showcase magazine Apr 2011warsaw issue 269
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase Warsaw, brought to you by Production Paradise. We feature the very best of the Polish visual media industry, with more information available in our dedicated Photo and Film directories.
Be sure to check out the Krakow Film Festival from 23rd to 29th May.
Our Members will also be excited to see the new offers, deals and jobs provided by our growing list of production partners on Marketplace.
In this Showcase we present the leading companies and top professionals currently working out of Warsaw, including AF Photo, Andrzej Tyszko, Arek Kempka, Branch, Ilikephoto, Lemon, Photogram, Robert Laska, Szymon Brodziak, Szymon Swietochowski, Wolowski&Partners.
Our cover photo was shot by Mateusz Stankiewicz represented by AF Photo.
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AF PHOTO Warsaw photo agents
AF PHOTO has once again proved to be one of the most hard-working agencies in the local market. Its talents travelled around the globe to prepare outstanding campaigns for major Polish clothing companies. Teaming-up with some of the most recognisable models in the business, including Anna Jagodzinska and Magda Frackowiak, AF PHOTO also completed editorials for German Madame magazine.
Their recent fashion clients include Reserved, Mohito, Deni Cler, Vistula and cosmetics clients include Avon and Gillette.
Visit the website for more information.
Branch Warsaw photo agents
Branch is a full service photography production company that provides professional art buying services and represents some of the world's leading advertising photographers. Operating in the Central and Eastern European markets, Branch offers full production support for both international and Polish clients.
Branch assists its clients in activities ranging from creative logistics and conceptual design to set direction and post production coordination, always with a particular attention to detail. The company uses expert staff with wide-ranging experience in production, communication, advertising and filmmaking.
Clients include brands such as Coca-Cola, Nescafé, Jacobs, HSBC, Volkswagen, Mercedes, BMW, Renault, Pantene, WWF, Snickers, Avon, Orange, Ferrero, Samsung, Wrigley, Nikon, Play, Nokia, Johnnie Walker, Novartis and Nike, to name just a few.
Visit the website for more information.
Photogram Warsaw photo agents
Photogram was established in 2007 to represent Polish photographers. Its current roster includes:
- Wolowski&Partners Studio specialises in still life and 3D photography. With widespread international recognition, the studio had a recent photo for Euro RSCG Warsaw published in the latest edition of '200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide'.
- Kobas Laksa is a renowned Polish artist who produces conceptual projects. For his photograph of the Polonia Hotel entitled 'The Afterlife of Buildings', he was given an Art and Culture Ministry Award. The Polonia Hotel is a series of architectural transformations for which Poland won the Grand Prix at the International Exhibition of Architecture in Venice.
- Robert Zuchniewicz focuses on portraiture and lifestyle photography. He is currently in collaboration with a selection of Polish magazines and is also photo manager for Kikimora magazine.
Photogram offers full photography production services, mock-ups, casting, location scouting and management. The company collaborates with most of the major Polish advertising agencies and works on projects for foreign agencies such as Grey, Leo Burnett, Lowe, Ogilvy and JWT.
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Lemon Production House Warsaw commercials production
Lemon provides tailored worldwide production services to suit the needs and requirements of each individual client.
The company specialises in producing commercials but over many years of experience has also gained expertise and extensive knowledge in the fields of corporate, instructional, educational and documentary film production. Moreover, Lemon can offer to assist and support scriptwriting and storyboard development.
"No project is too small to make it big and exciting."
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ILIKEPHOTO Warsaw photo production
I LIKE PHOTO Group is a creative production agency founded by friends Andrzej Cieplik, Mikolaj Jazwiecki and Marcin Kempski.
Its name may have derived from the world of photography, but with the changing requirements of the market the agency finds itself producing more and more video content. Across all its photo and film projects, however, the goal remains to provide the highest quality service.
I LIKE PHOTO Group represents experienced photographers across a wide range of genres, offering a personalised approach to every project. It also cooperates with a group of talented professionals to provide photo and video production and post production.
