showcase magazine Apr 2012new york issue 333
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase New York, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the local visual media industry, with more information available in our dedicated Photo and Film directories.
We would like to invite you to these upcoming events held in New York city in the following months.
- Art Director's Club will celebrate their 91st annual awards gala and presentation on 8th May at Espace and present this year’s winners. Production Paradise is ADC's media partner for the event.
- NYCFotoWorks has made that personal connection the centerpiece of its Artists In Motion Portfolio Review which runs in New York City from 19th to 21st June. You are invited to apply for the event and meet us there.
- Production Paradise will also attend the NAB Show in Las Vegas which will run from the 14th until the 19th of April.
Our cover image was shot by New York based Marcelo Krasilcic for Elle Italy.
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Beth Klein Productions New York photo production
Beth Klein's career began as an agent at several leading NY agencies representing photographers, fashion editors and set designers. This experience led her to understand how to marry the demands of creating compelling images while balancing the needs of clients and creative directors.
Beth left the artists management side of the industry and focused on art buying and production. Prior to opening Beth Klein Productions in 2006, she had the good fortune of working with Lloyd + co and acted as Steven Klein’s executive producer.
Beth's easy nature and solid relationships with both vendors and artists allows for consistent, high quality service at any budget.
Pro One Productions New York photo production
Pro One was founded in 1998 by Gerrit Kretz and has since grown to be a recognised name in the production industry.
The company's goal is to provide the best production service available, including location scouting, production management, model castings, research, permits and budgeting. Pro One specialises in the successful organisation of catalogue, editorial, advertising and film shoots.
Based in the heart of Miami, a city that offers ideal settings for still photography and film, Pro One also offers an extensive production experience in other great destinations around the world, such as New York, Los Angeles, the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.
Some of their recent major projects/clients included: Betty Barclay, Otto Kern, Universal Music, Boden, Bosch, BMW and Peter Hahn.
The variety of locations Pro One offers surpasses all expectations. Contact the company directly to discuss shooting options.
Adirondack Mountain Productions New York photo production
With over 15 years experience, Adirondack Mountain Productions specialises in film, television and print productions, location scouting, location rentals, prop rentals and production support.
The company represents multiple properties in and around the Adirondack Mountains, from rustic to modern homes and camps. It also has access to some amazing scenic areas in the ADK.
A great selection of props is available including boats, planes, cars and much more. The company can also handle all travel and accommodation needs in the area.
Services include production location scouting, location management, prop rentals, catering, transportation, accommodation and large-scale prop rentals.
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Westhampton Locations & Production New York location service and scouts
Westhampton Locations is only 1 hour and 20 minutes from the city - much closer than the other Hamptons!
With over 15 years of domestic and international location and production experience, the company provides prompt attention to each detail to make every production a success. With a full range of services including permitting, budgeting, catering, accommodations, logistics, and an extensive locations library, Westhampton Locations ensures that the needs of a production and its crew are met with professionalism and ease.
Extensive knowledge, experience and access to worldwide locations allows the company to provide or source any location style required. Working with clients from concept to completion, Westhampton Locations can offer beaches, privately owned homes, boats, pools, trails, docks, marinas, lakes, towns, and much more.
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Brooklyn Studios New York Rental Studios Photo & Film
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 even offers a parking lot with freight elevator access.
Clients include Albert Watson, Patrick Demarchelier, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Chloe, Christian Dior, L’Oréal, Clinique, Sally Hansen, Maidenform, ABC, NBC, CBS, HGTV, ESPN, MTV, TLC, Amazon, Apple, Nike, Samsung, Prudential, Tide, Macy’s, Target, Microsoft, Sony, Ralph Lauren, J Crew, Cole Haan, Coach, Lacoste and Zest.
28on27 New York rental studios
28on27 Photography Studio nestles inside a 2,500 sq ft space in the Flatiron area of Manhattan. Hardwood floors and high ceilings provide a loft feel while iron castings, pillars and soft furnishings maintain a cool edgy elegance.
Fully equipped with Cyclorama, hair and make-up stations, racks, tables and freight and passenger elevators, 28on27 is a functional and comfortable studio.
28on27 Studio has been used for castings, photography and small video shoots.
Restaurants, hotels, catering, equipment, parking and night life are all a short distance away.
Factory Studios New York rental studios
Factory Studios Brooklyn is a soundproofed soundstage where the world of photography merges with video. There is a large white corner cyc with a grid, an 18’ wide green screen cyc, a unique brick room called The Machine Room, an old freight elevator, and amazing urban rooftop with graffiti and unobstructed views of Manhattan. The rooftop also features an old concrete water tower holder. Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Factory is five minutes from the Williamsburg Bridge and Lower East Side.
Factory is known for commercials, corporate videos, documentaries, music videos and fashion photography. Past clients include, LCD Soundsystem, Spike Jonze, Bloomingdales, Verizon, Samsung, American Vogue, V, Spin, JetBlue, Energie Jeans, and many more.
Factory also has Red Camera and Canon HDSLR camera rentals in-house, as well as HMI, tungsten and cool lighting rentals.
Contact Carrie White on 718.690.3980 or 718.404.8061 (cell), or follow Factory on twitter.
