showcase london issue 308 Nov 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:
- The call for entries for the AOP Student Awards is now open - a competition dedicated to fresh photographic talent emerging from UK higher education institutions.
- Creative Review's Annual 2012 is open for entries until 12th December.
- Onedotzero Adventures in Motion festival in London's BFI Southbank takes place between 23rd - 27th November.
Our cover image was shot by Huggy Ragnarsson.
- film production companies
P for Production London commercial production
P for Production is a high-end commercial production company experienced with blue chip clients.
The 2012 Olympics, the world’s largest sporting event, will be held in London. With around 205 nations competing, the city will be awash with media attention. P for Production has been working closely with many of the governing bodies to prepare perfect production service for companies wishing to film commercials themed around the Olympics. With knowledge of and access to the best locations in London, the company is sure to make any Olympic-based script sizzle.
ManaMedia UK LTD London Media Production Agency
ManaMedia provides production services for photography, video, multimedia and TVC, specialising in lifestyle and fashion with a dedicated expertise in sports advertising (including Olympics, World Cup, basketball, baseball, BMX, football, NFL, rugby, tennis, athletics, snowboarding and surfing).
ManaMedia's multilingual production team has a creative approach and is experienced in high-end and international productions.
With offices in the UK, EU and US, ManaMedia has a global production reach and delivers exceptional work for some of the world's most inspirational brands, including BMW, Buick, Canon, Carlsberg, Converse, Heineken, Kronenbourg, Nike, Quiksilver, Red Bull and Tuborg.
UK, European and international production services include art buying, budget management, on-set coordination, carnets, casting, sports casting and street casting, catering, crews, creative development, contracts, hair and make-up, location scouting, shoot insurance, music licensing, permits, photographers, BTS, editing, post production, prop hire and set build, SFX, sports choreography, styling/wardrobe, visas, travel and accommodation and videographers.
Shadowplay London commercial 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.
Clients include McLaren, Carlsberg, Zurich, TDA, UCAS, Sony Playstation, Shell, Spirax Sarco, Dyson, Co-Operative, Aviva, National Trust, Lloyds Pharmacy, Argos, Microsoft, Lloyds TSB, Peugeot, BBC and many more.
"If you see differently, like we do… shadowplay.co.uk"
- photo production
One Mega Management London photo production
One Mega Productions' friendly and highly experienced team of creative directors and production managers provides clients with tailor-made concepts and a carefully selected production crew to personally structure and co-ordinate every shoot with infinite care and efficiency, from initial layouts to final wrap.
The company can supply clients with individual services or all aspects of pre and post production. The great relationships it has developed with affiliates means One Mega Management can negotiate the best rates and cater for small or large projects to suit a range of budgets.
Clients include Gossard, Ocean Drive, Universal Pictures, Lynx, Avon, EMAP, Esquire, Scott Stuber Productions, Gail Stevens Casting, Niche Media and Ann Summers. For clients requiring specific images for their advertising campaigns and publications, One Mega Pictures is partnered with the world-leading picture syndication agency Picdesk.
Location Scotland London photo production
Location Scotland offers full production co-ordination and location management for stills, video and TV shoots.
With a first rate in-house team and an extensive location database, the company can take the stress out of finding unique Scottish locations and offer a bespoke production package tailored to every shoot. From small scale projects to large international productions, Location Scotland can provide all the elements required to make a shoot a resounding success.
"Send us your concept ideas and we'll put together a stunning set of locations to fit your brief and a competitive budget to match your requirements. We'll take care of all the logistical aspects of your shoot from initial brief through to finished campaign, allowing you to get on with the business of producing great images."
It's All Sorted Productions London Photo Production & Art Buying
Sorted is a full service boutique production company specialising in stills and motion photography but equally comfortable with illustration and CGI.
Its priority is to provide the best production service available, from concept to completion, including production planning, art buying, budget management, casting, permits, locations, travel, usage and post production.
Sorted’s experienced and professional crew works closely with clients to tailor-make each production to suit their individual needs, vision and budget. Sorted can also offer a spacious studio with fully working kitchen only a short walk away from Kentish Town Tube station.
