showcase moscow issue 375 Nov 2012Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase Moscow, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the city's visual media industry, with more information available in our Photo and Film directories.
In this Showcase we present the leading companies and top professionals currently working in Moscow: Alena Krupetskova, Avocado, Boris Bendikov, Chris Hutter Fotostudio, Danil Golovkin, Depositphotos.com, El Colony, Fedor Markushevich, Maria Sauh, Photofactory, Sunlightstudio and Vladimir Kochetkov.
Our cover image was shot by Danil Golovkin for Collezioni Magazine.
- film production companies
EL COLONY Moscow commercial production
El Colony is an international team of producers and agents who offer bespoke film, TV and photo production services with offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Athens and London. The team caters to all needs, from TV and film services across Russia to photo and high-end video art projects.
El Colony Talent represents a hand-picked selection of film and TV talent, including Omri Cohen, Igor Martinovic and Eric Heimbold, to name just a few.
Visit the company's website for a selection of regional talent and production services.
Clients include BBH, MasterCard, Google, Unilever, LOWE, McCann Ericsson, LG, RZD, MTS, AES+F Group, Intel, Nescafé, SAB Miller, SAP, Alliance, American Express, J. Crew, Appelrath Cuepper American Elle, Mary Claire UK, Australian Bazaar, L’Uomo Vogue, Departures, David Le Chapelle, Patrick Demarchelier, Alexi Lubomirski, and many more.
- photo production
PhotoFactory Moscow Photo agents & Photo Production
Based in Moscow and St. Petersbourg, PhotoFactory was started in 2002 as Russia's first professional photographers' agency and production house specialising in advertising and editorial photo shoots, photo exhibitions and special projects.
Clients include LG, RZD, MTS, AES+F Group, Intel, Nescafé, SAB Miller, SAP, Alliance, MasterCard, American Express, J. Crew, Appelrath Cuepper American Elle, Mary Claire UK, Australian Bazaar, L’Uomo Vogue, Departures, David Le Chapelle, Patrick Demarchelier, Alexi Lubomirski, and many more.
The agency represents Michael James O'Brien, Vladimir Fridkes, Gleb Kosorukov, Philipp Vlasov, Pavel Bolo, Ray Massey, Diana Scheunemann, Johann Sebastian, Iris Brosch, Alan Gelati, Lee Jenkins, Pat Molnar, Arek Kempka and Michael James O'Brien.
Visit the website for more information or contact Ekaterina on +79039691556.
- photo agents
AVOCADO Moscow + Zurich Photo agent & Photo Production
Avocado's solid reputation extends from its local bases to global operations. Latest work from the company's artists includes:
- Morgan Norman (Stockholm) - worldwide campaign with Felix Baumgartner for Zenith Swiss watches.
- René Staud Studios (Stuttgart) - Aston Martin DB9 worldwide campaign, Toyota Camry/Highlander/Prado (Agency: Dentsu Smart Moscow), Mercedes AMG SLS GT3.
- Klaus Thymann (London) - Oergreen worldwide campaign.
- Urs Wyss (Zurich/Moscow) - Dialogue building for Amberg Architects, Electrosuisse, Switzerland.
- Markus Wendler: Audi RS5, Yamaha.
- Margaretha Olschewski (Hamburg) - fashion editorial for Grazia magazine, Russia.
- Joerg Kritzer (Hamburg) - Bounty campaign with agency BBDO Moscow.
- Susanne Stemmer (Paris) - Babor worldwide.
- Avocado photographer Marco Grob won an EMMY award for his work 'Beyond 9/11 - Portraits of Resilience'.
Avocado also provides rendering and a full range of photo production and art buying services in Russia, Switzerland and worldwide. International productions have been completed for photographers including Mario Testino, Carter Smith, Michael Wooley and Mary McCartney.
Contact Anush Amirkhanian on +7 903 755 2471 for inquires and to request artist portfolios. For more information visit the company's website.
Danil Golovkin Moscow advertising & fashion photographers
Danil Golovkin moved to Moscow in 1993. After his graduation from design college he worked as an art director for advertising agencies including United Campaigns Publicis, Lowe and Advena for seven years before beginning his career as a photographer.
Constantly experimenting and refining his style, Danil works with magazines including GQ, Vogue, Glamour, InStyle, L'Officiel, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Citizen K, Depesha and 1224. His recent clients include MTS, MEGA, Danon, Oriflame, Megafon, OGGI and Hrusteam.
Danil travels frequently, working in different parts of the world.
Fedor Markushevich Moscow advertising photographers
Fedor Markushevich specialises in fashion and advertising photography as well as personal art projects. His style and technique is constantly evolving and he enjoys creating difficult images and visual ideas which often incorporate highly detailed sets and backgrounds.
Over recent years, Fedor has worked for numerous international agencies and clients including Megafon, Beeline, Kleenex, Kraft Foods, Gillette, Samsung, MEGA, Sportmaster, Ostin, Nutrilon, Debenhams, Ingosstrah, Sberbank, Nord, Nomos Bank, Baltika, Pernod Ricard, Pur-Pur, Nissan, Suzuki, AXE and Ferrero Rocher. He has also collaborated with Tatler, Glamour, Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Icons, GQ, Elle, Officiel, AD, Madam Figaro, Instyle, Marie Claire, Esquire, Wallpaper and Time Out.
