showcase magazine Feb 2013london issue 393
Welcome to the latest Showcase London, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the Capital's visual media industry, with more information available in our online Photo and Film directories.
Be sure to check out our featured events:
- Man Ray photographic portrait retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery, until 27th May.
- The Photographers' Gallery hosts the finalists of the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize between 19th April and 30th June.
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Horton-Stephens Photographers Agents London photo agents
Horton-Stephens, London’s leading photographers’ agents for over 25 years, has recently welcomed the seriously funny Morten Borgestad and the energetic documenter of street culture, Jake Green.
Meanwhile, the rest of its photographers have been as prolific as ever. Peter Beavis has packed the site with his latest sun and skate images, Diana Miller has lots of new food photography, Fernando Milani’s hair and beauty, while Wilson Hennessy, Matt Henry and Nick Dolding are all showing more.
George Logan has been on safari for AMV BBDO, Jason Knott has been weaving more lifestyle magic, whilst Gary Salter has been trapped in The London Dungeons! All this plus CGI and moving image.
The Sharon Brandman Agency London photo agents
The Sharon Brandman Agency saw a great start to the year from Marie-Louise Avery, shooting everything from fresh vegetables and fruit to yummy ice-creams and mouth-watering exotic food from around the world from her loft style studio in the Barbican, next door to Whitecross Street food market.
Charlie Troman started the year running by shooting some amazing lifestyle on location and in the studio.
Nigel Harniman's recent work includes Nissan Qashqai and Puma Ferrari. Both are a fusion of photography with CG imaging. His eclectic stills and videos - particularly in the automotive sector - have attracted A-list clients such as Bentley, Jaguar, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo, to name a few. Check his blog for more.
Kim shot an on-going personal project that can be glimpsed in these featured Showcase images.
Visit the website for more information.
Shoot London photo agents
Shoot is a London-based photographic agency representing a select band of exciting photographers and film-makers working in advertising, fashion and entertainment. Its work ranges from editorial through commissions for record labels, theatre and television companies to advertising campaigns for major international brands.
Shoot Production works both to support Shoot’s photographers and increasingly as an independent 'stand alone' service for a variety of other clients and photographers. It has a reputation for professionalism and meticulous organisation, together with creativity and the good-humoured flexibility to deal with any eventuality.
Recent work includes
- Pip’s extraordinarily revealing shoot with Sir Ian McKellen for Fiasco Magazine.
- Jay Brooks' image for Emili Sande’s single ‘Clown’ on Virgin Records.
JSR London photo agents
JSR, one of the leading artist agencies in London, is a trusted and established agency offering striking photographers, illustrators and directors.
The agency focuses on signature styles that capture the essence and message of its clients' wants and needs, as well as production skills that aim to produce the highest quality service, delivered with stunning results.
JSR recently signed leading car photographers Stuart Hall and Oliver Stephan. Recent news includes shooting for Nike, Men's Heath, Churchill, NatWest, Jerome Russell, Next, Vogue, De Beers, McDonald’s, Remington, Procter & Gamble, Harrods, Swatch and Viviscal.
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Carlos Lumiere London advertising photographers
As his name suggests, Carlos Lumiere is a true master of lighting, combining his passion for composition with a rich and emotive style. Over the last decades Carlos has developed a unique portfolio, living and working in New York, Paris, Miami, Hamburg, Munich, Milan and London.
His clients include Christian Lacroix, Cacharel, Vivienne Westwood, Dunhill, Hackett, Harrods and L’Oréal, while his editorials have been published in magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, ID, GQ, ICON and Stylist, among others. Carlos has exhibited his work in Monaco and London and was also selected by Victor Hassleblad as one of the seven up-and-coming fashion photographers.
Molyneux Associates London corporate & industrial photographers
Andrew Molyneux has over 25 years' experience shooting images for UK and 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 Coats, Chevron, Abbott, Qinetiq, New Law, RWE Npower, British Transport Police, Youngs, GE Aviation, ULTRA Electronics, Cargill, SAB MIller, Birmingham University, The Crown Estate and UKTI.
