showcase new york issue 182 Oct 2009Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest Showcase New York, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the Big Apple's visual media industry, with more information in our dedicated Film and Photo directories.
In a break from our usual editorial format we present a pictorial homage to the great fashion and portrait photographer Irving Penn, who died at his Manhattan home on October 7th.
Penn's work has influenced and inspired generations of photographers, designers and industry professionals alike, shaping fashion in the public eye as precious few artists can hope to achieve. His portraiture work reflected a master's talent for light and composition that revealed hidden faces in even the world's most ubiquitous personalities, while a gift for presenting 'unknowns' with a certain allure and exoticism equally cemented his reputation as a true pioneer behind the lens.
- photo agents
Bernstein & Andriulli New York photo agents
Bernstein & Andriulli is a premier artist management agency representing international photographers, illustrators, stylists, hair and make-up artists, interactive artists and producers, bringing them to the most distinguished companies in the world. The company's website showcases their work in the advertising, design, and editorial communities.
Crews Inc. New York photo agents
Over 15 years of experience in the industry booking locations, stylists in all categories, hair and make-up, art directors, locations, scouts and auxiliary support services makes Crews the key contact for everything from pre-production through to wrap.
With offices in New York and Atlanta, Crews "is the answer to pulling the rabbit out of the hat; the genie out of the bottle; the superman (and women) needed to get a job off the ground."
Crews provides a team of hardworking creative professionals with reliable, roll-up-the-sleeves attitudes who know how to deliver on time and under budget. A resourceful approach and willingness to go the extra mile has seen the company enjoy continual growth. Its newest division, Liaison2Creatives,
provides a select base of photographers in locations across the country.
"Call us picky, but we strive to deliver the most bang for your buck, every step of the way."
Seen Artists (Formerly M2M Artist Management) New York photo agents
Seen Artists is a boutique agency representing a diverse group of image-makers, from the newest most promising talents to those well-established and prominent in their respective fields. The company's goal is to maintain the highest degree of professionalism alongside its commitment to artistic sensitivity that cultivates an agent-to-customer relationship based on detailed servicing.
Notoriously charismatic photographer Gabor Jurina is best known for his innate ability to create equally charming - and striking - fashion and beauty images. His personal appreciation for beauty and form have created a strong portfolio of photographs that immediately engage the viewer. Working since the mid-nineties, he has developed a hallmark style that is graphic, warm, crisp, alluring and unmistakably luxurious. Gabor has been nominated for 'Photographer of the Year' by P&G Beauty.
Italian born Luca Babini began his career as an international fashion photographer with shoots for Vogue Italia, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Esquire and L'Uomo Vogue. Luca also has a passion for filmmaking which has resulted in directing and producing films for Turner Original Productions, the Discovery Channel and CBS NY. He travels the world shooting for clients including Corriere Magazine, IWC Watches, BMW Mini, Mercedes-Benz, Nao Takekoshi, Virtus and Intimissimi, and is one of the principal fashion and celebrity photographers for Vanity Fair.
- photo production
George Productions New York photo production
George Productions recently embraced an interesting set of castings that made for a break from its usual fashion and lifestyle campaigns.
"What I like about this kind of casting is you have to stretch outside of your normal comfort zone and explore more," explains Kim Handley. "This ends up taking you to places and people you'd never normally go to. For instance, the wrestling environment: casting these guys was hilarious, they take their appearance very seriously and give a performance in the first degree - and this was only for a casting! Asking them to go into wrestler mode for the camera was ear-shattering, with all the muscle pumping, sweating and growling that is involved. My whole crew had a blast!"
"From the wrestler character we then had to switch gears for the Shiman character, a totally different entity; quiet, serene, slow and purposeful. We were looking for someone who could hold a proper high-kick leg stance and also look good, which is a lot easier than it sounds."
"The hunters were another fun group to cast. All year long you see great looking people that you'd love to cast in something, and this was my chance to ask these guys to get into the white trash, gun-toting hunter mode. They certainly didn't disappoint! Some of them were so good we just let them keep rolling with their characters, as every facial expression, look and bon mot out of their mouths was hilarious. One of my favorite jobs by far!"
Mission Photo Production New York photo production
Mission Photo Production offers all-inclusive production services in New York City (where the company is based), as well as around the world. Mission's founder, Mary Pratt, is Swiss-English, and speaks some Spanish, Italian and French, besides her native tongues German and English.
Mission has just finished shooting with Markus Bolsinger for Daimler in Oregon, with the brand-new Mercedes SLS AMG (car aficionados will know that this is the re-launched Gullwing).
The shots for the new mobility concept car2go, photographed by Kai-Uwe Gundlach and featured in this Showcase, have caused a huge stir far beyond the auto industry.
NLP Productions New York photo production
NLP Productions Inc. is a full service production company producing still photo shoots, commercials and music videos worldwide.
The company also offers still and video casting of high fashion models, commercial talent, street casting and character types.
With over 20 years experience NLP Productions has established a wide range of freelance crew and vendor support all over the world.
