showcase vienna issue 374 Nov 2012Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest Showcase Vienna, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the latest news from the Austrian visual media industry, with more information available in our dedicated Photo and Film directories.
Check out our featured events:
- Eyes On Month of Photography - 225 exhibitions and events will be held this November, with shows at major museums and galleries as well as off spaces and alternative exhibition venues to reflect the entire spectrum of artistic photography.
- Photo Booth Art - 'The Aesthetics behind the Curtain: From the Surrealists to Warhol and Rainer' until 13th January 2013.
- Erwin Wurm - 'De Profundis' from 12 December to 17 February at Albertina.
Our cover image 'Obsession' was shot by Julia Spicker.
carolineseidler.com Vienna illustrators' agents
The carolineseidler.com website provides a deeper introduction to the agency’s work, hosting an impressive variety of projects including text rich in content, technical processes, facts, moods and messages, packaging, infographics, and much more.
The agency represents 25 illustrators based worldwide who all achieve high quality, visually inventive and aesthetically sensitive work.
The agency specialises in consulting, providing the best illustrator for a client's specific brief. Time, effort and motivation go into maintaining an uncompromised level of excellence, with advertising agencies, design studios and publishing and corporate clients amongst the company's regular clientele.
Founded in 2004, the agency has received numerous awards including CCA, ADC Europe, Cannes Festival, Binder Award, International Advertising Festival of New York, Lürzers, Novum, Freistil, Poster4tomorrow and the Children and Youth Book Prize of the City of Vienna.
Matej Fisher Vienna food & drink photographers
Matej Fisher is a food photographer with experience in food marketing and food packaging design. "Food photography is not just a picture, it is primarily a fusion of emotions that interact with customer desires and libido," says Matej. "A fusion of styles, emotions and techniques are the essence of images that contain a flair for life."
Equipment includes Hasselblad, Nikon, Zeiss, Profoto and Elinchrome along with a studio with fully equipped kitchen facilities.
Matej is open for all types of collaboration across food, fashion and advertising.
Dieter Steinbach Vienna advertising photographers
Top international photographer Dieter Steinbach has over 20 years' experience in the business and works for leading agencies, publishers and brands. He is specialised in capturing the authentic moments of a picture; the snapshot, the extraordinary atmosphere and distinctive light composition that changes a message to leave a real and strong impression.
Dieter says about his passion: “I love developing a project as part of a team, with a strong focus that moves the limit of the possible to guide my actors until the magic moment happens.”
Thanks to his quick way of working and long lasting experience, Dieter is often called upon to work on-set to produce film print campaigns.
Ateliers Philipp Kreidl Vienna architecture photographers
Photographer Philipp Kreidl is based in Vienna, Austria and has more than 20 years' experience. During this time he has touched on many areas of photography, including people and lifestyle, portraiture, still life and travel. Over recent years he has specialised more in architecture, exterior and interior photography.
Philipp's clients range from magazines to architects and corporate clients who all share an appreciation for his experience and efficiency when realising projects.
He creates sensitive compositions and delivers high quality work across image editing and retouching.
Friedrun West - West Studios Vienna fashion photographers
Photographer Friedrun West studied fashion and textile design in Vienna as well as painting and graphic design at the University of Applied Arts. She started her professional career as a self-employed graphic artist then switched to advertising photography. She owns Vienna’s biggest photo studio but still prefers to take photos on location. She especially loves digital artwork, from the original photo right through to the final print.
Friedrun has created a lot of photo artwork for packaging clients and has generated an extensive fruit and plant archive for her product images.
"Digitally, everything is possible.“
Sandro E. E. Zanzinger Photographie Vienna portrait photographers
Sandro Zanzinger taught photography, both in theory and practice, at the University of Art and Design in Linz. The conflict between various genres and tasks represents the foundation of his multifarious grasp of image-making.
Aside from reports on vernissages and other events, Sandro devotes himself extensively to portraits of artists and their work. Often a profound controversy between the specific personality of an artist and the detailed retouching of their shots leads to an authentic photographic statement.
Sandro obtains results with an astonishing human reality. He calls his studio 'The Sensual Laboratory', as such an aspiration demands a high dose of sensitivity and empathy.
Rene Wallentin Vienna portrait photographers
Rene Wallentin was born in Salzburg in 1978. He graduated in 2005 from die Graphische photography college in Vienna and spent two years assisting famous photographers.