For more information contact Andrew on +44(0)7836 661 460.
Julian Love London people & lifestyle photographers
Julian Love is a lifestyle and travel photographer based in London and working internationally. His images are known for their vibrant style, positive feel and the way they capture authentic moments.
Over the last 12 months, Julian has shot campaigns for Canon Europe, Dove, South Tyrol Tourism, Cafe Rouge, Strada and Bella Italia.
Equally at home producing shoots at home or abroad, for smaller productions he uses his own team of proven professionals while for larger scale shoots he draws on the expertise of Lisa Pritchard Agency.
For all the latest imagery visit the People & Lifestyle section on the website.
Chris Clor London advertising photographers
Chris Clor specialises in photo illustration, working within the genre of conceptual, portrait, automotive and landscape photography.
Employing both film and digital capture, as well as incorporating CG rendered elements into his compositions is his recipe for award-winning imagery.
Based in London, Chris works internationally providing high impact imagery for his varied clientele.
Dennis Pedersen London still life photographers
Whether he is shooting a computer or a lipstick, still life photographer Dennis Pedersen displays his unique (and often quirky) creative personality through his work, making him a valued favourite to those in the know.
From his studio in Hoxton, where he offers a one-stop service complete with in-house retoucher (not to mention a nice lunch), Dennis uses his individual and highly professional technique alongside new and innovative ways of shooting to ensure his clients keep one step ahead of the competition.
2013 has been a very busy year already, with shoots for Marks & Spencer, Maybelline and Models Own.
Bruce Anderson London still life photographers
Bruce Anderson is a London-based still life photographer, specialising in high end fashion, advertising and editorial images.
At his studio in Shoreditch he creates a relaxed yet focused shooting style which is an ideal environment for any project. Bruce consistently produces fresh and bespoke imagery and is always keen to embrace new ideas.
Clients include Calvin Klein, Watches of Switzerland, Oris, Diageo, Greubel, Marcus Watches, Mappin & Webb, Dunhill, Clarks, Buffalo Trace, Louis Philippe (India), Porsche Design and Jimmy Choo.
His editorial credits include Net-a-porter, Harper's Bazaar, In-Style, Marie Claire, Esquire and GQ.
Michael Heffernan London people & lifestyle photographers
Based in London and shooting worldwide, Michael Heffernan is an award-winning photographer known for his spontaneous and natural photographic style. Michael has kicked off the new year with an exciting trip to India for global healthcare company BUPA.
Clients include Nokia, Vodafone, Digicel, Technogym, Coca Cola, Wyndham Worldwide, KPMG, Samsung, Cadburys and SAB Miller.
Michael is represented in London by the Lisa Pritchard Agency.
Ed Lee London car & transportation photographers
Ed Lee is at home as much in the studio as he is on location, but what he enjoys the most is finding the best solutions to challenging commissions. This could involve using his skills in CGI, various lighting techniques, tracking rigs, image manipulation in post production or elements of all.
Ed has worked for Jaguar, Honda, Land Rover, Vauxhall, Mercedes-Benz, SAAB, Toyota, SMART, Overfinch, Harley Davidson and many more.
Nick Daly London people & lifestyle photographers
Nick Daly is a London-based photographer specialising in commercial photography for advertising, corporate and industrial clients in the UK and Europe.
Jemma Watts London food & drink photographers
Jemma Watts is a food and lifestyle photographer, working for publishing, editorial, commercial and private clients.
Recent commissions include ‘Gok Cooks Chinese’ by Gok Wan for Penguin Books, ‘Cook on a Shoestring’ by Sophie Wright for Kyle Books, and food packaging photography for Gressingham Foods.
Jemma shoots with natural daylight at her studio in London or on location.
Glassworks London advertising photographers
The Glassworks has a global reputation for creating in-depth photography commissions. Specialising in reportage, lifestyle, and portrait images, the studio works as a fully integrated production and shoot specialist for institutional commissioners, individuals, advertising campaigns and design agencies.
