showcase zurich issue 220 Jun 2010Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest Showcase Zurich, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the Swiss visual media industry, with more information available in our dedicated Photo and Film directories.
Be sure to check out our featured events:
- Art Basel, the world's premier international art show for modern and contemporary work, takes place from 16th to 20th June.
- Light+Byte is organising a DSLR video workshop for photographers on 21st June, as well as a fashion photography workshop entitled Fashion Concepts on 28th August.
Our cover photo was shot by Stephan Schacher for Tokion magazine.
- photo agents
avocado Zurich photo agents
Latest news from the avocado artists:
- Claudia Goetzelmann - cover and editorial for FACES magazine.
- Bruno Bisang - Louis Widmer, Switzerland, and Mac Douglas, France.
- Joerg Kritzer - Juvena, Switzerland.
- Serge Guerand - Hansgrohe, Germany.
- Dimitri Tolstoi - Kusmi Tea, France.
- Tim Bret-Day - Grace Jones for ES magazine and ITV.
- Enrico Labriola - Fabrizia de André, Italy.
- Susanne Stemmer - Leidenfrost Pools, Austria.
Visit the avocado website for more information.
B. M-R Fotografen Zurich photo agents
B. M-R Fotografen represents a selection of up-and-coming and internationally acclaimed photographers in the fields of fashion, still life, people, sports, travel, car and landscape.
- Oriani & Origone shot for Valentino, Manor, De Majo lighting and Il Gufo.
- Maurice Haas has been busy working for both Swiss and international magazines.
- Hans Ruedi Rohrer is continuing his work for IWC.
- Anoush & Aimée shot some amazing fashion stories for a range of different magazines.
- Martina Meier shot for Migros assigned by Studio Achermann.
- Christian Grund shot for ZEITmagazin, Greenpeace Magazine and Architektur & Wohnen.
- Lozza shot for O’Neill.
- Håkan Ludwigson is still cruising the world for Condé Nast Traveler.
Be sure to check out the company's updated website.
- photo production
Mel y Mel Zurich photo production
Mel y Mel has had an intense and exciting winter shooting for PostFinance with Hamburg-based photographer Sven Heinrich and Swiss agencies Publicis and Branders. In March, the crew were in St. Moritz for a GQ Germany shoot with photographer Stefan Heinrichs from Berlin.
The production agency also completed a double shoot over March and June for Runtal with Swiss photography duo KuhnDerron and Swiss agency New Identity.
Mel y Mel is looking forward to a busy - and hot - summer season. Visit the website for more information.
Luminosa Production Zurich Zurich photo production
Zurich’s stunning lakeside position offers a huge range of location possibilities. As the economic centre of Switzerland the city presents a bustling business metropolis combining dreamy old town charm, idyllic riverbanks, breathtaking views and stunning alpine backdrops.
Zurich provides a unique mix of locations and production possibilities all contained in a relatively compact area. Urban splendour mixes with natural beauty at every turn, with exclusive, idyllic, modern and classical styles to be found on location or in one of Zurich’s many professional studios.
The city also enjoys a fantastic production infrastructure with modelling agencies, stylists, hair and make-up artists, prop services and a huge selection of hotels.
With an international airport and excellent road and rail connections Zurich is easily accessed from most international destinations. The city hosts a range of cultural offerings with a number of important art galleries as well as national and international fashion houses and design labels.
Luminosa's recent projects in Zurich include Rolex, Jelmoli, Manor, Charles Vögele, Johnnie Walker and Triumph.
Heiko Hoffmann Zurich advertising photographers
With his impressions of a recent trip to Damascus, Heiko Hoffmann combines a unique photographic vision with some beautiful images of the Syrian capital. His professional empathy inspires life across all his photos. Characteristically, he shows more than simply static products or retouched pictures - his work transmits a genuine story. His particular style is reflected in work for numerous agencies and important clients.
Heiko has just returned from a trip to Lebanon where he shot some very interesting photos that will be exhibited later in the year.
Heiko is represented by Photomedia. Visit his website for more information.
Martin Guggisberg Zurich interiors & exteriors photographers
Zurich-based photographer Martin Guggisberg has been published in international interior design magazines including Vogue - Entertaining & Travel Australia, Elle Deco UK, Interior + Design Russia, Eigen Huis Holland, Ideales Heim Switzerland and Interiors Magazine USA, among many others.
His work includes the Max Bill House in Zumikon, Zürich, the Istanbul flat of Seyhan Özdemir from Label Autoban, interiors for Atelier Zürich and Bergdorf AG, and the Design City Guides for Istanbul, Genoa and Zurich.
Visit his website for more information.
Christoph Kern Zurich advertising photographers
Christoph Kern is passionate about shooting delicious food, exciting travel stories, beautiful interiors and stunning architecture.
Visit his website for more information.
Sally Montana Zurich people & lifestyle photographers
Sally Montana is based in Zurich and specialises in people, portrait and lifestyle photography.
Over recent years she has exhibited her work in many prestigious locations, including the Swiss Photo Awards and the renowned Stadtmuseum Munich. Her production experience ranges from abandoned mountain areas in eastern Turkey and sandy beaches in Senegal to Hollywood film sets in Madrid and President's quarters in Azerbaijan.
Clients include Anker Platten, Basler Versicherungen, Designer’s Club, Greenpeace, Gregoryclan Furniture Factory, Groupe Mutuel, McDonald’s, Monocle Magazine, Pedigree, Raiffeisen Bank, snakebag and TravelChannel.
Email Sally, visit her website or call +41 (0)76 448 8508 for further information.
