showcase sydney issue 324 Feb 2012Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase Sydney, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the city's visual media industry, with more information available in our dedicated Photo and Film directories.
In this Showcase we present the leading companies and top professionals currently working out of Sydney: 2c Management, Andy Lewis, Blue Fish - Glenn Gibson, Damian Bennett, Darren Capp Photography, Derek Swalwell, Easton Chang, Garry Owens, Gerard O'Connor, Henryk Lobaczewski, Michele Aboud, Reload Agency, Steven Chee, Sun Productions and Title Artist Management & Production.
Our cover image was shot by Kylie Coutts.
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2c Management Sydney photo agents
2c Management represents an elite selection of the region's best photographers, stylists and hair and make-up artists.
In addition to representation, the company offers artists and clients alike a range of production management resources and support to ensure it delivers a streamlined, fully coordinated professional service.
2c Management is a well established agency with a firm commitment to service, quality and success. It offers a range of professional production services including; flexibility in budgeting, budget management, styling, hair and make-up, line production, casting and talent negotiations, location sourcing, wardrobe, model and prop making, set design, catering, travel, retouching and logistics.
Clients include Telstra, Vodafone, Optus, Qantas, Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Toyota, Holden, Heineken, L'Oréal, Royal Salute, Lee, Levi's, Wrangler, Sunglass Hut, LG, Woolworths, Westfield, Lovable, Aimer, Sportsgirl, Huggies, Proctor & Gamble, Streets Blue Ribbon Ice-Cream, Nickelodeon, PwC and Nike.
Reload Agency Sydney photo agents
Reload Agency is a creative artist management and production agency, unique in that it has full production offices in both New Zealand and Australia.
With over 19 years of production experience, the company's team of skilled and versatile producers offer a comprehensive service throughout both countries and worldwide. The agency’s impressive and international talent roster means it is able to offer clients the very best creative expertise in every aspect of the industry, including photography, hair and make-up, styling and retouching.
Photographers include Daniel Smith, Stephen Langdon, Gavin O’Neill, John McDermott, Paul Empson, Todd Eyre, Hannah Richards, Katie Nolan, Jay Harrison, Barnaby Wilshier, Adam Flipp, Jason Ierace and Ross Laurence.
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, Wrangler Southeast Asia, Crown Macau Casino, Nokia worldwide, Heineken worldwide, Vanity Fair magazine and Vogue Australia and China.
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Sun Productions Sydney photo production
Sun Productions is an award winning production company unique in its ability to deliver both still and moving image content. Company Director Sunny Grace has over 17 years experience in film/TV and stills production. Their short film 'dik' has won 9 awards worldwide and counting.
Sun Productions can produce content from photo shoots, fashion films, short films and music videos. Their years of experience put them a cut above when it comes to casting and sourcing those unusual elements required to make brands stand out in this crowded marketplace.
They partner with social media agencies, designers, directors and creative directors to bring the creative vision to life.
Recent productions include: Oxford AW12 Campaign, Wrangler AW12 Campaign, Riders by Lee AW12 Campaign, Sportsgirl Join Us Campaign, Ilve Campaign, Zimmermann Swim 12 Campaign and fashion film, Flickerfest Film Festival trailers, Hilltop Hoods "I love it" music video.
"Contact Sunny to discuss how they can help your idea shine!"
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, create world-class results.
Blue Fish - Glenn Gibson Sydney advertising photographers
Blue Fish's recent CGI work on the new Mazda CX-5 launch in Australia and New Zealand is a stunning example of how experienced automotive photographers have mastered the transition to CGI. Led by creative director / photographer Glenn Gibson and lead CGI artist Troy Witte, the company's recent work for Mazda and Nissan is winning growing acclaim for both its dynamics and authenticity.
Based in Australia but working internationally, the Blue Fish team has worked on most of Mazda's global product launches over the past 10 years in both Japan and Australia. If not mastering the complete CGI image production themselves, the company is increasingly being sought for shooting backplates and HDRI domes in Australia and New Zealand for northern hemisphere clients.
Keep an eye out for future work from this great creative team.
damian bennett Sydney fashion photographers
Damian Bennett began his photographic career over a decade ago in Sydney. Since then he has gained the knowledge and experience to develop a style of his own and produce work for some of Australia’s most reputable magazines.
Damian Bennett specializes in portraiture, fashion and beauty. His technical knowledge and the comfortable rapport he has with his subjects is evident in the quality of the images he produces as he captures a distinct emotion with a polished edge.
He works regularly for clients such as Instyle,Rolling Stone, The Sydney Magazine, Sunday Life, Grazia, Harpers Bazaar, Men’s Health and The Australian Women’s Weekly.