Clients include Vodafone, Hugo Boss, McDonald's, American Express, Waitrose, Diageo, Nike and Boots.
PCM - Pure Creative Management London photo production
PCM (Pure Creative Management) is a global production consultancy that offers bespoke creative solutions for stills and motion projects.
PCM’s seamless support provides the perfect environment to produce a campaign from conception to completion. The company’s specialist services include art buying, budget management, rate negotiation, casting, location scouting, production logistics and shoot coordination, as well as events and fashion show production.
With 20 years experience, PCM has collaborated with some of the world’s most renowned photographers and directors, including Nick Knight, Tim Walker, Paolo Roversi, Ridley Scott and Oscar Grillo. The vast spectrum of projects for the most exciting luxury and lifestyle brands, including Patek Philippe, Ligne Roset, Dior, Burberry and Levi's, can be viewed on PCM’s new website.
"Our aim is to offer an exceptional experience and come in on budget. Our passion is to realise your creative direction."
- photo agents
Horton-Stephens Photographers Agents London photo agents
Although Horton-Stephens has been London’s leading photographers’ agency for over 20 years, there is a bright new look to their website that is about as contemporary as it gets.
Having been one of the very first agents to have a web presence, they have learnt a lot about ease of use and site navigation and their brand new site is the distillation of all this knowledge.
There is a ton of new content there too, from some really stunning new Pete Beavis images to Jason Knott’s Costa campaign and George Logan’s BP and Sky campaigns. New work from Gary Salter and their latest member of Fresh (new talent) section, Matt Henry. Indeed, Matt was one of four Horton-Stephens photographers whose work was featured in this year’s AOP Awards, more than any other agent.
The Miss Jones Agency London photo agents
It’s been another busy few months for the Miss Jones Agency.
- The company is delighted to announce the addition of the wonderful food specialist Nathalie Carnet to its roster. Nathalie’s very natural approach brings a unique ‘feel good’ factor to her images, attracting such clients as Elle, Marie Claire and Yves Rocher. Her galleries are now on the website and her book is available from the London office.
- Euan Myles shot a fun campaign for Nat West and RBS with M&C Saatchi.
- Chris Turner has a fantastic new website.
- Richard Mountney shot a great new campaign for Scotch Lamb.
- Euan Myles also shot for Sainsbury’s.
Lisa Pritchard Agency - LPA London photo agents
LPA is one of the UK's most prominent artist management and shoot production agencies. Well established and renowned for providing an exceptional service, the company has a reputation for being helpful, flexible and innovative.
Clients include communications agencies, corporations and image-makers worldwide.
LPA's talents are established and acclaimed photographers, shooting stills and moving image for a range of communications agencies and corporations.
Follow LPA on Twitter.
Vue London photo agents
Vue is pleased to announce the addition of three exciting new photographers to its books.
Lesley Edith portrays an unusual sense of intimacy and maturity in her portraits of children; Gareth Morgans’ eye for vibrant detail brings a stylish twist to food photography; and Phil Sills is a fantastic drinks and still life photographer, bringing a distinctive fresh style.
The other agency's photographers have been busy shooting with clients such as Philips, Battersea Dogs Home, Direct Ski, Yorkie and The World Gold Council.
Clare Fletcher Represents London photo agents
Clare Fletcher Represents is a London-based photographers’ agent, representing Sara Morris, Jess Koppel and Paul Thompson.
Still life photographer Sara Morris has recently been shooting for John Lewis, and she has also been commissioned to shoot the Talk Talk print campaign by CHI & Partners. Her images have been featured in both the AOP 2011 Awards Exhibition and Annual and Creative Review’s Photographic Annual 2011.
Food photographer Jess Koppel has been shooting for M&C Saatchi and client Lea and Perrins. She has also been directing for Leo Burnett on a recent McDonald’s TV Commercial.