Glassworks founder, Marcus Lyon has been commissioned by various galleries and collaborated with the International Paralympic Committee over the last two decades to create a significant in-depth portrait of disability sport. From B+W reportage image to large-scale 5x4 stadium art works for exhibition and gallery shows. This London Showcase focuses on a few images from these extensive bodies of work from Atlanta, Athens, Sydney, Beijing and London 2012.
All shoots are fully produced by the Glassworks team in central London, run by Marcus Lyon, Paul Cochrane and Nicki Drab.
For more information contact the Glassworks on + 44 (0)20 7735 9933.
Libby Edwards London food & drink photographers
For award-winning food photographer Libby Edwards, it's all about ideas. Her success at creating iconic food shots originates from her studio, where she has become popular for her signature lighting and fresh approach.
Underpinning this unique style is the work she does on location, not only for food clients but resorts - working with the natural elements - where she has the reputation of bringing to each shot an organic feel juxtaposing all the different components. The proof is in her range of loyal, diverse clients, from Nestlé to KFC and her work on advertising campaigns, packaging and brochures.
Harniman London car & transportation photographers
Check out Harniman's latest commissions - things that move and things that don't! Cars, lifestyle, landscapes, and sometimes all three.
Recent work includes Nissan Qashqai and Puma Ferrari. Both are a fusion of
photography with CG imaging.
His eclectic stills and videos - particularly in the automotive sector - have attracted A-list clients such as Bentley, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac and Volvo, to name but a few.
Sam Robinson London advertising photographers
"Work hard, have fun and be nice!
"I love my job and I hope it shows in my work. I get the best from people when they are happy so I do my best to make them happy. I am based in London and New York and am lucky enough to work all over the world.
"Relaxed, fun sets help me to capture honest moments and that is what my work is about. There will be music, there will be laughter, and there will always be amazingly professional, hardworking people who work with a smile."
Ray Massey London liquid photographers
The images featured in this Showcase represent a cross-section of Ray Massey's areas of expertise, demonstrating his passion for solving problems, creating illusions and making effects special - which has enabled creatives to bring some of their most demanding concepts to life, without sacrificing organic appeal.
Specialising in still life, liquids, special effects and physical artistry, Ray combines real life special effects with his in-house retouching and composing facility to bring to life within a pre-determined budget.
Working out of his 3500 sq. ft. converted church hall studio in Camden, London, over the last 25 years he has acquired an excellent production team around him to ensure that even the most difficult brief is executed to the highest of standards.
Richard Bradbury London advertising photographers
The launch of a new website has been long over-due for Richard, so be sure to take a look at rbradbury.com for a completely different approach. The collection of images includes plenty of new, recent work... 2012 was rather busy!
Still based in London, Richard shoots throughout the world for advertising and editorial clients alike. His quirky, colourful images have been used by Mars Confectionary, Tesco, Santander and Sony PlayStation, amongst many others.
Editorial commissions include work featured in Time Out, Maxim and The Sunday Times as well as XL Semanal in Spain, Focus in Germany and Time Magazine in USA.
Richard has recently moved into the music business with shoots for AEG Live Entertainment and Defected Records. The requirements of shooting music artists are well suited to Richard’s colourful approach and the marriage has been a very successful one.
To see more of Richard’s work visit rbradbury.com or call the studio on +44 (0)20 8994 9590 to arrange a portfolio viewing.
Patrick Harrison London people & lifestyle photographers
Patrick Harrison’s name is synonymous with natural, spontaneous and engaging imagery.
His easy style of shooting, relaxed approach and ability to ‘capture the moment’ has brought him commissions from many top global brands.
He is equally at ease directing a large crew on an overseas production as he is documenting the homeless in London.
Recent clients include Aviva, Canon, Nokia, Tesco and VIP mobile.
Patrick is represented by Lisa Pritchard Agency (LPA).
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.
Visit his recently updated website for more work samples and information on his edition print work.
He is represented in the UK by the Lisa Pritchard Agency, London, and in the US by Greenhouse Reps, New York.
Nick David London people & lifestyle photographers
Lifestyle photographer Nick David is looking to follow on from last year's success with commissions from Boots, M&S, Sony, Morrisons, Blackberry and Children in Need, to name a few.