His list of portraits is rapidly growing and includes some of Australia's most acclaimed actors and sports personalities such as Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Mark Webber and Harry Kewell.
Darren Capp Photography Sydney Advertising and Car Photographers
Darren Capp studied fine art photography and has been shooting professionally 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.
His commercial career has taken him across Australia and around the globe. He uses the combination and balance of available and artificial light, expanding 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 the shoot.
His clients include, amongst others, Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Renault, Subaru and VW.
Derek Swalwell Sydney people & lifestyle photographers
Shooting since 1999, Derek started in the architectural field, photographing projects for Australian architects, designers and magazines, before moving into advertising and lifestyle work.
Over the past 13 years, his work has expanded out to international design firms, advertising agencies and many overseas magazines.
Derek has travelled with his work, shooting in Singapore, Dubai, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
He has shot for many large agencies in Australia and abroad, with his work regularly appearing in various international books and magazines, whilst he continues to love working with great people and great ideas.
Easton Chang Sydney car & transportation photographers
Based in Australia, automotive photographer Easton Chang prides himself on his complete involvement in the automotive photography workflow - from conception through visualisation, to the final digital image.
Easton shoots only cars, and for almost a decade has photographically dominated the automotive editorial industry both locally and abroad. He now brings his vision and personal lighting and production techniques to his advertising clients.
Providing highly dynamic images with a fresh and unique style, Easton is constantly developing and introducing further ideas and techniques through his work.
Garry Owens Sydney advertising photographers
Garry Owens ended a busy 2011 with a location and studio portrait campaign in Sydney for Perpetual, commissioned by Adam Rose at AJF Partnership with production by Helen and Grant. He also completed a campaign for the Bahrain Ministry of Tourism commissioned by Barry Brand at M&C Saatchi Beirut with production by Mike Redfern.
A new website is launching next week which will include more images from both campaigns.
Gerard O'Connor Sydney advertising photographers
A self-proclaimed maverick Gerard O'Connor dabbled in various artist careers from go go dancing to fashion designing until developing an international career as a photographer.
Gerard began as a fine art photographer, quickly moving into advertising, fashion and editorial whilst continuing to pursue his own fine art work. For the past 20 years his work and often satirical style has won him numerous award's in all these areas.
In the mid-90’s Gerard began working with Marc Wasiak (Stylist) and later Harry Rekas (Post Production), together creating large-scale narrative tableaux involving many performers and technicians, costuming, make-up and lighting. The images are immediately engaging, detailed and humorous, but beneath the comedy there’s a darker intimation of social, cultural and moral chaos. The images enclosed in this Showcase are a mixture of advertising, fashion and some of those that led Gerard to earn a UK Mag Cover Award, Canon Fine Art Award plus Canon AIPP Australian Photographer of the year 2011 and an International Award at the PIP Festival in Pingya China in November 2011.
More examples of Gerard's commercial and exhibition work can be found on his website.
Henryk Lobaczewski Sydney Fashion and Beauty Photographers
Highly regarded Sydney-based photographer Henryk Lobaczewski shoots fashion-advertising, beauty and editorial. A beautiful glossiness seems to permeate every section of his work, but it often contains touches that bring it back to the real world - a little imperfection, a little quirk. Looking at his images, it's hard to believe that he is entirely self-taught.
Henryk has always been infatuated with beauty. Like anything that is created from an underlying passion, his work simply stands out. His knack of creating striking silhouettes and breath-taking shapes has made him a favourite with some of the most recognised editorial titles and fashion and beauty brands in Australia and abroad.
Advertising clients include Inika Cosmetics, Vanessa Rogers, Lorna Jane, Triumph Lingerie, Identity cut & colour, Toni & Guy, AKA Tognini's, The Annex, Brooke Daniels, Westfield, Men's Health, Women's Health and Gary Yang Collection. He has also shot celebrity portraits for the likes of Angus and Julia Stone and Mike Goldman.
Henryk is based between Sydney and New York and shoots for national and international clients worldwide. He is represented by Pomegranate in Sydney.
Michele Aboud Sydney Fashion and Beauty 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.
Steven Chee Sydney fashion photographers
Steven Chee's career has spanned 15 years, crafting unique images for both advertising and editorial clients. His attention and consideration of light has taken him around the globe, in the last 12 months travelling to Positano, Switzerland, Beijing, Hawaii, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and New Zealand.
Shooting for L'Oréal, Kerastase, Revlon and Cate Blanchett for SKII confirms his reputation as a beauty specialist.
His editorial clients include Harper's Bazaar, Oyster, Interview, Russh, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire.