showcase miami issue 260 Feb 2011Featuring 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 city's visual media scene, with more information available in our dedicated Photo and Film directories.
Be sure to check out our featured events:
- The Miami Film Festival, 4th -13th March.
- The Wynwood Art Walk takes place every second Saturday around the Wynwood art district. Between 5pm and 10pm, galleries open their doors to crowds of people enjoying music in the streets, free drinks, great food and lots of art.
We invite our members and subscribers to post any job offer, deal or project idea on our marketplace.
Michael Raveney Miami advertising photographers
From Paris to Madrid, Cuzco to Istanbul and Madras to Hong Kong, Michael Raveney experienced an array of cultures and peoples - rich with visual impressions - all before his 14th birthday. Along the way he kept vivid imagery of each place in his heart, knowing one day he’d be able to share it with the world through the art of photography.
Michael’s first experience as a professional photographer was in Bosnia where he captured images of war-torn areas and the relief efforts of the UN, International Red Cross, and various NGOs for news organisations including Newsweek, The Times and AP.
Having visited almost 40 countries, in his mid-twenties Michael finally returned to the US where his work transitioned from photojournalism to creative photography. Eventually his focus turned to fashion photography, where he gained momentum in the public eye and was featured in GQ, Blender, Maxim, and numerous local and national magazines.
Michael continues to broaden his sphere of success and exposure. His most recent work includes fashion, automotive, product, beauty, location, advertising campaigns and even documentary work. He currently resides in Miami Beach, Florida.
Pablo Garcia Miami fashion photographers
Pablo Garcia began toying with photography at an early age using his father’s camera. He was given his first darkroom at age 16, and has pursued his passion ever since.
Following his studies in Savannah, GA, Pablo moved to New York to train under Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and the Starn Twins. “I love portrait photography because of its timeless quality,” he says. “That's what I look for in a picture, that it withstands the test of time.”
His work has been published in Vogue, Ocean Drive, Maxim, Poder and Haute Living, among others. Besides photography, Pablo directs commercials and music videos, most recently the Ford Fiesta campaign. His corporate clients include Ford, Sony Ericsson, Carolina Herrera, Microsoft, McDonald's, Sony Pictures, Univision and State Farm.
Pablo currently lives in Miami. Visit his website for more information.
Lucie Hugary Miami fashion photographers
Lucie Hugary is a very talented and exciting young photographer. Born and raised in Albi, a small town in the southwest of France, she moved to Miami after a few years living in Paris.
Lucie's work has been published in magazines such as Material Girl, The Ones2Watch, Dujour and more.
Visit her website to see more of her portfolio.
Unique Photography & Design Miami portrait photographers
Spreading light through art is the ultimate goal of photographer Maicol Diaz. Although best known for his captivating photography, he is also proud to be a well-rounded artist.
Capturing images with the intent to both inspire and share beauty in unconventional ways, Maicol is renowned for shooting high fashion, conceptual work and celebrities alike. His work is recognised nationally as being very unique.
With his dynamic entrepreneurial spirit Maicol started his own company, Unique Photography and Design. His utmost desire is that the world gains as much joy from experiencing his art as he feels while creating it.
Presscott McDonald Miami fashion photographers
Presscott McDonald is a Miami-based photographer who is originally from New York. His work has been described as both raw and refined, always shot in an intimate and romantic style. This young and passionate photographer shoots both fashion and celebrity portraits for many publications and advertising clients, but refuses to limit his sights: he still found the time to shoot portraits of various NGOs for his first solo book project, entitled 'The Empowerment Project for the Love of Haiti.'
Commercial and editorial clients include VH1, Nike, Coca-Cola, Armani Exchange, Essence, Vibe, Weiden + Kennedy, Marc Ecko and Spin Magazine.
Presscott is now represented by Freelance [the Work Space] agency in the UK. Presscott McDonald Photography can manage all aspects of a photo shoot in both North America and Europe, from pre to post production in studio or on location.
Visit his website for more information.
Christopher Logan Miami fashion photographers
Retaining the genteel southern charm of his native Virginia, Christopher Logan discovered his passion at an early age. He is a graduate of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with a degree in photography, after which he moved to Milan where he worked for numerous fashion clients.
Christopher has served as the staff photographer for the leader in language learning software Rosetta Stone. With over one million shutter clicks to his credit, his images are featured within the company's software and advertising materials. He also managed the photo department of the world's leader in live family entertainment, Disney on Ice! and Disney Live!, as well as Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus.
Christopher is a master of the lens, well versed in all genres of photography. His studio is located in Downtown Miami, where he produces and creates his signature fresh and clean imagery.
James McEntee Miami people & lifestyle photographers
Colour, energy and movement are the hallmarks of James McEntee’s photography. This is evident whether he is photographing kids discovering the wonders of New York for I Love NY’s latest campaign, or capturing some of the world’s most renowned locations in a recent campaign that took him to Las Vegas, New York, New Orleans, Rio and Paris.
Clients include American Express, AstraZeneca, AT&T, AvMed, Bechtel, Burger King, Delta Airlines, Getty Assignments, I LOVE NY Tourism, Microsoft, NHL, NASCAR, Sandals Resorts, Sony, Vision Ease Lens, Walt Disney World and WNBA.
