showcase magazine Jul 2009mumbai issue 169
Welcome to the first issue of Showcase Mumbai, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the Indian visual media industry, with more information available in our dedicated Film and Photo directories.
Be sure to check out our featured events:
- Anifest India 2009, August 13th - 16th. India's biggest animation festival will bring together some of the world's best animation names from companies including Pixar, Dreamworks Animation, Electronic Arts, ILM and Sony ImageWorks.
- Lakme Fashion Week, September 18th - 22nd at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Mumbai. Top designers and leading fashionistas alike will gather to celebrate one of the country's defining fashion events.
- The 11th Mumbai Film Festival will be held between October 29th and November 5th, with the call for entries remaining open until August 20th.
Our cover photo was shot by Tarun Khiwal for Elle Magazine.
If you wish to continue receiving information from India, please be sure to update your subscription information below to include Showcase Mumbai.
- photographers Back to top
VIKRAM BAWA Mumbai advertising photographers
Vikram Bawa is one of the leading fashion and advertising photographers in India. He received four international awards for his Leela Palace Goa hotel campaign - a first for any Indian hotel campaign - and is one of a select few photographers chosen to be part of the first book on fine art photography in India.
Vikram was the first Indian fashion photographer to be exhibited alongside senior artists like Bruta, Paresh Maiety, Brinda Miller, and others. He has also directed music videos and a film about Gandhi that forms part of a travelling exhibition to art gallerys around India.
He has worked on international fashion campaigns for Shane & Falguni Peacock in Milan, London and Dubai, and has shot over 350 magazine covers. His editorial clients include L'Officiel, Elle, Hello, Femina, Verve, Hi Blitz, Hi Living, Stardust and Stuff.
Advertising campaigns and commercial clients include Skoda, Raymonds, Leela Palace Goa, TBZ, Coca-Cola, Marriott Hotels, Lake Chalet, Aiwa, Reebok, Maaza, Exide, Standard Furukawa, Videocon, Zee TV, The Taj Hotel, Fair & Lovely, Federal Express and King Fisher Airlines.
Jatin Kampani Mumbai advertising photographers
Jatin Kampani is one of a rare breed who has been able to transform a passion into a career. From being a shutterbug in childhood, Jatin graduated to become a professional photographer in 1996.
A decade on from his professional debut, he became the first Indian photographer to have work selected for the cover of Lurzer's Archive, and this year was featured amongst the magazine's 200 best photographers of the world.
Jatin's images have won numerous accolades at the IPA, Black and White Spider Awards, and at the PX3 Awards, Paris. His work was also selected in the 2006 and 2007 International Photography Awards 'Best of Show' category.
Jatin has completed advertising campaigns for clients including De Beers, World Gold Council, Marriott Incorporated, ITC, L'Oréal, Garnier, Maybelline, Motorola, Bacardi, Seagram's India, ESPN and Pepsi, along with fashion editorials for magazines Elle, Marie Claire, L'Officiel, GQ, OK and Verve.
The photographer's body of work also includes portraits of a number of distinguished individuals. As he negotiates the contours of everything tangible and intangible with his camera, Jatin also silently works towards giving back to his career his first love by promoting photography as an art form in India.
Vishesh Verma Mumbai advertising photographers
Vishesh Verma lives and works out of Mumbai and New Delhi and has shot on assignment for clients in India and around South-East Asia, Egypt, Africa, Dubai, and The Maldivian Republic.
He has shot many covers and fashion stories for Elle, Cosmopolitan and L'Officiel. He also recently worked with GQ and Vogue. His reputation as a prolific creator of iconic fashion images has led to fruitful editorial associations with international fashion houses, including Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Moschino and Chanel.
Renowned art directors have chosen him to shoot prestigious fashion and beauty campaigns with worldwide brands such as Nokia, Reebok, DeBeers, Smirnoff, Taj Resorts & Palaces, Bacardi, Samsung, Rosy Blue (UAE) and Microsoft.
Vishesh shot the first ever calendar for Elite Model Management (India) in 2006. His trademark sensual yet modern style blossomed in this first edition and he was subsequently hand-picked from among a host of contenders to shoot the calendar for a second consecutive year.
Tarun Khiwal Mumbai beauty photographers
17 years of relentless perseverance and experimentation have made Tarun Khiwal one of the most sought-after fashion and advertising photographers in India. His unique personal style has been consistently setting new benchmarks on India's fashion and advertising circuits for many years.
Tarun's portfolio includes Chanel, Dior, Royal Sporting House, Emaar, Mototrola, Nokia, Sony, Samsung, Nike, Reebok and Pepsi. His critically-acclaimed editorial work regularly appears in national and international magazines such as Tank, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire and GQ.
