showcase toronto issue 357 Jul 2012Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase Toronto, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the local visual media industry, with more information available in our Photo and Film directories.
In this issue we feature professional and providers working in Toronto: @ S1 Studios, Colin Faulkner Photography, Corner Store Films, Dan Couto, Ed O'Neil, Koby Inc, KTAR, Natasha V. Photography, Ree Ree Productions, Robin Wong Photography, Sugino Studio, Suzy Johnston + Associates Inc, Tarek Baradie and Zhang Jingna.
- rental studios
@ S1 STUDIOS TORONTO Toronto rental studios photo
“S1 Studios Toronto: We make it happen. Still + Motion, Studio + Location”
When shooting in Canada, look no further than S1—the country’s finest for equipment, studios, and the full suite of still and motion services, whether you’re in studio or location.
S1’s facilities are conveniently located on Toronto’s downtown east side, while their van services allow for simple deliveries or more complex location packages.
“With S1, it’s simple: you just show up and shoot.”
Clients include Rolling Stone, Elle, Vanity Fair, W, GQ, L’Uomo Vogue, Marie Claire, ABC Disney, Alliance Atlantis, Fox Searchlight, NBC Universal and Paramount.
- photo agents
Suzy Johnston + Associates Inc. Toronto photo agents
Suzy Johnston is a multi-talented rep with extensive industry experience. She holds an impeccable reputation throughout the industry for matching talent to projects and creating seamless teams of talent, creativity, and production. Suzy’s hands-on approach and personal attention to each project, from start to finish, assures clients that they are dealing with an experienced professional who has a passion and track record of excellence.
She and her team have produced photo shoots for numerous advertising agencies, retail clients and editorial publications. Suzy’s reputation speaks for itself with repeat business from satisfied clients of fashion, beauty, lifestyle, & product images. She is a highly sought-after rep and consultant in the industry.
Suzy represents the talents of the following award-winning photographers: Dan Lim,
Natasha V., David Goldman, Zhang Jingna and most recently, Koby.
KTAR Toronto photo agents
Headed by Kathie Tutter for over 10 years, Toronto-based KTAR is a photo agency representing commercial photographers and CGI artists worldwide. The agency's award-winning artists shoot stills and motion projects for a wide range of local and international clients.
Kathie has an eye for great talent combined with a passion for photography. She is a graduate of the Photographic Arts Program at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto as well as the Parson's School of Design in Paris.
The company offers professional production services for stills, motion and interactive content. The team can manage any type of project big or small, from storyboard and layout to the completed files and edit. Services include quoting, casting, locations, studio rentals, production personnel, state-of-the-art digital capture, editing, post production and CGI.
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 available, 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.
Ree Ree Productions Toronto photo agents
Quintessential style, quiet elegance, quality grace; all words that aptly describe Toronto-born photographer Nathaniel Anderson. A renaissance man, he has always been fascinated with images and great design. “Photography allows me to communicate my inner most thoughts,” Nathaniel says. He views photography as an expressionistic tool that he deems "therapeutic," - an opportunity to release and “articulate those things that I haven’t been able to vocalise.”
Nathaniel's innovative approach to creating powerful visual narratives has been recognised across sectors. Photography is his passport to the world - Africa, Switzerland, England, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Mexico, Jamaica, and St. Kitts; this daring visionary approaches each venture with a creative quirkiness and sophisticated style.
- film production companies
Corner Store Films Toronto commercial production
The Corner Store, a boutique production company based in Toronto, specializes in commercial broadcast production and web content. Their roster includes Canadian and international directors who cover a wide range of styles and budget sizes with experience in everything from comedy, testimonial, fashion, food, lifestyle, special effects, kids and cars.
Their esteemed directors have won international recognition for their broadcast and interactive work including Cannes Lions, One Show Awards, Clios, D&AD Awards and Marketing Awards among others. Their most recent productions have been with notable brands like Lotto Max, Fallsview Casino, Manulife Financial, Subaru and Kraft.
Colin Faulkner Photography Toronto advertising photographers
Colin Faulkner chose a career in photography over his first love, sculpture. It was a decision that paid off, with his talent for capturing the beauty in everyday objects winning him countless awards and earning him a reputation as one of the country’s best still life photographers.
Visit his website for more information.