These clients, and others, appreciate the fact that no matter what the challenge, James always brings a combination of professionalism, creative problem solving skills and positive energy to every shoot. With his team of professionals and contacts throughout the world, he can guarantee the success of every project.
When not on assignment, James divides his time between New York and South Florida.
Steve Boxall Miami people & lifestyle photographers
Steve Boxall, originally from England, graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a degree in fashion and editorial photography. After college he moved to London to start his photographic career shooting for BBC Television. After six years of working in London for the BBC and other clients, he left his native England to travel the world on a two-year hiatus before settling in Miami Florida.
Since moving to the USA and resuming his career, Steve has worked with some of the world's greatest photographers, amongst them Richard Avedon. Seeing the transition from film to digital, he became a founding partner in Digital Decaf, a digital services company for the photographic industry. More uniquely, he has built possibly the world's smallest niche photography market shooting in weightlessness and enhanced gravity for The Zero Gravity Corporation.
Steve has 20 years of experience working in almost every aspect of the industry, and as a father of three, he loves to photograph people but especially kids. Miami-based but always travelling, he is at home shooting studio, beach, island, zero gravity, and everything in between.
Dirk Franke Miami fashion photographers
Dirk Franke stylishly blends beauty, fashion and glamour into a modern exploration of sensuality and classic sex appeal. Attached since his teenage years to the female form as subject, Dirk Franke's body of work showcases a stylish eroticism, an extended collection of beautiful, sensual photography comprised of gorgeous women, lush skies, steamy cityscapes and pristine beaches. Though a world traveller, Franke has been based in sun-drenched Miami since 1991, and how much he enjoys his life shows in his work.
Apart from studying cinematography in Europe, Dirk has otherwise dedicated himself to shooting fashion and advertising photography. His wife Lene has worked as a producer and model booker in international model agencies, and together they form a reliable, efficient and budget conscious team that has conducted photo shoots of all shapes and sizes in studios and on location all around the world.
Orlando Noa Miami beauty photographers
A graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Orlando Noa honed his craft by assisting some of the world's leading photographers including William Klein, Peter Lindberg, Walter Chin, Mathew Rolston, Annie Liebovitz, Jean Baptiste Mondino, David Lachapelle, and many more. He specialises in location work where he feels the challenge enables him to improvise and produce surprisingly fresh results.
In addition to working for some of the most prestigious magazines and ad agencies, in the late 90s Orlando was half of the creative team at 2 Guys with an Attitude Productions. It was here that he produced and directed a feature-length documentary, as well as the opening trailer for the Miami Film Festival. He currently presides over Digital Decaf Inc., one of Miami's premiere digital capture and digital video production companies.
Claudio Beier Miami fashion photographers
In the fall of 2010 Claudio Beier was hired to shoot the new Jean Yves ad campaign with the objective of dramatically modernising the brand’s imagery. Working in tandem with the company’s VP of marketing and with full creative freedom, Claudio worked on everything from shoot concept to post production supervision in order to achieve the company’s most successful ad campaign to date. Some of these images are featured in this Showcase.
In addition, Claudio has been developing a few short-films that will shortly become a commercial film reel, allowing him to show his vision in motion and provide clients with a new media.
Visit his website for more information.
Jorge Parra Photography Miami fashion photographers
Jorge Parra is a fashion, advertising and fine art still and motion shooter based in Miami.
The images featured in this Showcase are from a range of different shoots that all have a common approach to one-shot storytelling: Something is going on or about to happen, while fashion garments - from swimwear to lingerie and couture dresses - are all just part of the story.
"Still Connexxions" storytelling images have been used for both editorial and advertising campaigns that go beyond the simple and obvious display of consumer products.
Visit Jorge's website for more information and find news and updates at his photo blog.
Wick Beavers Miami advertising photographers
Wick Beavers recently completed a two-week assignment photographing portraits of people affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. A selection of images from the series entitled 'Faces of the Gulf' is featured in this Showcase.
Ad agency VML made a slideshow video of Wick's pictures, accompanied by a song by Garnet Rogers 'Last Turn of the Wheel' to be used as a fundraiser for fishermen's families affected by the BP oil spill.
Visit his website for more information.
Location Resources, Inc. Miami location service and scouts
Location Resources offers a virtually limitless library of premier South Florida locations. A free online search allows clients to quickly browse and save their top location picks to a custom profile. Alternately, one of the company's highly experienced location professionals can put together a handpicked list of properties. In addition, seasoned location scouts and location managers, (each with between eight and 23 years of on set experience), are available for hire.
With over 21 years of industry experience in all aspects of print, film, web content and event production, Location Resources' professional staff is eager to show how versatile South Florida can be.
Clients and projects include 'Up in the Air' (George Clooney), 'Transporter II', 'CSI Miami', 'Dexter', Vanity Fair Magazine, Ralph Lauren campaigns, Pottery Barn catalogues, and thousands of other productions.
