showcase zurich issue 383 Dec 2012Featuring 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 Photo and Film directories.
Be sure to check out these events:
- photo13, 4th - 8th January 2013, Maag Halle, Zurich. Over 134 exhibitors will join photography's elite for the forum event.
- The National Museum Zurich hosts Swiss Press Photo 13, presenting the work of the leading Swiss press photographers.
- photo agents
Avocado Artists Zurich & Moscow Photo Agent - Photo Production
Avocado Artists is known for longstanding relationships with clients. The company counts 15 high-profile talented photographers in its team, covering every specific request from advertising industry clients while contributing editorials to a diverse range of magazines.
Photo production services are efficient, result-oriented and perfect in the details.
Latest photography and productions featured in this Showcase include:
- Zenith Swiss Watch Manufacturers worldwide campaign with Felix Baumgartner - photographed by Morgan Norman.
- Dialogue Building, Amberg Architects, Switzerland - produced and photographed by Urs Wyss, based in Switzerland.
- Babor worldwide campaign - produced and photographed by Susanne Stemmer.
- Aston Martin worldwide campaign - by René Staud.
- iD Magazine editorial, produced in Iceland - by Klaus Thymann.
- Audi RS5 - by Markus Wendler.
- Zink campaign - by David Byun.
- Mercedes AMG - by Patrick Staud.
Visit the company's website for more information.
Borerfotografen Zurich photo agents
To realise visual ideas, experience, creativity and passion are required in equal measure. Borerfotografen photo agency is an interface between photographers, advertising agencies and companies. Established by renowned art buyer Susanne Borer, the agency has long-standing experience in both image acquisition and the creative process.
- Peter Fuchs specialises in portraits, landscapes and architectural photography. Clients include EMS Chemie AG, Huntsman and OC Oerlikon.
- Günther Kathrein's is a fashion and beauty photographer whose clients include Giorgio Armani, Schwarzkopf, Vivienne Westwood and Nulu.
- Sarah Keller works across fashion, people and architecture. Clients include Certina, The Department of Education, Culture and Sports of the Canton of Aargau and Scooter Fashion.
- Jean-Jacques Ruchti has been the official photographer of Sauber Motorsport AG for two years, with other clients including Galencia and the Aargau Cantonal Bank.
- Christof Schürpf's specialises in reportage, landscape, people and moving images. He is a regular contributor to tourism and Switzerland SBB transport campaigns.
- Tobias Sutter works on food, landscapes and people. He regularly photographs for the Greenfield Festival. Clients include SV Group, Dine & Shine, Rimuss AG and EBM.
- photo production
KT Produktion Zurich photo production
KT Produktion is looking back on a successful 2012. Productions took place all over the world, from Thailand to Canada, France to the USA - and, of course, also in Switzerland. The company shot in old city institutions, fancy beach resorts, mountain ridges, old abandoned warehouses, handcrafted sail boats, summer glaciers, and many more unique locations.
KT looks forward to presenting some great new mountain locations, ideal for year-round shooting. Clients looking for roads with great vistas, simple rustic huts in remote settings, untouched mountain tops - if it's not on file, KT will find it.
Clients include Timberland, Orange, Calanda, H&M, Lidl, Coop, Cashmere, Jockey, Migros and ITS Travel.
"We wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a great start to the new year. We hope to help make your upcoming projects highly successful in 2013."
MEL Y MEL Zurich photo production
How quick the summer and autumn have gone, with plenty of sunshine for photographer Per Kasch to continue the SBB image pool. MEL Y MEL will be pleased to present the final results at the beginnng of the new year.
Together with photographer Nico Schaerer, MEL Y MEL captured impressive Swiss trees in their summer and autumn foliage for the Credit Suisse Private Banking campaign.
In cooperation with Franziska Holzer Photographers, the company has scouted and photographed numerous locations over the past few months for its new November Oscar Sierra Whiskey venture.
"After a speedy but deep winter sleep, we look forward to the new year!"
mp-production Zurich Photo & Filmproduction
mp-production presents locations in Switzerland and France. With a climate offering autumn, winter and summer conditions all at the same time, the Swiss town of Zermatt is the perfect location for mountain shots and indoor chalet scenes. With breath-taking scenery and 365 days of snow, the town is truly unique.
- Ricola 2012 in the great winter scenery of Zermatt.
- Spring 2012 Toyota 'Waku Doki' car commercial shot in Zermatt and the lovely valley of Goms.
- Coca-Cola photo shoot in Basel with footballer Xherdan Shaqiri. Photographer: Patrick Voigt.
- In co-operation with Freestudios in Geneva, Renault Alpine at the great Sustenpass.