Bond Street Studio New York Rental Studio Photo & Film
Bond Street Studio is a beautiful daylight space located in Brooklyn, NY just 15 minutes from Soho that caters to some of the most talented artists, photographers and film-makers in the NYC area and beyond.
With a 25' x 50' shooting area, 16' ceilings, two giant skylights, rooftop, kitchen, make-up stations, three-phase power, as well as lighting and grip equipment rentals, Bond Street Studio is a unique blank canvas where clients' artistic vision comes to life.
Great rates and a friendly staff make Bond Street Studio the perfect place for film, music video or photography shoots.
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Seventhwall New York still life photographers
Seventhwall provides creative photography solutions with a vibrant, crisp, dynamic, and whimsical touch. Seventhwall focuses on attention to detail and bringing a personalised touch to its still life, beauty, fashion, and portrait clients. In-house retouching services, with a specialty in high-end beauty and products, are available for editorial, advertising, and catalogue.
Clients include Vente-Privee and The Walking Company.
Colin Cooke Studio New York food & drink photographers
Colin Cooke has been a commercial photographer for 25 years, focusing on food and food-related lifestyle products. Artistry, combined with his highly skilled technical lighting capabilities, have made him one of the top food photographers working today.
Colin has photographed for many of the top blue chip food companies and magazines for products such as Kraft-Triscuits, Ragu, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Maxwell House, Jell-O, Planters, Minute Rice, Unilever- Bertolli Olive Oil, Lipton Tea, Lipton Sides, Hellman's, Knorr, Slimfast, I Can't Believe it's Not Butter!, Shed's Spread, Mrs. Butterworth's, Dove Soap, Lifebuoy, Sunlight, All, Surf, Cadbury Chocolates, Dove Chocolates, Publix Supermarkets (ice cream), Panasonic, Titleist, IBM, American Express, Jurlique, Country Living, Ladies Home Journal, Men's Health, Food Arts, Wine Spectator, Healthy Choice, Seagrams Brands, Renaissance Hotels, Waterford, Dannon, Colgate, Haagen Dazs, and many more.
Colin is represented by Doug Truppe.
Cooley Studio New York still life photographers
Ryann Cooley, a still life photographer based in New York City, has been shooting for nearly 20 years. His distinctive approach to creating imagery is based on a visual rhythm, evoking moods that are mysterious, sensual and intriguing.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including being ranked in Woman’s Wear Daily’s 'It List' for beauty still life photographers.
In addition to his commercial work, Ryann is an internationally exhibited artist who creates large scale, light-based installation works.
Rick Burda New York still life photographers
Influenced by the aesthetic principles of contemporary architecture, Rick Burda has shot campaigns for global clients including Louis Vuitton, Panasonic and Smirnoff.
As skilled shooting everyday consumer products as he is luxury brands, Rick has built a reputation amongst art directors as an impassioned and creative problem-solver. His clients return again and again for his unique perspective and tireless work ethic. Never happy to settle, he is always driven to give his images the extra little edge that makes them special.
Rick Burda Photography is a state-of-the-art studio Located in Manhattan's Garment District. Visit the website for more information.
Nico Iliev New York Fashion & Beauty Photographers
Nico Iliev is a fast-rising editorial fashion and beauty photographer whose sumptuously cool film-noir aesthetic has quickly earned him notable clients such as beauty houses Redken and Elizabeth Arden and coveted NY indie fashion labels M.Patmos and Eugenia Kim.
Shooting the likes of Caroline Snow, Duncan Quinn, The Carnegie Hall Quartet, Christophe De Menil, Mick Rock, Sonia Braga and Amanda Lepore, Nico is a contributing photographer to FLATT Magazine while other credits include W, Nylon and The New York Times. His recent spring fashion and portrait editorials featured in this Showcase appear in Culture, Tantalum, FLATT and Futureclaw.
Nico resides in Brooklyn and splits his time between New York, Paris and Berlin.
He is represented in New York by Tony Reagan (212 675 1188).
Henry Hargreaves New York advertising photographers
Henry Hargreaves is a young Brooklyn-based photographer specialising in still life. He shoots fun, memorable, colourful and provocative images.
Visit his website for more information.
Dan Demetriad/Demetriad Studios New York Portrait & Celebrity Photographers
Dan Demetriad is an award-winning portrait and celebrity photographer based in Manhattan. His client list is a who's-who of national editorial, corporate CEOs and talent agency directors and his portraiture ranges from individuals and families to many of the nation's top actors, entertainers, innovators and corporate leaders.
Born and raised in Bucharest and a New Yorker for over 30 years, Dan is known for his ability to capture personalities; he is in demand for his studio photography, interior architectural shots, live performance shoots and post production expertise. Dan has worked out of his Broadway studio for 27 years and shares his extensive collection of European and American jazz and classical music recordings with his favorite clients - which includes nearly all of them.
Stewart Cohen Pictures New York people & lifestyle photographers
Director / photographer Stewart Cohen is known for the subtle yet very effective and highly energetic fashion in which he directs talent.
