showcase magazine Jun 2012london issue 347
Welcome to the latest Showcase London, brought to you by Production Paradise. The city is a hub of excitement and patriotic spirit this summer, with people nationwide celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and proudly counting down to the upcoming Olympic Games. We’re thrilled to be a part of the celebrations! We present the very best of the Capital's leading visual media professionals in our dedicated Photo and Film directories.
To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, The National Portrait Gallery brings together some of the most remarkable and resonant images of Elizabeth II made during her reign.
This June, The London Festival of Photography returns for its second year. Content will be curated around the theme 'Inside Out: Reflections on the Public and the Private'.
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One Production London photo production
One Production is a full service photographic production company working within the advertising, fashion and design industries.
The company offers art buying, full budget management, casting, set builds/prop sourcing, styling, hair and make-up, location scouting, permits/licenses, equipment hire, travel and accommodation and full insurance coverage.
Offering a modular approach to production, One Production is happy to come in at any stage of a project and work in a multitude of ways to guarantee the best creative outcome for any given budget. Paramount to any production is achieving a premium result within budget, which the company successfully achieves through excellent relationships with an extensive network of suppliers.
One Production also produces moving image, primarily online video content. Its USP is its independence; not representing directors, DOPs, etc., the company sources the right creative according to budget and brief.
It's All Sorted Productions London photo production
It’s All Sorted Productions is a London-based art buying and production company working on photography, illustration, CGI and moving images. The team always strive for the best creative results and, with over 20 years experience, they know how to make budgets work harder.
The company's 12x8 metres photographic studio, complete with a fully working kitchen and plenty of space for everybody to work and relax in a creative environment, is the perfect space for every type of shoot.
Get in touch to discuss upcoming art buying or production jobs or for more information on the studio, whatever the size of a project.
Location Scotland London photo production
Following a great start to the year, having already welcomed teams from World Locations for Bugatti, RKCR for Bank of Scotland, Boden, Nisbet Wylie for Slaters Menswear and The White Company, Location Scotland is looking forward to another busy summer season.
It is an exciting year for the UK with the Olympics and Jubilee making London a busy place to be. For clients looking to get out of the madness, Scotland provides the perfect production solution.
Scotland offers a wide variety of locations suitable for that truly British feel. With a database of over 60,000 images, Location Scotland can offer a bespoke location selection suited to clients' individual briefs along with a competitive budget to match every requirement.
Partnered with full production services and an experienced in house team, the company looks forward to working with clients to produce great results. Get in touch to see what Scotland has to offer.
Shadowplay London Photo and Film 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 McClaren, Zurich, Billington Cartell, Carlsberg, Gyro, Sony Playstation, Shell, Spirax Sarco, Co-Operative, TDA, Aviva, National Trust, Argos, Lloyds TSB, Peugeot and many more.
"If you see differently, like we do… shadowplay.co.uk"
The Production Factory London photo production
The Production Factory London is geared-up to produce a summer of fabulous shoots for clients including Neiman Marcus, New Look, Boux Avenue, House of Fraser, Marks & Spencer, White Stuff, Esprit and Freddy Fashion, to name but a few.
The company has had a fabulous third season in Miami working with Mr Porter, Yves Rocher, Wrap, ShopDirect, S Moda, Primark, The White Stuff, Cosmopolitan, Clarks, British Elle, Tesco, Weber BBQs and Vision Express. As its team of local producers catch their breath, it's over to Mallorca to ensure The Production Factory has sunshine all year round.
Production Factory will be celebrating its 10th season on the beautiful Balearic island of Mallorca, welcoming back favourite clients to shoot in the glorious sunshine on white sandy beaches, ultra modern apartments and around the winding streets of the Spanish old town.
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Swerve Represents London photo agents
Swerve Represents has become one of London’s most prominent photographic agencies. Combining top photographic talent with quality service, Swerve is always eager to accommodate varying briefs and budgets for all jobs, no matter how big or small.
2012 has seen Swerve off to a busy start. Recent clients include Hellmann’s, Natwest/RBS, Dairy Milk, Knorr, London Olympics, McDonald's and Barnardo’s.
A full roster of photographers, portfolios and commissions is available on the website.
JSR London photo agents
JSR, one of the leading artist agencies in London, offers some of the best photographers, film-makers and illustrators in the world as well as production services that are second to none.
- New to the books, Matt Hind has already been commissioned by Vogue to shoot a beautiful H&M promotion.
- John Bennet shot some wonderful diamond rings for DeBeers.
