showcase london issue 281 Jun 2011Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
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 Photo and Film directories.
Be sure to check out our featured events:
- Submissions for the 55th BFI London Film Festival are open: Short films until 24 June 2011; Full length features until 8 July 2011.
- The Wapping Project presents photographer Lillian Bassman at the Donna Karan Flagship store in London until 11 July.
Our cover photo was shot by John Wright.
- film production companies
P for Production London commercial production
Since its launch just three years ago, P for Production has developed an in-depth knowledge of food-related commercial film-making, producing over 40 adverts for Waitrose's current campaign alone.
The company manages highly talented teams experienced at the specific creative and logistical demands of making beautiful food while getting great performances out of TV chefs such as Jamie Oliver, Delia Smith, Heston Blumenthal and Phil Vickery.
Featured in this Showcase is a selection of the P for Production directors' food-oriented work.
- photo production
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.
PCM’s seamless support provides the perfect environment to produce a campaign from conception to completion. Specialist services include art buying, budget management, rate negotiation, casting, location scouting, production logistics, on-site coordination as well as events and fashion show production.
PCM’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."
Shadowplay London photo production
Shadowplay is a creative studio specialising in high-end still and moving image production. With a background in advertising photography and moving image spanning two decades, the company creates visual stories for print, web and broadcast media.
With full service production across photography, film, post production and CGI from its central studios, the Shadowplay team guides clients from initial idea to finished campaign.
Visit the website for more information.
- photo agents
Horton-Stephens Photographers Agents London photo agents
Exciting times at London’s leading photographers’ agents for over 20 years.
The agency just welcomed copious award winner George Logan to the stable. Named as one of Campaign Magazine’s Top Ten Photographers he joins Gavin Evans, whose challenging portraiture is also new for 2011.
The rest of the photographers have been busy too, shooting for major clients including BP, Shell, HSBC, Barclays, Porsche, Smart, Vodafone and O2.
Horton Stephens' website contains all the latest work and the full roster of photographers including a new talent section - "and if it can’t be shot, there’s our CGI artists, Um too!".
Jamie Stephen London photo agents
Jamie Stephen Represents is a UK-based production agency representing directors, photographers and illustrators across the world.
Recent projects include:
- Omer Knaz’s eye-catching fashion accessories special for FT How to spend it.
- Carl Lyttle’s series of shots of the 2011 Nissan GT-R campaign with NewBBDO Paris.
- John Bennett’s high-end fashion accessories editorial work.
- Lee Brimble’s brand new campaign for Hertz Europe, shot on location in Monaco.
- Alex Macro’s humorous celebration of the Royal Wedding - 'Morning after the night before'.
- Stuart McClymont’s tilt-shift portrait of Chris Hoy for Skyride.
- Richard Morris’ brand new show reel, presenting highlights of his recent moving image work.
Edsonwilliams London photo agents
Edsonwilliams is a London-based agency representing photographers and multi discipline illustrators.
Recent work includes:
- Andrea Klarin for Elle and Knack.
- Achim Lippoth for Findus.
- Mago Dovjenko for Nike sportswear.
- Denise van Leeuwen for ELLEGIRL Japan.
- Gijs Kast personal project “Turkish balloon salesman taking a break.”
- Merijn Hos window design at Bloomingdales NY for fashion label Leifsdottir.
Edsonwilliams also introduces Claudia Mozzillo, a talented Neapolitan photographer based in London. Claudia's projects give the viewer a sneak peek through the eyes of her voyeuristic mind; her pictures show moments that can only be spotted by a curious, alert and awake mind.
Visit the website for more information about the agency and to see more work from its artists.
Vue London photo agents
As photo agents with a keen eye for detail, a great history of producing stills shoots globally, and a weakness for chocolate, Vue represents seven award-winning photographers working across the advertising, healthcare and editorial industries.
Vue photographers shoot everything from still life to cars on location, portraits and landscapes. A selection of clients from the first half of 2011 includes Botox, Shell, Pro Plus, Kenco, Cadbury, Allianz, NAPP, One Life and The World Gold Council.
Swerve Represents London photo agents
Swerve is delighted to introduce Mark Leary to its roster of photographers:
- David Oxberry - Still life, locations and people.
- David Sykes - Still life and food.
- Malou Burger - Food, drinks and lifestyle.
- Mark Leary - Locations, interiors and people.
- Paul O’Connor - Kids, lifestyle and portraiture.