Shooting people both on location and in the studio, Nick's natural style has warmth combined with an authentic feel.
His images are used widely across print and web campaigns.
Currently working with film maker Jack Flynn, capturing life with the same fresh approach.
Nick is represented in London by Lisa Pritchard Agency (LPA) and is a member of the AOP.
Pixeleyes London still life photographers
Based in central London and working across still life, liquids, advertising, fashion and beauty photography, Pixeleyes provides clients with a creative and hassle-free service.
Specialists in creating stunning quality imagery, the company was established 10 years ago with the philosophy of paying the closest attention to detail to the creation of high-end still life photography.
"What drives us is making the impossible a reality."
Pixeleyes is well known for its use of liquids and special effects to create spectacular beauty, fashion and product stills. Visit the website for more information.
John Lamb London advertising photographers
John Lamb is a highly experienced UK-based studio and location photographer.
Specialising in multi-part composites and concepts highlighting scale and the surreal, John has a great eye for colour and detail.
Tara Moore London advertising photographers
Tara Moore is a London-based photographer who is known for her fresh approach to capturing imagery in a new and exciting way. Often sponteneous, but always captivating, she shoots kids, sport, lifestyle and conceptual imagery.
Tara and her team have had a busy year so far, shooting a substantial video project, so stay tuned to her website for more updates.
Mark Bond London celebrity photographers
Mark Bond is based in London shooting fashion, beauty and celebrities.
His innovative approach can be seen in recent commissions by The Mail on Sunday’s You Magazine, with One Direction, Camelot promotions with Amanda Holden, advertising for Dave with Jo Brand and Colin Murray and the Discovery Channel with Dan Snow as well as editorial projects with comedians, actors, bands and reality stars.
Thriving on a challenge, Mark will always find ways to realise and expand on the ideas of art directors and picture editors, working fast and to budget with inspiring results. His down-to-earth approach and experience puts people at ease, whether it’s a simple editorial portrait or a conceptual advertising project.
Palle Hansen London fashion photographers
Palle Hansen is a professional, published photographer, based in London. Mainly focusing on fashion, editorial, commercial and beauty photography, he works with a full team of professionals.
Inspiration comes from the creative skills of photographers such as Steven Meisel, Steve Klein and Mario Testino.
Palle works to concept and briefs for a wide range of clients, including Wangu jeans, Mouldshop and Jora Collections.
F11 Collective London Photographers
F11 is a photographic group established in 2009 by photographer and creative director, David Brook. Working from their west London studios, and with clients such as Nicholas Kirkwood, Toast, Coutts and The Glenlivet, F11 is able to offer innovation, experience and knowledge.
Regularly delivering high quality photography and video in the fields of fashion, lifestyle, still life, portraits and interiors, the collective follows the simple principle of understanding and respecting clients' requirements. "We work to achieve success, outputting to any medium required. Whether you are an established global brand or a small start-up, F11 Collective provides a unique, tailor-made experience on any budget."
Tim Platt London people & lifestyle photographers
Based in a smart and accessible Central London studio, Tim has a wealth of experience shooting a wide variety of commissioned briefs for many of the world's top brands.
His folio reflects his versatility and diversity, including lifestyle, children, beauty, figurative, still life, landscape, animals and video.
He shoots people of all shapes, sizes and ages. He has a warm and relaxed approach to shooting both children and adults, with a knack for capturing genuine emotion.
Tim and his top-notch production team will always work flat out to ensure that each shoot meets and exceeds the highest expectations.
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.
Karan Kapoor London people & lifestyle photographers
2012 has been a busy year in the world of advertising for Karan Kapoor. Clients have included Royal Caribbean, HSBC, Barbie, Dreamworks, Atkins Diet, Lenscrafter and GNC.
As well as doing a lot of creative, advertising and commercial work for agencies and clients, Karan always maintains a level of personal work in his portfolio.
Gary Salter London people & lifestyle photographers
Born 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.
More recently, Gary has been commissioned for several moving image projects for clients including Sky, Allergan, Honda, Absolute Radio, Giffgaff and the Bboy Championships, amongst many others.