Rene is currently based in Vienna and takes pictures for a range of magazines, companies and clients, including a number of Austrian and international celebrities. His favourite work is lifestyle editorials, documentary and portraiture.
Studio Huger Vienna architecture photographers
"I make reality look even better in my pictures!“
Creative quality, professional implementation and development - these are the big issues of Photo Studio Huger. Several national and international awards in recent years, and positive feedback from customers confirm that this is the right direction.
Stephan Huger can look back on almost 25 years of experience. In the course of his career, he has made architectural photography his specialty and regularly works for national and international companies. Since 2008 he has distinguished himself as a 'Qualified European Photographer/Architecture' in Brussels.
He is particularly interested in surfaces and forms, and especially the effects of reflection and shine. Unwanted effects, however, are concealed through intentional manipulation of light, or afterwards with the help of image editing. He works both in his own studio as well as on location.
Christian Maislinger Vienna advertising photographers
Christian Maislinger was born in Austria in 1974. His first passion was sports, especially the 110-metre hurdles, but it was during his career as a professional athlete that he discovered his love for photography. In 1998 he began assisting at a well-established studio in Salzburg, focussing on analogue art photography and working for international artists and galleries such as Thaddaeus Ropac.
Christian currently runs his own studio in Salzburg and shoots advertising campaigns as well as fashion and lifestyle editorials for international clients and magazines. He recently photographed campaigns for Jette Joop, World Champion Simon Fourcade, Olympic Champion Christian Taylor and award-winning musician Keaton Henson.
Christian Stangl Vienna architecture photographers
The Complex - Impressions of the Orf-Centre is the latest exhibition from Christian Stangl on display at Cafe & Galerie Kandinsky until 30th November.
The Roland Rainer building at the Vienna Küniglberg is not only a unique architectural structure but also the heart of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation and a piece of history from the Second Republic.
Christian has a special relationship with this building. Working for more than 16 years as a motion designer, he knew only small parts of this massive structure. At night he would go on reconnaissance trips with his camera in-search of excitement in the corridors, yards and cellars.
For Christian, the Complex appears as a huge spaceship. The 'crew' consists of thousands of people who manoeuvre day and night through the impasses of the busy 24/7 media business.
- film production companies
Adi Mayer Photo + Filmproduction Vienna commercial production
Adi Mayer was founded in Vienna in 1923. The company produces and services a wide range of media including photo, commercials, feature films, documentaries, viral shorts and animations.
Building custom fit solutions for every new production, Adi Mayer applies its unique expertise and strong sense for quality images. Carefully selecting its partners and then putting its heart and soul into every project, the company always tries to bring together people who will complement and inspire each other.
Adi Mayer is constantly open to new ideas and new directors, photographers and VFX animators. The team loves being part of a tailor-made network operating from Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Bratislava, Istanbul, Vienna and Los Angeles.
- post production
Friendly Fire Communications Vienna 3D Animations
The aspiration of Friendly Fire 3D concept house can be expressed very simply. They want to bring your ideas to life. 3D animations and art are their most important tools to get there. Suddenly, something that had only existed in your head becomes visible and alive.
You have a scribble, script or layout. The idea for a new product or the vision of a new world? Friendly Fire conceives, creates and produce. This lets your idea release its full power and excite people.
Friendly fire offers concept art, character design, 2D & 3D animation, 3D artworks, visual effects and pre- and post-production.
- equipment rent
digitalkameraverleih Vienna Camera + Light Equipment Rent
Viennese rental company digitalkameraverleih is renowned for its first-class service and extensive list of well-maintained equipment. International as well as local photographers appreciate these qualities and consistently rely on the company for their jobs.
2012 has been one of the busiest years regarding new digital cameras, and consequently a lot of items have been added to digitalkameraverleih's rental catalogue. The most interesting include the Canon EOS-1D X - the fastest full frame DSLR to-date - and the Nikon D800 and D800E which bring medium format resolution to the 35mm format.
The latest additions in the lens category include the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II, which has been available since September, the Schneider Kreuznach PC-TS 90mm tilt-shift lens for Canon cameras, which offers unique capabilities for product photography, and the Nikon PC-E 24mm tilt-shift lens for architecture and landscape work.