showcase mumbai issue 266 Mar 2011Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase Mumbai, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the latest news from India's visual media capital, with more information available in our dedicated Photo and Film directories.
Be sure to check out our featured events:
- FICCI Frames Convention, 23rd - 25th March, Mumbai. A three day global convention covering the entire spectrum of media and entertainment.
- Goafest, 5th - 9th April, Zuri White Sands in South Goa. India's biggest advertising festival.
We invite our members and subscribers from India to post any interesting offers on our Marketplace to find jobs, equipment and interesting production rates worldwide.
Our cover image was shot by Vishesh Verma for Verve Magazine.
- photo agents
Salt Management Mumbai photo agents
Salt Management represents a diverse group of established communication artists and producers. As a collective of individuals from the fields of print and film, the company is India’s one-stop-shop solution, representing global talent across the Indian and Asian editorial and commercial markets. Salt is managed by a team of young professionals whose backgrounds range from feature film production to television commercials and fashion.
Salt Management completed its first year producing international productions for clients including ESPN, Levi's, Louis Vuitton, Armani, Blackberry, Omega, Nike, Virgin Mobile, Idea Cellular, Vogue, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Elle, Grazia and Rolling Stone, to name but a few.
Salt has in-house resources that cover line production for foreign productions, photographers and directors. Salt is proud to announce new team members, New York based photographic duo Markus Klinko & Indrani and director Tejal Patni. It also unveils its new underwater production services, SALTwater, for both film and still photography, with in-house resources, equipment and scuba crew.
- photo production
Imran Khatri Productions Mumbai photo production
Imran Khatri Productions is a renowned outsourcing company based in Mumbai, with operations throughout the country as well as abroad. Clients include advertising agencies, production houses and photographers.
The company works closely with clients to ensure that all aspects of the schedule run as smoothly as possible, maintaining an extremely high production value on all projects while bringing them in on time and within budget. Its production management team is highly creative and competent.
Featured in this Showcase is a selection of images from Imran Khatri Productions' latest shoots, for which the company provided shoot management and production.
Visit the website for more information.
- film production companies
Angles Unlimited Mumbai commercial production
Angles Unlimited India Production is a New Delhi and Mumbai-based world-class client focused integrated production services company. It specialises in crew hire, video equipment hire, permits and clearances, and location management for the International film and television community.
The company is a one-stop-shop for managing all kinds of still and video shoots, "anytime, anywhere in India." Its team skilfully blends years of experience with innovation, enthusiasm and creativity.
Angles Unlimited has an in-depth knowledge of the Indian subcontinent, with networks across the country to ensure an efficient and relevant choice of location for film, TV or photography assignments.
Anushka Menon Photography New Delhi advertising photographers
Anushka Menon's education began in art design and communication in Melbourne, Australia, after which she decided to return to India and focus entirely on photography.
After completing a two-year diploma course in photography from ICPP, Anushka began shooting professionally in 2005. Spending her time mostly between Delhi and Mumbai, and on occasion elsewhere in the world, her clients include magazines Vogue, Pastaiga, Marie Claire and Harper's Bazaar, and brands such as Barista, Chronotech, Reebok and Bombay Electric.
Visit her Facebook page for more information.
DIOXIDE Mumbai advertising photographers
Kedar's career began at JJ Institute of Applied Art with a flurry of awards for design, typography and 'campaign of the year'. Employing a rare combination of cutting-edge graphic design and gifted photography, Kedar celebrates beauty through his viewfinder.
He believes the entire process of seeing an idea transform into a picture, infusing life into it, gives him the feeling of being a creator. “What mankind can't see with both eyes open, a photographer captures with one eye closed.”
Kedar has been behind the lens for top ad agencies and many leading brands. The lesser-known side of Kedar is his non-commercial work, in which he unleashes an eye for design in his compositions of landscapes, people and nature.
Martin Prihoda Mumbai advertising photographers
Martin Prihoda is a Canadian-born advertising and fashion photographer living in Mumbai. His work is characterised by a strong sense of dramatic lighting and powerful portraiture.
Clients include JWT, Kingfisher Airlines, Y&R Rediffusion, Weiden Kennedy, Lowe Lintas, Signature Whiskey, AXE and Nike, to name a few. Magazine clients include Vogue, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harper's, Verve, Adorn, Southscope and Common Ground.
Visit his website for more information.
Sameer Parekh Mumbai advertising photographers
Sameer Parekh, a graduate from the Brooks Institute of Photography, is an APA award-winning photographer who has worked with leading global clients in the USA, Europe and India.
His recent advertising campaigns were with Nicole Kidman for Schweppes and Formula One driver Adrian Sutil for Kingfisher Holidays.
Currently based in Mumbai, Sameer 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.
His clientele includes Fila, Kingfisher Holidays, FCUK, Boots, Samsung, Elle, Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Travel & Leisure, Telegraph and Times, amongst others.
RITESH RAMAIAH PHOTOGRAPHY LLP Mumbai advertising photographers
Curiosity to explore led Ritesh Ramaiah to the world of photography. He began his journey into the surreal world of visuals with no formal training, being enchanted with graphics and movies before going on to assist a leading photographer and eventually setting up his own studio in 2007.
