showcase magazine Apr 2012mumbai issue 337
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:
- Palm Expo 2012, India’s foremost show for the pro audio, lighting, musical instrument and AV integration industry, 31st May - 2nd June.
- 13h International Indian Film Academy Awards, 7th to 9th June.
- Cinema India Expo 2012, 23rd - 24th July.
Our cover image was shot by Tarun Vishwa for Grazia with Deepika Padukone.
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TOANEY PRODUCTIONS Mumbai photo production
Toaney Productions is a broad-based production house committed to helping clients produce their corporate/private events, print shoots, ad films/TVCs and film projects within a set budget. The company organises, manages and executes the entire production process and all logistics for a project.
Toaney Productions aims to provide a one-stop-shop for clients seeking production services. This is achieved through the breadth of its in-house talent base along with repeat business relationships with clients, whilst the depth of skill ensures there is no compromise in addressing the specific needs of each individual project. The company's sharp strategic planning and in-depth knowledge of local resources allows it to execute any project in the most effective and organised manner.
India, South Africa, Bangkok, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai are amongst the locations where Toaney Productions has organised shoots for a wide range of clients.
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PHOTOLINK INDIA Mumbai photo agents
Photolink Photography provides world-class photographic talent in Asia and Europe.
The agency's photographers have varying specialities across architecture, beauty, cars, children and babies, fashion, food and drink, interiors, landscape, lifestyle, portraits, product and still life. Each artist is experienced in working for numerous corporate and agency clients and can be relied upon to bring their individual style to add value to a project.
Photolink has just finished work on the current issue of GQ India focusing on 'Digital Indians', a collaborative effort between an illustrator and the agency's photographic and CGI teams.
Photolink Photography is part of the 35-year-old Photolink Creative Group Ltd. UK, the largest photographic agency in England.
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Toabh Talents Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai fashion models
Toabh Talents is one of India's leading talent agencies, providing excellent models to top photographers, advertisers, designers and production companies. Established in 2008 by Sangeeta Sikdar Bhatia, Toabh has become a byword in the industry for friendly, efficient service and fair negotiation.
The great majority of the company's work is obtained through referral. Despite its standing, this reputation is one that Toabh always strives to improve.
The company's objective has always been to provide a one-stop-shop for clients seeking models. This is achieved through the breadth of its model base whilst the depth of skill ensures there is no compromise in addressing the specific needs of each individual client. Toabh has an enviable reputation for developing new talent. Many of its leading models have been with the company through their education and into full-time careers as models.
The agency provides caring and considerate management whilst booking many leading campaigns and obtaining world-wide opportunities for its outstanding talents.
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Martin Prihoda Mumbai advertising photographers
Martin Prihoda is a Canadian-born advertising and fashion editorial portraiture photographer based out of Mumbai. Within a short three years of entering the Indian market, Martin has risen to become one of the top ad photographers in Mumbai. With work characterised by strong lighting and dramatic portraiture, his subjects include A-list celebrities such as Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif, shooting regularly for Vogue, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Verve, Marie Claire and Cosmo.
Advertising clients include Lowe Lintas, JWT, Contract Advertising, RK Swamy BBDO, WK and Y&R for brands such as Axe, Kingfisher, Royal Challenge, Signature Whiskey and Amante, Louise Philippe and Raymonds.
Martin is also an award-winning film-maker and is currently in pre-production on his first feature film that he is scheduled to direct in 2012.
Sakina Zojwala Mumbai advertising photographers
Sakina Zojwala has been involved in professional photography for five years, having shot for celebrities, designers, musicians and a host of other clients and advertising projects ranging from apparels to products, restaurants and magazines.
Sakina graduated from an esteemed school of photography in India and went on to complete a definitive course in photography at New York University (NYU). She also won an award as a student for fine art photography from the Photographers Guild of India (PGI). Her expertise lies in fashion, still life, jewellery and food photography.
Visit her website for more information.
dubs (Sushmendra Dubey) Mumbai advertising photographers
In the field of photography, Sushmendra Dubey is popularly known as 'Dubs'. With extensive experience in the world of advertising as a creative director at multinational agencies, he has worked on a range of brands and creative challenges. The gifted photographer has managed to convert his passion into a successful career.
Treasuring beauty and expressing it in images that show a refined sensuality and elegance, Dubs' work is classic, romantic and clean. His photography - be it advertising or fashion - is described as "aggressive, yet sensual.’’
Clients include British Airways, Mitsubishi, Nikon, Whirlpool, Toshiba, Nestlé, KFC, Samsung, Hyundai, LG, BBC, BATA, and many more.
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 US, Europe and India. His most recent clients include 'Hemispheres' for United Airlines, 'Centurion' for American Express, Nicole Kidman for Schweppes and F1 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 and abroad.
Over the last few months he has photographed some of the finest hotel properties in India - The Imperial & Aman in New Delhi, Falaknuma Palace and The Park in Hyderabad, and Amarvilas in Agra.
Rohit Gandhi Mumbai advertising photographers
Rohit Gandhi started assisting fashion photographers Jatin Kampani and Israr Qureshi after graduating from Sir J.J Institute of Applied Arts in 2002. After assisting for two years, Rohit began working on his own portfolio, spending four years in Dubai, London and Budapest before returning to India to work between Delhi and Mumbai. Technically sound and with all the latest equipment and a strong sense of art direction, Rohit's added value and input sets him apart from other photographers in the industry.
Advertising clients include Grey Worldwide Mumbai, Percept Hakuhodo Delhi, Rediffusion Y&R Gurgaon, Dentsu Creative Impact Delhi, Dentsu Marcom Gurgaon, M&C Saatchi Gurgaon, Crayons Advertising Delhi/Dubai, Publicis India and individual clients for brands such as MTS, Suzuki, Apollo, Airtel, Sharp Electronics, Anne French, Baby Shop and Fortis, to name but a few.
