showcase miami issue 378 Dec 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 very best of the Miami visual media industry, with more information available in our Photo and Film directories.
- Be sure to check out Art Basel Miami Beach, 6th - 9th December. The most prestigious art event in the Americas welcomes over 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, showcasing more than 2,000 artists. A host of alternative shows and events will also be held as part of the week-long Satellite Fair.
- photo agents
Belle & Company Miami photo agents
Belle & Company has been a leading agency in Miami since 2006, representing talented photographers, stylists and hair and make-up artists with a new division of fine artists in development.
British-born Carole Ann Belle heads a truly international agency, with offices in
Miami's South Beach and more recently a developing assemblage across the pond in Manchester and London.
With a flourishing client list stretching from Miami to New York, California to London, Belle & Company remains a valuable resource that clients have come to trust and rely upon.
Clients include Chanel, Armani, Cartier, L’Oréal, McLaren, Apple, Coca-Cola, Sony Ericsson, Reebok, Adidas, Diageo, The Ritz Carlton, Marriott and MTV, together with top advertising agencies, the best national magazines and many of today’s top celebrities.
Contact the offices on 1.305.776.1800, 1.917.310.1808, +44.7703.106.886 (UK), or email for more information.
- styling, hair, makeup agents
Artist Management Miami Photo, Styling, Hair & Makeup 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 opened her agency in 2002 and offers all-round support for photo productions. The agency is committed to finding the perfect match for every client and team.
New additions to the AM team are photographers Danny Cardozo and Bridges Aderhold and stylist Brandon Fogel.
Visit the website for a full talent roster. Contact the Miami office on 1-305-672.3556 or email Tanja direct.
- models, actors, casting
Karen Greer Models, LLC Miami children models
Karen Greer has been in the modelling industry for over 25 years, working for some of the top fashion and talent agencies including Ford Models, Michele Pommier and Atlanta’s Young Faces, before opening her own Miami-based agency.
Clients include Ralph Lauren, American Girl, Target, Vogue Bambini, American Eagle Kids, Abercrombie & Fitch and Huggies, to name just a few.
In addition to her numerous print clients she has booked multiple supporting roles on some of Hollywood’s best shows, including CSI: Miami, Rock of Ages, The Glades and Burn Notice.
Karen Greer Models currently represents kids, teens and adults for commercial print, fashion, television and film.
Ford Models Miami fashion models
The New Faces divsion from Ford Models in Miami introduces its new talent for this season:
- Annette G.
- Brielle Strickland.
- Cote Michelle.
- Janica Compte.
- Kaci Tansey.
- Madelyn Anne.
Check Ford's website to view all of these new talents. Contact Sally or Robert for the English and Spanish markets, Heike for the German speaking market and Marie Luce for the French market.
- photo production
Miny Producers LLC Miami photo production
Miny Producers offers full service production for photography, service production for film, and local fixers for all production elements. The company works with top international photographers and clients who are keen to produce their campaigns, catalogues or films in Miami, South Florida and the Caribbean area.
Based in Miami, the company is comprised of two savvy New Yorkers with international experience in art buying, production and interpreting creative concepts. Speaking English, Spanish and German, the pair has the edge in working efficiently to accomplish both clients' and talents' needs.
Co-ordinating every aspect of the production process, from travel to locations and resources, Miny Producers aims for the best to achieve maximum results for budgets of all sizes.
The company has provided services for the likes of Ellen von Unwerth, Sebastian Faena, Christoph Morlinghaus, Mark McCarty, Mario Sorrenti, Ruven Afanador and Sven Stausberg for clients including Microsoft, American Airlines, V Magazine with Celine Dion, Puma, Joe Fresh, VW, Wallpaper, Coca-Cola and Armani Exchange.
The Production Factory LLC Miami photo production
The Production Factory has had a fantastic year and is gearing up for yet another busy season in Miami. Clients love the white sandy beaches and winter sunshine, with the company already welcoming Tristan Godefroy, M&S, Blink Productions and Portfolio One, with many more to come.