- H&M winter campaign 2012/2013 in Zermatt with Daria Werbowy and photographer Mikael Jansson, in collaboration with Creative Chaos New York.
- LIDL winter clothing at the Summer Ski Resort Zermatt with Sonja Schäfer.
- Intersport 2012/2013 winter catalogues in Zermatt with photographer Björn Hänssler.
- commercial production
Shoot in The Alps Zurich film and photo production
Shoot in The Alps is a film and photo facilitating company operating in the European Alps. With the region straddling five national borders the company works between France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia as if they were a single geographic entity.
The company's database includes year-round snow locations, mountain chalets, modern architecture, extreme sports locations, magical forests and breathless scenery that it can make accessible to any crew.
Providing solutions to every possible logistical need for film and photo productions, Shoot in the Alps handles everything from location scouting, specialised crews, stunt people, mountain safety experts and helicopters, to warm cups of espresso at the top of a glacier. Its strength lies in detailed knowledge of the alpine territory provided by a network of professionals who live and work in the region throughout the year.
The company's connections and expert knowledge allows clients to make the right decisions when planning, choosing locations and the equipment required.
- equipment rent film
Visuals Switzerland Zurich & Genève Zurich Equipment Rent for Film & Photo
Visuals Switzerland is a full service sales, rental and repair company for professional film, TV and video companies, also providing consultancy and systems integration.
With offices conveniently situated in both Geneva and Zurich, each with their own technical support department, Visuals provides coverage for all sales, rental and service needs across the entire country.
The Visuals team has created the solutions which can help projects to succeed:
- Systems - A made-to-measure concept.
- Hire - Easy-to-use, flexibility and plenty of advice.
- Sales - Innovative solutions and services.
- Repair - Maintenance and up-keep.
- Masterclasses - Refine skills.
Visit Visuals' website for detailed information.
Claudio Bader Zurich corporate & industrial photographers
Claudio Bader works on corporate, editorial and portrait photography. Based out of his studio in Lugano, he mostly shoots on location.
Regardless of whether he's working in a power station or an executive office, Claudio is in his photographic element and remains inspired to achieve the best possible results.
Clients include Ballantyne Cashmere, BSI Bank, Moncler, Ofima & Ofible, Rubis and Victorinox.
Claudio is a member of the Association of Creative Photographers (VFG).
Visit his website for more information.
SILVIA COLUCCELLI Zurich children photographers
Silvia Coluccelli's world of photography is colourful, playful, exciting, crystalline and bright like a child's smile. Her great ability is to be able to communicate with her little friends by making some real magic happen.
Depending on the situation, Silvia can turn into a little girl by playing, amazing, wearing coloured wigs and finding new games, or she can transform children into small adults when she wants them to perform like Oscar-winning stars. She directs emotion and spontaneity, transmitting passion and serenity that the children she photographs are naturally drawn to.
Clients include Novalac Menarini, Versace Young, Brums, Mek, Bimbus, Sottocoperta, Ninetta, Suomy, and many others.
Silvia is represented in Italy by Doc Artist.
Christian Dietrich Zurich advertising photographers
Christian Dietrich is beauty, celebrity and advertising photographer. If he is not busy shooting for advertising clients, his studio is frequented by national and international artists and actors from the show and entertainment businesses, such as Isabel Lucas or Michelle Hunziker. He regularly shoots CD and magazine covers for a variety of celebrities.
Christian has also dedicated his skills towards moving images: in 2011 his short film 'Out of the White' was awarded with a listing in the 'Official Selection of New Filmmakers New York'.
Christian lives and works in Zurich, with - every now and then - longer stays in New York.
His clients include Credit Suisse, Marionnaud, Danone, Sony, Miller, WybrowaVodka, Virgin Cola, L&M, Seat, and many more.
Pia Grimbuehler Photography Zurich food & drink photographers
Pia Grimbühler is a Zurich-based photographer specialising in food and lifestyle photography. Her work has appeared in magazine publications, advertising campaigns, billboards and packaging.
Pia is equally comfortable shooting in the studio or on location and draws inspiration from the diversity of her projects. Her meticulous approach and highly technical photographic skills, combined with advanced retouching experience and a well-stocked props repository, guarantees world-class results.
Keen on working in synergy with chefs and stylists, Pia aims to forge a common vision, creating beautiful, yet practical imagery of lasting value for her clients.
Daniel Infanger Zurich advertising photographers
Daniel Infanger works across advertising, people and interior photography.
He spends his winters as a ski instructor in the Swiss Alps and his summers devoted to his other love, photography. After years spent as an assistant, Daniel set up as a full time independent photographer some 15 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".
