showcase new york issue 201 Feb 2010Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase New York, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of visual media industry, with more information available in our dedicated Film and Photo directories.
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Updates for our members:
- latest job posts
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- photo production
ESW New York photo production
ESW Productions is a full service production company located just outside of New York City. Elle Sullivan Wilson has spent the last 16 years sourcing and co-creating with the best teams from all over the world, ensuring every job gets produced responsibly and with talent qualified to do so. ESW takes care of all its clients' needs for a successful shoot, from the very first phone call until the production is complete.
Elle Sullivan Wilson is a local in the New York area as well as the state of California. Presently, ESW Productions is wrapping up a great campaign shot with Todd Selby in New York and Los Angeles, due to be released in the spring.
Mission Photo Production New York photo production
Mission Photo Production proudly presents Markus Bolsinger's pictures of the Mercedes SLS AMG. The photos were taken in Oregon and are part of a 144-page book that celebrates this future classic.
It is common knowledge that book projects don't have enormous budgets, but Mission was able to pull off the production economically without sacrificing on quality. Thanks to the company's vast experience and a solid network built up over years of working all over the United States and worldwide, Mission's producers are well-versed in making the most out of a client's budget - a vital distinction during this global recession.
bill bettencourt New York food & drink photographers
NYC-based photographer, Bill Bettencourt, specialises in portrait, food and lifestyle photography. His work has premiered in numerous publications, advertising campaigns and award-winning books.
Clients include: Arnold Worldwide, BBDO Worldwide, Bon Appétit, Clarkson Potter, ConAgra Foods, Condé Nast Publications, Cooking Light, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Food Arts Magazine, Food Network, Food and Wine, Gourmet, Hallmark Magazine, Holland America, Men's Journal, M.Shanken Publications, Ogilvy & Mather, Oprah Magazine, Pilsner Urquell, Random House, Saveur, Speciality Food Magazine, Sony Pictures Classics, Style.com, Williams-Sonoma, Wine Spectator Magazine, Wolfgang Puck Worldwide.
Claudia Goetzelmann New York fashion photographers
Latest productions from Claudia Goetzelmann:
- Fashion editorial shot in Moscow. Stylist: Ira Gvatua.
- 'Flowerheads' for Fantastic Mag. Stylist: Leslie Foley. Prop stylist: Nissa Quandstrom. Hair & make-up: Nancy Cialdella/ Ford. Model: Vince/Ford.
- 'Far Away From Home' - fashion editorial. Stylist: Konrad Janus.
- 'Distilled on Wheels' - UCE MAG. Stylist: Konrad Janus. Hair & make-up: Brynn/ Artmix.
- Karioka SS 2010 campaign.
- Still from Jeans commercial, shot on RED. Stylist: Konrad Janus. Hair & make-up: Nancy Cialdella/ Ford.
- 'William' studies - Chaos Mag Jan/Feb 2010. Hair & make-up: Nancy Cialdella/ Ford.
Coolife New York still life photographers
Founded in 2000, Coolife is the still life photography duo of Pauline Rochas and Carole Beaupré. Every image they produce displays precision and purity, bringing the inner beauty out of every subject.
Beginning with fresh creative ideas, a positive approach and unstoppable energy, Coolife focuses on a range of still life subjects, including cosmetics, fragrances, spirits, accessories, apparels, books, food, electronics and jewellery. Recent clients have included Moët & Chandon, Origins, Casa Dragones, byKilian, More Magazine and 7UP.
With a strong understanding of the luxury market, Coolife brings all facets of a production together: creative image development, model making, high-end digital retouching and print post production. To photograph an object as something unique, breathing life into it along the way, is the team's ultimate singular vision.
Dylan Cross New York food & drink photographers
Dylan Cross has been creating advertising and editorial photography for the past 20 years, splitting his time between food, drink, travel, and architectural projects. He is equally as comfortable shooting in the studio as he is out on location and draws inspiration from the diversity of his projects. A recent focus on marine photography reflects Dylan’s passion for sailing.
Visit his website for more information.
Gil Lavi New York people & lifestyle photographers
A prolific artist with a vision informed by his diverse cultural and personal experiences, Gil Lavi's projects range from the deeply political to the sexual conceptual with wide-ranging contemporary references. His current projects include 'Soldiers in White', 'LunaTech', 'Alternative Valentines', 'Hazy Shade of Bride', 'Revival', and 'City of War'.
Gil was born into the world of photography: his father, Moshe Lavi, was mentor for several world-class photographers. By the time he was 16, Gil had become the youngest photographer for Ma'ariv, Israel's top newspaper.
Gil's client list includes fine arts and advertising interests in New York, London, The Czech Republic and Israel. In 2009 he was rated by Forbes as one of the 300 most influential Israelis under the age of 40 and is highly esteemed throughout the Israeli media.
