showcase stuttgart issue 381 Dec 2012Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Stuttgart is a thriving German city with a diversity of culture, history, urban and rural landscapes, offering an abundance of services and inspiration for creatives looking to work with professional local crews.
Our cover story was shot by Florian Renner.
- photo agents
Agent: Grün Stuttgart Photo Agent
Michael Grün is an artists' representative with 20 years' experience in professional photography. As a link between creatives and purchasers, the recently established agency Agent: Grün provides the services of excellent imaging artists shooting cars, architecture, industry, portraiture, landscape and the special challenges of underwater and aerial pictures across both still and moving images.
Based in the Stuttgart region of Germany, Agent: Grün represents:
- Andreas Burz - automotive, stills, CGI.
- Susanne Wegner - industry, architecture, landscape, portraiture.
- Nikolaus Grünwald - cityscapes, portraiture, architecture, people, documentary.
- Uwe Ditz - people, portraiture, fashion, underwater.
- Sven Cichowicz - fashion, portraiture, artists and musicians.
- Claus Rudolph - art, portrait, fashion, scenic tableaux.
- Stephan Zirwes - aerial images across stills and moving pictures, object surface mapping at live events, VJ, multimedia artist and designer.
Agent: Grün artists have worked for Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Volkswagen, Toyota, Ducati, Sony, Voith, BASF, Deutsche Bank, MTV, O2, and many more.
Julia Blank Photography Stuttgart Fashion & Beauty Photographer
Photographer Julia Blank specialises in beauty. Her photography depicts an artistic style, and her impeccable attention to detail is the secret behind her flawless, mesmerising work.
A freelancer since 2005, Julia's digital workflow expertise and special light handling techniques are second to none. Her versatility makes her perfect for beauty, fashion and advertising editorials of both an abstract and natural nature. Owing to her adaptability, Julia always makes the best of her situation and location. Her powerful, faultless imagery freezes emotions and effortlessly narrates beautiful stories. It is evident from her work that she is acquainted with the power of perfect lighting and compositions.
Her impressive client list includes Vogue Italia, Condé Nast, Glamour Magazine, Hype Magazine, Stepper Eyewear, Carl Zeiss, ABRO, Heinrich Bauer Verlag, Christina Krämer, Dr Scheller Cosmetics, Stepper Eyewear, Sto Ag and Shiseido.
Recent jobs included Abro spring/summer 2013, Chaos Magazine, a look-book for designer Denise Bollmann, and an editorial for GZ live magazine.
Visit her website or follow the latest news on Julia's blog and facebook pages.
Deniz Saylan Stuttgart - London Advertising Photographer
International portrait and celebrity, people, car and fashion photographer Deniz Saylan is based in London and Stuttgart.
Shooting for major clients, Deniz recently photographed new key visuals for Bechstein's new image brochure, campaign motifs for Mercedes-Benz Cars, Infiniti Cars, reiz eye-wear and a new campaign for AOK Health Insurance.
Editorial work and portraits recently published include Die Zeit, Spiegel, Capital, Wirtschaftswoche, Lamborghini Magazine, ramp magazine, cap'z, American Express Magazine and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung FAZ.
Christian Schmidt Stuttgart Advertising Photographer
Christian Schmidt is a landscape, people and car photographer. Based out of Stuttgart, he works on projects internationally and has received numerous awards for his commercial images, as well as recognition in the world of Fine Art.
He recently completed a worldwide advertising campaign for Ford through agency Team Detroit as well as an Allianz global airport campaign for Grey/Teamallianz in Munich.
Niels Schubert Stuttgart Advertising Photographer
Niels Schubert operates from his Stuttgart atelier across advertising, people, lifestyle, corporate, documentary and landscape photography for clients including Daimler, EnBW, Porsche Consulting, Kärcher, and many others.
He is strongly supported by his studio manager and stylist Anne Schubert. Besides the outstanding quality of their work, clients highly appreciate the pair's experience, speed, reliability and ability to keep to defined budgets.
In his personal work, Niels has time and again proven his creative artistic skills. Visit his website for more information.
Frank Linders Stuttgart - Hamburg Cars, Landscape & people photographer
Aside from perfectly lit automobiles, Frank Linders creates a unique look for his landscapes that can be adapted to any brief. The basis for this is many hours of exposure per single film. Everything that moves becomes invisible or leaves a transparent trace; pictures of places emerge that one normally wouldn’t perceive.
The central topic of 'Being and Time' is found in much of Frank's work. Renowned for his analogue photography using special filters, he creates extremely long exposures lasting many hours.
As a result, dynamic movements leave only traces, shadows become soft and places surreal. An atmosphere beyond space and time is created. Frank’s photos play with the past and the present, oscillating in-between. People and objects dissolve and objects, otherwise imperceptible, become visible.
Staud Studios Stuttgart Photographers & Post Production
"Staud Studios - a unique bunch of creatives all under one roof."
With broad experience in media production and in-house photography, film, CGI, post production and other services, Staud Studios is a one-stop-shop for clients.
The company's fully equipped studio and complete range of services are available for agencies, clients and production professionals alike.
Latest clients include Mercedes-AMG, Infiniti, Toyota and Porsche, as well as smart productions for Aston Martin's new Vanquish model.
Hartmut Seehuber Stuttgart Food & Drink Photographer
Stuttgart-based still life and food photographer Hartmut Seehuber has been shooting for national and international clients and advertising agencies for more than 20 years. The images featured in this Showcase were realised in collaboration with advertising agency Havas Worldwide (Dusseldorf) for client Metro AG. The new advertising motifs will be used worldwide.
Axel Waldecker Fotografie Camera Uno Stuttgart Food & Drink Photographer
In this Showcase, Axel Waldecker Fotografie Camera Uno wants to make our eyes desire glorious pictures and professional work.
As a freelance photographers' collective with its own studio, Axel Waldecker Fotografie Camera Uno specialises in food, liquids, still life and transportation.
The client list is long, varied and top-class.
"Interested in our work? Then we would be glad to personally present you our new portfolio."
Kay Johannsen Photo Stuttgart Food & Still Life Photographer
For over 20 years, Kay Johannsen has photographed food, beverage and packaging for companies including Coca-Cola, Bear Brand, E. Breuninger, Mercedes-Benz, WALA, Yves Rocher and LG.
From his spacious 400 m² photo studio located near Stuttgart and equipped with a full kitchen, Kay is known for his impressive use of light and ability to tailor each shoot to the requirements of each individual client.
Kay's new culinary book with food stylist Guido Gravelius will be published next year. Since 2010, he has trained with Hamburg-based photographer advisor Silke Güldner.
Visit his website for more information and references.
Manfred Steib Stuttgart Transportation & CGI Photographer
Experienced photographer Manfred Steib uses CGI for both studio and on location work.
His combination of photographic and 3D experience enables him to create exceptional visual compositions. Manfred offers a complete in-house workflow from the initial shoot through CGI / post production to the finished image.
Manfred is currently seeking representation in Germany.
Email or visit his website for more information.
Jörg Schieferecke Stuttgart Beauty Photographer
Jörg Schieferecke is greatly influenced by still life photography and transports these ideas into his glamour, fashion and lingerie photography. His pictures suggest scenes of perfection, while his strength lies in uplifting situations with sparkling light reflexes that transmit gracious impressions.
Jörg has lived and worked in both Germany and France. Drawing from 25 years of professional photography experience, he currently works out of his own studio based in Stuttgart where he has since settled down with his young family.
Clients include Afri Cola, Alno Küchen, Clubmaster, Douglas, Debis, Gabor Shoes, Gaggenau, Mercedes-Benz, Zwilling Messer, and many more.
Jörg is represented by Avenger Photographers.
Zuckerfabrik Fotodesign Stuttgart advertising photographers
Stuttgart-based Zuckerfabrik Fotodesign was founded in 1997. Photographers Thomas Bender, Matthias Kaiser, Ginger Neumann and Thomas Zörlein specialise in different categories, including still life, transportation, people, lifestyle and landscape.
Complete in-house post production is available, including composing and look creation. In cooperation with Stuttgart-based Bildbande, Zuckerfabrik Fotodesign's Thomas Zörlein also specialises in CGI.
Conny J. Winter Stuttgart fashion & art photographer
Conny J. Winter studied Graphic and Photo Design at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart before starting his career in photography, management and graphic design where he drafts complex ideas for national and international clients.
High-quality production workflow and post production both come as natural skills to Conny. His competence and experience have led him to become a member of the Type Directors Club (TCD) New York and the Art Directors Club (ADC) Germany.
Conny has also enjoyed success in both national and international awards.
Bernd Kammerer Stuttgart Advertising Photographer
Bernd Kammerer (pronounced 'burned camera') spent five years assisting a number of photographers before turning freelance in 1991.
Working for a range of different clients, agencies and car companies, and whether he is shooting portrqiture or car images, he has the capacity to extract the very best from every job.
Bernd's studio handles post production on most of his work.
Visit the website for more information.