People and landscape photographer Paul Thompson has been busy working for some of the top London advertising agencies such as Adam & Eve, RKCR Y&R, McCann Erickson and AMV BBDO. Clients have included Halifax, Lloyds TSB, LOCOG and Sainsbury’s.
AIR-CGI / Harniman London car & transportation photographers
Harniman shoots location, studio and for CGI worldwide with post work by in-house CGI and retouching team Air-CGI.
Projects featured in this Showcase include:
- The new 3008HY4 for Peugeot - a series of night shots with light trails - shot on location in and around Paris.
- Mitsubishi showing a photographic car in a completely generated fight cage background. This image is being used in conjunction with the new movie ‘Warrior’, released autumn 2011.
- Vauxhall / GM UK 1991-2011 20th anniversary press ad shot in UK, post work by Air-CGi.
Recent awards include the Epson Pano Awards 2011 and PDN Annual 2011. The company has also been nominated for the Cream 2011 Awards.
Sam Robinson London people & lifestyle photographers
Sam Robinson's latest body of work for HTC Smartphones followed the brief: "To create an image style that genuinely reflects customers' lives. Visually connecting with people by using imagery that is meaningful to them and shows the real world". The shoot began in the UK followed by a two-week production in Hong Kong and New York City. It was great fun and well received.
Sam is known for his honest, natural images and shooting style. He captures the energy and character of his subjects with a relaxed, uncomplicated style and has a unique and fresh approach to his personal and commissioned work.
Jean Cazals London food & drink photographers
Jean Cazals continues to shoot abroad and from his Notting Hill studio for various publishing companies and clients. His unique style is appreciated worldwide and has taken him lately to Brussels, New York and Paris for a new book just released on the oldest chocolate shop in Paris, ‘A La Mere de Famille’. His images have recently been exhibited in restaurants and at Sainsbury's London head office.
Amongst other things, Jean is currently putting the finishing touches to his latest coffee table book 'Afternoon Tea Time in London', which will showcase some of the best places to drink the magic blend. Melt Chocolate Shop's latest book has also just been published.
Visit his website to view his online folio. Prints may be purchased on request.
Jean is currently looking for representation in Paris and NY.
David Ellis London advertising photographers
David Ellis continues to produce powerful and engaging work. His diverse mix of reportage, fashion, music and portraiture never fails to excite and always manages to capture the 'magic' of the moment. This is perfectly illustrated in the work that David recently produced for The Times Magazine featuring seven British athletes who are competing at the 2012 London Olympics.
David has also been shooting and producing an increasing amount of moving images. Classic examples of how David's visual style translates to film are the publicity film that he shot for the Batman Live World Arena Tour, featuring the new Batmobile designed by F1 legend Gordon Murray, and a film shot for the release of the Nike Safari football boots, designed by Christiano Ronaldo.
He is represented by Terri Manduca.
Ray Massey London liquid photographers
Ray Massey is a London-based photographer who shoots liquids, drinks, hands, still life and 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.
His passion for solving problems, creating illusions and making effects special has provided him with a regular flow of interesting commissions, ranging from macro still life to physical artistry.
Spiros Politis London advertising photographers
Spiros Politis’ work can be seen in London as part of the "Comedians: 1940s to Now” exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery until January 2012.
Spiros’ photographic approach has resulted in a wide range of clients; from advertising, fashion and music through to automotive. His work has been awarded numerous times by advertising, design and photographic institutions.
In 2011 he has completed advertising shoots for Citroën and INTEL, as well as for record labels Geffen and Sony Music.
Spiros is currently seeking German representation. He is represented in the UK by Sue Allatt and in France by Anne-Marie Gardinier.
Mark Bramley London car & transportation photographers
Based in London, Mark Bramley has won numerous international awards for his graphic car and landscape photography. So far in 2011, he has received nine honourable mentions in the International Photography Awards and was shortlisted for the prestigious Association of Photographers (AOP) Awards. 2010 saw Mark win his category in the AOP Awards and take runner-up spot in the automotive advertising category in the International Photography Awards.
