showcase miami issue 238 Oct 2010Featuring 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 latest news from Miami's visual media scene, with more information available in our dedicated Film and Photo directories.
The season is upon us and the city is ready to rock for what is shaping up to be an amazing 2010/2011. The hurricanes have passed and the humidity has dropped, bringing gorgeous temperatures and making Miami the perfect place to come and shoot. With a huge selection of professionals on hand to make every type of production a great success, there really is no excuse not to be here right now.
Production Paradise has also recently launched a new marketplace for industry professionals to post ads, job offers, sell equipment and much more. Our members automatically get a prioritised position.
Our cover image was shot by Navid, represented by Belle & Company.
- photo agents
Artist Management Miami photo agents
Miami-based Artist Management represents highly experienced and creative local and international photographers, hair and make-up artists, stylists and costume designers.
- Andre Plessel - fashion, swimwear, erotic.
- Blasius Erlinger - fashion, lifestyle, travel.
- Esad Cicic - fashion, lingerie, swimwear.
- Ivan Belaustegui - advertising, automotive, beauty, underwater.
- Jan Francis - lingerie, swimwear.
- Michael Reh - fashion, men, swimwear, sport, people.
- Murray Hall - travel, fashion.
- Nathaniel Welch - celebrities, people, advertising.
- Patrick Penkwitt - fashion, lifestyle, kids.
- Philippe Regard - beauty, stills.
- Steven Lyon - fashion, lingerie, erotic, advertising.
- Thomas Pierre Schwab - sport, swimwear, fashion, lifestyle.
- Wes Bell - fashion, men, erotic.
Native German Tanja Stephan opened her agency in 2002. The company 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 1-305-672.3556 or email Tanja directly.
Seen Artists Miami photo agents
Seen Artists has had a busy year to date, recently adding photographers Melissa Rodwell, David Denman and Nina Robinson as well as make-up artist Chichi Saito to its portfolio.
Seen recently produced and did the casting for En Route Magazine at the beautiful Raleigh Hotel. En Route has won nearly 300 editorial awards over the last eight years, including being named the best in-flight magazine in the world two years running. Sabrina Iddou handled make-up and photographer Gabor Jurina shot the story.
Melissa Rodwell shot a beautiful story for the September issue of Jimon Magazine as well as the cover and a fashion editorial for the November issue of Harper's Bazaar Dubai.
Belle & Company Miami photo agents
Since 2006, Belle & Company has been a recognised leader in talent management and photographic services in Florida and beyond. With an extensive client list stretching from Europe to California to South America, Belle & Company is the source clients rely on when they want to work with the best talent.
Clients include Chanel, Armani, Cartier, Guess, Piaget, L’Oreal, Coca-Cola, Sony Ericsson, Diageo, Johnnie Walker, Bacardi, Buchanan’s & Pampero, Nordstom, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, The Four Seasons, Marriott, Canyon Ranch, numerous national and international advertising agencies, magazines and celebrities.
Belle & Company represents some of the finest talent from around the world including photographers Andreas Ortner, Aaron Chang, Ken Pao, Jesus Cordero, Mateo Garcia, Manuel Vason, Jeremy Hudson, Troy Campbell and Navid, hair and make-up artists Lottie and Patrycja and stylists, Jamie Grace and Tyron Mayes.
Visit the website for more information about the agency and to see more work from its artists.
Belle & Company featuring Ken Pao Miami photo agents
Ken Pao's passion for photography began while growing up between Houston and Shanghai. From a young age, he was inspired to travel and explore. Using his camera to capture the visions around him, trips eventually transformed into assignments. In melding the beauty of people with the destinations themselves, fashion photography and portraiture were a natural progression.
Fittingly, Ken’s distinct photographic style incorporates aspects of both architecture and fashion. Keeping an eye on composition and detail, the resulting images embody a strong visual style and a clean, minimalist feel. Also setting Ken apart is a contagious passion and enthusiasm that reverberates through to the final images.
- Commercial: Kipling, MAC Cosmetics, Makeup Forever, Red Carter, S2VS, Starboard Media, Sonali and Son, Undun Denim, Phat Farm, Oppenheim and WTAS.