Recent clients include MTV, Walkers Crisps, Channel 4, Observer Magazine, Heinz, GlaxoSmithKline, Yakult, Philips, Sony Ericsson, Frank, PG Tips, Finlandia, Windex, Ruffles, Nivea, Vodaphone, Airmiles and Fosters.
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One Production London photo production
Passionate about what it does, One Production is a stills and moving image production company based in London.
The team has over 40 years' stills production experience, which brings an insight and consideration into the needs of clients as well as photographers and teams.
One Production offers a range of services including:
- Art buying.
- Full budget management.
- Set build and prop sourcing.
- Styling, hair and make-up.
- Location scouting.
- Equipment hire and service.
- Accommodation, travel and transport.
The company has the resources, creative drive, organisation and flair to deliver what clients want, on budget and across all aspects of a shoot.
Caspar & Co Productions London Photo Production
2012 proved to be a fun, rewarding and busy year for Caspar & Co Productions.
California and Las Vegas with Lexus; Andy Green for Vodafone in Singapore, London and Bulgaria; Ford in Spain; Anatol Kotte in London for Condé Nast and Mercedes; Anton Watts for Lexus in Barcelona, Washington, Oregon and London; Simon Puschmann for BMW in London; Igor Panitz for Mini in London; Geof Kern for Ford in Spain; Honda in Paris...
That’s a quick summary of some of the shoots Caspar & Co. have produced this year. Visit the website for more.
Location Scotland London photo production
Location Scotland provides location scouting and full production co-ordination for stills and film shoots throughout Scotland. Location Scotland is the largest full service production and location company dedicated to stills photography in Scotland.
The in-house production team has access to an ever-growing image database, which hosts over 75,000 location images.
The combination of a dedicated and experienced production team, alongside a unique and professionally maintained database means client briefs can be efficiently fulfilled.
Towards the end of last year, Location Scotland produced for a dynamic range of clients, including the Bank of Scotland, GQ Magazine, Tatler Magazine, Marie Claire Italia, Avon and Vodafone.
"Get in touch to see what Location Scotland can produce for you in 2013."
Filming Scotland London photo production
Filming Scotland has had a very busy start to 2013 with a number of productions currently shooting in both stills and film. The company strives to make the experience of shooting in Scotland one that clients will never forget. With fantastic and diverse locations, a huge pool of local talent and a can-do attitude which gives all clients a sense of great satisfaction, achievement, success and fun memories from their shoots here in Scotland.
Recent clients include Chanel, Brooks Brothers, Red Stripe, Mercedes and Kapital.
The Miss Jones Agency London photo production
"Come and shoot in the UK and let The Miss Jones Agency look after you. Whether it's London, Scotland, England, Wales - we can help bring you the very best in locations and full production services."
Productions in the last 12 months have seen the agency work with crews from Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Brazil, USA, Europe and the UK. Brands include Elle, Nat West Bank, Sainsbury Bank, Rolex, RBS, DoClasse and many more.
The company has been over mountains, under rivers, in stately homes, on beaches, up towers, around the rich and famous, along long and winding roads.
"Come and join us in 2013!"
Landon Production London photo production
"The aim is simple: to take any creative brief and turn it into a reality. Supporting you with, bright, creative and enthusiastic professionals."
Clients include Loewe, Virgin Atlantic, Adidas, Reebok, T mobile, PlayStation, Armani, MLB, Zalando, FIFA, PowerAde, GQ Italia, Meantime Brewery, Diageo, Sony, and many more.
Based in London but working globally, Landon Production has the experience to offer a full photographic production service for advertising, editorial and catalogue clients. The company provides total budget management, art buying, casting and street casting, locations from its own database and location scouting when needed.
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MDI-digital.com London cgi 3d rendering
MDI is a CGI production studio based in the UK with over 26 years' experience producing high-end artwork and animation for the entertainment and advertising industries.