As always, the team can organise everything from location scouting, permits, travel and accommodation to set building, model casting, prop sourcing and equipment rental. With its local production crews in Miami always on hand for any type of query, clients can be assured that their productions will be stress-free and enjoyable experiences.
"See you at the beach!"
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, producing projects in the US and all over the Caribbean.
Recent clients include H&M, de Bijenkorf, Volvo and many more.
Contact Monica Olman on +1 (305) 439 7561 for all shooting requirements.
Lucky Productions Miami photo production
Lucky Productions is a Miami-based production house that has been offering
production services for decades.
Advertising agencies, editorial magazines, mail order giants, fashion photographers and film companies get instant support from the team's highly trained professionals.
Lucky Productions has worked with clients including Kaufhof, Otto, Delmod, La Redoute, Ansons and Lucien Pelat-Finet.
The company work in English, Spanish, French and German and offers unconventional locations in Chicago, New York, Miami, the Caribbean and Mexico.
Email Gabriele Luce or call +1 305 773 2459 or +1 49 160 91471701.
Stillmax Miami photo production
"Stillmax Media production services for commercial photography: your tool for creation."
This Showcase features one of the company's latest productions for a SportChek ad campaign shot by Philip North-Coombes.
Visit the website for more information.
HG Producers Miami Photo & Video Production
HG Producers' expertise and experience helps clients meet their creative needs and fiscal budgets, anywhere, anytime.
The company partners with clients from international advertising campaigns, editorial and web shoots, including video and stills productions.
Stonehenge circle Miami photo production
Stonehenge Circle is a full service production company with offices in Miami, Los Angeles and Mexico City, specialising in the film, video and print industries. Its focus is on consistently providing professional, detail-oriented services to establish long-lasting relationships with clients.
Services include pre- and post production, budgeting, scheduling, permitting, production insurance, travel arrangements, hotel accommodations, production office support, ground transportation, talent casting and booking, production management and coordination, production scouting and management, crew management, prop building and rentals, set design and construction, catering and craft services, camera rentals, grip and lighting rental.
Route 7 Productions Miami photo & film production
Since opening in 2004, Route 7 Productions has produced photo shoots and films all over the United States for clients including Kohls, Target, Budweiser, Nordstrom, Eddie Bauer, JC Penney, Chico’s and The Home Depot. The company has over 45 years' experience in the business and is 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, the company has completed production services for six feature films for foreign markets and produced the short film 'Never Winter' that premiered at the Miami International Film Festival in 2009. Route 7 recently completed the documentary, 'UNFIT: Ward vs. Ward', which has won multiple prizes on the film festival circuit, including the 2012 Jury Award for Best Documentary at the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the 2012 Jury Award for Best Social Justice Documentary at the Kansas International Film Festival.
Route 7 also believes that part of being a good business is being a good neighbour. Through its 'Give 7' programme, each year 7% of the company's profits is donated to charities in the regions where its clients live and work.
Visit the website for more information.
Danny Cardozo rep. by Artist Management Miami Fashion Photographer
Photographer Danny Cardozo has been focusing his keen eye towards beautiful imagery for over 25 years. Combining his passion for fashion, beauty, travel, design and architecture, he has managed to create a niche in a high-end luxury market. With an ability to see the quiet beauty that is within, his photographs are stunning expressions of this sensibility. Cardozo brings a multicultural perspective to his photographs, standing the test of both time and cultures. With frequent shutter stops in NY, LA and Miami, his work consistently appears in the globe's finest publications, catalogues, online communications and luxury advertising.
Danny recently joined forces with agent Tanja Stephan of Artist Management to provide impeccable client service. Their mutual respect for the industry, clients and commitment to raising standards - one production at a time - is sure to generate a major buzz this upcoming Fall/Winter season in Miami. Tanja and Danny both look forward to bringing clients' visions to life and exceeding their expectations.
