showcase miami issue 192 Dec 2009Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase Miami, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the Miami visual media industry, with more information available in our dedicated Film and Photo directories.
Be sure to check out our featured event:
- Art Basel Miami Beach, December 3rd - 6th. The most important art show in the US brings an international selection of top galleries, special exhibitions, parties and exciting events to the Art Deco neighbourhood. 22 other satellite fairs coincide with Art Basel, including Art Miami, Pulse Art and Photo Miami.
Our cover photo was shot by Jennifer Robbins with hair styling by Kerri Urban.
If you missed it, you can check the debut issue of Showcase Miami here.
- photo agents
Artist Management Miami photo agents
Miami-based Artist Management (AM) represents highly experienced and creative local and international photographers, hair and make-up artists, fashion stylists, prop stylists and food stylists.
Native German, Tanja Stephan, opened the agency on South Beach in 2002. AM offers all-round support for photo productions and is committed to finding the perfect match for every client and team.
Contact the Miami office on 1-305-672.2556 or email Tanja directly.
Pete Barrett Miami advertising photographers
Pete Barrett has more than 15 years experience as a commercial advertising photographer. Based in Miami, he is primarily a location shooter and travels extensively shooting people, lifestyles and destinations for a variety of national advertising and tourism clients as well as stock footage.
Clients include: Ford Motor Company, United Airlines, Kodak, Heineken, Miller, Corona, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Pfizer, Shimano, Westin Hotels, Hilton Resorts, and many more.
Pete's work has won many awards, including the prestigious 'Award of Excellence' in the Communication Arts Photography Annual. His work has been featured in national and international campaigns and has appeared in many publications, including Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler, Communication Arts, Archive Magazine and PDN.
Known for his ability to work with people, Pete portrays both a sense of reality and captures the energy of the moment in a way that is very real and believable. His company, Barrett Advertising Photography Inc., is a full service operation, and his experienced team of professionals have the ability and expertise to handle production from start to finish on any type of project.
Remi Rebillard Miami beauty photographers
"Leave it to the French to produce photos that are not only thought-provoking and enticing, but completely and utterly sexy. Remi Rebillard's photography encapsulates all of those things, and so much more."
The now New York-based photographer has been featured in some of the world's top magazines. Remi's photography does not shy away from graphic and emotive images that project onto the viewer. Check out the gallery for more.
Montana Pritchard Miami fashion photographers
Montana Pritchard is a highly successful nationally recognised commercial photographer based in West Palm Beach, Florida. From creative fashion in exotic locations to polished studio work, he has earned widespread acclaim for his vision.
Montana opened his own photography business in 1996, shooting for clients such as Nike, Polo- Ralph Lauren, Physique, Nikon, Barcelo Rum and Rolex. In 2002 he opened a second location in New York City.
After ten years in business and seeking respite from 100-hour work weeks, six employees and two locations, Montana took an entire year off from commercial photography. Closing both studios to travel around the world he backpacked, camped and climbed on all seven continents, chasing the beauty of silence, solitude and camaraderie of nature through the beauty of light and form.
Returning to Florida in January 2007, Montana opened a new studio space in West Palm Beach. Focusing on fine art and the production of his book 'Isolation Revealed' which showcases landscape images and journal entries from his journey, Montana is redefining his career, chasing his passion for beauty in every situation.
Wick Beavers Miami advertising photographers
"I am a right brained conceptual guy. Even without a camera, I'd be a visual artist. I see light as the major conundrum and tiny nuance of a happy universe, designed for a photographer's purpose to bring us all introspection, comfort, knowledge... Home. I seek the moment when the universe aligns and the light is just so, the planes line up, the subject is apparent and I snap the picture. Ahhh! there is nothing better. Hardly..."
Andrew Kaufman Miami advertising photographers
"Andrew Kaufman doesn't fit the mould of many of his contemporaries. He produces a tremendous amount of personal work, in every format imaginable, and is really someone impossible to categorise. One day he might be shooting 6x7 for an ad client and the next 4x5 for a personal project. He has worked for magazines, agencies, art directors, ad clients and collectors and has somehow managed to avoid the mass homogenisation of imagery that now seems to be prevalent in those fields." Daniel Milnor from the Smogranch.
Andrew's current clients include State Farm, The Home Depot, Rolling Stone, Leo Burnett, DBB, Marlboro, NFL, TIME, OUTSIDE, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Arthur Frommer's, Worth, Smithsonian, Audubon, Popular Mechanics, Golf Digest, and many others.