Unlike the majority of other studios, CGI isn't something MDI has had to adapt to; it’s been a speciality from the very start. A small, dedicated team, each member is equally obsessed by the technology, the innovations, advancements and (most importantly of all) the artistry that makes up the world of digital 3D imagery and animation.
Each team member is capable of handling all aspects of the CG production process from start to finish. Unlike many other production companies, this allows MDI to provide a direct line of communication between the client and the artist. The company can focus on a project as individuals or as a team, never needs to outsource, and is always excited about its work.
Happy Finish London creative post production
Happy Finish is a leading creative production studio, producing cross platform content for advertising agencies, brands and photographers.
Services include creative retouching, 3D stills, 3D animation, VFX, grading and App development. Happy Finish has teams of specialised artists working in each department, making sure that years of experience are applied to each and every individual project.
Creating outstanding visual content and building long-standing client relationships are central to the Happy Finish ethos. This has been rewarded with a multitude of awards year-on-year, as well as established relationships with some of the world's best-known agencies, brands and photographers.
Tapestry London creative post production
Tapestry has been busy working on some fantastic images, utilising both CGI and retouching to deliver some truly arresting imagery.
The team is lucky enough to work with some of the world's leading creatives on a wide range of projects, some of which are included in this Showcase.
For more information email or call David Flatt on 0207 896 3104.
Smoke & Mirrors Design London creative post production
2013 kicked-off for Smoke & Mirrors Design with retouching and CGI post production on a host of car launches and information advertising, including projects for Land Rover, Fiat and Dare’s much lauded NHS anti-smoking campaign.
Working with a growing list of International photographers, creative agencies and design companies has given Smoke & Mirrors a wealth of fantastic content to play with, and the results are equally as stunning.
For more information contact Mark Grosvenor on +44(0)20 7468 1000.
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Soul Pictures London commercials production
"We reveal London..."
As we know the most cool people and atmosphere now is in one of the main cities as London is we give you the chance to have there you´re best shots in an easy and efficient way.
Efficient prod service in a cool way...
"We love Barcelona..."
Soul Pictures specialises in providing audiovisual production services in Spain, Portugal and the Islands, offering a wide variety of special locations and a complete range of services in any language for commercials, film and photo shoots.
"And Berlin too!"
Shadowplay London Still and Moving Image Production
Shadowplay is a creative studio specialising in high-end still and moving image production. Led by photographer Philip E James, Shadowplay comes from a background in advertising photography and moving image spanning over two decades. The company creates visual stories for print, Web and broadcast media, and with full service production in photography, CGI, film and all aspects of post production, its team guide clients from initial idea to finished campaign.
Shadowplay has a varied list of clients, from smaller regional advertising agencies to worldwide creative agencies and brands. No matter what the brief, big or small, the company helps clients achieve their visions and bring their stories to life
Clients include Argos, Billington Cartmell, BOS, Carlsberg, DotDigital, Dyson, Factor 3, Gyro, Handmade Digital, Home Retail Group, Lloyds Pharmacy, McLaren, Peugeot, Scotty Brand, Shell, Silver Worldwide, Spirax Sarco, TDA, Torpedo Group, Zurich and many more.
"If you see differently , like we do… shadowplay.co.uk"
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Junction Eleven London Photographic Facilities
Junction Eleven is a purpose-built 'one stop solution', whatever your digital imagery requirements. Studio hire, photography, retouching, CGI, film, production, asset management, design and print - the company caters for all or any combination of these services from its 15,000 sq ft Oxfordshire studios.
Since opening its shutter doors in 2003, Junction Eleven has established itself as one of the country's leading photographic facilities. During this time the company has strived to create a distinctive, truly integrated business that produces beautiful digital imagery for some of the world's favourite brands.
Juicy Fruits Model Maker London model makers
Juicy Fruits are specialist model makers who produce fine detail food, fruit and natural form for advertising. The company works closely with photographers, producers and agency creatives throughout Europe. They work to commission and operate special hire libraries from London, Sydney and Cape Town.
Models are cast from translucent resins and finished with layers of tinted varnish. They look real because they carry a precise density of light and colour within a translucent medium. The company is run by a London food stylist of more that twenty years.
