showcase new york issue 275 May 2011Featuring 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. You will find more more information about providers and talent listed in New York in our dedicated Photo and Film directories.
We would like to recommend these interesting events happening in New York city in the upcoming weeks:
- Crafting Genre: Kathryn Bigelow, MoMa, Held in conjunction with a film retrospective in the MoMA theaters, from May 18th to October 3rd.
- Alexander McQueen, Savage Beauty, at Metropolitan Museum of Art, from May 4th to July 31st.
Our cover photo was shot by Markus Klinko & Indrani with Dita Von Teese.
- photo production
DB Media Productions New York photo production
DB Media Productions continues to deliver above and beyond the industry standard with a nuanced approach that combines the perfect blend of energy, transparency and experience.
With summer giving way to fall and the inevitable winter beyond, each new season brings a chance to revisit experiences from the past and to improve on those successes. Discerning clients know that not everything can be perfect all of the time, but at DB Media the process is the destination; every opportunity is one for growth and a chance to showcase a range of talents.
The industry continues to evolve and the company takes pride in being a trailblazer, prioritising value to clients and devoting itself to any project by bringing a unique brand of creative solutions to the table.
With offices in NY, LA and Miami, DB Media has established itself as a company to watch nationwide and is poised to continue its steady pace of successful, groundbreaking projects and trend setting shoots.
Visit the website to see more of the company's commercial and editorial portfolios and look out for DB Media on facebook. For more information email or call 954 305 2770.
Mission Photo Production New York photo production
Mission Photo Production's year started off with several studio jobs and a car shoot. For Mercedes, Mission hit the road for three weeks to produce four separate projects rolled into one: still photography, two editorials, and a film shoot involving the partial closure of an interstate highway. Simon Harsent photographed a trained squirrel for Old English, and Mitya Kushelevich did a series of portraits for Kaspersky, the antivirus software.
“It’s all in the mix”, says Mary Pratt, the founder of Mission Photo Production. “From studio shoots to travel projects; car shoots to working with celebrities; editorial to advertising - we enjoy them all."
- post production
Gloss Postproduction New York creative post production
Gloss Postproduction is a creative retouching company with branches in New York City, Hamburg, Berlin and Los Angeles. With a team of over 15 retouchers and seven CGI artists all with backgrounds in art direction and photography, the company specialises in composing, look development, CGI and retouching on location.
Gloss has a full array of equipment consisting of a Mac Pro computer, calibrated Eizo screens, scanner and proofer, including colour management that it can take to jobs anywhere in the world. Over the past seven years, the company has created a unique style and set of looks for numerous campaigns together with some of the most talented photographers and creative agencies in the business.
Visit the website for more images or contact Gloss direct.
Dyad Photography New York still life photographers
Dyad Photography shoots commercially as well as creating conceptual series.
Commercially, Dyad Photography is Colleen Picciotti. She went to school at RIT, which led her to NYC to work with Irving Penn. She has since been shooting still life, food and anything that grabs her attention.
Conceptually, Dyad Photography is Colleen and Justin Picciotti. Together, they have been working on creative images for the past nine years. "When an idea starts out calm and controlled, it always develops into something messy."
Visit the website for more information.
Markus Klinko & Indrani New York celebrity photographers
With their eight-year romance a thing of the past, Markus Klinko and Indrani have pulled a Dolce and Gabbana - staying together professionally regardless of their relationship history. Gaining recognition for their slick celebrity shoots, the pair has captured glossy images of Lady Gaga (in homage to Hello Kitty) Naomi Campbell (for American Photo) and Britney Spears (for Vanity Fair).
Their reputation has recently catapulted the pair in front of the camera with 'Double Exposure', their new reality television show for Bravo documenting their shoots from initial thought to hard copy, currently airing in over 50 countries around the world.
Bill Miles Photography New York advertising photographers
New York-based photographer and director Bill Miles creates narrative and evocative imagery for exceptional clients, including AT&T, IBM, Honda, Lexus, BMW, Fidelity, Reebok, Spalding Sports, Men’s Journal, Town & Country, New York Times Magazine and Bon Appetit.
From his beginnings at Art Center in LA to his travels around the world, Bill crafts images and stories that convey a sense of honesty, emotion and spirit.
Rich Begany New York advertising photographers
Still life and product photographer Rich Begany brings a unique vision for colour and texture to his collaborations with clients. His energies in the studio are focused on creating images that elevate products to look vibrant and iconic.
Rich works primarily out of his Flatiron-area studio in Manhattan. His client list includes a range of advertising and design agencies, corporate clients and magazines. Some recent projects include shoots for Avon, LORAC Cosmetics and Maybelline NY.
To discuss an upcoming project or request a portfolio, contact Majka Lamprecht at Traffic Creative Management.
Nicholas Duers New York still life photographers
Nicholas Duers is a New York City-based still life photographer specialising in fashion accessories, beauty products and luxury goods.
His work has been recognised by Graphis, Art Directors Club, Surface Magazine, Advertising Photographers of America, Int'l Photography Awards, Photo District News, Prix de la Photographie, Racie Awards and the London Photographic Awards, among others.
Visit his website to see more of his work or get the latest updates at his blog.
Maxine Helfman New York portrait photographers
Working out of Dallas, Chicago and New York, Maxine Helfman developed her distinct style during years of working as a stylist and art director before turning to photography. In her studio/prop shop, every shoot takes a fresh approach, from concept to execution.