- Peter Lavery - Travel, reportage and landscapes.
- Rooney - Observational still life, people and locations.
Recent clients include Talk Talk, McDonald's, Esso, Dell, Rimmel, Hellmanns, Mr Brains, Nissan, Vodafone, Morrisons, Persil, Dairy Crest, Sony Ericsson and Barclaycard.
The company also represents Edgar Martins by appointment.
janepatrick presents Richard Jung London photo agents
American born Richard Jung is London-based with his own studio. Richard’s creative approach is consistent and dependable.
Commissioning clients include Abbott Mead Vickers, Mother London, MCBD and Dare, Quiet Storm, Iris Worldwide, Checkland Kindleysides and others for leading brands.
Richard is represented by Jane at janepatrick who can be contacted on +44 (0)20 7064 8129 for portfolio viewings, diary availability and estimates or any further information.
Graeme Duddridge London advertising photographers
Shooting for the last 15 years, Graeme Duddridge has brought his visual flair and creative expertise to a wide range of advertising, editorial and design projects. Informed by a love of both fine art and graphic concepts, and with a solid passion for the image making process, he continues to create distinctive and consummately crafted work.
Recent clients and projects include Debenhams, Habitat, Marks & Spencer, Bodo Sperlein, Escentric Molecule, Red Magazine, The Wall Street Journal Europe, Como Shambhala and Raqib Shaw.
Garry Owens London advertising photographers
Garry, having lived in London for 20 years working as an advertising photographer shooting cars, people and landscapes has recently set up a base in Sydney and now splits his time between the two cities.
With a diverse client base, one of his most recent projects was for GYRO HSR London shooting the Chevrolet Captiva in Spain. He also recently shot a personal project at Camas Bullfighting School near Seville, Spain. Having been invited to watch young bullfighters training at the famous school he was then given access to the main event during the town's festival.
He is currently working on his ongoing personal project 'Alta Ego' with an exhibition planned in Australia at the end of the year.
Leo Acker London advertising photographers
Based in London, Leo Acker is an established photographer with over 10 years experience. He specialises in still life and he is renowned for his work with fashion accessories and beauty products.
Shooting for advertising, editorial and PR, his clients include Marks & Spencer, Chanel, The BodyShop, Harrods, Next, Cosmopolitan, Elle and Red Magazine.
Leo’s work is consistently bold and imaginative, bringing together the demands of commercial photography with the inspiration of fine art.
He is available for shoots both at his studio in London and on location worldwide.
Spiros Politis London advertising photographers
Spiros Politis has been shooting portraits and advertising in London and abroad for 13 years. During this time his work has been awarded numerous times by advertising, design and photographic institutions. His work is housed in the permanent collection of The National Portrait Gallery in London.
Winning Graphis Gold 2011 was a great start to the year, and Spiros has gone on to complete projects for Citroen with Euro RSCG, a campaign for INTEL, an album campaign for new band Twenty Twenty for Geffen Records, and another album campaign for The Human League.
He is represented in the UK by Sue Allatt.
Richard Parsons London car & transportation photographers
Richard Parsons is a London-based photographer, working mainly in automotive and lifestyle areas, shooting for clients from advertising to editorial.
Working mainly on location utilising high-power battery flash equipment is his speciality, creating studio lighting on location and mixing available and man-made light to achieve the final result.
Recent work has included the “Welcome” campaign for London’s Heathrow Airport. Other clients include Vinci Construction and the World Duty Free group, and in the near future Ramsey Holdings.
Tony Briscoe London food & drink photographers
Tony Briscoe is a London food and drink photographer. His photography has a fresh, natural, graphic style which he captures whether on location or in his Clerkenwell studio.
Tony has recently completed a new cookbook ‘Fishy Fishy’ based on the exciting seafood restaurant in Brighton. The cookbook showcases a wonderful collection of recipes as well as ways we should source and eat fish. A selection of these images can be seen in this Showcase.
Contact Tony to see more of his recent work, which includes advertising campaigns with J.W.T, DLKW Lowe, and various leading editorial and design agencies.
Andy Wilson - Photofolio London advertising photographers
Andy Wilson kicked off 2011 with trips to Brazil, the USA and France for various clients including Bunzl, Compass, BarclayCard and more recently Vodafone.
The summer months will see Andy add to his personal portfolio projects and further update his extensive website ready for the annual report pitching season ahead.