Towards the end of 2009 Gil was hired by the Israeli government to create the photographic concept and produce the imagery for Israel's brand book, a project led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Nute Nicholson New York beauty photographers
Nute Nicholson wanted to use this Showcase to pay his respects to the late Alexander McQueen:
"He will always stand out as a true visionary. I was attracted to his garments from the very beginning, and at the time there seemed to be a silent connection between his designs and my photographs. I started having stylists pull McQueen's garments at every given chance and it was an inspiration having these wonderful designs on set. Everyone showed complete respect for what he was doing and we were all trying our best to showcase his work. Throughout many seasons I had the opportunity to photograph his work for art-based fashion magazines such as Surface, Tank, I-D, Style, Mind, Scene, and many more. Thank you ever so much for your complete devotion, you are neither gone nor forgotten."
More editorial images of Alexander McQueen's work shot by Nute Nicholson can be found at the photographer's website.
Oleg Igorin New York beauty photographers
Oleg Igorin is a fashion and beauty photographer. Having established many clients in Moscow, he decided to move to New York and experience life working in the world's leading fashion industry. He has just opened his own studio, producing work for fashion magazines, designers and leading companies.
Visit his website for more information.
Paul Moore Studio New York food & drink photographers
Paul Moore has been providing his clients with beautiful imagery for the past 25 years.
Now based in NYC, Paul is equally at home shooting in the studio or out on location. Using natural ambient light or creating light from scratch, it is his refined lighting ability that makes his photography sing.
Visit his website to the see a full range of his talents as applied to advertising, editorial and design mediums.
Stewart Cohen Pictures New York people & lifestyle photographers
Director/photographer Stewart Cohen is known for his boundless energy in capturing the spirit of the people he directs. A recent client commented, "His good humour is evidenced in the work and helps create a great atmosphere on set."
Shooting both stills and motion gives Stewart the ability to maintain continuity in his clients' message. His skill set is now being utilised in interesting ways in the emerging world of interactive technology.
Stewart is represented by Bernstein & Andriulli. Visit his website for more information.
- post production
Red Lantern Studio New York creative post production
At Red Lantern Studio, the true integrity of the photographic subject is brought to life. Toan Thai is an expert painter and accomplished high-end retoucher with extensive fine arts training. His style is realism, and it shows in his retouching. Painstaking attention to detail and knowledge of anatomy allow him to subtly enhance images while maintaining the client's vision and their personal style. He specialises in beauty and fashion retouching and flawless, natural skin work. His skill and experience make him a valuable part of any production team.
- models, actors, casting
Q Management, Inc. New York fashion models
Founded in 1998 by Jeffrey Kolsrud, Q Management is one of the top boutique agencies. With its small team, Q prides itself on personalised attention. What started out as a modelling agency has now expanded to include a personalities division, as well as a West Coast office.
Besides being featured on the NBC show 'Models NYC', the bookers of Q have been called on for their expertise as judges in competitions and pageants around the world.
Q has worked with clients such as Louis Vuitton, Armani, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Sports Illustrated, Gaultier, Gucci, Vogue, Numero, Steven Meisel, Inez & Vinoodh, Terry Richardson, Peter Lindbergh, Albert Watson and David LaChapelle.
- styling, hair, makeup
Jeffrey Dwayne New York hair and make up artists
"I'm not big on bios and 'about me' pages. All I can say is that, if you want to get to know me, contact me... we can meet for a drink, coffee, tea, cocktail or shoot; and we can get to know each other better that way. Talk soon." Jeffrey Dwayne.
Mindy Saad New York fashion stylists
Mindy Saad was born and raised in Canada where she split her time between Montreal and Toronto. After obtaining a degree in Fashion Studies she got her first full time styling job doing window displays. Moving into freelance work, she landed a job with world-renowned director, Floria Sigismondi, shooting a Converse All Star ad for Vogue magazine. With her freelance career allowing her ample time to travel and work abroad, Mindy collaborated with several European publications whilst on a trip to Vienna and styled ad campaigns for Gottex Swimwear and Palmers Lingerie in Israel.
She moved to New York in 1999 and her work has since appeared in such prestigious magazines as Arena, Interview, GQ, Details and In Style. Mindy has also worked with photographers including Norman Jean Roy, Taryn Simon, Antoine Verglas, Leslie Kee, Danny Clinch, Micheal Levine and Rainer Hosch.
Mindy's advertising clients currently include L'Oréal, Maybelline, Rimmel, Mitsubishi, Movado, Clairol, Cole Haan, IBM, Nike, Adidas and Coca-Cola, to name just a few. She has also worked with celebrities including David Beckham, The Black Crowes, Conan O'Brian, Laura Linney, Kelly Clarkson, and Donald and Melania Trump.