showcase magazine Feb 2013mumbai issue 394
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 online Photo and Film directories.
Be sure to check out our featured event:
- FOCUS Festival Mumbai, a celebration of the art of photography, will be Mumbai's first festival dedicated exclusively to the work of young and established photographers from India and abroad, 13th - 27th March.
- The LFW Summer/Resort 2013 will be held from 22nd - 26th March at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Mumbai.
Our cover image was shot by Tarun Vishwa for Elle Magazine.
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Imran Khatri Productions Mumbai photo production
Imran Khatri Productions is a professional outsourcing company based in Mumbai, with operations throughout India and abroad. Clients include advertising agencies, production houses and photographers.
Services include production and shoot management, international and national models, talents and celebrities, fashion designers and stylists, make-up and hair stylists, sets and properties, permissions and procedures, locations and studio rentals, equipment packages, transport and general production support, insurance coverage, post production and image retouching.
Imran Khatri Productions works closely with clients to ensure all aspects of the production schedule run as smoothly as possible, maintaining high production value on all of its projects while bringing them in on time and within budget. With a highly creative and competent production management team, the company remains consciously aware of its production responsibilities and enjoys forging strong relationships with each client.
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HOLY BASIL PRODUCTIONS PVT. LTD. Mumbai commercials production
Holy Basil Productions is a complete creative resource and production company that helps businesses leverage the power of visual media to communicate an idea.
With an eminent panel of exclusive photographers and directors, the company is in a position to offer services of the highest standard without negotiating on production values. Holy Basil is backed by strategic partnerships with some of the leading industry professionals and companies from across the globe, and hence is in a position to execute projects and campaigns that have maximum impact and audience appeal.
Holy Basil's services can be considered as a one-stop solution for all production requirements across photo and film, covering core areas including production management, casting support, fashion stylists, hair and make-up artists, art direction, set design, rental equipment, location scouts and permits, travel and insurance for production crews, post production, 3D and VFX services.
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Vishesh Verma Mumbai advertising photographers
Vishesh Verma graduated as a graphic designer from the renowned National Institute of Design (NID), India, and soon after worked towards becoming a fashion photographer. Fast becoming a player in the wider world, he has worked for clients beyond India, shooting in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, the United States, Europe, Hong Kong, Africa, Egypt and the Maldives.
Vishesh has a rare ability to create fantasy so that everyone present is momentarily enthralled and mesmerised during a shoot. Afterwards, no one is quite certain what took place, but then the pictures appear that capture that elusive "crush" and are packed with infatuation. They make beautiful women more beautiful than it seems possible, and the viewer feels their comfort and their strength.
His range of clients includes the most renowned advertising agencies in Mumbai, Delhi, Dubai, Bangalore and Calcutta as well as the biggest fashion magazines and fashion/apparel design houses. Parallel to an ever-ascendant commercial career, Vishesh’s first love has always been - and remains - fashion. Pick up almost any Indian issue of Elle, L’Officiel, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Marie Claire, People, Filmfare, Verve or Femina over the last seven years and his work can be seen.
Manpreet Singh New Delhi fashion photographers
Based In Delhi, India, Manpreet Singh got into photography without any formal training, learning the art of capturing frames on-the-job while assisting acclaimed photographers.
Manpreet follows a simplistic approach towards photography while giving a distinct voice to his images. He has a knack for portraits and enjoys story-based projects.
He has published editorial work for magazine such as Vogue, Elle, Femina, Platform, The Man, Atelier, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health and many others.
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 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. A strong sense of art direction, styling and and an easy going attitude makes his clients feel at home, whether shooting locally or overseas.
Advertising clients include Grey Worldwide Mumbai, Percept Hakuhodo, Percept H Delhi, Grey Bangalore, 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. RDG photography is also launching two coffee table books in June in Las Vegas, with a red carpet launch including Hollywood and Bollywood stars.
Rohit directed his first short film in New York in association with NYFA, and worked as a cinematographer on two short films that have been sent to film festivals. He now takes care of all client needs under a single umbrella.
Visit his website to see more of his work.
Hardesh Dhingra New Delhi car & transportation photographers
With 25 years' shooting advertising photography in India, Hardesh Dhingra likes working in a controlled studio environment.
