showcase toronto issue 289 Jul 2011Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the new edition of Showcase Toronto, brought to you by Production Paradise. We highlight the very best of the Canadian visual media industry and, as usual, more information can be found in our dedicated Photo and Film directories.
In this Showcase we present the leading companies and top professionals currently working out of Toronto: Create Imaging Inc, Dexter Quinto, Glen Reichwein, Jopang Visuals, Katarina Marinic, Klaxonnez, KTAR, Michael Mahovlich Photography, Raul Rincon, Sugino Studio, Westside Studio and Zinc Productions.
Our cover image was shot by Nikki Ormerod represented by Westside Studio.
- film production companies
Sugino Studio Toronto commercial production
Sugino Studio's motto is “Evolve or Die”. Its artists create and capture stills and motion imagery using the very latest technology, while the studio's equipment, facilities and labour infrastructure are second to none in Canada. Sugino's mission is to maintain a business model that allows it to acquire clients' visual assets as cost efficiently as possible while maintaining the best creative quality standards.
The studio's roster is comprised of artists capable of both stills and motion capture, with in-house digital artists, assistants and producers in full support. As a result, there are no borders either in scope or creativity when taking on jobs both big and small.
Visit the website for more information.
- photo production
Zinc Productions Toronto photo production
Zinc Production is a full service, fully insured boutique production company specialising in stills and video production for fashion, advertising, catalogue and lifestyle clients. The company's goal is to provide the best production services available, from concept to completion, including production planning, budget management, talent scouting, casting, permits, locations, immigration and customs paperwork, and travel.
Zinc's experienced, professional team will tailor make the production to suit each clients' individual needs, vision and budget. With years of combined local and international production and advertising experience, the company puts its working relationships with all sectors of the industry to good use to secure the most competitive rates on its clients' behalf.
Clients include Aveeno, Bon Jovi, Coca Cola, Club Monaco, Cover Girl, Curves, Danier Leather, Dove, The Gap, Holt Renfrew, I.C.B., L'Oréal, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Perricone, Playboy, Ports, Redbook, Starbucks and Wallpaper*.
Photographers Zinc has produced for include Darren Keith, Diegio Uchitel, Ellen Von Unwerth, Greg Kadel, Helena Christensen, Jean Francois Campos, Mario Sorrenti, Max Abadian, Pamela Hanson, Raphael Mazzucco, Ruvan Afanador, Serge Leblon, Takay, Thomas Schenk and Walter Chin.
- photo agents
Klaxonnez Toronto photo agents
Klaxonnez, founded by Anne Desrochers in 1996, is a boutique agency providing artist representation, career management and production services for photographers worldwide. The agency is dedicated to nurturing creative collaborations with gifted artists and clients from the world of advertising, corporate, fashion and publishing. Its approach is to focus on quality while successfully orchestrating all the details needed to customise production for an efficient and smooth shoot. Having a boutique agency allows the Klaxonnez team to have a personal approach to managing artists' careers and to work closely with clients throughout the creative process.
Clients include Air Canada, Amica Magazine, Bell Canada, Birks, Bootlegger, Bluenotes, Canadian Tire, Cassis, Canada Post, Cashmere, CBC, Dove, Fashion Magazine, Flare Magazine, Investco, John Frieda, LCBO, L'Oréal, Mexx, Nike, Nikon, Oreo, Plaza Magazine, Rogers, Sony Ericsson Worldwide, Second Cup, Shoppers Drug Mart and Winners.
Westside Studio Toronto photo agents
Founded in 1985, Westside Studio is Canada’s largest advertising and design photography facility, encompassing six separate studios and covering over 14,000 sq. ft. 12 world-class and diverse photographers are on-hand to provide invaluable expertise, along with a general manager, two agents, top producers and an executive assistant.
The award-winning and internationally respected Westside Studio offers an unrivalled level of creativity and professionalism. Servicing top advertising agencies and Fortune 500 clients across North America, the ever-creative Westside roster includes Matt Barnes, Ian Campbell, Tom Feiler, Chris Gordaneer, Tyler Gray, Frank Hoedl, Vicky Lam, Russell Monk, Nikki Ormerod, Shanghoon, Derek Shapton and George Simhoni.
KTAR Toronto photo agents
Headed by Kathie Tutter for over 10 years, Toronto-based KTAR is a photo agency representing commercial photographers worldwide. The agency's award-winning artists shoot stills and motion projects for a wide range of local and international clients, including advertising, design, branding, editorial and interactive.
Kathie has an eye for great talent combined with a passion for photography. She studied at the Parson's School of Design in Paris and is a graduate of the Photographic Arts Program at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. Amazingly, she still finds time to take a few pictures of her own in her “spare time."
