showcase sydney issue 258 Feb 2011Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase Sydney, brought to you by Production Paradise. You will find more more information about providers and talent listed in Sydney in our dedicated Film and Photo directories.
Make sure you don't miss these featured events in Australia in the upcoming weeks:
- Fashion Weekend Melbourne, from 18th to 20th March, and Sydney, from 12th to 15th May.
- Tropfest Short Film Festival, Sydney, 20th February.
Our members can find some new production offers around the world and post jobs, deals and other ideas on our Marketplace. You can also send us your deal or offer directly.
Also be sure to visit our blog for lots of exclusive content from members around the world.
Our cover photo was shot by Tim Richardson, courtesy of Title Artist Management.
- photo agents
Lizard Management + Production Sydney photo agents
Lizard Management & Production is a full service production company for advertising and editorial clients. With 20 years of experience in the photographic and creative industry, company director Liz Sherriff and her team of highly experienced producers strive to make every production a stress-free experience for their clients.
The company's work includes high-end photography, providing experienced hair and make-up artists and stylists, casting, talent and location scouting, budget management, accommodation organisation, transportation, catering and equipment rental to ensure all requirements are met. Lizard's services are particularly valuable to overseas clients who can struggle to produce assignments in an unfamiliar environment.
Australia provides an amazing backdrop for a variety of photo shoots, and the company's recent work includes campaigns with Australia¹s Next Top Model, Foxtel, Channel 10 - Neighbours, Mix FM, Westfield, ING, Woolworths, Nurofen, The Australian Federal Government, Subaru, Qantas and Virgin Blue magazines, as well as clients from the fashion industry including Mambo, Betts Shoes, and the new 2011 Speedo campaign.
Reload Agency Sydney photo agents
Reload Agency is a creative artist management and production agency with offices in both Australia and New Zealand. Reload offers its expertise across the fields of photography, hair, make-up, styling, production and retouching.
The Sydney office joins the well established and successful Reload Agency New Zealand, based in Auckland and managed by experienced industry professional, Vicki Leopold. Reputable agent/producer Katie Shanahan manages the Sydney office. Between them they have more than 15 years experience producing campaigns and looking after some of Australia and New Zealand's most renowned artists, producing campaigns for some of Australia's biggest brands, and working regularly with Australasia's leading magazine titles.
The agency's impressive roster allows it to offer clients the very best creative talent in every aspect of the industry. All are committed to pushing the creative boundaries and Reload Agency can coordinate every step of the process.
For any enquires please contact the Auckland office on +64 9 445 4664 or email Vicki and for the Sydney office, call +61 8323 7788 or email Katie or Lisa.
Title Artist Management & Production Sydney photo agents
Title Artist Management is an international agency and full service production company representing the elite of fashion, beauty and advertising photographers from around the globe working throughout Southeast Asia.
The company is owned and managed by agent and producer, Maree Mitchell. With extensive global production experience Maree has produced shoots throughout Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and America.
Title offers full line production services for overseas clients shooting in Australia. It can handle all shooting requirements, from pre-production through to the end result including post production where required. Production services include budget management, casting, location searches, equipment rental, accommodation, transportation logistics, special effects, catering, assistants and hair and make-up teams.
The agency's unsurpassed experience and local knowledge makes for a seamless shooting process. Clients include Levi's Southeast Asia, Crown Macau Casino, Nokia worldwide, Heineken worldwide, Vanity Fair magazine and Vogue China.
The Kitchen Creative Management Sydney photo agents
The Kitchen Creative Management is a full service photographic production company based in Sydney offering local and international clients a one-stop-shop for all photographic production requirements.
Representing some of Australia's most highly acclaimed and technically accomplished photographers, The Kitchen has the infrastructure to manage and facilitate any brief from conception through to completion.
Production services include budgeting, crew co-ordination, casting, catering, line production, propping, set design, model making, location scouting and permits, plus organisation of visas, travel bookings and post production.
Email or call +61 2 9516 5955 for more information.
- post production
Toby & Pete Sydney creative post production
Having opened its doors in early 2010, Toby and Pete are Sydney's newest creative production house. In what has been a whirlwind debut year of business, with over 100 jobs completed and being voted the number two creative retouching studio in Sydney by Capture Mag, it is safe to say this dynamic team has well and truly hit the ground running.
Specialising in photographic illustration, typography and 3D design, Toby and Pete puts a strong focus on innovative visual direction as well as great craft.
Being a small and flexible collective, Toby and Pete works closely with clients as well as with a bank of talented suppliers in the belief that creative collaboration makes for more interesting and diverse work.
- photo production
Sun Productions Sydney photo production
Sun Productions is a full service production company for stills photography and film with access to the best locations, talent and industry professionals in Australia.
From creative concept development to final output, Sun Productions can skilfully co-ordinate every aspect of a project. The company supplies creative teams, castings, logistically challenging locations, travel, accommodation, props (from pyrotechnics to giraffes!), on set production, budget management and reconciliation, post production and print production management.
Recent projects include:
- Marcs A/W11 - Photographers: Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer. Model: Julia Nobis.
- Saba A/W11 stills and motion - Photographer/Director: Travis Grace.
- Sportsgirl 'Creative Magazine' - Photographer: Harlod David.
- Wrangler A/W11 - Photographer: Travis Grace.
- Zimmerman Swim 11.
Additionally, two of their short films "Not Even a Mouse" and "dik" were selected to screen at Flickerfest, and "dik" was awarded Best Original Screenplay.
Southern Media Asia Sydney photo production
Southern Media Asia has had a busy and well-travelled period with jobs throughout Australia and Asia.
Projects included Audi Q7, Audi A5 Sportsback, BMW X6, VW, Mercedes and Volvo, with executive producer Duncan Stewart and his team of producers shooting in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand.
Southern Media now also specialises in reduced crews for CGI jobs, providing cost-effective shoots across Australasia (live shoots or CGI backgrounds).
Contact Duncan direct on + 61 418 350 220.
Six Wolves Sydney photo production
Six Wolves has a reputation for being a cutting edge and in-demand casting agency whose work is highly respected. The agency has revitalised the landscape for local and international directors and producers offering a strong understanding of street casting and professional models in Australia.
Six Wolves prides itself on not only bringing life to creative briefs but delivering a world class standard of production that goes above and beyond what is expected. The company's strong network of suppliers allows it to provide all clients with the best possible results and a lot of fun along the way.
Email or call Adam on +61 401 500 664 for more information.
Andy Lewis Sydney advertising photographers
Andy Lewis specialises in food, drink and still life photography for advertising, packaging and editorial.
Based out of his studio in St Leonard’s, Sydney, Andy’s recent clients include some of the biggest brand names in Australia and Asia. Woolworths, Goulburn Valley, V Iced Coffee, Kingdom Beer, Masterfoods, Strongbow, Donna Hay Magazine, Women's Weekly Magazine and Delicious Magazine are just a few of his regular clients.
His fastidious approach and highly technical photographic skills, combined with advanced retouching experience, creates world-class results.
Darren Capp Sydney car & transportation photographers
Darren Capp studied fine art photography and has been shooting since 1990. His art-based study guides his work with a depth of vision and sense of style across both his advertising and personal work.
Darren's work has taken him across the globe from Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the US. His style is heroic, where he uses the combination and balance of available and artificial light to expand on the visual clues within each location. The brief is merely the starting point for Darren to impart his knowledge and sense of fun over the course of each and every shoot.
Ian Waldie Photography Sydney people & lifestyle photographers
A photographer with over 22 years experience, Ian Waldie's reason for being is to capture images that represent a true slice of life while finding beauty in the little things and the genuine oddness of his subject matter.
Having had a previous life as an editorial photographer, Ian’s understanding of what the client desires is conveyed with his ability to interpret a brief accurately, quickly, and without fuss, as well as dipping a toe outside of the storyboard to bring his own eye into play. He has been based abroad in the UK and Europe but is now back home in his native Australia, where he believes it is in both the thinking and the execution that life’s fleeting moments can be captured.
Adding to his stills portfolio, Ian also shoots HD time-lapse and photographic stop-motion imagery for companies, TV commercials, documentaries and cinema.
Visit his website for more information.
Jamie MacFadyen Sydney food & drink photographers
Jamie MacFadyen is a leading advertising photographer and has been working on commercial projects across many disciplines for 20 years. He is an accomplished still life, food and beverage photographer with extensive technical skills, especially in using liquids. He is highly sought-after by a range of high profile clients such as Heineken, Coca-Cola, Asahi and Calvin Klein.
Jamie also has a great range of portrait and people-based advertising work for such clients as Qantas, Phillip Morris, British Airways, Tiger Beer and Nokia.
Jamie has been listed in Lurzer's Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers in 2008/09 and 2010/11. He is represented in Sydney by Louis & Co.
Michele Aboud Sydney fashion photographers
Known for her highly developed aesthetic and technical skills, Michele Aboud's photography has a contemporary feel and is influenced by aspects of everyday life.
Michele has distinguished herself through the medium of commercial photography, with her experience and ability to bring an advertising concept or commercial idea to life winning her many international and national awards for excellence.
International campaigns include Visa with Liv Tyler, Lindt Chocolate, Ferrero Chocolate Italy, Toyota, Smeg Maldives, Singapore Airlines, Clarion Car Stereo Bozell Japan, Thai Airways, Nokia worldwide and Johnson & Johnson Asia and Australia. Magazines include Interview USA, Vogue Australia, Harper's Bazaar Singapore and Australia, Elle Singapore, Mexico and Australia, OYSTER, Wired USA, Rolling Stone, Noise, Australia Style, Belle Magazine, Vogue Living Australia and Ambiente Germany.
Petter Karlstrom Sydney fashion photographers
Norwegian-born Petter Karlstrøm is a natural storyteller. His photography is dramatic, honest, compelling and often very character based
Petter's journey through photography has taken him from his hometown of Oslo to the USA, Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia. Having studied visual communication and majoring in photography at the University of Technology, Sydney, his images have been featured in publications throughout the world.
Petter lives and works regularly between Oslo and Sydney.
He is represented by Mari Vendrame.
Urs Buhlman Photography Sydney car & transportation photographers
Swiss-born Urs Buhlman had an interest in imagery from an early age. Influenced by his graphic designer father, he has continued to immerse himself in a visual communications environment.
Urs is committed to providing high-end commissioned advertising photography, specialising in automotive and location assignments for both the domestic and international markets. He is driven by passion and the love of his craft - It’s the fuel that keeps him going in a pretty tough business. Whether he is shooting a high-end car or a roll of toilet paper, his attitude and consistency remain the same.
Urs has also developed an image library consisting largely of roadscapes for CGI purposes, conceptual stock images, landscapes and seascapes. Visit his website for more information.
mushenko Sydney advertising photographers
Christian's photographs have a simple, honest style that manage to get to the heart of the subject and capture its 'soul' and 'feeling'. He specialises in shooting food and people in a distinctive ‘silky and romantic’ style.
His award-winning photography is sought by his clients to put them ahead of their competition. For over 20 years, Christian has been shooting for some of the world's largest brands working in the UK, the US, Asia and Australia.
His clients include Apple, American Express, Bacardi Lion, Elizabeth Arden, Fosters, GlaxoSmithKline, Goodman Fielders, Hilton Hotels, Johnson and Johnson, Eli Lilly, McDonald's, Nestle, QANTAS, Sony, Telstra, Unilever, Virgin, Vodafone, Wrigley.
- rental studios
The Front Sydney rental studios photo
The Front, Australia’s most respected photographic equipment rental company, now offers the same premium services for exclusive use in its 700m² luxury studio.
Studio facilities include a large corner cyclorama, daylight shooting with a full blackout options, overhead lighting grid and direct loading dock access straight into the studio. Clients can enjoy the comfort and privacy of the workspace with air conditioning, WiFi Internet, secure undercover parking, large hair and make-up areas, kitchen and dining room.
The Front’s onsite equipment room carries professional lighting, grip and digital products backed with technical support. Major brands include Broncolor, Profoto, Canon, Hasselblad and Red Rock. Products and equipment bookings are available online for convenience.
For more information or to enquire via Skype, visit The Front website.