showcase magazine Feb 2013miami issue 395
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 online Photo and Film directories.
Although the season is coming to an end, Miami's nicest months are yet to come. March and April see temperatures around 25°C and an average of 9 hours of sunshine a day - the longest sunny days of the year. Coupled to this there's hardly any rainfall, making the coming months the best dates to plan a job.
Check out the Miami Winter Music Conference, 15th - 24th March, for some serious musical distraction.
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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 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 or 1.917.310.1808, or email for more information.
Creative Management @ MC2 Miami Photo, Styling, Hair & Make-up Agent
Creative Management @ MC2 provides a full-scale artist management company in New York and Miami. Creative Management is one of Miami and New York's leading photographers’ agencies, representing photographers, stylists and hair and make-up artists. The company 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.
Photographers: Chris Nicholls,Della Bass, Eduardo Rezende, Geoff Barrenger, Giuliano Bekor, Greg Hinsdale, Jeff Olson, Joseph Montezinos, Keith Lathrop, Max Abadian, Michael Fiolonow and Paul Wright.
Hair/ Make-up Artists: Agata, Daniel P, Daniela Klein, David Tibolla, Emily Moses, Enrico Mariotti, Euridice Martin, Gianluca, Hector Simancas, Ingeborg, Jakob Sherwood, Jennifer Brent, Jennifer Cruz, Konstanze, Kyriaki Savrani, Mark Verhagen, Rob Scheppy, Sam Leonardi, Sheri Darlyn Granado, Vickie Granado, Viktorija Bowers, Wada and Will Carrillo.
Stylists: Anna Maria, Diana Andreea, Elizabeth Daniels, Jeanice Stone, Joseph Episcopo, Severin Serafin, Tammy Eckenswiller and Uli Herzner.
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Ford Artists Miami Photo, Styling, Hair & Make-up Agent
Ford Artists Miami represents hair and make-up artists, wardrobe stylists, prop stylists, still life stylists, manicurists and photographers.
- Hair and Make-up Artists: Ana Barseghian, Angie Barton, Bo, Bryan Zaragoza, Chen Ho, Cherie Combs, Christina Silvia, Colleen Stone, Corey Bauer, Edward Cruz, Eduardo Garcia, Ethian Hugo, Gigi Gommers, Iris Moreau, Kerry Huesges, Lisa Trunda, Luis Beltran, Lynda Spring, Marija Kopilas, Markus Kopp, Rochelle Lee, Ronaldo Escobar, Stephania Parent, Vassilis Kokkinidis and Virginia Le Fay.
- Hair Stylists: David Lopez, Fady Malki and Riad Azar.
- Stylists: Beth Becker, Dann Ryan Weir, Desiree Konian, Gina Donnelly, Jessica Bosch, Julie Matos, Marcellas Reynolds, Michael Fusco, Nicole Tafur, Rachael Russell, Veronica Camacho, Veronica Garrote, Viviana Rodriguez and Yahaira Familia.
- Soft Goods and Still Life Stylists: Deulon Lesure and Michael Fusco.
- Manicurists: Champagne and Kristina Konarski.
- Prop Stylists: Annie Goldman, Claudia Miyar, Kevin Hertzog and Michelle Flood.
- Photographers: Cemhan Biricik, David Benoliel, Tim Geaney and Olivier Desarte.
Wilhelmina Creative Miami Photo, Styling, Hair & Make-up Agent
Wilhelmina Models has been a powerful force in the fashion industry for 30 years and now offers a full range of creative services. From New York to Miami, the division manages a stellar group of artists.
Now represented are photographers, hair stylists, make-up artists and manicurists, along with wardrobe stylists, set designers and still life stylists. The company also represents support staff, such as production assistants, and stylist assistants.
Wilhelmina Creative is a one stop shop providing everything to assist with a creative project; be it print, video or presentation, from one trusted source.
Contact Jay Tedder, Wilhelmina Creative - NYC, LA, Miami direct 212.271.1628 or cell 305.761.7422.
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Miny Producers LLC Miami photo production
MINY Producers recently worked on Bjorn Borg for Made To Order out of Stockholm, shot by Jason Nocito; Jack Jones S/S 2013 for Moto productions/ DDB China shot by Anna Wolf; and Puma/Cobra for id29 agency, shot by Mark McCarty.
Offering service production for photography, film and all production elements, MINY works with top international photographers and clients who are keen to produce their campaigns, catalogues or films in Miami, South Florida and the Caribbean.