Peer Brecht Stuttgart - Chicago Advertising Photographer
Peer Brecht is based in Stuttgart and Chicago and works as an advertising photographer
Clients include Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Mazda, Mini-BMW, Jack Nicklaus, Hugo Boss, DuPont, Lufthansa, Voith, McDonald's, Telekom, Chicago Tribune, Rolf Benz and Herman Miller.
His latest production, a fashion shoot for Jack Nicklaus, took place in Miami. Peer's repertoire also comprises architecture, reportage and transportation.
In 2013 he is due to work in the United States, India, China and Europe.
Vlado Golub Stuttgart Fashion & Lingerie Photographer
Vlado Golub is a Stuttgart-based fashion and lingerie photographer.
He combines his passion for fashion and people with his distinct technical skills and experience. His images capture a forward-thinking fashion spirit, the right emotion and focus on the essential. Vlado likes to work in his 500 m² studio as well as on location.
His clients include Brigitte Magazine, bungalow, Codello Lifestyle - Accessories, GQ Magazine, Hugo Boss, K&L Ruppert, L’Oréal Germany, MANHATTAN Cosmetics, Marc O’Polo, Mercedes-Benz Sport, MUSTANG, Nokia, O2 Germany, Strenesse, Wella, W.&L.T., Werbewelt and St. Emile.
Vlado is represented by tschangizian photographers.
Volker Schrank Stuttgart people & portrait photographer
Volker Schrank is a Stuttgart-based photographer specialised in people photography. He works worldwide and from his own studio for annual report, magazine and advertising clients. With his personal work he contributes to exhibitions worldwide in locations including New York, Brussels and Berlin.
Visit his website for more information.
Jessica Alice Hath Stuttgart People & Lifestyle Photographer
Jessica Alice Hath is a people, fashion, advertising and architecture photographer. Her work is based on structural patterns and an accute sensitivity towards her portraiture subjects.
A huge fan of the theatre, Jessica often interprets her work as a mis en scene. She works for clients, top hotels and advertising agencies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Her personal work is always inspired by dramatic scenes or issues. In 2011, she won the BFF Silver Award for her series 'ein abendmahl zu hause'.
Thomas Heppner Stuttgart Fashion Photographer
Thomas Heppner was born in 1970. Following his apprenticeship he began assisting many renowned image-makers. Since 2000 he has been working as a Stuttgart-based freelance photographer.
Visit his website for more information.
Christoph Duepper Photography Stuttgart People & Lifestyle Photographer
“It’s all about contradictions." Christoph Duepper is equally at home in the world of people, luxury and lifestyle as well as in the great outdoors.
He sometimes merges the best of both worlds - the natural and the artificial. His latest project saw him presenting Domicil chandeliers in spectacular locations. "Photo shoot expeditions not only lead to extraordinary pictures, but are also unforgettable experiences for all involved," he says.
Christoph is based in Hamburg, works only on location, and is on the road a lot. Watch his latest behind-the-scenes video of a shoot from inside a Swiss glacier.
Stephanie Trenz Stuttgart People & Corporate Photographer
A photographer for over 20 years, Stephanie Trenz has both experience and a clear focus on people photography.
Covering all aspects of a shoot, she is the energetic and enthusiastic boost many people need to open up and express themselves in front of the camera.
With her professional attitude she creates striking images of corporate executives within an efficient time frame.
Stephanie's desire to create natural and engaging images allows her to capture the essence of people and their situations.
Her client list includes Daimler AG, ElringKlinger, Groninger, Klafs, Schwaebisch-Hall, Pflugfelder, Voith, and many more.
Her full portfolio can be viewed on her website.
Jürgen Altmann Stuttgart People & Portrait Photographer
"I love to photograph people!“ After shooting almost exclusively fashion and beauty for brands like Hugo Boss, Strenesse, LOréal or Wella, Jürgen Altmann only discovered his passion for people and portraiture in the past few years.
He shoots for advertising agencies and international brands both on location and in the studio. He has shot board members, politicians, athletes and musicians for numerous corporate clients and magazines, while his personal projects have been shown Europe-wide in exhibitions and art fairs.
He recently finished the series 'Fairytales' - fairytale characters in abondened factories and ruined buildings all over Germany.
Jürgen is based in Stuttgart.
Luca Siermann Stuttgart Industrial & Advertising Photographer
Luca Siermann recently shot 'energy efficiency and renewables' themed images for an ABB brand awareness campaign. His speciality coffee pictures were taken in locations around the world - recent trips took him to Nepal, Mexico, Brazil and India. Related to the idea of bringing the amazing world of coffee to the consumer, he shoots food and drink both in studio and on location.
Success across corporate communications and architecture for international clients is based on his ability to create and realise consistently stunning images.