- Lotus commissioned Richard Morris to shoot an epic portrait of the new Lotus Elise.
- Toby Evans beautifully illustrates a series of retro posters for The Diner.
- The 3D Agency worked CGI Magic on the new Nike Flyknit running shoes.
- Sean Gleason's new cool and pristine fashion shots blow everyone away as usual.
The Miss Jones Agency London photo agents
The Miss Jones Agency has offices in London and Edinburgh and represents a number of leading photographers across the UK and beyond.
The company's production service is kicking-in with a number of summer bookings. Get in touch to produce shots anywhere in the UK this season.
- Photographer David Eustace joins the roster and announces his first solo retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery in 2015.
- Nicolas Guerin shot with McCanns Manchester for Liverpool One, and is just back from a fabulous array of portrait sittings at Cannes including Nicole Kidman.
- Euan Myles shot another mortgages campaign for M&C Saatchi and NatWest.
- Victor Albrow shot a new campaign for newly appointed 'Best Whisky in the World', Old Pulteney.
- Nathalie Carnet shot editorial for Elle and Marie Claire as well as a campaign for Vrai in France. She is also working on a new cookery book.
- Chris Turner shot a campaign for Orofluido along with a number of editorials, including a football shoot for Black Rainbow in Paris.
- Richard Mountney launched M2 Films, specialists in drinks and food footage.
- Cyril Lagel shot a new series of images for Azzaro.
Shoot Production London photo agents
Shoot represents a diverse roster of admirably talented photographers and film-makers working throughout the realms of portraiture, advertising, entertainment and fashion. The company supports every stage of the creative process from initial concept to post production and provides independent production services.
Recent work includes:
- Dean Chalkley shooting superb, sharp fashion for HemingwayDesign for Hush Puppies.
- Søren Solkær Starbird's new campaign for international jeans brand Jack & Jones.
- Pip shooting the album cover and directing the video for Mercury Records' platinum selling Amy MacDonald.
- Jay Brooks taking to the stage for The National Theatre and The Royal Court.
- Rebecca Miller’s beautiful and romantic fashion for H magazine.
- Gavin Watson's SS12 campaign for Dr Martens.
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Chloé Meunier London Director - Photographer
Featured in this Showcase is a selection of latest work by film director and photographer Chloe Meunier.
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Paul J Harvey London advertising photographers
Specialising in car, landscape and 3D photography, Paul J Harvey has been working enthusiastically within the advertising industry for over 20 years.
Paul’s passion for dynamic landscapes combined with his technical automotive skills make him a natural choice for this very specific and demanding field of work.
Internationally nominated personal works are regularly exhibited at galleries in both London and Paris.
Clients include Assystem, Channel4, Chrysler, Citroen, Concorde-Lafayette, Ford, Gdf-Suez, Honda, Lancia, Mercedes, Mitsubushi, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Shell, SNCF, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
Alun Callender London advertising photographers
Alun Callender shoots portraits of people in their environment, he enjoys to explore the diverse creative talent that he meets on his travels.
Shooting in a natural style, yet being accurate with his composition are important factors in his work.
His clients include magazines such as Red, Marie Claire, Tatler and Homes & Gardens, with commercial clients including Northern Rock, The British Heart Foundation, Sainsbury's and Waitrose.
He is currently working on a personal project documenting artists and creative types found in Sussex, on the South Coast of England, and also experimenting with time lapse and video projects.
Leo Acker London still life photographers
Based in London, Leo Acker is an established still life photographer. Shooting for advertising, design and editorial, Leo's recent clients include Marks & Spencer, The BodyShop, Nokia, John Lewis, American Express, Cosmopolitan, Elle and Red Magazine.
Over the years, Leo has built a reputation for his technical ability to translate ideas into beautiful images. His work is bold and imaginative, creatively bringing together the demands of commercial photography.
He is available for shoots both at his London studio in Shoreditch and on location worldwide.
Sam Robinson London people & lifestyle photographers
Sam Robinson is known for his honest, natural images and fun energetic 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.
Sam's recent clients include the new global campaign for Lufthansa Airlines. This was the first part of an on-going campaign titled 'Non Stop You' and the creative brief was to capture honest moments and emotions in the travelling world. Sam is shooting the stills along with elements of directing for Internet and broadcast needs on this campaign.
Other recent clients include global campaigns for Megafon and long term client Dell Computers.
Phil Cook London still life photographers
Phil Cook is a well established London-based still life and food photographer, with over 15 years of experience shooting a wide variety of packaging, editorial and advertising commissions.