She brings a mixture of wit, patience and passion to a range of subjects, with equal focus on technical ability. Whether shooting in or out of the studio, it is the collaboration and the pre-production that make each project.
"The rest is magic."
Gary Sloan Studios New York advertising photographers
"Situational realities... extreme to not."
Gary Sloan Studios loves to create situations. They tell a story, they develop a desire, or even just simply drive awareness.
"I like to build an experience for my subjects and then shoot the reality of what they're feeling, I've been doing this for over 25 years, and that's what keeps it fresh for me."
Gary is currently shooting heart attacks, military actions, life challenges and pool cleaning.
Dylan Cross New York food & drink photographers
Dylan Cross has been creating advertising and editorial photography for 20 years, splitting his time between location and studio projects. He is equally as comfortable shooting in the studio as he is on location and draws inspiration from the diversity of his projects. A focus on food, drinks, travel and sailing reflect Dylan’s passion for life.
Visit his website for more information.
- rental studios
the 1896 New York rental studios photo
The 1896 Studios and Stages consists of three varied turn-of-the-century warehouses and multiple outdoor shooting venues located just 15 minutes from Manhattan in Brooklyn, NY.
The studios are known for their endless and varied collection of brick wall textures, steel-girded 37' sky-lit ceilings, century-old urban architectural details, and open unobstructed space suitable for any set construction.
The 1896 boasts over a dozen locations within one 22,000 sq. ft. complex with the neighbourhood conveniences and modern comforts suitable for shooting any large television series, feature film, documentary, commercial, fashion shoot or music video.
Clients include Showtime, NBC, Discovery Channel, History Channel, Warner Bros., PBS, Interview Magazine, Blackbook, American Vogue, Japan Vogue, Russian Vogue, Italian Vogue, Men's Health, Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade, Lancome, Dolce & Gabana, Nike, T-Mobile, Nordstroms and Bloomingdales.
Brooklyn Studios New York rental studios photo
Brooklyn Studios is centrally located in the photo/film stage district in Greenpoint. The facility is in a super convenient location for commercials and multiple-set photo shoots and only 10 minutes from Manhattan.
The 20,000 sq. ft. space provides two studios and a rooftop deck with a 16’ x 16’ x 12’ rotating cyc and platform staging that can go from 4’ x 8’ up to 16’ x 20’ for an unobstructed sky background. The interior space includes a green screen, 30’ x 30’ cyc, modern designer furniture, multiple props, two shoot-in bathrooms and a fully functional kitchen. Ceiling height throughout the facility is 14’. The loft studio also boasts six 6’ x 10’ skylights and 18 7’ x 7’ windows for ample natural lighting, yet still has blackout capabilities. The studio also offers a parking lot with freight elevator access.
Clients include Albert Watson, Pamela Hanson, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Antoine Verglas, GQ, ABC, NBC, HGTV, Design Star, ESPN, MTV, TLC, Clinique, Maidenform, Tide, Macy’s, Target, Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Ralph Lauren, J Crew, Cole Haan, Coach and Lacoste.
Paul O. Colliton Studio New York rental studios photo
The Penthouse, located at 305 Seventh Avenue, is a unique location with 360-degree multi level views of Manhattan. Paul Colliton, owner and photographer, has just put this great space on the rental market. Not only does it have a fantastic rooftop it also has some interesting interiors, including a water tank room, elevator motor room, back staircase and a balcony with wrought iron railing.
The studio is a good size with windows to the south and west, a big bathroom with a shower, WiFi, fax and client computer. It is fully equipped with plenty of backdrops, strobes, and all the grip that goes with it. Paul has been in the space for 15 years and, as he says, "It has great Feng Shui!" Call or write to inquire about pricing.
Contact Paul on 212.807.6192, 917.833.9509 (cell), or via email.
John Hutchinson Locations New York Location Scout / Manager
John Hutchinson is a New York City-based location scout. For over 20 years he has provided scouting and managing services for film and print. Though he lives in Manhattan’s East Village and finds locations, obtains permits, and manages shoots in the New York area, he has also worked throughout the USA and the world.
John has scouted some extraordinary places in 45 States and 50 countries, including California, Utah, Arizona, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, Costa Rica, Vietnam, the Caribbean, Tunisia, China, New Zealand, Senegal, Jordan, Indonesia, Australia, Dubai, Thailand and the Bronx.
He has scouted for photographers like Mert & Marcus, Juergen Teller, Ellen von Unwerth, Patrick Demarchelier, Philip-Lorca Dicorcia, Karl Lagerfeld, Craig McDean, Nadav Kander, Koto Bolofo, Mary Ellen Mark, Mark Seliger and Albert Watson.
Contact John for help with locations, permits, or with bidding jobs, in NYC or beyond.
The Foundry New York venues
The Foundry is a 19th Century building where originally fine varnishes were manufactured before it housed The Albra Metal Foundry. By 1906, it was one of several steel foundries in the Long Island City area that catered to the needs of New York City's riverfront manufacturers.
By the 1970s, The Foundry was essentially an abandoned space, housing defunct vehicles and a mountain of debris. In 1980 the Du Val family purchased the property. The family restored and renovated the space to reflect its original industrial character, and began hosting events in 2001. It is the only foundry in the area still standing.
Today, The Foundry is a raw space facility that is available to rent for weddings, birthdays, film, video, photo shoots and special events.