LAZI + LAZI Stuttgart Photography & Post Production
"Ideas, inspiration and pictures develop in your minds - LAZI + LAZI make them visible for you."
Nicola Lazi has been an active, well-known and passionate photographer since 1987 while Andrea Lazi has specialised for many years in picture editing and composing.
The company uses client ideas to exceed expectations, from complex or finely graded picture settings to CAD-Data as master illustrations. LAZI + LAZI can be hired as a team or individually, either in studio or on location, depending on the project.
Clients include advertising agencies (Strichpunkt), companies (Vorwerk), and boutiques (Ruth Sellack).
- post production
bildgudt :: digital artworks Stuttgart creative post production
With over 15 years' experience, bildgudt :: digital artworks is Stuttgart-based photo studio specialising in pre-press, illustration and CGI.
The company has an impressive worldwide portfolio, including recent projects wth Nike and Grunding.
Other clients include Jürgen Altmann, Ernesto Martens, Pascal Malamas, Deniz Saylan, Jung von Matt/Neckar, Grabarz & Partner, Kemper Kommunikation, Shanghai Berlin, Nike, Mercedes-Benz, Grundig, LBank and Trost.
- photo production
Angelika Synek Stuttgart photo production
Stuttgart-based Angelika Synek has been working as a producer for almost 10 years. Her agency specialises in supporting photo crews throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Alpine region.
For photo productions involving shoots across multiple countries, Angelika offers coordination across a range of services via a worldwide network of trusted production partners. Services include cost management, budgeting, location scouting, location management, permits, coordination, travel planning, supervision, casting, model booking, crew booking and catering.
Clients include Allianz, ARD/ZDF, BASF, BMW, Bosch, Breuninger, Clerical Medical, Dacia, Deutsche Bahn, Dinkelacker, DIW, EnBW, Fein, Festool, Frankfurter Neue Presse, Kärcher, KSB, Mercedes-Benz, Messe Düsseldorf, Milka, Porsche, Stihl, Stuttgarter Versicherung, ThyssenKrupp, Trumpf, Vaillant, Volkswagen, VOITH and Walter Knoll.
Visit the website for more information.
Platzverweis Stuttgart location service and scouts
Platzverweis is a Stuttgart-based locations and service production agency. For 10 years, the company has actively scouted shooting locations throughout Germany.
With an extensive database of locations, the company can offer high-class interiors, industrial or scenic outdoor shooting options. Full production services and additional assistance can be provided in both Stuttgart and surrounding regions.
Through years of experience, Platzverweis has gained the trust of many clients in film and photo productions.
Visit the website for more details.
Hamilton R. Pereira Stuttgart location service and scouts
Hamilton R. Pereira Production Management has been established in Stuttgart since 2003. With an office located in the centre of town, the company's network of partners and contributers spreads to a number of countries, including Germany, Portugal, Brazil, Spain, Croatia, China (Shanghai), France, Switzerland, the UAE, the USA, Italy, the UK and others.
Hamilton began his career in 1997 as a photo assistant, learning the organisational skills needed for a shoot. With this background, he uses his photographic knowledge to scout locations using full-frame DSLR and video to produce high-resolution images for clients in the film, TV and commercial industries. He also shoots spheres for CGI purposes.
Hamilton is currently scouting in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean - check his Facebook page for the latest updates.
Recent productions included a Klingel and Wenz catalogue in Portugal (Photographers: Patrick Penkwitt and Wolfgang Stauber), and Breuninger Premium Mailing in Stuttgart for Jung von Matt/ Neckar (Photographer: Raphael Just - represented by Ann-Kathrin Kruse).
- models, actors, casting
Brodybookings Stuttgart fashion models
Brodybookings is a model and casting agency based in Stuttgart. The company represents around 4,000 models, actors and ad faces of all ages and origins. Unique characters meet clients' requests and are presented with Polaroids and films made by skilled professional staff.
Good scouting and casting work makes Brodybookings successful and keeps numerous clients happy, including Mercedes-Benz, Bosch, Porsche, Hugo Boss, Bacardi, Leiser, AOK and Funny Frisch.
The company's perfectly organised booking process is based on a professionally developed e-booking system - soon to be unveiled as a Smartphone application. Brodybookings also focuses on the development of new faces and the management of international careers.
S Models Stuttgart - Munich fashion models
S Models Management was founded by Seka Vucic in 2003 and is based in
Stutttgart and Munich. The company is a professional partner for adult, child and advertising models and can assit with photo production, fashion shows, castings, promotional films and other related events.
Clients include Hugo Boss, Peek & Cloppenburg, Esprit, Otto, Heine, Klingel, Bench, Roberto Cavalli Angels, McDonald's, Marco Tozzi, Tommy Hilfiger, Salamander and many more.
