recently, Gary has been commissioned for several moving image projects for clients including Absolute Radio and Giffgaff, among others.
Recent Clients: LG, Walters, Virgin, Giffgaff, Pimms, Capri Sun, Shreddies, Uncle Bens, Bulmers, Volvic, Absolute Radio, Philips, Sony Ericsson, Frank, PG Tips, Finlandia, Windex, Ruffles, Nivea, Vodaphone, Airmiles and Fosters.
Bill Reavell London food & drink photographers
Bill Reavell is a London-based food and drink photographer.
"I try to work with a fresh and natural approach. Food is messy, and making messy food appear delicious is the fun bit.
"Daylight or studio lighting, being part of a team on a shoot, working together with the food stylist, art director and prop stylist, this is my approach to work.
"My most favourite pictures are the ones that were the most collaborative. It is a real pleasure working with passionate food people. Oh, and we get to sample the food afterwards!"
Ruth Jenkinson London people & lifestyle photographers
Ruth Jenkinson is a London-based people photographer who shoots across the UK, Europe and the USA for advertising, editorial and lifestyle clients.
Passionate about lighting, Ruth loves making the babies, kids and grown-ups she shoots feel relaxed and comfortable in front of her lens. "I hugely enjoy what I do, and given the type of photography I shoot and all the different people and ages I work with, I think this really helps when it comes to capturing a natural, lasting image."
Ruth recently shot a book on running with Paula Radcliffe as well as a cookery book with Lawrence Dallaglio. Both will be published this coming spring.
Visit her website for more information.
Julian Love London travel photographers
London-based photographer Julian Love specialises in high-end travel and active lifestyle photography.
He has shot everything from advertising campaigns for national tourist boards to imagery for boutique hotels, luxury resorts and tour companies. He also shoots for a wide range of editorial travel titles including BBC Lonely Planet Magazine and Food and Travel Magazine.
In 2010 Julian shot the below-the-line launch campaign for the new Canon 60D digital SLR in Istanbul and the 2010 campaign for the Jamaica Tourist Board, as well as numerous editorial commissions.
Perfectly at home working anywhere around the world, Julian and his team are the ideal choice for demanding location shoots that really capture the essence of a destination.
Visit his website to find out more.
Myles New London food & drink photographers
Myles New is a busy London-based food photographer who is as comfortable in his studio as he is out on location.
His style guarantees emotion-filled images that are both mouth-watering and desirable. He stays up to date with the latest trends in food and lifestyle photography to keep his images fresh and appealing.
Myles' background comes from working in the food industry long before his passion for photography and film took over. With a skill for interpreting a brief he is able to problem solve and masterfully bring an image together.
Recent projects include books for Bonne Maman, Lorraine Pascale (accompanying the new TV show) and Sally Bee, magazines Olive, Jamie Mag, Country Homes and Interiors and Waitrose Kitchen, and packaging and promotions for M&S, Bonne Maman, and many more.
Phil James London people & lifestyle photographers
Photographer Phil James shoots on location or from his central studios, creating imagery for clients such as Dyson, McLaren and Peugeot.
Phil has a fresh approach to any project and has a team of colleagues working with him producing everything from high-end retouching to CGI compositing.
His work has a cinematic quality that is notably his own style. He is currently working on CGI car projects and is making the natural move into directing photography.
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Karmer Setbuilding London sets/ stages
Karmer deploys a huge range of techniques to realise stunning projects. Few places offer such an inter-disciplinary approach to design whilst managing to maintain a consistently high level of finish.
Its back catalogue of work indicates a professionalism that can only be achieved through an enthusiastic and immersive approach to designing. The company’s work displays a wit and intelligence that enriches the project: the designer's thought process is often clearly represented in the final product but is never intrusive.
Visit the website for more information.
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Meherun Grant London hair and make up artists
Meherun Grant is a London-based make-up artist with over seven years experience. Catering to a diverse client list, her style is versatile, creative and polished. Creating beautiful make-up is her passion, whilst her attention to detail teamed with a friendly caring attitude is highly respected by colleagues and clients alike.
Meherun works across TV, short films, music, editorial and advertising for clients including MTV, T4, Top of the Pops, GMTV, Urban Music Awards, Trevor Nelson, Dizzee Rascal, Ms Dynamite, Raghiv, Annelouise Roswald, The Times, Domino Magazine, Hello, ASOS, Figleaves, K-Swiss, ASOS, B&Q, Benson Beds, Trivial Pursuit, Ministry of Sound and Gigafone.
Visit her website for more information.
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Edge Design Ltd. London design companies
Edge Design Ltd. is a creative consultancy that specialises in devising and implementing a wide range of corporate design programmes. Under the guidance of its founder, Steve Edge, the company undertakes branding, brochures, mailshots, marketing, advertising and websites, or any other design project clients may have in mind.
Visit the website for more information.