showcase zurich issue 252 Dec 2010Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest issue of 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 Film and Photo directories.
We would also like to wish all our Swiss members happy holidays and another successful and exciting year.
In January don't forget to attend Photo Schweiz from 7th to 11th January 2011.
Our cover photo was shot by Amanda Camenisch.
- photo agents
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, cars and landscape.
- Oriani & Origone shot for Manor Christmas, Il Gufo and Case da Abitare.
- Bela Borsodi has been busy working for the launch of Freitag Reference bags.
- LOZZA chased after snow for Converse.
- Maurice Haas went on a cruise with Nadine Strittmatter.
- Anoush & Aimée shot for Wallpaper* Switzerland.
- Martina Meier shot for Manor.
- Håkan Ludwigson discovered amazing architecture for Condé Nast Traveler.
- Hans Ruedi Rohrer continues with new projects for IWC.
Be sure to check out the company's updated website.
Photomedia - Photography Agency Zurich photo agents
PhotoMedia is a Zurich-based owner operated agency representing exclusive photographers from Switzerland that collaborates with international talents from around the world.
Thanks to an in-depth knowledge of photography management and photo productions the agency can provide a wide range of services that allow clients to profit from an established international network.
PhotoMedia photographers cover advertising, corporate, fashion, people/portraits, beauty, lingerie, reportage, still life, architecture, food and landscape.
Additional services include full service photo production management, art buying, picture concepts, location scouting, casting and post production services.
Visit the website for more information.
- photo production
Luminosa Production Zurich Zurich Film & Photoproduction
Luminosa Production has had a very busy summer preparing countless Christmas shoots in and around Zürich.
The company was involved in location scouting, set building with fake snow, prop scouting, and has even been climbing around on glaciers.
"We've had a lot of fun and would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year."
MEL Y MEL Zurich photo production
Mel Y Mel shot during the heat of the summer with KuhnDerron for client Runtal, producing a selection of stunning images that are due to be followed up by a highly anticipated winter shoot over the coming months.
Other projects include an anti-littering campaign for IGSU with agency ViznerBorel and photographer Jonas Kuhn. Mel y Mel has also been busy for PostFinance with Hamburg-based photographer Per Kasch, and worked alongside Swiss photographer Basile Bornand for AXA Winterthur. Over the last two months the company has shot in more than 10 different locations with photography duo Luxwerk for client UBS through the BMB agency.
- post production
Felix Schregenberger / Fotobild Zurich creative post production
"You see an old bridge in a stunning mountain valley; everything seems astonishingly real... But there is a lot of fakery in this photomontage!
"You see a luxury Swiss watch down to its finest detail. Everything is real, but you have never seen it so intricately, so intensely..."
The man behind the label Fotobild is Felix Schregenberger. His artwork is of the highest quality and visual creativity. He works for brands from Audi to Orange, always liaising in close partnership with well-known photographers and advertising agencies.
Visit Felix' website to see more of his work.
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.
Basile * Photography * Bornand Zurich advertising photographers
Basile Bornand's unobtrusive photographic observations produce smooth and efficient images. The results are photographs that explore beyond the surface of the character of both man and object.
Recent clients include AXA Winterthur, Coop, The Post, DSM, Novartis, Mensch SO, Tarzan and UBS.
Christoph Stöh Grünig Zurich people & lifestyle photographers
Christoph Stöh Grünig loves photography and loves people. He started taking pictures at the age of seven and over the last 30 years has developed his own authentic style, shooting advertising and PR campaigns for major international companies. He has also published art books and presented numerous exhibitions, winning several awards for his work including the Swiss Professional Photographer Award 2008.
Clients include Swiss Airlines, Scott USA, Longines, Swatch, Breguet, Swisscom, Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois Basel, Tschuggen Group (St.Moritz, Ascona, Arosa), Kulm-Kronenhof Group St. Moritz, Suvretta House St.Moritz, Mode Monte Carlo, Rolex, Rado, Calvin Klein Watches, Canyon Bikes, Ochsner Sport, Aastra Communication Systems, Glutz Swiss Access Systems, Sanitas Troesch and the National Supreme Court of Switzerland.
Christoph Kern Zurich food & drink photographers
Christoph Kern is passionate about shooting delicious food, exciting travel stories, beautiful interiors and stunning architecture.
Visit his website for more information.
Daniel Infanger Zurich advertising photographers
Daniel Infanger works across advertising, people and interior photography.