- Editorial: 100 Women, And Men, Culture, Elle Mexico, Foam, FutureClaw, Graphis, Highlights, Insignia, Karen, L'Officiel Brasil, NO.ISE, Nocturno, Ocean Drive, StyleNoir, Vanidades, Visual Tales, VIVE, West/East Magazine and Zink.
As one of the first graduates of Miami Ad School’s Fashion/Editorial Design programme, Ken has received many accolades including the institute’s 'Best of Show Award'. He now works and resides between New York City and Miami.
Belle & Company featuring Jesus Cordero Miami photo agents
Jesus Cordero is a talented fashion and beauty photographer who is frequently hired to shoot high-end advertising campaigns in Europe and the United States. He began photography at the tender age of 8, and has been perfecting his craft ever since.
He began his professional career in Spain shooting for local fashion magazines in which his first images were published. Today, Jesus regularly travels between New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Paris and Miami, and his work appears in many glossy magazines including Vogue, W, and numerous others.
His unique style has also brought Jesus recognition among celebrity clients, from movie star Adrien Brody to tennis legend Rafael Nadal and fashion icon Carolina Herrera. His advertising clients include Chanel, L'Oréal, Armani, Adolfo Dominguez, Chamilia, Cristian Lay, Time Force, Nintendo, Kellogg's, J.W.T., Casaval, Bungalow25, Señor Lobo, Mi Querido Señor Watson, Made in Spain, amongst many others.
Jesus is represented by agent Carole Ann Bell of Belle & Company.
Belle & Company featuring Navid Miami photo agents
Fashion photographer Navid has shot for magazines including Vogue, Elle, Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Details, FHM and Ocean Drive to name just a few. His clients range from iPod, Sony, Badgley & Mischka, Esprit, xoxo, Anne Cole, Speedo, Johnnie Walker, MTV and Dreamworks to product shoots for Dior, Jimmy Choo and Cavalli glasses. He has also shot for hotel chains such as the J.W. Marriott, Jordache and The Webster.
Celebrities include Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Danny Devito, Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, Jeffrey Donovan, D Wade, Nicky and Paris Hilton, Nicky Taylor and the Kardashians. His diversity of work is largely due to his renowned lighting skills that have made him popular throughout the portrait world.
Navid grew up between London, Paris, Munich and St. Maxim. He moved to the US in 1991 and has cultivated his craft in all the major markets, from NYC, LA, Chicago and finally to where he calls home, Miami. Navid partnered up with fellow fashion photographer Antoine Verglas to open La Fee Verte in Miami Beach, inspired by 1920s Parisian-style Bordellos with rich red velvet drapes, chandeliers, gold leaf and tasteful erotica art.
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No-Name Productions Miami photo production
No-Name Productions offers full service and fully insured photo production and coordination with resourceful techniques, an extensive nationwide network of premier artists and celebrities, and a deadline-driven service.
Services include location scouting, model casting and artist booking, on-set coordination, budget management, art buying, celebrity wranglers, and more. No-Name specialises in catalogue, advertising and editorial photography shoots and B-roll video needs.
Recent productions include:
- On location for Ocean Drive Magazine at Fairchild Gardens, photographed by Bell Soto, and the Mondrian and Fontainbleau hotels, shot by Richard Reinsdorf.
- On location on Key Biscayne at a private mansion for Bal Harbour Magazine, photographed by Eva Mueller.
No-Name Production has offices in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Palm Springs, offering services for nationwide and international productions and always with the finest possible end product in mind.
Visit the website or call 212 920 7880 (NY), 305 677 2583 (Miami), or 310 880 4546 (LA) for more information.
DB Media Productions Miami photo production
DB Media Productions continues to deliver above and beyond the industry standard with a nuanced approach that combines the perfect blend of energy, transparency and experience.
With summer giving way to fall and the inevitable winter beyond, each new season brings a chance to revisit experiences from the past and to improve on those successes. Discerning clients know that not everything can be perfect all of the time, but at DB Media the process is the destination; every opportunity is one for growth and a chance to showcase a range of talents.
The industry continues to evolve and the company takes pride in being a trailblazer, prioritising value to clients and devoting itself to any project by bringing a unique brand of creative solutions to the table.
With offices in NY, LA and Miami, DB Media has established itself as a company to watch nationwide and is poised to continue its steady pace of successful, groundbreaking projects and trend setting shoots.
Visit the website to see more of the company's commercial and editorial portfolios. Check out the blog and discussion forums here and look out for DB Media on facebook. For more information email or call 954 305 2770.
The Production Factory LLC Miami photo production
With bases in London, Miami and Mallorca, The Production Factory is a full service production company specialised in fashion, advertising and editorial shoots. It caters to every production need, including model castings, location scouting, permits and insurance, budget management, accommodation and transportation, catering, equipment rental, and much more. Working with total dedication and professionalism, the company ensures a smooth production experience for every client.
The Production Factory is looking forward to a great second season in Miami and welcoming old and new clients alike to experience the fantastic locations Miami and South Florida have to offer. While Miami offers its gorgeous beaches, Art Deco districts, diverse architecture and sub-tropical climate, natural environments like the Everglades and The Florida Keys in South Florida complete the package. The company's local teams of producers guarantee to make every production a stress-free and fun experience.
The company wishes to thank everyone who helped make last season such a successful one.
Select Services Miami photo production
Select Services is a Miami-based full service production company with over 20 years of experience in the print photography fashion industry. At the helm, Gaby Schuetz leads a team of dedicated professionals to provide a hassle-free production experience. Whether on set or through remote production assistance, Select focuses on keeping things moving smoothly. Select has produced shoots not only in Florida, but also in the Caribbean and New York city.
Select Services has developed and maintained valuable relationships with clients worldwide, from high-end advertising such as Gucci, Tommy Hilfinger, Eres, Hugo Boss, Banana Republic and Bally, to editorials such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Teen Vogue and Elle, and catalogue clients such as Target and Next Directory.
Over the years, Select Services has developed an extensive online locations library with locations throughout Florida, the Caribbean islands and soon to be launched, New York city, giving clients access to thousands of location ideas prior to arrival.
Tropical Productions Miami Miami photo production
Tropical Production offers full production coordination services to the photography and film industries for advertising, commercials, catalogues, and much more. Services include casting, location scouting, equipment rental, studios, crew booking, vehicle rental, accommodation and air or boat chartering, amongst many others.
The company has more than 20 years of production experience based in Miami but producing projects from New York to California, Arizona and all over the Caribbean.
Recent clients include H&M and Elle productions in Puerto Rico, Eleuthera in St Lucia, California and New York, Turks and Caicos and Exuma.
Contact Monica Olman for all shooting requirements in the US or the Caribbean.
Barrington Miami photo production
Barrington Production Group provides services geared to casting, production, brand marketing, celebrity endorsements, consulting and contract negotiations within the fashion and beauty industries. Services include art buying, crews, equipment, studio and location scouting, set design, travel, hotels, and much more. The company also offers post production for any size of project.
Barrington primarily specialises in the Caribbean, Miami and New York markets. Visit the website for more information.
Stillmax Miami photo production
Stillmax provides production services for commercial photography. With its small size and focused structure, the company offers reactivity and stability in a constantly changing international market.
Adapting quickly to clients' changing needs and providing reliable production support at a fair cost, the company's experienced photo producers are well versed in working with both American and European teams. They understand production needs and provide professional and competent services for every client.
Fluent in French, Italian and Spanish, the Stillmax team covers all photo production aspects, including advertising, catalogue, editorial and stock. Recent productions include Varner Retail, Bonaparte, Plaza, Marie Claire, Olay, Vogue, Reitmans, Aldo, Speedo, Cyrillus and La Redoute.
The company has produced photo shoots in many great locations, including Miami, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Savannah, Phoenix, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Bahamas, Caribbean, Canada, Mexico, China, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and France.
- film production companies
Green Tea Films Miami commercial production
Green Tea Films is an environmentally certified full service production company that is committed to providing high-calibre production support throughout the USA.
Its commitment is to exceed clients' expectations and deliver the finest creative execution possible on schedule, on budget, and with maximum ease by providing effective, stress-free creative solutions for every type of production.
Green Tea has successfully partnered with local US, South American and European production companies and advertising agencies, actively working as a reliable and transparent extension to its clients' interests. The company values a collaborative approach and seeks to nurture long-standing relationships.
Green Tea Films provides highly experienced resources for all aspects of commercial, photographic, viral and video productions, from pre-production to post production. Its environmentally packaged productions also provide quantifiable reports and promotional materials for clients.
Steven White Miami fashion photographers
Steven White began his photography career in Milan where he worked for magazines such as Harper's Bazaar and L'Uomo Vogue and shot campaigns for Kritzia, Breitling, Swatch, La Perla and Valentino.
After two years in Europe, he moved to New York where he began working for clients including Harper's Bazaar, several European editions of Vogue, Coach Leather, Bergdorf Goodman, Armani and Aquascutum. After five years in NYC, Steven decided to focus on travel photography and personal work. While working for Condé Nast Traveler he visited Peru, India, Thailand, Cuba, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Central and South America. This body of work is currently being edited for book publication.
His recent work has appeared in Men's Health, Women's Health, Fitness, Self, FHM, Maxim, Condé Nast Traveler and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Some of his recent campaigns include Guess, Puma, Budweiser, Michelob, Buckle, Lei, Captain Morgan and Club Med. Steven has worked with celebrities such as Shakira, Britney Spears, Venus Williams, Sienna Miller, Mariah Carey and TLC.
Redinger-Libolt Miami advertising photographers
Redinger-Libolt create their own unique brand of "Fashionable Lifestyle" photography for advertising. Evoking a spontaneous and playful imagination, they specialise in bridging the gap between idea and execution with endless possibilities. With over 15 years of commercial experience photographing a wide range of subjects, Redinger-Libolt provide thoughtful solutions for clients seeking a creative edge.
Clients include Hilton Hotels, Pacific Palms Resort, Wholefoods, MiaCucina, Epson, Midas, CNBC, MCA/Universal, Forbes Traveler, Condé Nast, Marie Claire and Brigitte.
Scott Libolt and Cristina Redinger, fluent in Spanish, German and English, offer stills, motion and a wide range of production support.
Visit their website for more information.
Greg Johnston Photography Miami advertising photographers
Greg Johnston is known for his dynamic travel and lifestyle imagery and is primarily a locations photographer. Florida-based, he travels extensively photographing people, lifestyle, resort hotels and destinations for a variety of national advertising, tourism and editorial clients.
Greg's quest for capturing the essence of lifestyle photography has allowed him to work successfully in a wide range of disciplines, including travel, fashion, food and celebrity. His quick wit, spontaneity and easy-going manner allow for a generous dose of fun and excitement that is reflected in his images. His personal attention to detail shapes the creative process at every turn. Greg's photography has won many awards and has been featured in national and international advertising campaigns as well as in the pages of every major travel publication.
Greg's team of digital professionals and their no-nonsense approach to handling everything from concept to completion brings a level of confidence and ease of mind that continues to attract new work and keep clients returning. Regardless of the scope of the project, Greg's production team applies a meticulous attention to detail, creativity and service.
Brad Stevens Miami children photographers
“An unintended gesture, accidental smirk, or that brief moment when eyes say a thousand words. That slice of time, when reality is raw and exposed, is when you’ll hear my camera click. For me, photography has always been about capturing those intermittent, unpredictable moments of authenticity.”
A native Floridian, Brad modelled internationally during most of the nineties, working and living in many exciting fashion markets. After going back to college to take up dark room photography, he began assisting various photographers, learning techniques and methods that he drew from to cultivate his own style and vision. With over 19 years experience in the fashion industry, Brad is comfortable shooting in studio or on location as well as digital or film.
Miami based, he travels for a wide variety of freelance photography work. Taking photos of rock stars and celebrities is cool, but it’s the kids that he enjoys shooting the most. Their innocence, quick-wit and humour makes his job too easy.
Kikor Commercial Photography Miami advertising photographers
Kiko Ricote has been a photographer for more than 30 years, working out of the same studio in Coconut Grove for the past 15. Kikor studio boasts an impressive 2400 sq. ft. soundproof workspace with separate hair, make-up and production offices.
Kiko started modelling at the age of 17 in his native Venezuela. At 18, he left for Europe where for the next 10 years he worked with some of the best photographers in the business in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and France. At the age of 23 he discovered photography and began testing models for some of the leading European agencies. For the next 20 years, he lived and worked as both a model and photographer worldwide, spending considerable time in Amsterdam, Zurich, Munich, Sydney, Los Angeles and Mexico City.
Kiko has shot just about everything for many major international corporations and advertising agencies. His drive for innovation and creativity has roots in his passion for adventure. His 30-plus years of experience have honed his ability to come up with solutions quickly and effectively the first time round, saving time and money for his clients and further building on his reputation as a world-class photographer.
Visit the website for a complete client list.
- styling, hair, makeup
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.
Gunnar Schendera Miami hair and make up artists
Born in Germany, Gunnar Schendera is an international hair and make-up artist. After finishing business school he travelled to Italy to study his craft in preparation for what has become a very successful career.
Since 1994, Gunnar has been working as a hair and make-up artist for some of the best-known brands and celebrities in the world and has collaborated with countless photographers to create beautiful editorial images. Today he makes his home in both the United States and Europe, working between LA, New York, Miami and Berlin.
Gunnar's work also includes art direction for international fashion magazines. His campaigns include commercials for Anna Sui, Montblanc, and other well-known names.
Visit his website for more information.
Virginia le Fay Miami hair and make up artists
Virginia Le Fay is a self-taught professional make-up artist based in Miami. She derives much of her aesthetic from her love, respect, and exposure to opera, theatre and cinema throughout her youth in her native Spain. By combining these forms of art and transforming 'moments' in them with her make-up tools, she has finally found her creative expression.
Virginia has experience in print, video, fashion, runway and film. Her background includes musical theatre and a Bachelor of Science degree in Motion Picture Production and Art Photography from the University of Miami, in which she gained experience working both on stage and behind the lens. Upon graduation, Virginia joined the world of M.A.C. Cosmetics, breaking away on her own after five-and-a-half years.
Virginia's creative work has been published in magazines such as Ocean Drive, Blink, Material Girl, DuJour, Chaos, Level, South of Fifth & The Islands, Fan The Fire, Best of Intima and BG Italia.
Her goal is to work with an inspiring calibre of photographers, models, designers, wardrobe and hair stylists with whom she can complement her artistic vision.
Sandy Maranesi Miami hair and make up artists
Sandy Maranesi started her professional career seven years ago as a freelance hair and make-up artist in the film industry. She developed her skills working in various environments, from television shows like Designing Spaces to corporate shoots for The Balancing Act, U.S Customs & Border Protection and Ocho Cinco 'The Ultimate Catch', as well as fashion work alongside high profile photographers.
Recognised throughout the industry as one of south Florida's best, her clients include ESPN, Discovery Educational, Sony, JM Lexus, Mega TV, and many more.
For booking or availability contact Sandy's agent Lisa at Contributing Artist Management, 561 247 4118. Visit the website to see more of her work.
- digital capture
Digital Decaf Miami digital capture
Digital Decaf is a full service stills and motion digital capture company based in Miami. Its mantra is simple: take on the technical side of digital asset management to allow clients to focus on the creative process. Digital Decaf works seamlessly on-set in fashion, advertising, editorial, resort/cruise-ship, pharmaceuticals, corporate and catalogue projects both on location and in the studio.
Clients cover the full spectrum of the industry. Recent collaborations include Michelangelo di Battista shooting Jennifer Lopez for Italian Vogue and Sebastian Faena for Intima Moda and V Magazine. Karan Kapoor shot for Pfizer, Augustus Butera for Sheraton Hotels, and Alan Kaplan for Bank of America. Other photographers who rely on Digital Decaf include Steve Hiett, Eamonn J. McCabe, Jonty Davies and Greg Lotus. The company is in its element with high volume productions such as for Next Directory UK as well as high-pressure jobs such as pharmaceuticals.
Services include on-set digital capture, HDSLR video solutions (capture, tailored rigs, gear and production), video editing and DVD production, web-based still and video casting services, calibrated digital equipment rental, retouching, archiving and technical expertise.