Contact Andy directly via his website for further information.
Ruth Jenkinson London advertising photographers
Ruth Jenkinson is a London-based people photographer who shoots across the UK, Europe and the USA for advertising, editorial and lifestyle clients.
“Ruth is a superb photographer both technically and creatively and a delight to work with. Her lighting is second to none. She handles the models with great care and sensitivity which ensures we get the photographs we need. She works extremely hard and goes the extra mile until she gets the right result. Her cheerful personality and calm approach make the shoots go smoothly and enjoyably. I trust her to get the photographs I am looking for with her special skill and flare.”
Ruth recently shot a book on running with Paula Radcliffe and a cookery book with Lawrence Dallaglio, both of which are out now.
David Ellis London advertising photographers
David Ellis' style of my photography allows him to work with an interesting and ever-varied cross section of clients, including reportage, fashion, music, portraiture, cars and still life.
A selection of recent clients includes Nike, Samsung, Lexmark, Sky, O2, Vertigo Films, The Royal Academy of Dance, Jaguar and Converse. Amongst other press shoots for musicians in 2010, David worked with Amy Winehouse, Fatboy Slim and Adele.
He is currently working on photographing Olympians for the official sponsors of the 2012 London Olympics, and recently completed shoots for the latest Nike football kits and a poster/billboard campaign for the much-anticipated Batman Live World Arena Tour.
David is currently represented in the UK by Terri Manduca and is seeking representation throughout Europe. Visit his website for more information.
Tim Hill London food & drink photographers
Tim and Zoë are shooting a second set of recipe cards for an American client, having tracked down the right American ingredients - Zoë eventually found them from suppliers in Muswell Hill.
A shoot for The Bratwurst.com starts this week, surprisingly the first time the pair has shot bratwurst. Following close behind a quick trip to Paris will be another Pizza shoot for the Mo'men food group based in Egypt.
Refurbishment of the new studio continues, paint brush in-hand when possible.
Peter Beavis Photography London advertising photographers
Peter Beavis recently completed a series of portraits for Wired Magazine. His eye-catching portrait of Sir Alan Sugar was used on the front cover of the May issue, while the following issue featured a series entitled 'Wired 100' that included Christopher Bailey, the new Creative Director at Burberry, Natalie Massenet, the founder of Net-a-Porter, and Robin Klein, founder of Index Ventures. All the other portraits can be seen on his website under 'New Work'.
Peter's photograph of 'Roxy under water' has also recently been included in the 2011 Communication Arts 52nd Photography Annual.
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 Philips LED lights and SKY.
Bill Reavell London advertising photographers
Featured in this Showcase is a selection of work that shows Bill Reavell's experience, specialising in food photography, food packaging, cookbooks, wine books and personal work.
A photographer with a wealth of experience and a broad range of styles, Bill is skilled at working to any brief.
Visit his website for more information.
Barry Willis London advertising photographers
Working across the advertising, editorial and design sectors, Barry Willis has more than 20 years behind the camera and the wealth of experience that brings. With an easy manner, good humour and considerable enthusiasm, Barry gets the very best out of people to deliver great results.
Barry continues to have a busy 2011, shooting for clients as diverse as Action for Children, Advanced Medical Solutions, British Land, BUPA, British Heart Foundation, Hyder Consulting, Low & Bonar and Synergy Health.
He is currently directing and shooting a music video as a personal project.
Mike Ellis London advertising photographers
From just outside the Capital, Mike travels the length and breadth of the country and abroad to capture people in the workplace, at study, and at play, all in his trademark natural style.
Working for a wide range of charities, household brands and corporate clients he is never far from a great story to tell.
Recent clients include Blue Bay, British Heart Foundation, European Bank, G4S, ITV, Malmaison, Premier Oil, PWC, Society of Radiographers, Smurfit Kappa, The Stroke Association, TomTom and Yahoo.
Jobe Lawrenson London still life photographers
Jobe Lawrenson is a London-based advertising and editorial photographer who specialises in still life. He is equally comfortable shooting from his north London studio as he is working on location.
Clients include GQ, John Lewis, Net-a-Porter, Esquire, Marks & Spencer, Habitat, Elle, Asos and Harrods Magazine.
Jobe is represented in the UK by AGENCY D.
Julian Calverley London landscape photographers
Julian Calverley has many years experience as a photographer. He is at home both in the studio and on location, shooting people, landscape, lifestyle, automotive and underwater.
