showcase miami issue 321 Feb 2012Featuring 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 form Miami's visual media scene, with more information available in our dedicated Photo and Film directories.
Be sure to check our featured events:
- Art Wynwood International Contemporary Art Fair, 16th - 20th February.
- Miami Beach International Fashion Week, from 21st - 24th March.
Our cover image was shot by Billy Coleman.
- photo agents
Belle & Company Miami photo agents
Since 2006, Belle & Company has been recognised as a principal agency in Miami, representing top creative talent and providing superior professional photography services.
Clients and artists benefit from a truly international agency, with a revolving presence in Miami's South Beach and more recently a developing assemblage across the pond in Great Britain.
With a flourishing client list stretching from Miami to New York, from California to London, Belle & Company remains a valuable resource that clients rely on whether shooting a national advertising campaign, a look book, a fashion editorial or a candid portrait.
Clients include Chanel, Armani, Cartier, L’Oréal, Coca-Cola, Sony Ericsson, Reebok, Diageo, Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus, Marriott and Guinness together with top advertising agencies, the best national magazines and many of today’s top celebrities.
Contact the office on 1.305.776.1800 or 1.917.310.1808 or email for more information.
MC2 Creative Management Miami photo agents
Creative Management at MC2 provides a full-scale artist management company in New York and Miami. The company is one of Miami and New York's leading photographers' agencies, representing photographers, stylists and hair and make-up artists.
MC2 works in the New York and Miami markets, as well as further a-field, to correctly manage artists so they can access the next level in fashion and advertising.
- styling, hair, makeup
Artist Management Miami photo & styling, hair & make up agent
Miami-based Artist Management represents highly experienced and creative local and international photographers, hair and make-up artists, stylists and costume designers.
Native German Tanja Stephan-Rojas opened her agency in 2002 in South Beach and than relocated to the new hot-spot in Miami's Design District. The agency is committed to finding the perfect match for every client and team.
A new addition to the AM roster is hair and make-up artist Davide Calcinai who is based between Miami and New York.
Contact the Miami office on 1-305-672.3556 or email Tanja for more information.
Hair and make-up artists: Alberto Luengo (specialising in under water make-up), Anthony Isambert, Andreas Schoenagel, Davide Calcinai (specialising in celebrities), Dirk Neuhoefer, Edwin Kaufman, Flora Kay, Helen Anderson, Ian Djurkin, Kerstin Jaeger, Maranda (specialising in celebrities), Paola Ferrari (specialising in kids), Pia Sundquist (specialising in kids), Saisha Beecham (specialising in celebrities, FX, body paint), and Sarah Leddick (specialising in kids).
Stylists: Conny Wind, Cristina Cellini, Danny Santiago (specialising in costume design, celebrities, movies), David Fittin (specialising in fashion, fashion stills, product, props, interiors), Imke Achenbach, Kirk Bardole, Renate Lindlar, Sebastian Pataric, Sylvia Linke (specialising in fashion, fashion stills, product, props, interiors), Teddy Gunter (specialising in celebrities), and Valerie Biener.
- photo production
DB Media Productions Miami photo production
DB Media Productions delivers above and beyond the industry standard with a nuanced approach that combines the perfect blend of energy, transparency and experience.
DB Media can serve as both local producer and point of contact in North, Central and South America, Europe and the Caribbean. The company offers full service production covering every conceivable need and can customise its approach for every type of shoot.
The industry continues to evolve and DB Media 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.
Featured in this Showcase are DB's latest productions for Lancaster in Miami and Victoria's Secret.
Visit the website to see more of the company's commercial and editorial work, and check out DB Media on Facebook. For more information email or call 954 305 2770.
The Production Factory LLC Miami photo production
The Production Factory Miami is well into its third season - and what a great season it has been so far; from Mr Porter back in November to Yves Rocher, Wrap, Shop Direct, S Moda, Cosmo and Primark, to mention just a few.
The company's team of producers and production managers has been orchestrating smooth, fun and stress-free productions from start to finish.
With the help of Miami¹s gorgeous beaches, Art Deco districts, beautiful private houses, the Everglades and the Florida Keys, The Production Factory has it covered in every direction.
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.
Tropical Productions Miami Miami photo production
Tropical Production is a Miami-based production company run by Monica Olman, who provides full production services to the photographic and film industries and specialises in the United States and Caribbean.
Services include location scouting, casting, crew hiring, motor home rental, transportation coordination, limo services, auto and van rental, prop sourcing or fabrication, catering, studio and equipment rental, exporting and importing worldwide, customs paperwork and brokerage coordination, talent casting, hotels and home accommodations, and everything and anything a production requires.
Monica came to the United States from Sweden in the 1980s and opened the first prop shop in Miami. The Non Stop Prop Shop became ‘the place’ to come to for all movies, commercials and still photo shoots for props of all kinds. Along with furnishing props, Monica also began providing production coordination services. At the same time her design talents demanded her time on set, establishing her as a first-rate set designer. In 2000 Monica sold the Non Stop Prop Shop in order to free up her time to devote all of her energy producing for her growing list of clients. From New York, Miami, California and all over the Caribbean, Monica and her staff will provide a production with the utmost personal attention. Finally, her fantastically fun personality will top off the entire experience!
MAPS - Mobile Arts Production Services Miami photo production
Mobile Arts Production Services, known as MAPS, has been producing photo shoots in Miami and New York since 1993.
Truly a one-stop-shop for all things production, MAPS offers production management, location scouting, crew, and all the services that are needed to produce a successful photo shoot. The MAPS toolbox includes motor homes, indoor and outdoor studios, and an extensive in-house equipment department that features specialty lighting brands Briese, Kino Flo, Arri and Dedo.
Recent clients include Cover Girl, Vanity Fair, Kohl’s, SoBe Water, Wall Street Journal Magazine, Latin Vogue and Elle Italia.
For more information, email or call the production office on 305-532-7880.
Trendy Studio Miami PHOTO/VIDEO PRODUCTION & STUDIO RENTAL
Trendy Studio is a still and video production company and rental facility like no other space in Miami. Located in the Wynwood Art District, the studio was designed and built for its own purpose. Its proximity to the beaches, airport and downtown make it an ideal base and a one-stop-shop for any production.
The Cyc studio, the industrial loft space, 4,000 square-foot 360º rooftop and outdoor space can all be combined or used independently.
Overall production assistance, attention to detail, high quality facilities and technical expertise have made Trendy Studio the choice of GQ UK to produce the cover of the 'Man of The Year' shoot with U2.
Route 7 Productions Miami Photo & Film Production
Since opening in 2004, Route 7 Productions has produced photo shoots all over the United States for clients including Kohls, Target, Budweiser, Nordstrom, Eddie Bauer, JC Penney, Chico’s and The Bon Ton. Edwin Scharlau (owner) and Katie Carmichael (main producer) have over 45 years of experience in the business and are dedicated to providing excellent customer service. Route 7 is a full service production company providing production services, catering, locations, production vehicles (including two custom-built Airstream motor-homes), casting, equipment rental and travel arrangements.
In addition to print production, Route 7 has completed production services for five feature films for foreign markets and produced the short film 'Never Winter' that premiered at the Miami International Film Festival in 2009. The company is currently in post production on a documentary, 'UNFIT: Ward vs. Ward'.
Route 7 also believes that part of being a good business is being a good neighbour. Through its 'Give 7' program, each year 7% of the company's profits are donated to charities in the regions where its clients live and work.
Visit the website for more information.
- film production companies
Digital Decaf Miami video production
Digital Decaf is a full service stills and motion production company based in Miami. 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.
Services include full service video production (standard and 3D), video editing and DVD/Blu-ray production, on-set capture, web-based still and video casting services, calibrated digital equipment rental, tailored HDSLR rig rental, retouching, archiving and technical expertise.
The company's client list is long and covers the full spectrum of the industry. Recent clients include French, Spanish, Japanese and Italian Vogue, Elle, Gucci, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, The Sheraton Hotel Group, Bank of America, and many more.
The Digital Decaf team is in its element with both high volume, high-pressure jobs, long distance travel location productions, and everything in between.
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.
Alex Stafford Photography Miami corporate & industrial photographers
Alex Stafford is an editorial and advertising photographer based in Florida. His fresh and creative portrait photography has won multiple ADDY awards for agency clients, and his editorial customers come back year after year with cover and feature assignments.
Since 2003, Alex Stafford Photography has served local, national and international clients, including MacGregor Sportswear, Motorola, Baxter Pharmaceuticals, Health Management Associates, LiveTV, Ken Silvia Design, Golf Digest, Barron's, News Max and Nielsen Business Media.
Alex served as the 2010-2011 Program Chair for the American Advertising Federation-Suncoast and currently serves as the AAF-Suncoast chapter president.
Steve Boxall Miami children photographers
Steve Boxall, originally from England, has 20 years of experience working in almost every aspect of the industry. He started shooting in London in 1992 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, Steve has worked with some of the world's greatest photographers, amongst them Richard Avedon. More uniquely, after landing The Zero Gravity Corporation account Steve has built possibly the world's smallest niche photography market, shooting in weightlessness and enhanced gravity.
Steve 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.
Presscott McDonald Miami portrait 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 finds 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, Marc Ecko, Armani Exchange, Essence, Vibe, Ocean Drive, Respect and Spin Magazine.
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.