Redinger-Libolt Miami fashion photographers
Redinger-Libolt is the combined talents of Scott Libolt and Cristina Redinger. The Miami-based duo specialises in combining commercial and editorial styles, creating their own brand of 'Fashionable Lifestyle' photography for the hotel, entertainment and fashion industries.
Clients include: Hilton Hotels, Pacific Palms Resort, Wholefoods, Epson, Midas, MCA/Universal, CNBC, Forbes Traveler, Conde Nast, Marie Claire, Brigitte, About Twenty.
Scott and Cristina, fluent in Spanish, German and English, offer a wide range of production support with over 10 years of shooting and producing experience.
Jose Manuel Vidaurre Miami food & drink photographers
Jose Manuel Vidaurre was recently selected by Luerzer's Archive for the book '200 Best Advertising Photographers Worldwide'. He has won simultaneously Platinum, Gold and Silver in the Photography/Commercial category at the Creativity 37 Awards, and has garnered a total of 56 awards throughout his career.
Jose Manuel has also been selected by Kingston Technologies for the programme 'Icons of Photography'. Recent magazine interviews include Digital Photo Pro November 2009 (USA), AfterCapture January 2009 (USA), A!Diseno December 2008 (Mexico), and Signcafe 2008 (Bulgaria).
Sid Hoeltzell Miami food & drink photographers
In 1990, Sid Hoeltzell relocated his studio from New York's Photo District to the Miami Design District. He graduated Magna Cum Laude at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, where he later became Adjunct Professor in Photography. He also held seminars at the NYC Photo-Expos in hand-colouring techniques. Sid will feature as an artist in residence on 'The Oasis of the Seas' and 'Allure of the Seas' for RCCL (Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines) between 2009 and 2014.
Sid has received numerous Addy awards for work with RCCL, Martini and Ryder Trucks, as well as an International Silver Clio for Johnnie Walker Black. Sid worked with Sydney Pollack and Harrison Ford as consultant for a photography studio scene in 'Random Hearts' that was filmed in Miami. He also spent six weeks documenting art for the Vatican Museum.
He is currently pursuing an ongoing book project on the Florida Everglades. Added to his iconic underwater images and occasional editorial work, Sid is virtually unclassifiable as a photographer and brings creative expertise to every project.
Nicole Langholz Miami * new talents
Nicole Langholz is an independent photographer who focuses on the fashion business. Over the last twelve years she has shot models all over the world and her photographs are included in the portfolios of leading talents represented by such powerhouse agencies as Ford, Promod, View and Touche.
Nicole's keen eye for faces and beauty which she captures in her model shots have landed her models on the covers of countless fashion magazines. Her background as an agent with agencies including Ford, Promod and View has shown her what kind of pictures models need to get ahead in the competitive fashion industry.
Her home is Miami Beach, Florida, but she spends her summers in Europe.
- styling, hair, makeup
Seen Artists (Formerly M2M Artist Management) Miami styling, hair, makeup agents
Seen Artists is a boutique agency representing a diverse group of image-makers, including:
- Elodie Iddou started her career assisting for the House of Beauty Carita, Paris. She was appointed Studio Hairstylist and worked with Vogue, L'Officiel, Marie Claire, Elle and Madame Figaro. After six years at the House of YSL she became an independent hair and make-up artist and has collaborated with numerous esteemed photographers. Her work has appeared in DS, Vogue Bambini, American, French and Italian Cosmopolitan, Guess Kids, Italian Vogue, GQ and Lacoste. Her list of star clients includes Catherine Deneuve, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista, among many others.
- Iris Moreau had successful careers in New York City and Paris as both a classical dancer and fashion model. She took her passion for painting and colour experimentation, as well as her love of fashion, and applied them to the art of make-up. Starting in Paris, her range, versatility and professionalism quickly made her a favourite with clients. A native of Southern California, Iris returned from Paris to Los Angeles in 2003, where she is currently based. Her work has appeared in Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, L'Uomo Vogue, Italian Elle, Glamour, L'Officiel, Madame Figaro and Polo Ralph Lauren Kids, among many other publications.
Cielo Blue Pro Miami styling, hair, makeup agents
Cielo Blue Pro is a cutting-edge agency representing photographers, hair and make-up artists, stylists, manicurists and assistants, managed out of Miami Beach and Italy by Sarah Hamilton-Bailey. Principal and brainchild of Cielo Blue Pro, Sarah has over 25 years of experience in the fashion industry delivering top-rate talent to productions around the globe.
Sarah established a solid name for herself in front of the camera with a whirlwind modelling career alongside industry giants Eileen Ford, Kay Mitchell and Wilhelmina. In the early '90s she moved behind the scenes to become New Faces Director at Irene Marie during the fashion heyday that put South Beach on the map as an industry destination.
For the past 10-plus years, Sarah has concentrated her efforts in the industry by representing talents in New York, Miami and Los Angeles. She has worked with premier clients such as American Vogue, Cartier, GAP and American Express, along with celebrities Gwyneth Paltrow, Britney Spears, Sean Connery, Iggy Pop, Roger Federer, and many more.
Check the Cielo Blue website for a full talent roster.
Daphney Antoine Miami hair and make up artists
Daphney Antoine is an internationally experienced and qualified stylist, hair and make-up artist who works across multiple facets of the media, including TV, film, commercials, music, editorial, advertising, fashion shows, celebrity, and on-screen appearances.
A flexible team player, enthusiastic and energetic, she thrives under pressure while maintaining a sense of humour. With excellent management and communication skills, Daphney consistently sets and achieves the highest standards for her clientele.
She moved to Miami in her teens and has had the opportunity to work with many different types of nationalities in editorial, fashion print, catwalk shows, live television and music videos. She was the Director of Style and Make-up for Pan-American Sports network for over two years, and her work has been extensively published and broadcast in the United States, Latin America and Europe.
In 2004 Daphney moved to Paris, France, to study French and gain further experience in the French fashion capital. She then moved to Dublin, Ireland, where she continued to grow and expand her repertoire as an established name in make-up artistry, hair and fashion styling. She is currently based in Miami, Florida, and is available to work right across the US.
Gina Gorelik Miami fashion stylists
Gina Gorelik is a stylist with a true passion for her craft. With years of experience and an individual approach to every project she brings her skills, professionalism, and easy going manner to every set.
Clients include Target, Dell, Marriott, Sony Ericsson, Perry Ellis, Sony BMG and MAC Cosmetics, to name just a few. Gina's work has also been published in numerous publications worldwide.
Growing up in Ukraine with her seamstress grandmother, Gina was fascinated with beautiful fabrics and trims that, with skill and patience, were turned into unique and amazing clothes. She came to New York, graduated from New York University, and after working in Fashion PR found a career in fashion styling.
Trendy Inc. Miami fashion stylists
Trendy Inc. is an innovative company based in Miami that has been offering services to the entertainment and lifestyle industries since 1993. Internationally renowned stylist and image-maker, Irma Martínez, is the founder and creative director of the company and her client portfolio includes the biggest and brightest Latin stars, top brands and Fortune 500 companies.
Delivering high impact collaborations for top-rated shows, music productions, editorials and ad campaigns, Irma's broad experience and unique vision allows her to create, translate and develop image and style concepts that generate an immediate and memorable connection with each project's target audience.
- rental studios
Trendy Studio Miami rental studios
Trendy Studio's high-end facilities are flexible spaces adaptable to any type of production. The company offers a 1,600 sq.ft. cyclic studio, a 1,800 sq.ft. loft, a 3,800 sq.ft. rooftop and a 5,000 sq.ft. empty lot for set construction, all serviced by the owners.
The company also offers a wardrobe house with over 1,000 pieces available for rent, as well as a fully equipped design studio to custom-make any production ideas.
Trendy Studio specialises in production support and puts its 15 years of experience in the business at the service of clients. "Tell us what you need and we'll get it."
Photopia Studios Miami rental studios
Photopia has been providing professional photography facilities for over 10 years. One of the most frequently used studios in Miami, it is also one of the largest, combining the sophistication of New York loft studios and remote locations in the Keys all within the same facility.
Photopia's latest feature is a brand new location, 99 Palms, a beautiful ultra-modern white house decorated with a tasteful mixture of white leather, crystalic acrylic accessories and silver metal objects. It has beautiful outdoor furniture on the terraces around the house and by the pool.
Photopia offers endless possibilities for high-end professional photography. Props from furniture to bedding, curtains, lamps and accessories can be used free of charge. Based over approximately 30.000 sq. ft., the complex has two fully equipped studios measuring 3000 and 2000 sq. ft. respectively, along with three different sized cottages, eight terraces, a Caribbean beach setting, a raised deck and tree house.
Aperture Professional Studios & Supply Miami rental studios
Aperture Professional Studios and Supply was a fixture on Miami Beach for 16 years before recently moving to its new location.
