people & lifestyle photography Feb 2012Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
Richard Wadey JamesLondon
Stewart Cohen PicturesNew York
Tim Damon PhotographyLos Angeles
Featured in this Spotlight are a range of campaigns recently completed by Hamburg-based people and kids photographer Alexandra Klever:
- ZDF Neo realised with one of Germany's up-and-coming agencies for the IFA (the world's largest trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances) in Berlin.
- OP Bank, one of Finland's leading banks. Campaign images were shot during filming of a TV commercial in a studio on the outskirts of Helsinki, with outside temperatures around -25.
- Pfizer worldwide campaign for an anti-inflammatory skin cream, shot with real people with the help of Sonda Productions.
With 20 years experience under his belt, Barry Willis still gets a huge buzz from taking pictures. He enjoys his work and people enjoy working with him.
"Barry has the understanding and insight to get under the skin of any project we have worked on, a great people focused photographer who turns the mundane into the exceptional." Jamie Martin, Senior Art Director, Bray Leino.
"Working with Barry is always a pleasure. He’s professional, resourceful, patient, creative and always fun to be around on a shoot." Lynne Stephenson, Senior Account Manager, JWT London.
"Barry understands exactly what is needed from our photo shoots, then delivers more every time." Ellie Cockle, Senior Designer, The Workroom
Visit Barry's website to see more examples of his work.
Charlie Troman, a well established London-based people and lifestyle photographer, is excited to announce that he has joined the Sharon Brandman Agency.
Charlie has a natural ability to capture 'the moment' when shooting people.
Recent commissions from Hamburg based photographer Christoph Siegert featured in this Spotlight include:
- Christoph has just returned from a three-week trip to Argentina where he realised several projects, including the 'Estancia' series.
- 'Rockstars' is a homage to the recordings of the Rolling Stones' legendary album 'Exile on Main Street'.
- Christoph photographed the popular German TV-hostess Sonya Kraus for long-standing client 4Care.
- Christoph combined staged photography with real-life employees for the Stiftung Mensch Foundation.
- Together with client DanCenter and agency Flemming-Pfuhl, Christoph and his team travelled to Denmark and Norway to photograph new images for the company's vacation home rental catalogue.
- For client Deutsche Bahn Christoph realised several motifs including this image of an S-Bahn city train.
- He directed a B2B film for the outer European market of BP Visco.
- The film and photography project for Sportspearl took the team to the Austrian Alps.
- Christoph's film for Grazia Germany gives a fascinating insight into the work of the editorial department of the magazine.
An endorsement of photographer Curtis Johnson, as told by An Amish Man:
"If I, Habakuk Johansen, believed in photography I would hire Curtis Johnson for all of my photographic needs. I would ask him to take pictures of me doing chores. Naked. Churning butter, raising barns, pitching hay, all crazy-ass naked. I would then ask him to put his big, manly arms around me and sweep me away from the simple life of conservative values and sin-free living. He would take me deep within the metallic structures of man’s arrogance. There I would indulge in the firewater, swagger in a drunken stupor, belt out profanity whilst picking fights with discotechque patrons only to awake hours later in a hospital ward where I would eat canned applesauce and watch episodes of MacGyver on the intimidating, technological glowing box...........if I believed in photography, that is."
Dominik Mentzos works out of his own studio in Frankfurt, Germany. His eye for movement, space and light has been influenced by a longstanding collaboration with William Forsythe.
His dance work has been shown in several exhibitions around the world, including Paris, Stockholm, Berlin, Cologne, St. Petersburg, Montreal and Antwerp.
Dominik enjoys switching between various different fields of photography. His work includes advertising, fashion, stage, editorial portraiture and landscape photography.
Over the last four years he has completed several productions for Lufthansa, Nintendo, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bahn and Schumacher, with other clients including Kia Motors, Nestlé, Fraport and Jules Mumm.
He is represented by SeverinWendeler in Hamburg.
Known for capturing natural images with ease, Emma Innocenti combines high levels of production with a relaxed atmosphere encouraging spontaneous reactions and real feelings to surface.