Although new to the market, I LIKE PHOTO Group has already become one of the most sought-after and recognised agencies in Poland.
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Robert Laska Warsaw celebrity photographers
Robert Laska shoots commercials and editorials for magazines and music companies.
"Celebrities and underground ghosts are my stars."
As a freelancer Robert has photographed many Polish icons, including Dorota Maslowska, Lech i Jaroslaw Kaczynscy, Ryszard Kapuscinski, Wilhelm Sasnal, Dariusz Tiger Michalczewski, Monika Brodka, Kora Jackowska, Doda, Lech Janerka, Apteka, Budka Suflera, Kazik Staszewski, Liroy, Jerzy Urban, Violetta Villas, Michal Wisniewski, Maciej Malenczuk, Krzysztof Oliwa, Sylwester Latkowski, Andrzej Smolik, and more.
Clients include Hubert Burda Media, Bauer Media, Marquard Media, Edipresse, Sony BMG, Universal Music, SPV, Pomaton EMI, Agora, TVN Poland, Volvo and Mitsubishi Magazine.
Szymon Brodziak Warsaw fashion photographers
Szymon Brodziak was born in Poland in 1979. An author of controversial photographs, he received the top prize at Prix de la Photographie Paris 2010 in the advertising category for his 'Noti Girls' campaign.
Szymon obtained multiple honourable mentions at the International Photography Awards between 2007 and 2010 for both his commercial and personal projects. He is also a recipient of the Johnnie Walker Keep Walking Award for "the constant fulfilment of dreams and the passion for setting new paths in the search of beauty."
One of Szymon's latest projects is the 2011 Charade Jewels ad campaign published in Italian Vogue (Gioiello).
Arek Kempka Warsaw advertising photographers
Arek Kempka has been an acknowledged commercial photographer for more than a decade and his work is renowned for its unique style and high quality.
Clients turn to Arek when they want to realise a complicated advertising project. It could be a picture made from liquid, a drink with splashes, a sophisticated dish or even shots for stop-motion animation; his extraordinary vision and skill makes anything possible.
The impressive range of work in his portfolio attracts big brands and top industry names alike.
Visit Arek’s website or contact him directly for more information.
Andrzej Tyszko Warsaw beauty photographers
Andrzej Tyszko is one of the leading Polish photographers and has been shooting professional photography since 1980. Human beings are his principle subject.
Andrzej has worked for some of the biggest international advertising agencies, with his images featuring in commercial campaigns for many Polish and international brands.
He has also presented his work in a series of individual exhibitions, including four portraiture and two nude photography shows.
Visit Andrzej's website for more information.
Szymon Swietochowski Warsaw advertising photographers
Szymon Swietochowski was born in Poland in 1983. He took his first steps in image creation at the Higher School of Art and Design in Lodz in 2002, beginning his professional photography career in 2004 with a series of non-traditional fashion pictures for a range of Polish lifestyle magazines.
At the age of 23 Szymon received his first nomination for a Cannes Lions for his Converse campaign. He has also won a Golden Statue in the main Polish advertising competition KTR.
In the beginning he focused primarily on photographing people, but his work has evolved to include advertising, landscape and still life. In 2007 Szymon began shooting for some of the biggest names in Poland, including Samsung, Toshiba, Axe, Renault, Iveco, Energizer, Unilever, Converse, Ferrero, Martini and Amnesty International. He has since come to be recognised as one of the leading photographers in his field and now works for international clients such as Adidas, Coca-Cola and The Discovery Channel.
In addition to his advertising work, Szymon has begun shooting for a landscape album due to appear in the middle of the year and accompanied by an exhibition.
wolowski&partners Warsaw advertising photographers
Wolowski&Partners are experienced photographers based in a well-equipped studio in Warsaw.
The team takes photographs, handles post production and CGI, and is specialised in still life, food and liquids.
The company's work has been featured on the Epica Shortlist three times, and has also been published in Archive Magazine and twice in the 200 Best Ad Photographers.