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 Hilfiger, 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 in New York City, giving clients access to thousands of location ideas prior to arrival.
Tropical Productions Miami Miami photo production
Tropical Productions Miami is a Miami, Florida-based production company run by Monica Olman, who provides full production services to the photographic and film industries.
Monica specialises in productions on location throughout the country and is a local expert in the Caribbean and knows the US from coast to coast.
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, hotel and home accommodation, and everything and anything a production requires.
Clients include H&M, Peek & Cloppenburg, Volvo Penta, Bijenkorf, Ellos, Halen's, Deval, Lee County, Elle Magazine, Icon Magazine and King Magazine.
The Production Factory LLC Miami photo production
The Production Factory Miami is already four years old and has spent its fourth season producing shoots for M&S, New Look, Cosmopolitan, Tristan Godefroy, Portfolio One, Brugal and Primark, to name just a few. With the help of Miami's gorgeous beaches, blue skies, Art Deco districts, fabulous private houses and the Florida Keys, it's a palm tree stress-free production every time.
Trendy Studio Miami Rental Studio & Photo Production
Trendy Studio is a full service production company based in Miami and a one-stop-shop for creative projects. Trendy makes sure to provide every service to turn a layout into a photograph and a storyboard into a video. Long-standing, direct relationships with agencies, editorial publications, photographers, fashion houses and record labels have elevated Trendy to one of the most respected in the business.
Trendy works closely with clients to create cost effective solutions while maintaining creative integrity. The company manages productions either in studio or on location. Services include still and video production coordination, equipment rental, location management and scouting, in-house studio rental, permits and insurance, casting, model, crew and talent booking, in-house wardrobe and costume design, budget management, catering and crafts, props and set building, travel arrangements, accommodation and transportation, behind-the-scenes, and any other requirements to get the job done in a way that exceeds clients‘ expectations.
"Focus on creativity, leave the rest to us!"
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Route 7 Productions Miami Film & Photo 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, Crate & Barrel and The Home Depot. The company has over 45 years' combined 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 including the current #1 Italian comedy ‘Mai Stati Uniti’, and produced the short film 'Never Winter' which 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.
Visit the website for more information.
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Antonio Cuellar Miami Architecture & Interiors Photographers
Antonio Cuellar is an architectural and interiors photographer. His unique composition style and obsession with perfection leads him to arrange the graphical elements of a structure or interior into a very strong and effective composition, often translatinge into award-winning architectural photographs.
Antonio is known for making a functional space appear elegant, and an elegant space appear magnificent. This ability showcases the work of interior designers and architects at a higher level.
His creative ability, strong business background, great communication skills and speed of delivery make Antonio a real pleasure to deal with.
Steve Sanacore Miami resort photographers
Steve Sanacore shoots people and places in stills and video for advertising and editorial. From small intimate shoots to twenty person crews, everything is handled by his competent team in Miami.
Stills or motion, so long as he’s on a location photographing something, Steve is happy. He just can't get enough of discovering and learning, by meeting new people, trying new things and visiting new places.
Visit the website, call +1 561.301.3228, or email for more information.
Allana Wesley White Miami people & lifestyle photographers
Allana Wesley White is an advertising photographer specialising in kids, juniors, wellness and lifestyle, working throughout the USA, the UK and Canada from her base in Miami.
Allana came to photography from a modeling career that took her all over the world. While working abroad, she married a European photographer who gave her a camera and taught her first-hand how to make her ideas come to life. Modeling has given her a unique perspective in her work, exposing her to many styles of creativity as well as teaching her how to capture each model's natural qualities. Allana loves shooting on location, urban or tropical, interiors to exotic locales, near or far.
Advertising clients include Neutrogena, Walmart, Graco Baby, Equity One, Urban Kids, Siblings and Elephantito. Editorial clients include Elle Magazine, Fitness Magazine, Health Magazine, Family Circle Magazine, Working Mother Magazine and Time Magazine.
Nick Garcia Miami advertising photographers
Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Nick Garcia has been surrounded by photography, cameras, lenses and a sensitivity to art his whole life. He began his training with his father, renowned Colombian photographer Enrique Garcia. To further his art he travelled to America to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
From his studio in Miami and after more than 15 years of professional experience, Nick has become a favourite amongst editors and creatives for his ability to understand the intricacies of powerful images. His passion for both architecture and fashion give him a signature edge for image composition.