Juicy Fruits continue their reputation within advertising and offer a friendly one to one service through to completion.
Hers Agency London Food Stylists / Home Economists
HERS Agency represents experienced and creative home economists, food stylists, general props stylists, production buyers and interior stylists working on TV commercials, feature films, web video, TV drama and cookery shows. The company's food stylists work on top food advertising and marketing campaigns in London, throughout the UK and worldwide.
HERS Agency food stylists, home economists and props stylists also work in stills photography. Clients include advertising agencies, design companies, PR, publishers and food photographers working in all areas of the food industry: advertising, PR, direct marketing, food packaging, cookery books and magazines.
Services also include food consultancy, product development, cookery demonstrations, recipe development, recipe testing, food writing, propping, styling on set, and art direction.
Clients include McDonald's, Birds Eye, KFC, Knorr, Lurpak, Danone, Uncle Ben’s, Burger King, Aunt Bessie’s, Sainsbury’s, AEG, Electrolux, Pedigree, Hellmann’s, Tesco, Heinz, Unilever, Colman’s and many more.
The Forge Photographic Services Ltd London Photographic Services
The Forge offers pre-production, photography and post production either as a package or independently. Operating from a converted church in Camden with two in-house studios, the company enjoys strong relationships with numerous high street brands, highly reputed photographers and design agencies.
The Forge works in numerous avenues of image-making, from high-end advertising campaigns, editorial and lookbooks to product-based campaigns, still life, pack shots and e-commerce.
Other services include on-set retouching, digital capture and asset management.
Karmer Setbuilding London set/ scenery design
Another season has seen Karmer at the forefront of creating beautiful spaces, with a 160m wall of light for Topman and BFC.
For Anya Hindmarch, Karmer created a set for the domino world champion to bring a spectacle of colour and effects which will be all over the Internet very soon.
For Sephora, the company built a swimming pool to create an Apocalypse Now! set along with set designer Anna Burns and photographer Miles Aldridge.
Karmer now has full CNC and CAD capabilities so clients' dreams really can become realities.
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Delta Design - Cathy Robert London portfolios
Delta Design is a bindery situated in Clerkenwell and has been serving the photographic industry for the last 28 years.
The company is made up of a small team of professional and creative binders who have been enjoying making beautiful custom and handmade portfolios, boxes and bags in a wide range of materials and colours.
Delta Design can also create an iPad case to match a portfolio in linen or leather. Visit the website or call for more information.
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Sunbeam Studios London rental studios photo
Sunbeam Studios offers four unique studios, from 600 to 3,200 sq. ft. as well as a complete range of production services, including lighting, digital and moving image, catering, set building and prop sourcing.
The studios are already having a great year - to see who’s been shooting in the studios recently check out the blog.
Sunbeam Shows hosted the private view of the specially curated selection of images from the 2012 AOP Awards. Find out more about Sunbeam Shows here.
Sunbeam’s invaluable knowledge and experience in the industry means anything is possible, from concept right through to completion. Get in touch with the friendly and helpful team or pop into the west London studios to talk about upcoming briefs over a cup of tea.
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Stella Assogba - stelmakeup London hair and make up artists
Stella Assogba is a passionate and versatile make-up artist whose ability to achieve flawless skin has been quickly recognised as her signature style. From catwalks to editorials, she brings her gentle touch to enlighten every project.
Stella's motivation and drive to constantly take new challenges has led her to travel the world, working alongside talented teams to bring her love for make-up to the highest level.
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The AOP London photo events
The AOP Open Awards is the competition in which professional photographers, assistants, students and keen amateurs all compete on equal terms. For everyone who is passionate about photography, the Open Awards provide the perfect opportunity to gain recognition for their work. There are no categories or themes in the competition - its aim is simply to showcase outstanding individual images, whatever the style or subject matter, so the choice of work submitted is entirely up to the entrant.
The competition has been running for 13 years and in 2012 it received hundreds of images from around the world. As always, the standard of entries was exceptionally high.
Call for Entries for the 2013 Open Awards begins on 2nd April. Visit the website for more information about the AOP Open Awards.