Robin Wong Photography Toronto celebrity photographers
Toronto-based photographer Robin Wong has extensive experience creating distinctive and compelling images in diverse environments. His quick creativity and solution-finding skills result in the innovative use of space in relation to his subjects, and he strives to continually develop his style and technique.
Thrilled by the challenges of shooting on location, it has been his privilege to capture the authenticity and spontaneity of his subjects, from corporate executives to entertainment personalities, whom he puts immediately at ease with his warmth, humour, and engaging personality.
Clients include Concord Music Group, Ontario Federation of Agriculture, MTV Canada, Magellan Aerospace, State Farm Insurance, Shaw Media and Partner Reinsurance.
Tarek Baradie Toronto resort photographers
Toronto-based photographer Tarek Baradie shoots hotels and is renowned in the worldwide hospitality business for his quality photography, lighting and set-ups.
Tarek is also known for his refined style in interior design. His love for decor, coupled with his vast experience with lighting, have empowered him towards creating great images for top interior designers and furniture manufacturers.
He is also a skilled food photographer, working with talented food stylists and chefs to make great food shots for restaurant menus and packaging clients.
Tarek holds photography workshops for interested groups and individuals.
Ed O'Neil Toronto food & drink photographers
Ed O'Neil is passionate about his work as a photographer. His images are well-choreographed constructions of the subtlest details. Working with his vision and talent to influence composition, he renders his photographs in seemingly timeless simplicity.
Honing his skills as a photographic craftsman is a continuous effort that started as a young boy and continues today. He remains determined and happy behind the lens for those who have had the chance to work with him.
Natasha V. Photography Toronto still life photographers
Natasha V.’s photographic style reflects her spirit, sense of adventure and joie de vivre. The Sarajevo-born, Toronto-based still life photographer is renowned for her love of story telling and for conceiving conceptual still life that comes alive in her vibrant images.
Noted for bold, dramatic use of colour and a discerning eye, Natasha creates award-winning photographic masterpieces that have won her several National Magazine Awards and Advertising & Design Club of Canada Awards. They have also been featured in Applied Arts, Studio Photography and Design, and STEP magazines.
Her diverse commercial clients, encompassing editorial, retail, and advertising include: HBC, Murale, Fashion, Joe Fresh, enRoute, and Royal Bank of Canada, to name a few.
Koby Inc. Toronto fashion photographers
Koby at Koby Inc. offers his clients enthusiasm, passion and a unique vision towards fashion and beauty photography.
While Koby resides in Toronto, he enjoys travelling and working internationally to accommodate the needs of clients from Sydney, London, Madrid, New York, Moscow and Tokyo. He has shot and produced stunning images for clients such as Hazelton Lanes, L’Oréal, Fashion Week, M-A-C Cosmetics and Marc Anthony, to name but a few.
Koby’s passion for photography has extended to creating motion pieces, television appearances on Entertainment Tonight, Fashion TV and Much Music, as well as speaking at colleges and universities.
Zhang Jingna Toronto fashion photographers
Zhang Jingna is one of the youngest fashion and beauty photographers to emerge from Singapore.
She has been a regular contributor to Harper's Bazaar and Elle Singapore for many years and her list of commercial clients include names such as Anchor Beer, Mercedes-Benz, MontBlanc, Canon, Pond's, Wacom, Random House and Flare Magazine.
With a painterly and fantastical touch to her work that is influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite era, Jingna's romantic, ethereal and sensuous images exude a quiet and steady confidence with maturity belying her age.
Shuttling between Singapore, Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, Jingna is represented by Suzy Johnston + Associates in Canada.
Dan Couto Toronto advertising photographers
Daniel Couto is a fashion and advertising photographer who has been shooting for the past 20 years. Basically self taught both photographically and digitally, he is based in Toronto and New York and shoots all over the world.
Daniel has worked for some of the largest ad agencies in Canada and the US, and his fashion images have appeared in magazines from Spain to Australia. He is the creator of the Gemini award-winning TV special called 'Naked in the House' and is the author of 'Solipsum', an urban fantasy that combines his love of photography with elements of futurism and the supernatural.
Clients include DalTile, Radio Shack, Pellier Estate Wines, Pepsi, AM/PM, Vespa, Listerine, Airmiles, Canadian Fashion Week, Sum 41 and Harper's Bazaar Hong Kong.