Danny is fluent in Spanish and English.
Andres Hernandez Miami advertising photographers
Andres Hernandez was born in Medellin, Colombia where he took an early interest in the visual arts. His curiosity for photography developed in his childhood home, beginning with a fascination for his father’s camera.
Andres' devotion to photography continued into college where he graduated top of his class with a BA in Advertising from the Art Institute of Medellin. He moved to the United States where he began his career working as a Graphic Web Designer. Working between Washington D.C. and Miami, Andres began developing an excellent reputation not only for his outstanding design and photo retouching skills but also more widely for his personal style and talent as a photographer.
Specialising in photographing people and lifestyle images for advertising and editorial clients, his style is recognised as vibrant, colourful and full of narrative meaning.
Andres currently resides between Miami and New York and continuous to pursue his dreams as he becomes more recognised as one of the most rapidly growing leaders in advertising and editorial photography. His work has been featured in art exhibitions, billboards and magazines in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
John Lair Miami advertising photographers
John Lair is based in Miami Beach and has created imagery for advertising agencies, design studios and corporate clients in the US and worldwide for over 20 years. He is best known for photographing people and lifestyles on location.
Clients include Procter & Gamble, Kellogg's, Luxottica, McDonald's, Yum Brands-KFC, Nokia, American Express, Humana, Franklin Templeton Investments, The Breakers Hotel-Palm Beach and the Muhammad Ali Center.
Edin Chavez Miami portrait photographers
"I am a dreamer, an explorer, spontaneous, and adventurous. I will try anything once and probably do it again. I love to laugh and spread smiles. I believe in being happy and living in a happy world. I love animals and learn from them everyday. I believe in sharing, love, prosperity, and happiness for all. I believe we all have a purpose in the world.
"I love to skateboard, ride motorcycles, drive fast cars, and of course photography. I love laughs over good food and a cold beer. My name is Edin Chavez and my philosophy of life is simple: smile, love and live to your full potential. Never look back and wish what you could have done, go out and do it!
"I live in Miami Beach and love it. I live a very simple life, my dogs, the sun, my skateboard and the beach. I love to be outdoors and I love to take photos."
Sebastian Gray Miami advertising photographers
Sebastian Gray specialises in product, still life, landscape, automotive and portrait photography for advertising assignments. Based in Miami and New York, Sebastian's clean aesthetic and lighting proficiency have attracted clients such as Sony, Volkswagen, Mini Cooper, Sprint, Virgin Atlantic, The Gap, Johnson & Johnson, Sprite, Corona, Diageo and Rémy Martin, among others.
Joaquin Palting Miami advertising photographers
For the past 10 years, photographer and director Joaquin Palting has created visual campaigns for some of the world's biggest brands. Primarily known as a fashion and lifestyle photographer, Joaquin also has the capability to shoot still life and product photography. Clients often rely on him to shoot both on figure fashion and still life in one production.
Recent clients include Nike, Foot Locker, Macy's, Chico's, Soma, Office Depot, Jive Records, Hurley, Virgin, Tommy Boy Records, Rolling Stone, ESPN The Magazine, Vibe, TeenPeople, XXL, Stuff, The Source, Sony Music, Virgin Records, Stussy and Oakley.
Joaquin is represented by Jay Tedder at Wilhelmina Creative (212.271.1628) or alternately call the studio direct for more information 310.497.4971.
Miami Visual Collective Miami advertising photographers
Miami Visual Collective (MVC) is a group of professional image makers who produce both still and motion for advertising, editorial, documentary, and fine art projects.
The Miami Visual Collective gathers an eclectic, diverse, creative pool of talent, suited for today’s dynamic visual industry. Its founding members include Jorge Parra, Sid Hoeltzell, Paul Morris, Matthew Pace, Jorge Cardenas, Alexander Espriella and Lucrecia Diaz.