Ritesh loves challenges, seeing them as an opportunity to explore uncharted territories. It is the drama behind every picture that drives him, and this passion for visuals has steered him into the field of filmmaking, from working on vibrant film sets, directing corporate films to conceptualising short films.
From winning accolades at the International Photography Awards (IPA) to executing assignments throughout the world, Ritesh is in constant pursuit of fashioning a creative niche for himself.
Hardesh Dhingra Mumbai advertising photographers
With 23 years experience in advertising photography, Hardesh Dhingra likes shooting in a controlled studio environment.
His fully equipped 16,000 sq. ft. studio in Manesar can handle any size project, from small still life set-ups to large automobile productions. Over the years the studio has worked with top Indian advertising agencies and has shot for brands including Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Honda, Suzuki, GM, Hyundai and Kingfisher, to name just a few.
Hardesh provides complete in-house workflow from capture to post production on all images. A dedicated team of in-house production and photography assistants and digital retouchers ensures the highest quality and fastest turn around time.
"What we enjoy most are the conceptual photo projects which challenge us to combine our photography and digital post production skills to create a powerful final image."
Satyaki Ghosh Photography Mumbai advertising photographers
Satyaki Ghosh grew up on a staple diet of world photography thanks to his photographer father, Nemai Ghosh. He started his career in Kolkata on the sets of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray.
Extensively travelled, Satyaki has received many accolades in his more than two decades-long professional career, including first prize at PX3 Paris for his advertising work and first prize for his outstanding achievement in the 'People' category at the Black & White Spider awards in 2009.
His images have appeared across India and beyond, and his creative work is regularly showcased in the leading publications and advertising campaigns.
Amogh Thakur Mumbai beauty photographers
Amogh Thakur is a freelance photographer based in Mumbai. He graduated from India’s premier photography institute the Light & Life Academy in Ooty. Being the son of a photographer, Amogh took to the camera from an early age and even assisted his father in his free time.
He has trained extensively under leading photographers such as Paul Liebhardt, Paul Mayer, Jim Hughes and Jonathan Kingston from the Brooks Institute of Photography, California, covering a wide gamut of subjects from fashion and architecture to automobile photography.
Amogh continues to experiment with the camera in his endeavour to capture his evolving perspective. He is influenced by everything: to him, life is always revealing another dimension where a shift in the composition opens up a parallel universe. His images strive to capture his state of being in flux, of life in motion.
Amogh specialises in people, fashion and automobile photography. He has worked in New York, San Francisco and Mumbai, where he currently resides. Amogh is available for assignments in India and overseas.
Hemant Kedar Mumbai fashion photographers
Being a commercial photographer, Hemant Kedar knows the picture business inside out. After winning the prestigious P.I.E.A. Award, Hemant was honoured by the eminent photographer and Dean of Shari Academy, Girish Mistry, as 'top fashion and portrait photographer of the year' and 'best thematic photographer of the year'.
As a J.J. School of Arts student and Master Craftsman diploma holder, Hemant delivers originality and class. He works across fashion and beauty, portraiture and people, outdoor and advertising photography.
Hemant and his production team provides full photographic services and passionately attends to even the smallest production details, including model booking, hair and make-up, locations, sets, production design and post production.
Nitin Patel Mumbai portrait photographers
Nitin Patel began his career in his early 20s after undergoing formal training in black and white photography at JJ School of Arts, during which time he also assisted photographers Hardeep Sachdev and Ronny Sequeira.
Nitin's inspiration comes from fine art photography that he tries to emulate across his personal and commercial work. He likes to observe light and use it to great effect wherever possible.
He shoots in his own distinct way to show his unique personal vision. He is currently based in Mumbai and focuses on his personal books, exhibitions and picture essays.
- event production
Diaspore - Live Media & Entertainment Mumbai event production
Diaspore - Live Media & Entertainment is an experiential media and entertainment solutions firm operating as an event planning partner for companies who rely on events as part of their overall business and marketing strategies. Its business is a combination of 360-degree meeting planning, production, management and measurement, including:
- Live media - event management, concept, design and execution, production management, BTL, activations.
- Visual media - A/V films, TVCs, corporate films, feature films, documentaries.
- Talent Management - Performing artistes such as celebrities, actors, actresses and idols in the international, local and regional entertainment scene, as well as casting of supermodels, professional models, singers, live bands, international dance troupes and various acts from India and across the world.
Visit the website for more information.
- photo associations
Photographers Guild of India (PGI) Mumbai photo associations
PGI is the largest and most respected body in the professional photographic industry. It represents the interests of professional photographers, students and industry partners such as creatives from agencies and institutional members.
Rooted in taking photography further in both avenues of its practice, namely business and creativity, PGI gives the photographic fraternity a platform to air and share its views.
It educates through business seminars, workshops and special events featuring prominent experts from all areas of the advertising and photography industries. Through Exhibit ‘A’ it promotes an awareness of photography as a fine art form.
Visit the website for more information.