No job is too small, so contact Phil directly to discuss upcoming projects.
Visit his website to see his latest work.
Molyneux Associates London corporate & industrial photographers
Andrew Molyneux shoots dynamic, creative images specialising in corporate and industrial photography. His work takes him all over the world shooting a huge range of subjects in all sectors including aerospace, finance, biotech, oil and engineering.
With over 25 years' experience Andrew still loves the excitement and challenge of every shoot, whatever the location, and his hassle-free, easy-going approach enables him to get the best out of any subject from the factory floor to the boardroom.
Recent clients include RWE Npower, Qinetiq, Cargill, New Law, 7Y Energy, Unilever, Birmingham University, Spire Healthcare, GE Aviation, Youngs, British Transport Police and Chevron.
Levon Biss London advertising photographers
Levon Biss is a London-based photographer specialising in sport and portraiture.
Whether he is shooting advertising productions or documentary projects, Levon continues to capture the emotion of sport in all its highs and lows. This can be seen in his recent project on football fans from around the world.
In recent months, Levon has been shooting campaigns for Nokia, Bud Lite, Subway and Tampax, with editorial commissions for The New York Times, TIME Magazine and The Observer Magazine. To view this work and more visit his website.
Gareth Gatrell London portrait photographers
With an eclectic and diverse background in press, reportage and portrait photography, Gareth Gatrell uses his quick-witted persona, speed and on occasions his wrestling skills in all areas of his work. "If you need that angle, you've just got to get in there."
His most recent commission took him to the vibrant townships of India for Hello Magazine, where he covered Denise Van Outen and Lydia Rose Bright ('Towie' series) on their 485km cycle ride across Rajasthan on behalf of Great Ormond Street.
Gareth is currently looking for European and international representation.
Visit his website for more information.
Terry McCormick London advertising photographers
While keeping busy in his Central London studio, Terry McCormick has found his location photography skills in demand and has recently been commissioned to work on three books concentrating on the Gulf States, namely Bahrain, Qatar and the Sultanate of Oman.
Check his website for more images of this unique part of the world.
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 Max Factor, Liz Earle, Nokia, L'Oreal and Rado.
David Ellis London advertising photographers
2012 has seen David Ellis working on a couple of big advertising campaigns including Credit Suisse, Trebor's 'Baton of Sweet Success' Olympic Campaign, and the movie poster for Street Dance 2.
David took the emotive portraits featured in this Showcase of the Maasai people whom he met whilst in Kenya working on a charity project helping to build schools.
David is represented by Terri Manduca and his work can also be viewed on his website.
Ray Massey London liquid photographers
Specialising in still life, liquids, special effects and physical artistry, Ray Massey combines real life special effects with his in-house retouching and composing facility to bring to life even the most difficult of art directors' concepts.
Working out of his 3500 sq.ft. converted church hall studio in Camden, London, he has over the last 20 years acquired an excellent production team around him to ensure that even the most difficult brief is executed to the highest of standards!
His passion for solving problems, creating illusions and making effects special has provided him with a regular flow of interesting commissions.
James Nader London fashion photographers
James Nader has been shooting people and fashion for 20 years. Having honed his skills on an international stage he has developed a unique style of working in fashion.
From a traditional photographic background, James is a master of light and the digital darkroom. With a diverse range of skills and techniques he is able to interpret his clients' briefs to perfection. With the ability to work on the fly and an eye for detail, clients utilise his experience in the whole digital workflow from shooting through to post production and print.
Able to retouch and composite images to a high level James is continually busy but able to deliver a dedicated level of photography and retouching.
James is currently looking for representation in the UK and internationally.
Nick Dawe London people & lifestyle photographers
Nick Dawe predominantly works on location, either inside or out in the big outdoors.
The images featured in this Showcase were produced for the Bakkavör Group, an Icelandic food producer with facilities in Lincolnshire. The brief was to portray the workers in their own environment and in a positive way.
Nick often tries to introduce an element of fun into his imagery, but never at the subject's expense. When not working on assignment he is regularly pursuing personal projects of interest, adopting a similar approach of celebrating different aspects of life.
Visit Nick's website to get a better sense of his work.
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 and branding imagery.
The recent campaign for Nokia 808 Pure View was shot and filmed by Patrick on location in Rio during carnival week. The movie has racked up just over half-a-million hits on YouTube prior to the product launch. Images from the shoot are in-stores worldwide and on the device as start up screens and wallpapers.
Patrick is represented by Lisa Pritchard Agency (LPA).