His commercial clients include Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Toyota, VW, Airservice, EuroAirport, EMI Music, Swisscom, Credit Suisse, Nationale Suisse (with Roger Federer), Annabelle and Waldhaus Flims - Mountain Resort & Spa.
Check the website to see more examples of his work, along with a full client list. Daniel is represented in Germany by Markus Breuer Photographenagentur.
Lukas Maeder Photography Zurich Portrait & Celebrity
Born 1987 in Switzerland, Lukas Maeder works on assignment for various national and international magazines, publications and advertising agencies. He concurrently pursues a number of personal projects.
Clients include Red Bull, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music, CNN, Swiss Radio/TV (SRF), Piaget, Swatch, Der Spiegel, XXL Magazine, Das Magazin, Bilanz and JUICE Magazine.
Lukas Maeder is represented by Raffy Locher Management.
Hanspeter Wagner Zurich still life photographers
Hanspeter Wagner is an experienced advertising, still life and food photographer based in Zurich, Switzerland. Food, furniture, textiles, jewellery, Interior and exterior shots are his speciality.
Hanspeter's subtle way of creating scenarios and arrangements compliments each project and is a signature of his work. Profound knowledge and skills in digital imaging complete the process with fabulous results.
An intelligently chosen network of stylists, production agencies and assistants accompanies his services. Hanspeter shoots regularly on location as well as in his studio.
Clients include Betty Bossi, Deutsche Bank, Mammut, Schindler, Chevrolet, The Sign, Fischbacher and Lista Office.
Visit his website for more projects, pictures and information.
November Oscar Sierra Whiskey -The Location House Zurich Location unit for venues
November Oscar Sierra Whiskey - The Location House is the new agency for venues in Switzerland and abroad.
Melanie Afflerbach of MEL Y MEL Photo Production Agency and photographers' agent Franziska Holzer are the "movers and shakers" of the new location unit.
After weeks of intensive "snooping and scouting" and their first assignments, the team is pleased to introduce the freshly decorated website just in time for the New Year.
The website will be live from 7th of January 2013.
Follow the company on Facebook.
- models, actors, casting
all_einheit Zurich casting agencies
all_einheit can look back on a successful 2012, with many interesting castings and a variety of new faces - all the more edgy, stylish, and freakish!
The company is especially proud of the new Rivella campaign (film and photo) as well as the current campaign for Denner.
all_einheit has worked for a number of years for production companies including Condor Films, Stories AG, Plan B, Markenfilm, Schweiz and more, as well as photographers such as Dan Cermak, Sven Germann, Florian Kalotay and others.
Clients for 2012 included AXA, Danone, Denner, Elektrizitaetswerke Zürich, Migros, Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, Media Markt, Moebel Pfister, Swisscom, Orange, and many more.
- rental studios
Light + Byte AG / LB Studio Zurich Rental Studio, Equipment rent & event hall
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. The 300m² 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 Marco Grob for Schweizer Illustrierte, 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 and Tag Heuer.
The company also offers an event hall for hire in the same building. The 400m² 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. The MediaCampus restaurant provides culinary delicacies along with full outside catering services.
- styling, hair, makeup
r23, Ruth Bugmann Zurich Styling & Casting
Ruth Bugmann and her team handle styling, casting and set design. r23, Ruth Bugmann has enjoyed a busy second half of the year with new productions for Coop Magazine Christmas and Easter 2013 with photographer Daniel Infanger.
Other work included Cliena with photographer Peter Hebeisen, a surreal shot for Suva with Michel Jaussi, and the new image campaign for Post Mail. A beautiful fashion shoot was also completed for designer Claudia Güdel.
The undoubted highlight of the year - Tele-Basel invited Ruth for an interview at the 'Telebar'. Take a look at the video gallery to see the interview.
Angela Kaeser Zurich styling, hair, makeup agents
Angela Kaeser is an international hair and make-up artist based in Zurich, mainly working in Switzerland, Germany and New York. Her work is focused on fashion, beauty and advertising. With her calm personality and a great understanding for clients' needs, both models and celebrities alike feel comfortable in her hands. Angela is known for her clean, beautiful looks and modern, fashionable approach.
Her latest work includes:
- Mercedes-Benz Miami Swim Fashion Week.
- Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Venexiana, and more.
- Shows for Guess, Swarowski, Modissa and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days Zurich.
- Advertising assignments for Jelmoli, Emmi, SBB, Yvy, Rhomberg, Sträuli and Raiffeisen.
- Editorials for SI, Tiger Dragon Slayers from the Underground (NL), Lovecat Magazine, Maurice Lacroix for LoungeMan and Faces.
Angela is now represented by Nude Agency in Berlin. More of Angela's work can be found on her regularly updated website.