The images featured in this Showcase form part of Tarun's latest work for clients Tank UK, Elle, Nike, Reebok and Lakme.
Anushka Menon Photography Mumbai beauty photographers
A relative newcomer to professional photography, Anushka Menon began her career in 2005 and now has her own set-up in New Delhi. She has worked for most of the major magazines in India, including Vogue, Grazia, Elle, Marie Claire and L'Officiel. Her work has also been featured in Time (Asia), UCE (NYC), and Trace (NYC). Her brand list includes clients such as Reebok, Bombay Electric, Mirari & Co., Tag Heuer and Barista Crème.
Anushka has shot Bollywood actors ShahRukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Bipasha Basu, as well as musicians such as Anoushka Shankar, Karsh Kale and Midival Punditz, and most recently French actress Gabriella Wright. She also shot publicity stills for upcoming Bollywood film 'Pankh'.
She has worked with some of India's leading designers, including Manish Arora, Ritu Kumar, Shantanu & Nikhil, Siddartha Tytler and Malini Ramani, and received an Award for Excellence at the Nokia 'Eye on Fashion' contest 2006 for 'Best New Photographer' in the professional category.
Anushka was featured in Asian Photography Magazine as part of the Fuji Super Six 2007, and her work was exhibited nationwide.
Tina Dehal Mumbai advertising photographers
Tina Dehal established herself as a fashion photographer in Bombay at the age of 20 with shoots for Elle and Cosmopolitan.
She has shot with a range of international celebrities, including Cindy Crawford, Jean Paul Gaultier, Donatella Versace, Ravi Shanker and Anoushka Shanker, as well as a number of Bollywood bigwigs such as Arjun Rampal, Preity Zinta, Bipasha Basu, Kunal Kappoor, John Abraham and Abhay Deol.
After making a name for herself in fashion, Tina added advertising, jewellery and lifestyle to her range of photography. With numerous covers, editorials and advertising campaigns under her belt, she is now adding fine art to her repertoire, with work on two books currently underway.
DILIP V BHATIA Mumbai advertising photographers
Dilip Bhatia is a Mumbai-based photographer with over 15 years of experience.
He was recently announced as a finalist in the editorial category for the Hasselblad 'Masters of Photography' Awards, 2009.
He was also declared the winner in the institutional photography section at Communication Arts Annual, 2009.
Dilip was previously featured in Spotlight through his work with B&WMagazine.
Sameer Parekh Mumbai advertising photographers
Sameer Parekh, a graduate from Brooks Institute of Photography, is an APA award-winning photographer who has worked with leading global clients in Los Angeles, London, New York and Mumbai. His most recent advertising campaign was with Nicole Kidman for Schweppes.
Currently based in Mumbai, he enjoys the reputation of being amongst India's top photographers. He continues working on international assignments while offering turnkey solutions to clients in India, including production management, shoot coordination, casting and location finalisation.
Clients include Pears, ToyotaYaris, Ponds, Sunsilk, Panasonic, FCUK, Boots, Elle, Vogue, Samsung, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Travel & Leisure, L'Officiel, Telegraph and Times.
- photo production Back to top
PHOTOLINK INDIA Mumbai photo production
Photolink Creative offers editorial, advertising and commercial photography, along with high-end graphic design and creative catalogue page production.
The company is currently working with Condé Nast India, Vogue and GQ, as well as top advertising agencies and corporate clients. Photolink is also in the process of rebranding the National Centre for Performing Arts in Mumbai.
Its state-of-the-art 16,000 sq. ft. photographic studio in Lower Parel will be opening soon. Fully equipped for still and fashion shoots, it will provide Mumbai with the finest of photographic facilities.
Photolink also has a specialist food photography division with photographers, stylists, props and kitchen facilities. Visit the link for more information.
- film production Back to top
Wilderness Films India Ltd. Mumbai commercials production
Wilderness Films was the first production company to use High Definition cameras in northern India, with the Sony HDW F900 HDCAM. The company now has over a hundred Canon and Fujinon Hi Def and SD lenses, dozens of HD cameras including HDW 730S, HDW 750P and HDW F900's, HDCAM Sony players and recorders, HD post production solutions, Panasonic Varicam DVC Pro HD and the ability to create an entire feature film on HD, from concept to master. More recently, it is pushing HDV and XDCAM HD as lower cost tape-less HD options.
Aside from HD, Wilderness offers a wide inventory of Digi Beta, XDCAM and HDV camera units and VTR's of virtually every format and standard in use worldwide.