Blindlight Studio Inc. Miami advertising photographers
Nick Garcia is a regular contributor to national publishers such as Time Inc. and Modern Luxury, as well as magazines such as Brickell, Key Biscayne Magazine and Florida Trend Magazine, among others. He is also proud to work with music artists, celebrities, and clients such as Citi Bank, Silvia Tcherassi, Marriott Hotels, Avianca Airlines, LG Electronics, and many more.
Born and raised in Colombia, Nick began his photography training with his father Enrique Garcia. To further his art he travelled to the USA to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
With over 20 years of professional experience, Nick is today recognised among corporate and industry professionals for his ability to understand the intricacies of powerful images. From his studio in Miami he continues to evolve as a commercial photographer focused in fashion, beauty, lifestyle, editorial, interior design and architecture.
Redinger-Libolt Miami advertising photographers
Commercial photographers Redinger-Libolt show off their skills again with their latest ad campaign for Edward Beiner Eyewear. They successfully combined a black and white palette with minimal compositions to showcase the eyewear on these beautiful models.
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. Fluent in Spanish, German and English, Redinger-Libolt is an obvious choice for productions shooting in Miami.
Claudio Beier Miami advertising photographers
Claudio Beier’s extreme attention to detail, ability to orchestrate large sets, technical savvy to produce the most exquisite lighting schemes, and a contagious sense of humour are just some of the assets he uses to consistently go above and beyond his clients’ expectations.
After receiving a business degree in Brazil, where he worked in marketing and advertising, he now pursues a more creative career in the US. Since the conclusion of Hallmark Institute of Photography’s intense programme, where he graduated with the highest accolades, he moved to Miami where he now shoots commercial and editorial assignments specialising in beauty, fashion, portraits and active lifestyle.
- rental studios
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 video from Gordmans shot at 99 Palms, the company's 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.
MAPS Studio Miami rental studios
MAPS Studio has become a home-away-from-home for many photographers looking for a comfortable and beautiful shooting space on Miami Beach. Located in South Beach’s Art Deco district, MAPS is the only photo studio and equipment rental house on the beach. An extensive in-house equipment department features specialty lighting brands Briese (the only source in Florida), Kino Flo, Arri and Dedo.
Studio A features a 25 x 25 ft. corner cyc wall, second-level mezzanine, a beautifully appointed hair, make-up, and wardrobe area, and 2500 square-feet of space for working and lounging.
Studio B measures 1500 square-feet and features three skylights, large windows and blonde wood floors. A moveable wall between both studios creates a large, open space for bigger shoots and events.
MAPS’ newest addition, the Backlot, is an outdoor studio with two cyc walls. It is centrally located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District.
For booking information email or call the production office on 305-532-7880.
Soho Studios at The Wynwood Convention Center Miami rental studios photo
Soho Studios is the premier Miami film and television studio. Its workspace is in high demand because of its convenient floor plan and ideal lighting, equipment and prep space. Miami is one of the country’s hottest film shoot locations thanks to its beautiful scenery, amazing weather and glamorous resources. Soho Studios has years of experience in the seamless integration of production for short-term as well as long-term film shoots.
The company's film studio facility boasts over 65,000 square feet, with the main area alone measuring a sprawling 35,000 square-feet. This space is known as 'The Armory' for film and television productions.
The Soho Studios property can be adapted to meet very specific film and television production needs. With several interchangeable spaces, each with its own separate function, Soho Studios offers a one-stop-shop solution for film production in Miami.
Call today to schedule a tour.
- equipment rent
Mobile Arts Production Services Miami Equipment Rental
Located in South Beach’s Art Deco district, Mobile Arts Production Services is the only photo studio and equipment rental house on the beach. MAPS has expanded its inventory and is now home to an extensive equipment department. The company is the only source in Florida for Briese and also features specialty lighting such as Kino Flo, Arri and Dedo.
MAPS can arrange equipment deliveries, pick-ups, and can assist clients with sourcing local photo assistants and digital techs.
An equipment list can be found on the website.
For more information, email or call the production office on 305-532-7880.
- hotels and apartments
The Perry South Beach Miami hotels
The Perry South Beach is an urban resort that fuses minimalist opulence and Art Deco influences to create a beachfront elegance for the “see and be seen”.
Showcasing 340 rooms and suites that average 700 square-feet, amenities include a 45,000-square-foot DavidBartonGym + Spa; stylish bars and gourmet restaurants - STK and the Rooftop by The One Group, Louis by The Opium Group and Chow; a full city block of luxury boutiques Curve, Big Drop and Amira; the East Coast’s longest shark tank spanning the lobby and the rooftop, which transforms 26,000-square-feet into a sensual haven dotted with coco palm trees and whimsical cabanas.
A 110-foot outdoor swimming pool is located 18 floors high adjacent to the bar and lounge. An urban retreat, that offers astounding, uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean and downtown Miami.