- rental studios
Trendy Studio Miami rental studios
Trendy Studio has facilities like no other rental space in Miami. Designed and built with the creative process in mind, the studio is not the typical converted warehouse. The Cyc studio, beautiful industrial loft space and 4,000 square-foot 360º rooftop can all be combined or used independently, depending on the budget and size of production.
Located in Miami's Wynwood Art District, the studio's proximity to beaches, the airport and downtown, as well as the urban art feel of the area, make it an ideal base.
Attention to detail, amenities and technical expertise have made Trendy Studio the choice for clients looking for a flexible and comfortable space, one that inspires creativity and where a professional staff can make anything happen.
Call or email Enrique on 786 553 3733.
Aperture Studios & Equipment Rental 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.
Glasshaus Studios Miami rental studios
Glasshaus Studio is located in Miami's mid-century architecturally inspired (MiMo) historical district, providing the premier daylight rental space for photographers, designers, advertising agencies, film and TV productions and event planners seeking a unique working environment.
Glasshaus has 4,000 sq. ft. of indoor space and an additional 7,200 sq. ft. of outdoor space that features a sun deck and a swimming pool. The studio's unique second-floor location can ensure total privacy for any celebrity or high profile event or production.
Located just minutes north of downtown Miami, with easy access to South Beach, Bal Harbor and Fort Lauderdale, Glasshaus Studio is also equidistant to the Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports.
99 Palms by Photopia Studios Miami lofts and houses
Photopia's 99 Palms location home has been exclusively designed to serve the needs of photo and film production. The house, with its two bedrooms and large living room comprising an open kitchen area, is completely decorated in white with an ultra modern design. Movable white leather furniture, acrylic glass, metallic objects and many other modern home accessories are provided free of charge.
The house's large glass doors open on to terraces surrounded by curtains and furnished with modern outdoor furniture. Another highlight is the pool that has built-in movable sun umbrellas and can be illuminated in different colours for night shoots. The garden is fenced by white walls and palm trees and opens out on to a canal to ensure total privacy.
A guesthouse accommodates the styling and make-up areas, and cable TV and wireless Internet connection are also provided.
Visit the Photopia website to see more about 99 Palms, or contact Christian on 305-213 0200.
Magic City Farm Miami Location
Magic City Farm is a throwback in time. The 1920s island cottages, boathouse and farmhouse are nestled in an acre of lush vegetation, all with views of the Little River that flows along the property. An idyllic refuge surrounds clients and guests, yet busy downtown Miami is just minutes away.
The boathouse, a large studio bedroom with kitchen and bathroom, is perched over the water. It is fully furnished with funky vintage and 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 only inches away.
The six historic cottages, with their cosy wooden porches, island colours, and rustic furniture create many photographic possibilities or just peaceful lounging. The property is available for weekly stays, photo or film shoots, and special events. For additional information and prices e-mail or call (305) 757-7711.
South Cottage at Photopia Studios Miami lofts and houses
South Cottage is just one of Photopia Studio's many beautiful features, all located in a complex measuring approximately 30,000 sq. ft.
A typical southern-style house originally built in the 1930s, South Cottage comprises a large living room, two bedrooms and a charming open bathroom area, all equipped with movable furniture and home accessories. All rooms have French doors opening on to outside terraces, gardens and a sublime beach setting. A raised deck area and tree house add to the available outdoor options.
For the convenience of photo and film production teams the cottage comes complete with a large fully equipped kitchen as well as styling and make-up areas. Cable TV and wireless Internet access are also provided.
Visit Photopia Studios' website for more information.
Manuk Miami catering
The north coast of Peru was once the cradle of a great civilization called the Mochica. In the ancient Mochica language Manuk means 'the place where you eat'.
Manuk's mission is to serve guests a little piece of the world, make them slow down and enjoy where they are. "Wherever you are at the time you are eating is the 'place where you eat', and that place should always be the best place possible."
Chef Rosario Montoya lives to cook, and her artistry in the kitchen comes from the simple belief that food is one of our greatest pleasures. She brings flavours past and present to her delicious international cuisine and, naturally, one of her specialities is Peruvian food.
Clients include Italian Vogue, H&M, German Glamour, Next Directory UK, Italian Cosmopolitan, Original Marine, Italy, Kohls, Daisy Fuentes, Proctor and Gamble, Target and Maximira.