The company is currently in the process of setting up India's first factual programming channel, and is also developing a global stock footage and stills sales portal that will utilise some 750,000 stills and a broadcast archive of 4000 hours-worth of material. Combined, this will make Wilderness Films the largest stock footage resource in the world for South Asia.
The company won the 'Incredible India Award' in 2006 and the 'National Tourism Award' in 2007 for the best tourism film made in India that year.
Angles Unlimited Mumbai commercials production
Angles Unlimitedº India Production is a New Delhi and Mumbai-based client focused integrated production services company. It is a premier provider of crews, video equipment, permits, clearances and location services to the international film and television community.
The company's founder, Kanika Raheja, is a Tele Award-winning producer who has worked with international production companies for over 10 years.
- Documentary projects include: Glaxo Smith Kline, UK; 'Secret Worlds' series for Morningstar Entertainment, Los Angeles; 'History of Rolls Royce in India' for MS Productions, UK; 'Circuit Earth' for IEEE, USA; Habitat NGO, USA; 'Carbon Hunter' for Force Four Entertainment, Canada.
- Corporate projects and commercials: Price Waterhouse Coopers, UK; FitchLive, UK; Ericsson, Citat Journalistgruppen, Sweden; L'Oréal; Grazia; Arnoldo Mondadori Group, Italy; China Television Service Co. Ltd.; Jacaranda, UK.
- locations Back to top
Royal Locations Mumbai location service and scouts
Royal Locations is the premier Indian resource for organising photo and film shoots in the spectacular and exotic locations of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Ladakh. The company specialises in the rugged grandeur of the palaces, forts, mountains, plains and stunning natural beauty of these most scenic of Indian states.
Royal Locations has unparalleled access to the property owners in these regions, as well as an unmatched database of locations. Collaborating with reputed production houses and capable of organising travel, permissions, equipment supplies, catering and local casting, the company ensures that every requirement is arranged speedily and cost effectively. Its English speaking staff work regularly with film makers from around the world.
- Ermenegildo Zegna photo shoot, with Ragi Productions and Lansdowne Films, London.
- German TV film 'A Hotel of Dreams - India', with Lisa Film, Austria, and Michael Menke of Bollywood Films.
- rental studios Back to top
Future studios Mumbai rental studios photo
Future Studio is the pioneer of ready to shoot studios in India. Ten years ago, the company had the vision and foresight to build and create a state-of-the-art studio which has the necessary infrastructure required for all types of shoot. Future Studio created a revolution in the Indian entertainment industry by creating sets which are superior in look, style and ambiance. The grandeur and vastness of the sets are its 'piece de resistance'.
The company has designed and created sets according to a variety of different styles, including a palatial Indian Haveli (heritage house), a stylish Victorian house, an Indian urban house, Indian rural house, a huge Indian villa with a terrace, traditional statues and marble work, an office and hospital setup, a magnificent swimming pool on a vast terrace with greenery, and a cascading waterfall.
Keeping in mind the diverse requirements of film shoots, television series makers, commercial makers and foreign crews, Future Studios has created sets to universally suit every requirement and need.
- models, actors, casting Back to top
Elite Model management India Mumbai fashion models
Since its launch in 2003, Elite India has brought about a paradigm change in Indian modelling, consistently epitomising the highest standards of professionalism and ethics within the industry. Over 200 excellent models are exclusively represented by the company, including some of the most popular fashion and commercial faces in the country.
Elite Models has recorded a significant presence in all aspects of the business, offering talent for fashion, commercial, film and editorial assignments. Freida Pinto, Anushka Sharma, Diana Penty, Lisa Haydon, Vipasha Agarwal and Neha Kapur are amongst just some of the names that started out with, and who owe their success to, Elite India.
Other divisions of Elite India include The Elite School, Elite Fashion & Lifestyle Events, Elite Celebrity & Talent Management and In-Film Marketing & Placements.
Elite Models operates from offices in New Delhi and Mumbai.
- night Back to top
Vie Deck & Lounge Mumbai bars and nightclubs
Vie Deck & Lounge is known for its cosy contemporary décor and informal ambiance which is complimented by a delicious culinary spread, quality lounge music, soft lighting and panoramic ocean views.
With mixologists trained at the famed London Academy of Bartending, Vie brings a previously unseen bar culture to India with a comprehensive new range of Martinis, fine wines and international beers.
Friday and Saturday nights see the best international House and Commercial DJs spinning a musical soundtrack for the week ahead. Adding to these scintillating sounds, Vie offers a variety of special themed nights, including Latin-American Salsa dancing and 'Ladies Night', where all the venue's female guests are pampered by spa treatments and can enjoy expert skin consultants, nail artists and tarot readers.
Vie also offers fine dining with a sumptuous selection of carefully chosen world cuisine.