The company also offers professional production services for stills, motion and interactive content. The team can manage every type of project from storyboard and layout to the completed files and edit. Services include quoting, casting, locations, studio rentals, production personnel, catering, state-of-the-art digital capture and editing.
Contact KTAR directly on +1 416 544 8011 for a quote.
- post production
Create Imaging Inc. Toronto colour management
Create Imaging Inc. is a creative post production company that specialises in print and new media. Core services include colour grading, retouching, VFX and compositing. Clients include Sony EMI, Club Monaco, BMO, Rogers, Sirius, Anthropologie, LCBO, HBC, Levi's and Porter, to name but a few.
Carson Jones heads up the team of talented production artists and has over 10 years experience behind him. Create Imaging Inc. has an impressively simple workflow and the quality of the company's work is consistently outstanding.
Katarina Marinic Toronto retouching
Katarina Marinic is photographic retoucher located in Toronto. Utilising her background in photography, she began working as a retoucher and has since worked on advertisements and editorials for products, fashion, beauty, and more. Capable of combining skills in photo retouching, manipulation and compositing, Katarina is able to work with the direction and artistic vision of each photographer, art director and designer to ensure each project is completed with a skillful and creative eye.
Select clients include AT&T, Samsung, Energizer, Purolator, Capital One, Infiniti, Braun, Campbell’s, Jergens, Guiness, Whiskas, DeKuyper, Azure magazine, TD Canada Trust and Glow magazine.
Michael Mahovlich Photography Toronto car & transportation photographers
Michael Mahovlich is a commercial photographer and world traveller who is passionate about images, design and food. When not riding his bike around town, he can be found shooting by the sea in Scotland or capturing images in the coffee plantations of Guatemala. Equipped with a state-of-the-art studio and an excellent production team, no job is too difficult to produce at home or abroad.
Clients include the Greater Toronto Airport Authority, Downsview Kitchens, Canada Post and Loblaws Inc.
Visit the website for more captivating imagery.
Dexter Quinto Toronto advertising photographers
Dexter Quinto began his career as a creative director for a variety of graphic design outfits in Vancouver, the city where he grew up. He made the transition to photography in 2006 and worked hard shooting fashion editorials and commercial advertising in his first two years. In spring of 2008, he moved to Toronto to continue his growing career and is now happily based in the West End, working out of his studio in Brockton Village.
His work has appeared in publications such as Clin D'oeil, Elle Canada, Wedluxe, More Magazine, and Men's Fitness. Dexter shoots regularly between Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Boston.
Glen Reichwein Toronto advertising photographers
Since 1985, Glen Reichwein has been a leader in commercial imagery. His studio is ideally located at King and Bathurst (Toronto), and offers a fully equipped large facility, with digital imaging expertise and state-of-the-art equipment.
Glen's clients respect his collaborative and easy-going nature. He is a unique blend of computer geek and finely tuned photographer, known for working closely with clients to create and build perfection. With a good eye for detail he can take any idea and conceptualise the shot, from building huge sets to the final stages of print production.
His in-depth experience with computer imaging and retouching ensures ease with all post production needs. A master of lighting with a unique perspective, Glen's work has won many awards and he's known throughout the industry as a seasoned veteran whose passion for photography results in the very best cutting-edge images.
Clients include Absolut, BBC Kids TV, Birks, Chivas Regal, Coca-Cola, FedEx, H&R Block, Miele, Microsoft, Molson, Nestles, Nike, Nissan, Panasonic, PEI Tourism, Pepsi, Reebok, Rogers, Star Choice, Steamwhistle Brewery, Toronto Tourism, TD Bank, Tim Hortons, Toyota, TV Ontario, Weston Bakery and YTV.
Jopang Visuals Toronto advertising photographers
Jopang is an up-and-coming photographer who is seeking to make his mark on the Toronto photo industry.
His work revolves around the primary fundamental aspect of photography: emotional power. Jopang is skilled in using atmospheric elements to create emotional impact with his cityscape photography. He is also able to bring that ability to portraits, and ultimately it is this vision to create emotionally powerful photos that drives his work.
Visit his website for more information.
Raul Rincon Toronto advertising photographers
Raul Rincon was born in Cartagena, Colombia into a family of artists. He is known for his painterly attention to detail, his skill in directing and his astonishing lighting. Raul brings his mischievous wit to whatever he does. His commercial work, distinctive fashion and portraits are establishing him as one of the world’s leading image-makers.
Raul has won the Applied Arts Annual in Portrait and Fashion Photography, the Photo France Magazine Fashion Award, and just recently the 2011 Applied Arts Annual in Landscape Photography with the series 'Vows & Storms'. Raul lives in Toronto, shoots around the world and is represented by Lucidshots Inc.
Visit his website for more information.