His cinematic style, mixed with a resourceful and passionate nature, have gained him a solid and trusted reputation with clients worldwide.
He is represented in the UK by the Lisa Pritchard Agency.
Glassworks London advertising photographers
Marcus Lyon has shot black and white reportage for 25 years. His commissions come from across the industry, from art institutions to leading agencies in design and advertising. His images are held in many private and international collections and he regularly exhibits in the UK and abroad.
Marcus' confident but laid-back manner helps create powerful, natural and arresting imagery. All shoots are fully produced by the team at the Glassworks, a full service studio, digital darkroom and gallery in central London run by Paul Cochrane.
For more information contact the Glassworks on + 44 (0) 20 7735 9933.
Gary Salter London people & lifestyle photographers
Born in Blackpool in the north of England, Gary Salter studied graphics and photography at 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 ‘Waterpolo’ project.
More recently, Gary has been commissioned for several moving image projects for clients including Absolute Radio and Giffgaff, amongst others.
Recent clients Walkers Crisps, Sky, Virgin, Yakult, 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.
Ray Massey London still life photographers
Ray Massey is a London-based photographer shooting mainly liquids, drinks, hands and still life, and who makes effects special. Retouchers based in the studio 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. He has a passion for solving problems, creating illusions and making effects special, all of which has provided him with a regular flow of interesting commissions ranging from macro still life to location car shoots.
Paul J Harvey London car & transportation photographers
Paul J Harvey recently completed campaigns for Renault, Shell and Toyota, including the ‘Secs Sells’ poster launch for the new Renault Wind and the Shell ‘License to Win’ global multimedia promotion.
For Toyota, Paul was commissioned to shoot a pan-European campaign for Verso, which won the best-in-class Ncap crash test. "The shoot in Paris was great fun, but the retouch was the best bit, putting smiley faces on the crash test dummies!"
An example of his 3D work for Renault electric vehicles is also featured in this Showcase. Paul has also shot personal projects in Iceland and North America.
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.
Visit his website for more information.
Terry McCormick London advertising photographers
Terry McCormick has over 20 years experience as a creative and commercial photographer. He provides his unique flavour to photographic projects across the promotional spectrum, including mainstream advertising, food and drink packaging, editorial features, corporate communications and web-based promotions.
As comfortable with pack shots as he is with big brand imagery, Terry brings experience, commercial awareness and craftsmanship to each new challenge.
Amongst the major brands that have commissioned Terry are Coca-Cola, Heinz, Nescafe, Bacardi, Holsten, Dolmio, Tiger Beer, Aberdeen Angus Steakhouses, Wall's Sausages, Waitrose, McDonald's and Burger King.
Terry works from his superbly equipped central London studio and is equally comfortable working on location. Visit his recently launched new website for more information.
- event production
The London Street Photography Festival London photo events
The London Street Photography Festival is an exciting new event in London’s cultural calendar which will champion the best contemporary street photographers, honour past masters and provide a space for discussion, debate and appreciation of the current relevance of this time-honoured genre.
The festival takes place throughout July with a diverse programme of exhibitions, events, talks, walks and workshops. The London Street Photography Festival is proud to host the first UK exhibition of the most talked about photography phenomenon in recent months - Vivian Maier - while 'On Street Photography: A Woman's Perspective' will showcase the work of five female photographers who use the public domain as their inspiration. Check the website for other activities and exhibitions.
Street photographers from around the world are invited to enter the first Street Photography Awards, which included a Student Award (open to UK-based students) and an International Award (open to photographers from all over the world). Selected entries from the Awards will be exhibited during the festival.
National Portrait Gallery London photo events
Entry is now open for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2011, the leading international photographic portrait competition, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography. The competition is open to everyone aged 18 and over from around the world.
Organised by the National Portrait Gallery in London, the prize has established a reputation for its diversity of photographic styles submitted by a range of photographers, from gifted amateurs and photography students to established professionals.
In the prize’s search for excellence, photographers are encouraged to interpret ‘portrait’ in its widest sense of ‘photography concerned with portraying people with an emphasis on their identity as individuals.’
The winner of the competition will receive £12,000. In addition the judges, at their discretion, will award cash prizes to one or more shortlisted photographers. For a third year Elle magazine will award the 'Elle Commission'. The selected photographer will shoot a feature story in a forthcoming issue of the magazine.