Miami Location Homes Miami location service and scouts
Miami Location Homes offers great rates and fantastic locations to fit every type of production. For eight years the company has been working with the film and print industries to provide expert advice when it come to creative locations and scouting.
An online locations library is organised by location type and is extremely easy to navigate, while customised links can be provided for specific projects and requests. The company aims to find the best locations to meet its clients' creative, logistical and budgetary needs.
Visit the website for more information.
Photopia Studios Miami rental studios photo
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 ultra modern locations with the sophistication of New York loft studios and relaxing beach cottages in what is a complete portfolio. 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, an upper deck and tree house.
Photopia offers endless possibilities for high-end professional photography. Props, from furniture to bedding, curtains, lamps and accessories, can be used free of charge.
This Showcase also features a 'Behind the Scenes' video shot at 99 Palms, the company's new ultra modern location home equipped with completely movable furnishings, terraces, a large pool and garden. A guesthouse comes with a make-up and styling area.
Visit the website for more information.
Little River Studios Miami rental studios photo
Little River Studios comprises 10,000 sq. ft. of studio facilities set on over an acre of land in midtown Miami. Flexible studio options include a unique 4000 sq. ft. 1880s-era barn with skylights and 60ft of west-facing French doors that open onto 800 sq. ft. of covered sky-lit terrace. The barn also includes a kitchen, a large make-up lounge, bathroom and shower facilities.
The 2400 sq. ft. Shark Studio has 12ft ceilings, an infinity cove, and large double doors for vehicle access. The 5000 sq. ft. Industrial Studio has 14ft ceilings, cement walls and floors, vehicle space, kitchen and changing facilities. Outdoors, a fenced-in 30,000 sq. ft. courtyard contains a beach house and two renovated 1920s beach cottages.
Little River Studios carries a large selection of free-to-use props, sets and furniture and also has a collection of classic vehicles for use on the premises. The studios use a single phase 240 electrical power source in addition to 10 tonne portable A/C units, and there is WiFi covering the entire property. Catering can also be booked in advance.
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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.
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.
Spike Productions Miami photo production
Spike Productions is a full service production company specialised in coordinating photography shoots for the international commercial photography industry.
Located in New York and Miami, the company specialises in shaping productions across the globe, including exclusive access in the United States, the Caribbean and Argentina.
Spike Productions offers a comprehensive range of production services, backed by unrivaled customer support. Its productions are carefully tailored to match clients' specific needs, yet the extensive range of the company's resources allows it to remain flexible - to instantly respond to the ever-dynamic conditions of a production in full force.
Two decades of successfully managing a wide range of projects and budgets is testament to this versatility and, more importantly, to the dedication and hard work of the company's staff.
The Production Factory LLC Miami photo production
The Production Factory is having a great second season in Miami and is 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 team at Production Factory says that they enjoyed welcoming old and new clients alike this year, including The White Stuff, Cosmopolitan, Clarks, British Elle, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Vision Express and many more. They look forward to seeing them all back next season.
HG Producers Miami commercials production
HG Producers is a Miami-based full service production company for the still and commercial motion picture industries. Recent productions include:
- 'Salt' starring Angelina Jolie in Los Angles with photographer Patrick Demarchelier.
- Victoria’s Secret in Turk & Caicos with photographer Russell James.
- Dodge Trucks in Key Biscayne with photographer Walter Iooss.
- E TV Kardashin in Miami with photographer Timothy White.
- 7 For Mankind in Los Angles with photographer Patrick Demarchelier.
HG Producers also provides full service production for projects in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, New York, St. Barts, Virgin Gorda, The Bahamas, Costa Careyes and Cabo San Lucas (Mexico), Providenciales (Turks & Caicos), Ibiza (Spain), New Mexico, Barbados, Puerto Rico and throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and tropical locations worldwide.
Broder Productions Miami photo production
For 13 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 US, 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, castings, hotel accommodation, catering, transportation - airport/on set, scheduling, customs clearance, crew and prop sourcing.
Recent photographers include Serge LeBlon, Norman Jean Roy, Terry Richardson, James Macari, Miko Lim, Chris Nicholls, Christa Renee, Stephan Wuerth, Andric and Craig McDean.
mmproduction, Inc. Miami photo production
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, Levi's Jeans, Wrangler Jeans, La Perla, Ay Yildis, Ulla Popken, Nelson and Mercedes-Benz. Catalogue clients include Alba Moda, Witt Weiden, Wahlbusch, Macy's, Girls Scout, Bon Prix and Schwab.
The team can also work in Italian, German and Spanish. This Showcase features behind the scenes video from the recent Witt Weiden production.
ASMP South Florida Miami photo associations
The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) South Florida Chapter gathers the most diverse group of commercial photography specialists in the US. Its member photographer specialties range from advertising to editorial, sports, aerial, underwater, events, architecture, photojournalism, video/motionworks, food, travel, fashion, beauty, fine art and all related areas of high-end lifestyle that are currently reshaping the market.
All-year-round great weather, fantastic locations, great model and talent agencies, production services, easy national and international access, and the talent of an amazing group of photographers makes South Florida and the ASMP-SFL shooters an ideal choice for media and multimedia campaigns.