Christoph Läser Zurich advertising photographers
Christoph Läser's sense for fine lighting and ambience combined with his careful approach and experience make him a reliable partner for his clients.
Latest work includes assignments for Manor, Cornercard, Novartis, Gebert Rüf Foundation and Charles Voegele.
His new website is now online.
Alfonso Smith Zurich advertising photographers
Alfonso Smith is an American photographer based in Zurich. Originally from Philadelphia, he moved to New York to study at the Cooper Union and stayed for six more years assisting some of the city's finest photographers.
His own career as a photographer began after moving to Zurich when he was asked to shoot backstage fashion reportage for Elle Italy in Milan. Alfonso specialises in people photography, whether it be fashion or portraiture, and his passion is to make pictures that tell a story. He skillfully creates a relaxed and comfortable feeling both in his studio and out on location, while keeping the mood professional and delivering beyond the expectations of his clients.
Clients include SAP, Bally, FIFA, Urban Outfitters, Attik, SMART, SFLB and Jaguar.
Scanderbeg Sauer Photography Zurich corporate & industrial photographers
Andreana Scanderbeg and Alexander Sauer began their association in early 2005. Enjoying sustained success they founded Scanderbeg Sauer Photography in 2006.
Based in Zurich the team works around the world on advertising, corporate, industrial and people photography offering project management with worldwide production planning, supervision and control. Finding inspiration in the places most of us would consider rather dull, the pair is in their photographic element when it comes to chemistry headquarters, harbours, nuclear power plants, refineries and airports.
Scanderbeg and Sauer are board members of the Swiss Professional Photographers Association (SBF) and members of the Association of Creative Photographers (VFG).
Julien Vonier Zurich advertising photographers
"How does the elephant fit into the poster?" Julien Vonier resolves this and many other complex photographic matters with distinction: it is his elephant that drew attention to the lack of space at Zurich Zoo that now graces the cover of "200 Best Ad Photographers 2010."
Julien himself does not fit into any particular scheme. He loves different challenges and wields an incredible range of photographic skills - from ambitious location shoots with celebrities to subtle jewellery stills. He also does his own photo processing.
Much of his personal work is dedicated to the sea or variations on Zurich's views. He has exhibited his pictures in Switzerland and Italy.
Visit his website for more information.
- post production
Tricolor Ronny Ochsner Zurich photolabs
Zurich-based Tricolor is a specialised laboratory for digital and analogue photography. A small lab offering a wide range of services, the company provides expert assistance and advice based on a genuine love of photography for even the most demanding of jobs.
The highly skilled team at Tricolor has many years of experience in the techniques and services they offer. High attention to detail and full-team participation ensures that projects are given expert treatment throughout the production process. This is one of the main reasons why the lab can include among its clients some of the world's most renowned photographers and advertising agencies.
Tricolor offers more than just a print making service. The company is able to scan, process and proof a project from beginning to end, as can be seen from the production photos of books recently created by the lab. Tricolor is also one of the few photo labs to offer the possibility to expose digital data on Baryt paper. This unique paper provides the highest quality and durability, exposing grey tones, shadows and surface areas with sensational results.
- styling, hair, makeup
Angela Kaeser Zurich hair and make up artists
Angela Kaeser is a passionate hair and make-up artist who works across fashion, beauty and advertising throughout Switzerland and Germany. With a great understanding of customers' needs, she constantly pushes herself to keep her work modern and fashionable while continuing to grow as a successful international artist.
Her latest work includes:
- Burger King campaign with international photographer Manfred Baumann.
- Yvy fashion collection and campaign shoot on Gran Canaria.
- Aleksandra Wisniewska shoot.
- Open Magazine editorial.
- A-Magazine editorial.
- Fine Taste Magazine editorial.
More information can be found on her regularly updated website.
Light + Byte AG / LB Studio Zurich Rental studio photo & film
Light + Byte AG offers the largest selection of professional equipment rental services in Switzerland along with a top-of-the-range film and photo studio suitable for every type of production.
Ideal for fashion, people and beauty shots, the 340 m² full service studio space occupies a great location in central Zurich and includes in-house equipment rental, large cove, sitting room, parking spaces and high-speed internet connection.
Recent shoots included Adidas, Annabelle, Beldona, Biosthetique, COOP, DeSede, Harley Davidson, Ikea, Globus, Lüthy & Blanc, Loewe, Manor, Meyer's, Migros, Miss Switzerland, Nike, SportXX, Sonntagsblick, Strellson, Swiss AIDS Federation, Tag Heuer, and many more.
The company also offers an event hall for hire in the same building. The 400 m² room can accommodate up to 350 people for special events or larger shoots and is equipped with spotlights, high-speed internet connection and large daylight windows. Further conference rooms as well as lighting, audio and video equipment can be rented on request. The MediaCampus Restaurant provides culinary delicacies along with full outside catering services.
Fotoloft 22 Zurich Rental studio photo & film
Fotoloft 22 is the newest professional photo studio in the Greater Zurich area, offering a range of excellent value-for-money services.
Located in Zurich-Glattbrugg, Fotoloft22 is less than 15 minutes away from both the city centre and the airport. The studio is housed in a former cigar factory, offering 200 m² of wooden floors that provide the ideal loft ambience.
Two semi-divided rooms permit a range of production possibilities, with every part of the studio interior adaptable to changing light conditions. Huge windows on the north and south sides of the studio allow perfect daylight working conditions while blackout curtains can transform the studio into a darkroom. A range of state-of-the-art backgrounds are also available.
The company rents lighting material and can also provide catering. Visit the website for more information.