Recent shoots include the new 2012 Honda Civic for Honda Europe, Porsche Panamera Hybrid for Porsche Great Britain, and the Ford Evos concept for Motor Trend Magazine USA.
Award-winning CGI renderings are now part of Mark’s portfolio. Modelling, texturing and lighting are all part of his extensive skill-set. His ability to shoot stunning backplates with matching HDRI environments completes the CGI process.
Phil Sills London liquid photographers
Phil Sills is a London-based studio photographer specialising in drinks and liquids.
Clients include Guinness, Tennnents, Zubrowka and Glenfiddich.
Visit his website for more 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.
Client quote: “Ruth is a superb photographer both technically and creatively and a delight to work with. Her lighting is second to none. She handles 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's latest project, a cookery book for Waitrose, will soon be available from all good bookstores.
Richard Wadey-James London people & lifestyle photographers
With an established career in lifestyle photography, Richard Wadey-James shoots fresh, dynamic images full of verve and warmth.
His polished style and professional experience have led him to work around the world with major clients in the travel and lifestyle sectors. The past three months have seen him working on lifestyle shoots in Cuba, Greece, Ibiza, Tuscany and aboard luxury cruise ships in the Mediterranean.
His energetic spirit is reflected in his action photography, while his ability to get the best from his subjects is seen across both his lifestyle and portrait work.
Howard Kingsnorth London advertising photographers
Howard Kingsnorth has worldwide experience.
Shooting out of his Shoreditch studio, Howard is a ‘multi-genre’ professional with stacks of experience. His client-friendly and calm under pressure approach has led to numerous successful productions.
Visit his website for more information.
Sean Malyon London advertising photographers
Sean Malyon has recently been concentrating on close-up portraits of the elderly for a forthcoming exhibition. He is always amazed at how people respond to their image even when it has been taken to show-off all their lovely wrinkles and life experience. He is also preparing for a fashion shoot in Marrakech.
Recent clients include Peugeot, Duo Boots, Lighter Life, The Sea Cadets and The British Heart Foundation, as well as shooting for Corbis.
Visit his website for more information.
Patrick Harrison London advertising photographers
Photographer Patrick Harrison has over 20 years of experience shooting natural and inspiring images.
He shoots people at work and at play, creating engaging advertising, branding, and design imagery.
He has recently shot screen savers and wallpapers in Sweden for Nokia's latest range of smart phones, all media image banks for Cineworld and Clear Channel and an atmospheric campaign for Berghaus.
Canon commissioned Patrick to shoot 40 outstanding billboard sized images for their World EXPO which was followed by a campaign to launch their top selling 1100D camera.
To keep up to date with Patrick's work follow his photo journal.
Levon Biss London sports photographers
Levon Biss is an award-winning sports and portrait photographer based in London. Much of his work concentrates on shooting dynamic action portraits that show the beauty of the human form. His keen understanding of athletes at their peak gives Levon an easy affinity with his subjects and underpins the technical success of his images.
Levon has also been drawn to cover the culture surrounding sport from the fans' perspective. His project 'One Love' is an exploration of the global love and passion for soccer. It took him to 26 countries and resulted in a best-selling book and travelling exhibition viewed by 1.2 million people worldwide.
Alongside his sports work, Levon has fulfilled many portrait and lifestyle commissions that showcase his great creativity and flexibility as a photographer. These include recent advertising shoots for Lucozade, Adidas, MasterCard and Sky, with editorial work for The New York Times, British GQ, The Observer and TIME Magazine.
Bill Reavell London food & drink photographers
Bill Reavell has been working on projects for BBC Publications and food packaging projects with Marks and Spencer and Tesco.
Visit his website for more information.
Phil Babb London children photographers
Phil Babb is recognized as one of the UK’s leading photographers in his field. His images are used globally across packaging, POS, brochures and advertising.
Phil’s sensitive approach to lighting and subject both on location and in the studio, ensures images of integrity.
Existing clients return year after year and his expanding client base is testimony to Phil and his teams’ specialist skills.
"Clients tell us that we exceed their expectations by providing a combination of great images and a fantastic production service. Delivering successful shoots on time and on budget makes our clients and us very happy people!"