The professional team at S Models Managament currently manages the careers of
over 750 female and male models and over 600 kids.
Visit the website for more information.
- styling, hair, makeup
Nursen Hahn Stuttgart Hair and Make-up Artist
A freelancer since 2004, Nursen Hahn is a creative, friendly and passionate make-up artist and hairstylist. She has worked as a hairdresser since 1992.
Based out of Stuttgart, Nursen has also worked in the USA and South Africa. She is known for her skill and perfection in creating flawless make-up for commercial, editorial, fashion and beauty shoots and shows.
Nursen works in German, English and Turkish and specialises in HD-TV and Airbrush make-up.
Clients include Enzo Lorenzo, Otto, GQ, Intersport, Jacko AG, Siok Fashion, Gero Mure, Hajo, Ehrmann, Almette, Patros, McKinley, New York City Dance School, Caritas, Levigo and LideaL Fashion.
Rahel Taeubert Stuttgart Hair and Make-up Artist
Stuttgart-based Rahel Taeubert has worked as a designer in the fashion industry for 10 years. Since her childhood, she has been fascinated by fine arts and beautiful things.
Seeing herself as an artist both on canvas and with the people she interacts with, either creating looks or simply drawing out the beauty of a face, Rahel works on productions across the fashion, beauty, advertising and music industries.
She is known for her effective, precise and fast way of working, as well as her optimistic, team-oriented approach.
Visit her website and get in contact for direct bookings.
- equipment rent
Delight Rental Services Stuttgart - Berlin - Marbella Equipment Rental
Providing maximum support for professional photographers and their productions, Delight Rental Services (DRS) presents the latest camera and light equipment from only the best brands. The company also supplies every essential piece of equipment, from heaters to tents and walkie talkies to ensure a successful, professional shoot.
Delight branches can be found in Stuttgart, Berlin and Marbella.
Latest arrivals include the Canon 24-70/2,8 II, Profoto B4 Akkugenerator, and Bron Para 88.
Visit the website for the company's full range of new tools.
*Look out for the next 'Meet&Greet' event by DRS in collaboration with Production Paradise. The next Stuttgart meeting will be announced in the coming weeks.
- rental studios
KING KONG Mietstudios Stuttgart rental studios
KING KONG Rental Studios offers a production area totalling 1,800 m² divided into several studio spaces, from 120 m² to 900 m² and filled with extensive equipment including a motorised canopy, 6 x 6m daylight window, 18 x 6m background, camera distances of up to 53m, 12m high towers and truck-sized roll-up doors providing on-set access.
Several meeting rooms, make-up rooms, catering areas and production offices provide the ideal environment for a smooth production process, all within a calm and relaxed atmosphere. An extensive rental pool completes the offer: with flash and Tungsten lighting, camera systems and studio equipment, the crew offers full service support in terms of assistance, car-prep, catering, production services, and much more.
Clients can also expect a newly installed extra-wide greenscreen background measuring over 100 m². A new entry to the rental range is a modular system for 360° and full 3D photography - shots from watches to sports cars are now possible. Whether for interiors, still life, transportation, fashion or events, numerous renowned companies have relied on the professionalism and competence of KING KONG Rental Studios.
Klick Stuttgart Rental Studio & Post Production
"One single KLICK…. And everything's in the can."
KLICK rental studio was the first official Broncolor rental establishment in Stuttgart, offering full service across fashion and automotive photography. Cutting-edge flash lighting is available as well as full support for Leaf backs, Nikon and Canon equipment.
From production to in-house post production (focused on fashion, beauty and transportation), KLICK rental studio operates across 450 m² with a professional team who can assist as part of an all-round care-free rental package.
Clients receive full support from skilled experts including photo assistants, digital operators and photographers. The team is also available to assist throughout the planning and preparation stages of a shoot.
XXL Mietstudio Stuttgart Rental Studio
Situated half an hour from the centre of Stuttgart, XXL Studios provides a 460 m² all-inclusive workspace everything for professional photo and film productions.
- Length 27m | Width 17m | Height 8,5m.
- Studio | Clients' office | Casino | Kitchen | Bar | Model Wardrobe.
- 10m x 6m ceiling sail.
- Tower for vertical exposures, up to 15m height.
- Infinity cove (11,5m x 5m height).
- Trench for lighting along the whole width of studio.
- Trench for cameras.
- On-site equipment rental offering Briese and Bläsing lighting - also tungsten, HMI, Kino Flo, LED and including tripods, light stands and softboxes.
- Drive-in roll-up door access 4m x 4,1m.