Today, Nick continues to evolve as a commercial photographer focused on fashion, lifestyle, advertising, portraits, beauty and interior design/architecture with a roster of clients including world brands such as Citi Group, InterContinental Hotels, St. Regis Hotels and Unilever, among others. He also continues to sharpen his creativity and vision as a regular contributor to national and international publications such as Televisa Publishing International, Modern Luxury and Billboard, among others.
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.
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.
Email or contact John at 1.305.905.7779 to discuss upcoming projects. Visit his website to see more work.
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Monica Olman Design Miami set/ scenery design
Monica Olman came to the United States from Sweden in the 1980s, opening the first prop shop in Miami. “The Non Stop Prop Shop” was featured on TV shows and national magazines as ‘the place to go' for props of all kinds, including set design and items that couldn’t be found for movies, commercials and still photo shoots.
In 2000 Monica sold the company and began a very successful career as a freelance prop stylist and set designer for photography shoots, videos and TV commercials. She is a fantastic designer who can also build just about anything you can think of. If she doesn’t have it, she will find it and if she can’t find it - she will build it!
Clients include Ford, Chevy, Oli of Olay, Allstate Insurance, Plavix, Zurtec, Coca-Cola, Nautica, Fontainebleau Hotel, TavelSmith, Coppertone, National Geographic, Four Seasons, SLS Hotel, Sandals, Beaches Resort, Starwoods, Lee County, Crown Plaza, Hilton, Embassy Suites, Martha Stewarts Weddings and Breakers Hotel.
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Miami Daylight Studios Miami studio & equipment rental
Conveniently located in the heart of South Beach, Miami Daylight Studios is a full service production company and studio with a wide range of the latest equipment for rental. Its team of fully trained and skilled producers, digital technicians and assistants bring expertise and creativity to every project. In addition, the company's fleet of transport vans for both crew and gear are thoughtfully designed and organised for easy access and use in both city and remote locations.
MAPS Production House - Back Lot Miami rental studios
MAPS Backlot is a 10,500 square foot studio and event space located in the Wynwood Arts District, and is the only outdoor professional photo studio in Miami. The flexibility of this space is unmatched, boasting accommodation for 500-guest events, and the capacity for automotive shoots. The best part: working outdoors in Miami’s beautiful weather!
- 10,500 sq. ft. workspace.
- Two cyc walls.
- Large entrance gate.
- Easy vehicle access.
- Dedicated parking lot.
- Interior space for hair, make-up and wardrobe.
- Two wet bars, four restrooms.
- In-house speaker system.
Email or call 305-532-7880 for more information.
MAPS Production House - Studio 255 Miami rental studios
Designed to bring Miami’s beautiful daylight indoors, Studio 255 is a photo studio and event space in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District.
Two indoor stages with sliding doors offer versatility for photo shoots, commercials, films, and events. Custom LED lighting and a sleek modern kitchen make 255 a blank canvas with style.
Features include three Cyc walls, a large gated entrance, dedicated parking, six restrooms and 2 x 200 amp, single phase distribution boxes.
Email or call 305-532-7880 for more information.
Photopia Studios Miami rental studios
Photopia has been providing professional photography facilities for over 10 years. One of the most frequently used studios in Miami, it is also one of the largest, combining 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.
Photopia is currently building a new studio:
- The Boston Loft - 1800 sq.ft. 6 ft. high ceilings with classic moldings. CYC, 3 x (10x10 and 10x12 ft.) daylight panorama, French colonial sliding doors, an attractive staircase, a kitchen and dining area, fireplace, libary with historical furniture and writing desk, complete with Winchester sofas.
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.
- Safe, secure private professional corporate park setting.
THE X2 STUDIO Miami rental studios
"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."
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Il Fiorentino Miami catering
Il Fiorentino is a full service catering company founded by Chef Lorenzo, a Firenze native with experience working in Michelin Star restaurants.
The company's menu consists of the most diverse and authentic interpretations of La Cucina Italiana, expertly prepared with the freshest ingredients to create a unique culinary experience which expresses a genuine passion for food.
Il Fiorentino has a catering truck to provide catering services on any type of location.
Le Food Catering Miami catering
Recently launched in Miami, "Le Food Catering" brings that "Savoir Faire" without charging the big buck. Specialising in creative catering, owner Philippe Pautesta-Herder has lived between Paris, NYC and MIami for the last 15 years and has a decade of experience in events.
Premium brands and companies he has worked with include: Bvlgari, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Quad Production, Audi, Diane Von Furstenberg, Draft FCB and more.
Menus are created everyday to meet special dietary needs and budget. LFC also practices conscious cooking with organic and vegetarian options available daily.