Phil’s website showcases a full range of image galleries, commissions and client list. You can also meet the team behind the scenes.
Tim Hill London food & drink photographers
Tim Hill now works from his studio in his house in North London with his wife Zoe who handles all the food and props styling.
The house is now stuffed with props, backgrounds, photographic gear, lighting equipment and talent.
Visit the website for more information.
Dennis Pedersen London still life photographers
In constant demand for his ability to create beautifully vibrant images, Dennis Pedersen is one of the UK’s leading still life photographers.
Working from his central London studio where he has been based for the past 15 years (with hardly a day off!), he uses his exceptional technical knowledge in working with his clients to help them achieve their briefs - the bigger the challenge the better he likes it!
Well-known for his high quality product, liquids and beauty images, he also offers a first-rate retouching service to run alongside shoots.
Recent clients include Nokia, Puma, Clinique, L'Oréal, Nivea and Harrods.
Andy Seymour London food & drink photographers
Andy Seymour specialises in food, drink and still life photography.
He operates out of his Central London studio.
Visit his website for more information.
Molyneux Associates London corporate & industrial photographers
Andrew Molyneux has over 25 years experience shooting images for international clients in the corporate, editorial and industrial sectors.
His work takes him all over the world covering all industries and subjects, including aerospace, biotech, finance, oil and engineering. He has a reputation for delivering highly creative images without any hassle.
He has recently shot moving images for GE Aviation, KPMG and SeeWhatYouMean.
Clients include Chevron, Nexen, Qinetiq, New Law, RWE Npower, British Transport Police, Laird Group, Youngs, GE Aviation, Dowty Propellers, Cargill, SAB MIller, Birmingham University and Gatehouse Bank.
Richard Parsons London car & transportation photographers
Richard Parsons is a London-based photographer, specialising in location car shoots and lifestyle work.
His time is spent mostly on location, covering and uncovering the flash kit - in England anyway. A recent trip to Bavaria allowed for more sun cream than rain macs and produced some great images.
Most of Richard's work these days is completed with AD’s present, and he firmly believes in strong collaboration with all people in the creative process to achieve the final result.
Recent clients have included BAA and Ramsay Holdings.
Karan Kapoor London advertising photographers
Karan has been busy in October shooting stills and video for the largest cruise liner in the world, The Oasis of the Seas, for The Royal Caribbean.
So far in 2011, Karan has shot campaigns for Harrah's Casino, Spirva (print and video), The Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai, Friendslife, Relpax, The Las Vegas Tourist Board, Sky and most recently The Royal Caribbean Cruise Liners.
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.
- rental studios
Sunbeam Studios London Rental Studios & Event Venue
Sunbeam hosted the Stella McCartney S/S12 Kids preview event this autumn. The studio was exclusively hired and turned into a children’s wonderland. The garden was filled with a 60-foot high helter-skelter and pony rides, whilst the drive-in studio hosted a Black Cab Photo Booth ensuring the day was unforgettable.
Other recent jobs at Sunbeam include the House of Holland for Pretty Polly campaign with Jessie J, shot by Aitken Jolly. Studio One’s size allowed multiple sets simultaneously, including rain-drenched cobblestones, while the mezzanine offered the perfect viewing platform for clients.
Georgia Jagger’s cover shoot for the A/W11 edition of POP Magazine was shot in the luxurious Studio Three. Gillian Wearing created a range of scenes, complete with faux grass and large, dreamy backcloths.
- styling, hair, makeup
CSILLA ELEKES London fashion stylists
Csilla Elekes is an emerging freelance stylist who works across the fashion and beauty industry. Always ready for a challenge, she has worked together with published fashion photographer Iakovos Kalaitzakis and others including Agata Preyss, Vendula Pribylova and Joanna Kustra.
After finishing her studies in fashion styling her first project was published in Ganza Mag. Csilla's unique style and inspiration allows her to offer a range of services including mood boards, visual concept development and art direction.
Csilla is currently looking for agent representation.