This multi-lingual team of professionals is Miami-based with a global reach. Members have worked on all six continents. Their work encompasses portraiture, fashion, food and beverage, action and sports, aerial, underwater, automotive, leisure, luxury and travel, studio and location, with a thorough knowledge of all production values involved in both advertising and editorial projects.
Depending on each specific project, members will work individually or as a team, providing an outstanding level of expertise in different specialties.
This group of independent photographers shares the value of collaboration, realising a team is greater than its individual parts. MVC is about providing creative solutions, team support, and cooperative spirit in order to maximise the final results of any production, of any size or complexity.
The Collective performs as a powerful talent resource for the commercial art markets.
- photo stock agency
Depositphotos.com Fort Laurerdale Photo Stock Agency
Depositphotos.com is the fastest-growing stock photo agency in the world. Currently, it offers over 10 million stock photographs and vector images sold under royalty-free licenses.
The stock photo library is increased daily by thousands of images, carefully screened and selected by moderators.
The company is headquartered in Florida, USA and has business offices in Germany, Great Britain, Ukraine and Russia.
Atomic Miami Assistants Agency
Atomic Assistants Agency is the go-to Miami-based agency for production support needs within the fashion and music industries. Founded by one of Miami’s top style makers and pioneers of the Miami fashion scene, Teddy Gunter, the agency has accumulated over 20 years of experience. Atomic Assistants Agency has tailored the art of booking an assistant to providing ease, exclusiveness, and peace-of-mind to its highly esteemed clients.
Represented are hair assistants, make-up assistants, stylist assistants, pressers, fashion show dressers, seamstresses, PA's, temporary personal assistants, digital techs, photo assistants, prop assistants and manicurists.
Atomic Assistants Agency has developed lasting relationships with prestigious clients including Pottery Barn, Yves Rocher, H&M, Rolling Stone Magazine, Nordstrom, David’s Bridal, Russia’s Top Model, BET, and world-renowned photographers.
Contact Teddy at 305 318 3973 for more information.
- styling, hair, makeup
Stash Miami Wardrobe Rental
Stash is a full scale wardrobe rental located in the heart of Miami’s thriving Design District. With over 50 years of combined experience, the company is the culmination of fashion geniuses and stylists Danny Santiago and Teddy Gunter.
The clothes available for rental are a combination of Danny’s personal vintage collection and the créme de la créme of his previous celebrity studded shoots, jobs, and movies including 'Sex and the City' and 'Confessions of a Shopaholic'. Teddy, voted “One of the 100 People Who Made South Beach” by Ocean Drive magazine, is the curator of this sensational wardrobe rental tailored for fashion insiders.
Available for rent by national and international clients, with the option of delivery, are top designer and vintage (women’s and men’s) wardrobe, fabulous women’s and men’s shoes, luxury evening gowns, glamorous accessories, sultry lingerie, and uniforms! All have been rented by stylists for Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, Timbaland, Vogue Italia, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and many more.
For more information or to book an appointment, contact Teddy on 305 318 3973.
Trendy Inc. Miami fashion stylists
Trendy Inc. works with clients to design concepts, develop and implement all wardrobe details. Its concepts are characterised by originality and a strong connection with the general public.
To ensure greater impact, Trendy Inc. builds on a team-oriented approach that incorporates directors, script-writers, talents and producers, with the goal of establishing a project’s identity to consider both positioning and target audience.
A wardrobe design studio and its own production facilities, as well as partnerships with the most prestigious brands in the fashion industry, complete the company's offer.
Sandy Maranesi Miami hair and make up artists
Sandy Maranesi is a professional hair and make-up artist working for the past 10 years. She discovered a passion for make-up and beauty at a very young age when she started painting with her mom’s make-up - she realised how empowering make-up can be for a woman, the confidence a little colour to the face can bring.