Offering three great rental spaces and an outdoor shooting area, the company has the largest and best maintained still photographic, lighting and grip equipment rental inventory in the Southeast, including the latest digital technology, Canon cameras, Phase One digital backs and Apple computers. The company also carries a full line of expendables.
Aperture Professional looks forward to helping clients solve their equipment and studio needs when on location in the Southeast.
- Studio A: 2000 sq. ft., north-facing daylight, 24x10' windows, drive-in access, Cyc: 28x32' full cove, ceiling height: 16', make-up and changing room: 12x15'.
- Studio B: 1100 sq. ft., drive-in access, Cyc: 18x26 full cove, ceiling height: 16', make-up and changing room: 12x15'.
- Studio C: 1060 sq. ft., Cyc: 16x24', ceiling height: 16', make-up and changing room: 12x15'.
All studios include stereo, TV and kitchenette facilities.
- photo production
Broder Productions Miami photo production
For 12 years Broder Productions has been offering personal production services to the advertising, editorial and catalogue industries.
Headquartered in Miami Beach, the company offers clients easy access to locations and high quality production services throughout The Caribbean and Mexico, including seamless transportation through customs and shooting on location.
Broder Productions ensures each step of the production process is managed to enable clients and crews to work in the best possible environment.
Photo production services include location scouting/management, casting, hotel accommodation, catering, transportation - airport/on set, scheduling, customs clearance, crew and prop sourcing.
Recent photographers include Andric, Camilla Akrans, Craig McDean, François Rousseau, Gilles Bensimon, Micheal Prince, Norman Jean Roy, Terry Richardson, Stephan Wuerth and Stewart Cohen.
mmproduction, Inc. Miami photo production
mmproduction, Inc. is a Miami-based full service photo production company providing an extensive network of partners to cover all shooting needs.
The company can organise and manage photo shoots for ad campaigns, catalogues and editorials in studio or on location according to clients' specific requirements. mmproduction optimises every shoot by managing budgets and respecting deadlines.
Contact the company for a dedicated selection of location references from its huge picture database. With its well-placed network of professional contacts, mmproduction can produce in Miami, Ibiza, Mallorca, New York, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. The company's European office is located on the island of Mallorca.
Taurus Productions Miami photo production
Taurus Productions is a full service production agency located between south Florida and Scottsdale, Arizona. The company's expert on-location knowledge and superb personalised customer service has shaped its reputation and trademark within the industry.
Offering an extensive location library the company's services extend to Florida, the Southwest, California, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
Editorial and campaign clients include: Coca-Cola, Levis Jeans, Wrangler Jeans, La Perla, Ay Yildis, Nelson, Mercedes-Benz.
Catalogue clients include: Alba Moda, Witt Weiden, Wahlbusch, Macy's, Girls Scout, Bon Prix, Schwab.
The team can also work in Italian, German and Spanish.
Lucky Productions Miami location service and scouts
Lucky Productions is a Miami-based production house that has been offering art direction and production services for over 30 years. Its professional, multi-tasking team can arrange and coordinate all aspects of a production, including travel, accommodation, photographers, art directors, production vehicles, catering, props, locations, special sets and castings.
Lucky Productions is specialised in organising and coordinating advertising, editorial and catalogue shoots, with clients including Kaufhof, Otto, Delmod, La Redoute, Ansons and Lucien Pelat-Finet.
Working in English, Spanish, French and German the company offers unconventional locations in Chicago, New York, Miami, the Caribbean and Mexico.
Email Gabriele Luce or call or +1 305 773 2459.
Magic City Farm Miami other locations
Magic City Farm is a throwback in time. The 1920's island cottages, boathouse, and farmhouse are nestled in an acre of lush vegetation, all with views of the Little River flowing along the property. Clients are surrounded by an idyllic refuge, yet busy downtown Miami is only minutes away.
The boathouse, a large studio bedroom with kitchen and bathroom, is perched over the water. Fully furnished with funky vintage, it includes TV, DVD, AC, and wireless broadband. Sit in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows and watch ducks, manatees, iguana, egret, ibis and turtles just inches away.
The six historic cottages, with their cosy wooden porches, island colours and rustic furniture create many photographic possibilities or just peaceful lounging. There is easy street parking with a short drive to downtown or South Beach and for swimming and water activities the bay beach is a five minute drive, the ocean 15 minutes away.
The property is available for weekly stays, photo or film shoots, and events. For additional information and prices, email or call (305) 757-7711.