Shooting both commercials and still assignments, Stewart is able to maintain continuity in the clients’ message. He is excited to announce that he recently signed with Matt Seminara of Seminara Artists in New York for representation.
Visit his website to see more or contact the studio direct on +1(214) 421-2186.
Benton Collins New York still life photographers
Benton Collins is a New York-based photographer with years of experience in the commercial world, creating images for clients including Coke, Pepsi, Sony, Miller Brewing, Toshiba, Colgate/Palmolive and Stuart Weitzman. Benton has worked with many top agencies including McCann-Erickson, BBDO, Hill Holiday, Bates and Hakuhodo.
Deft detail and precision lighting are the hallmarks of a Benton Collins shoot. His innovative lighting and application of creativity helps highlight the essence of beauty in many products. Along with talent, Benton brings a signature selection of tricks and trade secrets to his photos. Applied to any liquid product, or used to highlight a "dry" shoot, the result is always impressive.
Benton is now expanding into the world of the moving image. Be on the lookout for expressive videos in many categories, from the commercial to the purely artistic, all shot with his unique viewpoint and skill that he has brought to the still image. His first video offering is the short film 'Jet Dreams', which is a whimsical take on a man who dreams of building and flying his own jetpack.
Benton currently resides in Brooklyn.
Rob Van Petten New York Fashion & Beauty Photographers
Rob Van Petten shoots fashionable advertising images with a futuristic flair. There is a whimsical light driven quality about his work which is apparent in the vibrant style he calls NEAR FUTURE. Rob has been shooting fashion and beauty images and creating award-winning images for clients including Nikon, Reebok, Gillette and Proctor & Gamble, among 100 major companies, for many years. He is currently venturing into video and other new digital dimensions.
Rob has recently worked with Nikon through the company's Tokyo agency, developing promotional images for the new Nikon D800 - the first major pro camera release from Nikon in over three years. The project involved conceptualising and shooting images, live speaking appearances, promotional video, and writing on the subject.
He is excited by future prospects in digital media and is currently accepting new challenges. Contact him directly for more information and to discuss individual projects.
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Randy Carfagno Productions New York Props, Costumes, Models
Randy Carfagno's passion for designing and creating puppets began at the age of five. In a professional career that spans over 36 years, his work has appeared on Broadway, television, in feature films, theatre and commercials. Described as whimsical and meticulously crafted, Randy’s prolific work reflects a wide range of styles and abilities.
Randy developed and honed his puppet building skills by working with the best in the field. He has appeared on Broadway as a puppeteer and has also built and performed in multiple shows with international marionette master Bil Baird of Bil Baird Marionettes. Randy also worked on numerous productions with Jim Henson (Muppet) Productions.
Randy went on to found his own studio where he has continued to hone his craft and produce high quality, sculptural work. Staffed by a talented team of artisans skilled in sculpture, building, painting and design, the studio has been consistently creating high quality work for over 25 years. Specialising in all manner of character costumes, props and specialty items, the team comprises a prolific collection of artists with substantial experience in the world of entertainment and fashion. Clients include Disney, Bette Midler’s Millenium Show, Madonna, Lou Reed’s Music Video, Julie Taymor’s Lion King, Hasbro, and Broadway shows too many to mention.
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ADC, Art Directors Club New York event associations
Be sure to join the 91st annual awards gala and presentation on 8 May at Espace (635 West 42nd Street, New York) to celebrate this year’s winners. The cocktail reception begins at 6:30 PM with the awards presentation following at 7:45 PM. Tickets can be purchased here.
Call for entries to ADC Young Guns X is now open. Young Guns is the only global, cross-disciplinary portfolio competition that identifies today's vanguard of young creative professionals, age 30 and under.
Participants enter a body of work to be reviewed by a jury of past ADC Young Guns winners. 50 creatives are chosen to join the ranks each year. Selected pieces from the winning portfolios are showcased in a limited edition book, an exhibition at the ADC gallery, a global travelling exhibition, and in the ADC’s permanent online archive. Winners also claim the ADC Young Guns Cube, redesigned each year for the incoming class.
Enter by the Early Bird Deadline, 17 April, to qualify for a $99 entry fee, the lowest ever. Regular deadline is 8 May, 2012.
NYC Fotoworks New York media associations
Everyone knows the value of a personal connection when it comes to getting work and standing out for that next ad campaign or assignment. NYCFotoWorks has made that personal connection the centerpiece of its Artists In Motion Portfolio Review. Designed specifically for professional photographers and videographers, the Review brings an unprecedented list of art buyers, creative directors, editors, agents, galleries and designers together for three days to meet one-on-one with professional photographers and videographers.
All artists are pre-screened to ensure an exclusively professional event. Once accepted, the artists choose how many meetings they'd like to have and request the reviewers they wish to meet with.
Martin Dyrlov, a professional photographer from Denmark who has attended the last two NYCFotoWorks' events, had this to say:
“NYCFotoWorks was a huge success! After five meetings on the first day, my career took a complete change. Flying in from Denmark, this was initially a long shot, but it was really worth the trip. I got some exciting jobs from around the world, met other photographers and got a new agent.”
The Artists In Motion Portfolio Review runs in New York City from 19 - 21 June.