He spent his winters as a ski instructor in the Swiss Alps and his summers devoted to his other love, photography. After years as an assistant, Daniel set up as a full time independent photographer some 10 years ago. He has since worked for numerous ad agencies shooting for international clients and has published two books, 'Engelberg' (2000) and '2-Takt' (2005), that have been billed as amongst "the most beautiful Swiss photography books."
Clients include Mercedes, Lexus, Toyota, VW, Universal Music, Electric Unicorn, Stephan Eicher, Tissot, Swisscom, Post, UBS, Credit Suisse, Trafina Privatbank, Six Group and Nationale Suisse.
Check the website to see more examples of his work, along with a full client list. Daniel works in Basel, Zurich and Munich and is represented in Germany by Markus Breuer Photographenagentur.
dominik golob photography Zurich people & lifestyle photographers
Dominik Golob has worked for more than 10 years as an advertising and people photographer. His studio is based near Zurich, but in reality he more regularly shoots on site for clients or out on location.
His passion is portraiture and he enjoys working with people in front of his camera. However, Dominik's work ranges from casting models to shoot management and post production.
He recently discovered his talent for corporate and industrial photography and is in the process of inspiring clients with a new perception of his work.
Clients include ABB Switzerland, Bank Linth LLB, Berlinger & Co., Gehrig Group, Grand Casino Baden and JOWA.
Dominik is a member of the Swiss Professional Photographers Association (SBF) and the Association of Creative Photographers (VFG).
Giona Bridler Zurich Cars & Landscape Photographers
Giona Bridler was born in Switzerland to the sound of cowbells and the smell of mountain meadows, and raised in New Zealand with the song of the Tui and the scent of the Southern Ocean. After an inspiring period of extensive travel, followed by a successful five years honing his professional skills back in New Zealand, Giona is now based in Zurich and is available for work in Europe and around the world.
Giona approaches life with a calm intensity and sensitivity that is projected in his photographic work. His images have gained him recognition through photography awards including the IPAs, International Colour Awards (nominations), and Sony NZ Emerging Photographer (winner). During his five years of industry experience in New Zealand he worked with high profile clients including Vodafone, Topgear, BMW Magazine, Bodytech and Voyager.
Heiko Hoffmann Zurich still life photographers
Zurich-based photographer Heiko Hoffmann is passionate about using simple techniques to create exciting and desirable pictures.
He has once again been chosen to shoot the Helvetas Switzerland campaign in cooperation with the Spinas Gemperle agency. Working with a number of clients, Heiko recently began producing for world-leading packaging company Amcor.
He loves spending time with his family and testing out new creative ideas through his personal work that, once perfected, he introduces to his high-quality commercial projects.
Visit Heiko's webside for more information or check out his agency PhotoMedia.
KuhnDerron Fotografie Zurich interiors & exteriors photographers
Photography duo KuhnDerron stands for more than just a single style: From architecture to food and still life, they constantly find the right solutions and an individual photo language for each project.
A modern equipped photo studio and in-house post production services offer a creative design open space that ensures efficient production for every client.
Visit the website for more information and to see a range of current work.
Günther Kathrein Zurich fashion photographers
Recent studio work form Zurich-based photographer Günther Kathrein included a personal project with top model Lisa Seiffert. His latest commercial work included Odlo International, the Global Evolution Collection Campaign, and a European campaign for Cubic and Warm.
Günther shot a Kashmir winter campaign for Coop City in perfect weather conditions on the North Sea island of Sylt. For the same client, Günther photographed a Dessus campaign inside the Norman Forster-converted Zurich Dolder Grand.
Visit his website for more information.
Raphael Zubler Zurich beauty photographers
Raphael Zubler shoots people, beauty, luxury, advertising and freestyle projects.
In 2009 he began experimenting with moving pictures. His concept, 'Motion', combines single shots and short clips in the same style and look, and in 2010 both VZUG and CE LA booked his new service.
Raphael recently shot 2011 campaigns for Raiffeisen Bank and Navis Biremis Fashion.
His work 'Pipilotti Rist & Ewelina Guzik in Action' was selected and exhibited during Urban Visions at Arte Santander in Spain.
Visit his website for more information.
Richard A. Egli Zurich beauty photographers
Richard A. Egli is a Zürich-based fashion, beauty and lingerie photographer who spent 10 years working in New York.