Fedor's awards include the Silver Crown Award from the Fashion and Style photo festival while his art work is on display in the Moscow Multimedia Art Museum, the Perm Museum of Modern Art, and in a number of private collections.
Chris Hutter Fotostudio Moscow - Amsterdam Advertising Food, Drink & Still Life Photography
Working for over 20 years, Chris Hutter Fotostudio has developed into one of the leading photography studios in the advertising, food and beverage sector. With an extensive network of stylists, food stylists, chefs, beer stylists and other professionals, it offers four independent sets for efficient workflow.
Photographer Chris Hutter works with international and Russian advertising agencies and brands. His images always contain a successful mix of commercial and artistic elements, while Olivier Mul - rated as one of the best image manipulators in Amsterdam - is responsible for all post production.
Clients include TBWA, McCann Erickson, Saatchi & Saatchi Moscow, BBDO Moscow, Ogilvy, Y&R, Heineken, Gran'd Italia, Royal Club, L'Oréal, Albert Heijn, Dove, TomTom, Douwe Egberts, Crystal Clear, Pickwick, Prodo Russia and Unilever.
Vladimir Kochetkov Moscow advertising photographers
Vladimir Kochetkov is a Moscow-based photographer specialising in advertising, fashion and beauty photography. He has over nine years experience in post production and digital workflow.
Clients include Oriflame, Bayer, Faberlic, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), Allianz, Beiersdorf, Vichy, Adidas, Beeline, Philips, Megafon, and many more.
Recent editorial clients include Vogue, Tatler, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan.
Visit his website for more information.
Boris Bendikov Moscow advertising & fashion photographers
Moscow-based photographer Boris Bendikov has developed his own unique shooting style. Influenced by his first visit to France and a yearlong trip to the US at the age of 23, Boris took private lessons from photographer Alexander Samoilov before launching his career as a commercial photographer shooting still life and architecture.
Experimenting with forms and lines, he branched out into people, portraiture, fashion and nudes. Shooting both commercial and personal projects, Boris tries to vary styles and themes as much as he can and as a result only embarks on new projects when something really touches him.
Boris has been working as a professional for 20 years, collaborating with well-known design studios and advertising agencies including BBDO, DDB, Leo Burnett, McCann Erickson, Logvin Design and Direct Design as well as magazines such as Wallpaper, AD, Vogue, Maxim and many others.
Visit his website for more information.
Alena Krupetskova Moscow fashion photographers
Alena Krupetskova's work demonstrates ambitious, daring and eye-catching style, combining art in the traditional sense with elements of contemporary photography. Her work is fascinating and transports the viewer into a mystical and timeless world.
Alena is a Moscow-based photographer specialising in fashion, beauty, celebrity and advertising images. Her work has been published in magazines such as Playboy, Top Beauty, Hair’s How, Interview, Impostor Magazine, Fashion Collection, Night Style and Flowers.
Her portfolio also includes a host of famous names. Some of her work is represented by the Art+Commerce agency. In 2012, she received an award at Prix de la Photographie, Paris in the "Advertising Fashion Pro" category and at International Photography Awards in the "Advertising Fashion Pro & Beauty Pro".
Alena's work will be featured in Milan in December, 2012 in the exhibition "JapanArt".
Alena is available to work around the world. Visit her website for more information.
Maria Sauh Moscow fashion photographers
Born in the Baltics, Maria Sauh honed her talents between London, Amsterdam and Milan - first studying at Staffordshire University and then working in Europe's fashion capitals.
Since first cutting her teeth on photo assignments for The Guardian, Maria has built strong relationships with modelling agencies and gone on to work for magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Glamour. She has produced extensive fashion editorials for various publications and collaborated with a number of prestigious creatives, agencies, models and reputable industry professionals. She has also been commissioned to shoot campaigns for Pierre Cardin, MOE, and a number of designers around Europe and Russia.
She currently resides in Moscow.
- photo stock agency
Depositphotos.com Moscow photo library stock
Depositphotos is the fastest-growing stock photo agency in the world. Currently, it offers over nine-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. In addition, Depositphotos also accepts video files.
Depositphotos provides files on a wide variety of topics and for all kinds of projects.The company is headquartered in Florida, USA, and has business offices in Germany, Great Britain, Ukraine and Russia.
- rental studios
SUNLIGHTSTUDIO Moscow camera/ accessories photography
SUNLIGHTSTUDIO is Moscow's deluxe address for professional film, photo and video productions. Together with dedotec.ru, the official Russian representative of dedolight, Kino Flo and Dedo Weigert Film, SUNLIGHTSTUDIO offers:
- 800 m² of floor space.
- Eight air conditioned, freshly renovated, Soviet factory-style studios.
- Moscow's largest green screen cyclorama.
- An aqua-zone.
- A modern art gallery.
- A modelling agency.
- A photo school.
- A portfolio containing Russia's most popular still photographers.
- The best possible lighting equipment.
- An exclusive dedolight showroom.
- A full range of hardware for high-speed video productions up to 2400 frames per-second @ 1920x1080.