Soon after working as a professional, Sandy founded East Coast Make-up Inc. a multi media hair and make-up company that caters for film, television and print productions. Sandy is now a well known, established artist.
Miami Sites Miami location service and scouts
Miami Sites has been at the forefront of the location scouting industry since its incorporation in 1986. As a third-generation South Florida family business, its experience and extensive contacts in the community enable the company to assist clients in finding the right location and ensuring a shoot goes as smoothly as possible.
Miami SItes' extensive location library includes thousands of private homes, offices and commercial buildings, public sites and eclectic settings, as well as a vast number of cars, boats and other vehicles. Services include file pulls, customised scouting, assistance with permitting, and the insight to coordinate particular logistics.
The company takes pride in its one-on-one personalised service and is constantly updating its library to provide the most up-to-date selection of locations. Clients can view an abbreviated version of the library on the website, but contact Miami Sites direct on 305-595 9275 for a more elaborate list of files based on specific needs.
1111 Lincoln Road Miami Locations
Located at the Intersection of Alton and Lincoln Road, 1111 Lincoln Road houses world class shopping, dining and the most visually stimulating automotive parking imaginable.
The highlight of this award-winning architectural landmark is the 7th floor event space which features panoramic city, ocean and bay views, soaring 34 ft. ceilings, and a dramatic concrete structure which serves as the perfect backdrop for corporate, private and special occasions, film and photo shoots, and much more.
- rental studios
MAPS Production House Miami Rental Studio & Equipment Rental
MAPS Studio has become a home-away-from-home for many photographers. Located in South Beach's Art Deco district, MAPS is the only photo studio and equipment rental house on Miami Beach. An extensive in-house equipment department features speciality 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 light wood floors. A moveable wall between both studios creates a large open space for bigger shoots and events.
MAPS' newest additions, The Backlot and 255 NW 25th Street, are two new photo studios in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District. The Backlot is a 10,500 square foot outdoor studio with two cyc walls and an interior working space. 255 houses two studios and an outdoor space, along with in-house equipment rental.
99 Palms by Photopia Studios Miami rental studios
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 website to see more about Photopia's entire studio complex, or contact Christian on 305-213 0200.
Trendy Studio Miami rental studios photo
Conveniently located in Miami's Wynwood Art District, the 5,000 Sq. Ft. high-end rental facility has been newly designed and specifically built to support demanding productions. The Cycl, an industrial loft space, 360º city views rooftop and outdoor space can all be combined or rented independently, depending on clients' vision, production size and budget.
Trendy Studio is the choice of clients looking for a comfortable space that inspires their creativity and where professional staff can make anything happen. The studio's services include studio rental, still and video production, equipment rental, casting, talent and crew booking, in-house wardrobe stylists, location scouting, set building, permits and insurance, travel arrangements and event planning, among others.
THE X2 STUDIO Miami rental studios photo
"Every Industry comes to a point where it must evolve. X2 Studio is that evolution. With the implementation of the Blue Sky LightGrid, an automated and robotic lighting system taking photography to the next level; no longer is there a set up time for a shoot. Just come, plug-in your camera, and watch as the lighting literally changes at the touch of a button. There are an infinite number of settings, creating an image like no other. Oh and yes, you can also use our many preset images as a starting point. Click on one of the preset images and the LightGrid will move the lighting around to match."
TYE Studios Miami rental studios
"What sets us apart from other studios in the South Florida area?"
- Minutes from Miami.
- 6,600 square foot commercial rental studio.
- Multiple shooting spaces.
- Huge 90° white and black cyclorama wall.
- Chicago brick, multiple coloured Savage paper, corner vignettes and wood floors.
- Seven-acre native tree preserve.
- Minutes from Fort Lauderdale Airport, downtown and beaches.
- Full in-house production staff and lighting assistants.
- Profoto and Broncolor lighting on premise.
- Equipment rental.
- Save, secure private professional corporate park setting.