His clean, sensual and erotic style of photography has been published in books including 'Smile' and 'Don’t Look', both highly acclaimed in the worlds of fashion and beauty.
Clients include A.C. Bang, America's Next Top Model, Armani, Avenue, C&G, Emilio Pucci, Elle, Fortunoff, GQ, Heine, Lainey Keogh, Marval, Max, Monies, not only, Open, PHOTO, Photographie, Sacks 5th Avenue, Smart USA, Striking, United Artist Entertainment, ZOOM, and many more.
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 presidential quarters in Azerbaijan.
Clients include AnkerPlatten, Baugewerbliche Berufsschule Zürich, Bilanz First, Designer’s Club, Greenpeace, Gregoryclan, Groupe Mutuel, Monocle, Raiffeisen Bank, Schweizer Familie and snakebag.
Email Sally, visit her website or call +41 (0)76 448 8508 for more information.
- styling, hair, makeup
Ruth Bugmann Zurich styling & casting
Ruth Bugmann's highlights from a busy 2010:
- Finding a wheat plantation in January wasn't a problem for Ruth, who - with the aid of a few tricks - designed and made the impossible possible for Migros Farmer and photographer Noe Flum.
- With beautiful weather in Ticino, Ruth casted and styled a campaign for Athleticum shot by Alex Colle.
- Styling and casting for AXA-Winterthur with photographer Basile Bornand.
- Models and styling for a series of executive shots for Swiss Post with photographer Michel Jaussi.
- Styling for Roger Federer in the new Credit-Suisse TV and billboard campaign.
- Styling for Lindt chocolate with photographer Tom Haller.
- Casting and styling for a new SBB Rail City poster campaign with photographer Noe Flum.
Moé Meier Zurich fashion stylists
Moé Meier was born to a Japanese father and a Swiss mother and grew up in the hills of northern Kyoto, Japan. Being surrounded by the splendor of nature, its colours and textures, has proven to be a great inspiration for her work.
After high school Moé moved to India where she studied fine art and fashion design before making her way to Switzerland to the Geneva University of Art and Design, from where she graduated with a BA in fashion design.
She currently lives in Paris and works as a freelance fashion stylist for magazines including Luxuriant, Elle Vietnam, Flux, SVA Magazine! and Publicity.
Petra Style Zurich fashion stylists
Petra's elegant personality and style charms major celebrities and leading ad agencies, fashion photographers and models in Hollywood and Europe into feeling comfortably at ease with her choice of looks and professional approach. She recently relocated to Zurich and continues to work for clients worldwide.
For rates and availability, email Petra direct or call +41 79 665 80 50 / +41 71 931 28 66.
One Make up Zurich hair and make up artists
Jacqueline Penza - One Make Up - focuses on providing top quality make-up and hair styling.
She has a huge amount of experience working across advertising, editorials, fashion shows and beauty shoots. Her work has appeared in BG, C-Heads and Open magazines, amongst others, and she was assistant head of make-up for Maybelline Max Deirome at Berlin Fashion Week 2010.
Jacqueline speaks German, English, Spanish and Dutch. Visit her website for more information.
- models, actors, casting
all_einheit Zurich casting agencies
Casting agency all_einheit was founded in Zurich four years ago and has had an extremely busy 2010.
New clients arrived, wonderfully talented people and a lot of new faces joined the agency. A wide range of interesting jobs included commercials for the World Cup, a trailer for the Zurich Film Festival, and the first Lidl TV commercial for Switzerland.
all_einheit worked regularly with Mel y Mel Photo Production for clients including PostFinance, AXA and UBS. Seasonal kids magazine Globus was also shot by Dominic Rawle.
Clients in 2010 included PostFinance, Swissom, BSI Bank, Helvetas, Axpo, Feldschlösschen, Gstaad Mountain Ride, Credit Suisse, MC Optik, Globus, Swica, Wallis Tourism, Migros, Blick, ZFF, Maggi, Mediamarkt, Swiss Tourism, Nikon, Lidl, Ikea, Rana, Gerber, UBS, Ifolor, AXA, Alpiq, VZUG and Carglass.
The company wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
- rental studios
Light + Byte AG / LB Studio Zurich rental studios
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, Axpo, Beldona, Biosthetique, Cerruti, COOP, DeSede, Harley Davidson, Ikea, Jelmoli, Globus, Lüthy & Blanc, Loewe, Manor, Mercedes, 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.