Rohit is also planning to offer interactive motion for the iPad, iPhone and online markets under the same production name (RDG still + motion), delivering still and motion simultaneously.
Manmeet Bhatti Mumbai advertising photographers
Never in her wildest dreams did Manmeet Bhatti imagine that she would become a professional photographer. She was born and brought up in a naval background and passed out from Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Arts with a Young CAG and a couple of other awards.
Besides working on publicity for movies including Black, Paheli, Kabhi Alvida Na Kahina and Page 3, she also went on to complete editorial work for various fashion and lifestyle magazines.
Through her work on Kaya Skin Clinic, Pantaloon, Central, Gini & Jony, L'Oréal Matrix, Wella, Galaxy Chocolates, Economic Times and several other brands, she has had the opportunity to experiment in and explore fashion, beauty and portraiture.
Mikhil Saluja New Delhi advertising photographers
With a pictorial style that captures ideal moments combined with the cinematography in his stills, Mikhil Saluja mastered the art of photography from the hub of aesthetics - Italy. He generates not a photograph but rather an imprint, for the mind to enjoy and subtly dwell upon.
With a Bachelors in Design from New Delhi and a Masters in Arts & Photography from IED, Italy, Mikhil has oriented himself towards his passion for photography and art direction.
His photography portfolio includes clients such as Vogue, Grazia, Cosmpolitan, Marie Claire, The Man, Platform Magazine, & persand, TLC, RMX Joss, Kingdom of Dreams, Da Milano and many others.
Arjun Sishir Mumbai advertising photographers
"He's interested in what the eye can't see, but the mind can. He creates ephemeral images where nothing exists. His camera is more than an extension of his eye, recording dreams for posterity..."
An award-winning shutterbug, Arjun Sishir loves creating on celluloid images that exist only in his imagination. His distinctive style is a harmonious blend of precise realism and dream-like fantasy; a blend that disturbingly traverses the thin line between commercial and fine art photography.
Arjun completed his formal education in photography at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. His stint there helped him master the subtle nuances of photography and hone his skills to greater levels of perfection and professionalism. Winner of the Lucie award, he is easily one of India's next generation sensations with the camera.
Mangesh Pawar Mumbai fashion photographers
Mangesh Pawar hails from Mumbai, India. A third generation photographer, Mangesh sports an unconventional approach to his work.
Blessed with a creative eye since childhood, he would find life even in inanimate objects, envisaging the most unseen moods. Flitting from the manual to the electronic darkroom and from the medium film to the DNG format, his varied experience showcases a holistic dimension to his expertise, in-depth knowledge and sheer credibility.
His innate passion for innovative techniques and visual experimentation opens a photographic aperture to various never-before-seen masterpieces.
He has shot ad campaigns for Malaysia Tourism, Yardley-London, Monte Carlo, Mainland China, Nutralite, Emami, Everest and Cello. Celebrity shots include Sachin Tendulkar, M.S.Dhoni, Kapil Dev, Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Saharasri Subrata Roy, Kareena Kapoor, Amisha Patel and Anushka Sharma.
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Shubhangi Dhaimade Mumbai food stylists / home economists
Shubhangi Dhaimade loves food. She loves to cook and eat, but loves nothing more than to style it. From packaging images for food to ad films and advertising, and now editorial, she has been styling food for over 15 years.
When asked what she'd rather do, one hears a resounding "nothing else." Shubhangi enjoys taking everyday food and presenting it in a new light, from the normal Indian roti-subzi to complex international dishes, she sets them up in different ways that are especially pleasing to the camera.
Recent work includes films for KFC, Coke Pakistan, Coke India, HUL - Kissan and photography for MTR, Godrej Tyson, Al Safa USA, LG, Davat Rice, Cadbury, Nescag, and many more.
Elton Fernandez Mumbai hair and make up artists
Elton Fernandez works with magazines including Vogue, GQ, Traveller, Elle, M, Marie Claire and Grazia. His entry into Bollywood was marked by being credited as director of make-up and hair artistry for the feature film ‘I Am’ by critically acclaimed director Onir. Also to his credit is south India’s first ever Disney film, 'Anaganaga O Dheerudu.'
Elton's body of work includes several celebrated actors and actresses. He has also worked with some of the finest models and most talented photographers, including Daniella Federici, Slava Filippoy, Jonathan Lennard, Darren Centofanti, Atul Kasbekar, Prasad Naik, Farooq Chothia, Tarun Vishwa, R. Burman, Ram Shergill and Jatin Kampani. He has carved a niche for himself as one of contemporary India’s finest make-up artists and hair stylists.
From the catwalk to editorial, commercial print to video advertising, film to fashion, Elton’s work has a distinguished style that is sophisticated and chic, elegant and minimalist.
Sanjib Majumder Mumbai hair and make up artists
Sanjib Majumder is a Mumbai-based make-up artist with almost 12 years of experience. Sanjib is keen to explore all aspects of the make-up industry and looks forward to collaborating with projects that are fun and highly creative. He finds beauty in every face and believes in his skills to enhance and glorify such beauty. His credits include working with ace photographers such as Jatin Kampani, Kenny Zaveri, Israr Qureshi and Nilesh Acharekar, among many others.
Sanjib does makeovers for beautiful models in premium and luxury advertising campaigns, portfolio shoots, bridal shows, designer ramp shows, covers and fashion editorials for national and international magazines.
An emerging artist in his field, Sanjib is also a bona-fide painter who makes use of his spare time to paint portraits, landscapes, compositions, and more.
Visit his Vimity profile for more information.