From his fully equipped 16 000 sq. ft. studio in Manesar his company can handle any project, from small still life set-ups to large automobile SUVs. Over the years, Hardesh has worked with top Indian advertising agencies and shot for brands including Coke, Pepsi, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Honda, Suzuki, GM, Hyundai and Kingfisher, to name but a few.
The company offers complete in-house workflow from capture to post production, with a dedicated team of production and photography assistants and digital retouchers ensuring the best quality and fastest completion times.
"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."
Atul Pratap Chauhan Mumbai food & drink photographers
Atul Pratap Chauhan specialises in food and drink photography and has been commissioned by corporate clients and advertising agencies, including hotels, architectural firms and design houses. His work has been published in Better Interiors, JetWings, India Today, Society and Society Interiors, living ETC, House and Home UK and Elle Decor.
Atul has worked as an insider in the hotel industry, during which he acquired a strong aesthetic sense for food and drink. His natural inclination for energy, brightness and vibrancy is evident throughout his work.
As an emerging commercial photographer, Atul has been been reviewed by Times Of India, Smart Photography and Asian Photography Singapore Magazine.
Shashi Nair Photography Mumbai advertising photographers
The creative interpretations of Mumbai-based professional photographer Shashi Nair are simply mind-boggling, as he challenges convention by playing with the viewer’s perception of form and beauty. His simple mantra is to create something that makes people look twice at his imagery. His images have been documented with the help of ideas, lighting and techniques that enable him to push boundaries and to create images that are emotional, edgy, original, and above all a unique capture of a moment in time.
With over two decades of professional experience as a commercial, advertising and fashion photographer, his passion and obsession for this form of expression keeps him excited and interested in his work. Versatile in skills, he shoots fashion, automobiles and products with a distinct flair.
Backed by a spacious studio and well-trained team in Mumbai, Shashi ensures good production value to projects and campaigns. He has been shooting both in India and abroad and is available for editorial, celebrity shoots and advertising projects.
DUBS (sushmendra dubey) Mumbai fashion photographers
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.’’ Travelling across india - be it metros like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore or the remote interiors and abroad - he has enjoyed shooting fashion, corporate, food, kids and celebrities.
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Aaditya Walia Mumbai fashion stylists
Aaditya Walia is a fashion and wardrobe stylist based in New Delhi. Known for his vigorous passion, boundless energy and meticulous detailing, he has worked with a diverse range of editorial clients including Platform, Grazia India, UCE Digital (US), Pastaiga (Europe), Kismet Digital (US), Persand, Estectica India, Sportswear International, and many more.
Aaditya's work is infused with individuality and spirit alongside his precise understanding of communicating a subject through style. His unique talent has brought campaigns for the likes of Nike Sportswear, L'Oréal Professional, Giovani, Monte Carlo, Reid & Taylor, Da Milano, Belmonte, Looks Salon, Coke, Videocon, Airtel, and many more.
Aaditya continues to work with a host of top Bollywood celebrities. His inspiration comes from the dynamism of life and the fine art of balancing it all.
Aaditya also currently works as Senior Stylist for Vogue India.
Visit his website for more information.
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 across Asia.
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 traditional Indian food to complex international dishes, she sets them up in different ways that are especially pleasing to the camera.
Recent work includes projects for Al Safa, Aliva, Cadbury, Coke, Dabur Honey, KFC, Kissan, Lakme, LG, Nescafé, Nutralite, Oreo, Paras Ghee, Pizza Hut, Quaker, Tanishq Jewellery, Tyson, Unilever, Venky’s Chicken, Vogue, Magazine and Walls Ice cream.
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RUNWAY AGENCY Mumbai fashion models
Runway is a full-service entertainment agency specialising in models, talent, productions and events. Based in India and headquartered in Mumbai, Runway Agency is spearheaded by the visionary guidance of Mr. Jignesh Parekh who is backed by more than 14 years of experience in model management and casting. The agency understands that its role is to cause, create, initiate, and bring to life clients' desired impressions. Most of all, Runway Agency understands the importance of its clients' vision.
"Our beautiful models support your print ads and media campaigns by stopping consumers in their tracks… demanding attention and reaction. With emphasized training in professional work ethics our models are guaranteed to keep projects on time and saturated in excellence."
Runway currently has a good line-up of professional international and Indian models available for direct booking.