Lorentz Gullachsen London advertising photographers
Lorentz Gullachsen's year has been one of continued change, more corporate reports and portraiture work. A charity commission for The British Lung Foundation provided a great opportunity to produce portraits for the new awareness and re-branding campaign for BLF.
His landscape work has not disappeared, with a small preview exhibition of his 'Elan Valley' project being held at the Elan Valley Centre through July and August. The on-going project concerns the impact of a 19th Century scheme to collect water in Wales and deliver it to Birmingham, providing fresh water to an expanding city and leaving a legacy of what is referred to as the Welsh Lake District.
David Townend London corporate & industrial photographers
David Townend is based just outside London from where he travels throughout the UK and abroad for his clients, shooting corporate and documentary assignments in his own creative reportage style as well as pursuing personal projects.
He is a member of the Association of Photographers, London. A full client list is available upon request. Visit David's website to see more of his award-winning corporate imagery and personal work.David can be contacted on + 44 (0) 1279 777597 and +44 (0) 7770 622144.
Julian Calverley London advertising photographers
Julian Calverley is a landscape and advertising photographer. His cinematic style, mixed with a resourceful and passionate nature, have gained him a solid and trusted reputation with clients worldwide.
He recently had his first solo show 'North Northwest Beginnings' which showcased his personal landscape photography in the form of beautiful large format archival prints.
Visit his website for more work samples and information on his edition print work.
He is represented in the UK by the Lisa Pritchard Agency.
Lux Photodigital London advertising photographers
Lux is a London-based photographic studio offering a comprehensive service from set building and photography to CGI and retouching. A team of highly skilled individuals, Lux has many years' experience producing still life, interiors and food and drink photography for advertising, brochures, packaging, editorial and publishing.
“Our focus is always on quality and consistency whilst fulfilling clients’ demands on budget and deadline. We genuinely enjoy realising ideas and exceeding expectations.” Lee Pattison, Director.
As testament to this ethos, Lux has enjoyed long relationships with many current clients, including Molton Brown, LSA, Blanco, Milliken, Neff and Bosch.
David Oliver London portrait photographers
David Oliver specialises in making the whole photographic experience as easy as possible for his sitters, and to that end, he gets relaxed and natural photographs from everyday people.
The images featured in this Showcase are taken from 'Route 207: Shepherd’s Bush people', which David is currently shooting for an exhibition later in the year.
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Sunbeam Studios London rental studiosSunbeam Studios offers:
- Four unique studios ranging from a 600 sq/ft. location space to a 3,200 sq/ft J-cove drive-in.
- Private gardens for shooting in or relaxing with a glass of wine after the wrap.
- World-famous catering: Season-based menus emphasising British suppliers including the Studio's own herb garden.
- On-site equipment: No delivery charges, lots of kit.
- Full production, including digital and moving image services, set design and building, prop sourcing, and more.
- A sustainability policy that can’t be beaten: From running on 100% renewable energy to composting food waste, Sunbeam is committed to its responsibilities to its neighbours and planet.
- The best clients: Consistently the greatest international client base.
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Tim Chapman Setbuilding London set/ scenery construction
Established over 15 years ago, Tim Chapman Setbuilding has earned an enviable reputation for quality and attention to detail, a reputation the team is proud of and works hard to maintain.
The company understands that no matter how large or small the project, how tight the deadline, every job is important. This is why so many people turn to Tim Chapman for their setbuilding needs.
From advertising campaigns and catalogue shoots to decorating locations and fitting out exhibitions, the team prides itself on providing the complete setbuilding service - fast, friendly and professional.
Film Solutions London Services for Film
Film Solutions is a provider of film productivity and workflow solutions designed to give film and television professionals the ability to manage numerous elements of a production with greater security, efficiency and reliability than ever before. Its technologies deliver superior online production management and collaboration tools that streamline and automate tasks that, until now, have been labor intensive, costly and time consuming.
Founded in 2006 by working film industry professionals, Film Solutions' technologies and services are designed for the specific needs of producers, actors, agents, publicists and numerous other key constituents within a film or television production environment.
Film Solutions continually collaborates with film industry veterans throughout product design, development and testing phases. As a result, Film Solutions' technologies and services deliver finely-tuned results to specific groups within the film and television production environments.
Film Solutions seeks to shift the culture of the industry by automating the information sharing and management process from concept through post production, marketing, promotion and distribution. With an emphasis on speed and workflow streamlining, the company's products and services give customers the power to work smarter and do more in less time.