Recent clients have included: Debeers, Exxon Mobile, OK! Magazine US and UK, Nair, Universal Music Group, Virgin Records UK.
- film production
Turks & Caicos Productions New York commercials production
Latest projects from Turks & Caicos Productions:
- Bridget's Sexiest Beaches TV.
- The Limited fall 2009.
- P.I.N.K Vodka.
- W Mag.
- A Mag.
- Self Mag.
- Ecco ad campaign.
- Victoria's Secret.
- Style 'Neutral'.
- post production
Gloss Postproduction New York creative post production
Latest projects from Gloss Postproduction:
- Intel campaign for Venables, Bell & Partners. Shot by Frank Uyttenhoven, c/o Tim Mitchell. Retouched on location in LA and finalised in NYC.
- Gillette campaign for BBDO New York. Photographer Sacha Waldman, c/o L/L Reps, shot all 24 different looks that were composed onto the same face.
- Jeff Ludes, c/o Fox Creatives, shot the new Honda CR-V brochure for RPA Los Angeles. Retouched on location in LA and finalised in NYC.
- Armin Morbach shot various images for Schwarzkopf.
- Jeff Ludes, c/o Fox Creatives, shot the US print campaign for the launch of the new Porsche Panamera with creative agency C-K Chicago.
- Josh Dalsimer shot the campaign for the new Dell Mini in NYC for creative agency Mother.
- Toshi Oku shot the new Acura MDX brochure. The final retouch was completed in NYC.
- Gloss retouched the famous Aflac Duck for a new print campaign with creative agency Kaplan Thaler NYC.
Zerone Inc. New York creative post production
Emir Haveric and Jung von Matt Berlin teamed up with [zerone] to create the launch campaign for the new Mercedes S-Class. Emir shot the cars in-studio on seamless white, while [zerone] created the sets using solely 3D techniques. Cars and backgrounds were later combined in 2D.
The same approach was repeated for the new Audi Q7 campaign with Emir and agency Draft FCB. In this instance, additional car details had to be generated digitally and were later added to the photographic footage of the car in post.
For the Citroen C3 Picasso campaign Markus Wendler and [zerone] created seven individual car renderings to serve as a kit for the creatives at Euro RSCG to customise a series of individual ads.
The company is pleased to announce the opening in August of its new Duesseldorf branch. This is the third location added to the [Zerone] network offering the same quality services as the renowned Hamburg and New York studios.
Claudia Goetzelmann New York fashion photographers
Native German photographer Claudia Goetzelmann is currently on assignment in Brazil. Her next destination will be Germany before she returns to New York.
Claudia recently shot the latest advertising campaign for Marshall's and has just returned from Los Angeles where she acted as director of photography on a short film.
She also recently directed a video commercial, which was shot on RED.
Jason Dewey Photography New York interiors & exteriors photographers
Jason Dewey works closely with established architects and interior design firms to help them convey their unique vision. This collaborative process has helped his clients achieve numerous national and regional AIA and ASID awards. Jason also provides comprehensive post production retouching and compositing. He lives in Colorado and maintains a regular client base in both New York and Los Angeles.
Clients include HOK Sport, the prestigious Burj al Arab and Jumeirah Beach hotels in Dubai, THE hotel at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, Atlantis Bahamas, and numerous Hyatt and Westin properties. His work has been published in Architectural Record, Elle Décor, Town & Country, Dwell and Electronic Home.
Jeff Olson New York beauty photographers
"A breath of fresh air" is the comment most often heard when working with photographer Jeff Olson. His ability to capture beautiful images and his personable nature have greatly contributed to his success.
Jeff has been busy shooting advertising, celebrities, editorial and commercial projects, and the following images and commercials are a brief glimpse of his recent work.
Timothy Hogan New York still life photographers
New York and London-based photographer Timothy Hogan thrives on challenge. Whether in photography, film, or on his surfboard, nothing motivates him more than the thrill of a physical and personal challenge.
This motivation comes across in the diverse range of subjects he covers, whether jewellery, beauty, liquids, or a recent project exploring the way fire consumes luxury clothing. Regardless, each image displays precision and purity, where the subject is hero and relies on light and composition to draw out its inner beauty.
Tim recently shot projects for Visa, Glenmorangie, Tommy Hilfiger and Garrard, and will soon be launching a new motion section on his website.
Tim is represented in New York by Vaughan Hannigan and in London by Morgan Lockyer.
- styling, hair, makeup
NEWHEART OHANIAN New York fashion stylists
Newheart Ohanian is a graduate of the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, and also studied apparel and textile design in Florence and Milan. She began her fashion career as a designer but decided to shift her focus to become a freelance fashion stylist. She draws upon her knowledge and experiences while bringing a unique edge to the fashion industry.
Newheart's flair for fashion and her love of storytelling through visual imagery is what makes her invaluable to all of her clients. She possesses a flawless sense for what is contemporary and timeless and has been featured in numerous international fashion magazines, catalogues and advertisements.