The brief for the images and videos featured in this Spotlight was to create five collections showcasing Mediterranean lifestyle and tourism. Working closely with the London art director, Emma's team took charge of the production and the logistics, including location scouting, model casting, styling, hair and make-up, transport, catering and accommodation.
A key factor in the success of the production was the employment and management of all local resources available, from original locations to extras and child models.
Emma is specialised in people-based campaigns, location shooting and cross-media. One of the first to provide photographs and videos simultaneously, she has learnt effective strategies to deliver multimedia content from the same shoot, efficiently and within budgets.
After 10 years, Emma has now moved her production office from London to Florence and continues to shoot internationally.
Clients include Unilever, DIVA, Knorr, Getty Images, Image Source, Yoga mag and Total Politics.
Fototone is a perfect partner for ideas and visual concepts, images that surprise and amaze through custom tailored photography.
Roland Nooteboom is the man behind Fototone. Building images with ‘real’ people in real life situations to create more than just a great picture, he loves working with amateurs as well as professionals. Always looking for the essence to translate ideas and concepts in the best way possible, over the last 20 years he has become an all-round photographer and remains driven in every way.
"Images that tell a story. Images worth reading, offering something new to discover each time you see them. Images with people, for people."
Fototone constantly searches for the unknown to create the perfect photographic environment. Working on high profile or low budget shoots, taking care of pre- and post production in a team or on his own, Roland always executes to perfection. "This is what Fototone is all about!"
Fototone images have been used in advertising, government communications, magazines and business.
Gokce Erenmemisoglu is a multi award- winning photographer who is based in both Istanbul and Paris. As a several times Epica, Goldem Drum and NYFest award winner, he also won the 'Gourmand, Best Cookbook Photography Award'in Paris in 2008 with his book net:425 gr.
Gokce offers his clients a wide range of skills, from studio to worldwide location shoots using Sinar and Phase-one high-end digital as well as post production with retouching, image manipulation, CGI and illustration techniques. He is also a Getty Images contributor, for which he travels and works worldwide.
His professional images have appeared in the biggest campaigns for global accounts including Vodafone, Adidas, American Express, Burger King, McDonald's, Peugeot, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and more.
Graham Tooby has recently been expanding his portfolio with a selection of fresh images. The same commitment to detail and lighting flow throughout his portraiture and still life work.
This “warts and all” approach has not gone unnoticed, with campaigns for Ford worldwide, Pepsi, Dettlo, Harvey Nichols, Mont Blanc and The United Nations World Food Program.
Working closely with his digital retouchers, a definite style shines through showing attention to detail and a sense of humour.
Graham is on the look out for conceptual work as well as "nice big juicy campaigns". Visit his website for more information and to drop him an email.
Johannes Knuth is based in Hamburg and specialises in people and lifestyle photography. His authentic and emotional photography shows a lust for life and he loves to capture everyday moments.
Johannes' vision is to inspire and encourage people to see their own natural beauty and power.
He has been highlighted in the International Art Buyers Workbook as "a young talent to watch".
Johannes is represented by Kelly Kellerhoff Fotografen.
Jouk Oosterhof is a professional freelance portrait and people photographer based in Amsterdam. During her 11 years of working she has developed a personal style, recognisable through sublimated reality. Her images are always staged and often contain humour. Light and colours are a big part of her signature.
Jouk is strong in capturing a particular kind of beauty, such as seen in her muse and former neighbour featured in the first image in her gallery. She makes her models look at ease, even though they’re in an uncommon setting or pose. She also works with celebrities, both in portraiture and advertising, sculpting them in her unique style without losing their own.
Clients include ABN Amro, Dazed&Confused, EasyJet, Elle, Financial Times, KesselsKramer, Lernert&Sander, McCann Erickson, McDonald's, Nike, Playboy, Saatchi&Saatichi, Sky Italy, TBWA and UbachsWisbrun.
In Amsterdam her production is mostly done by Julia Llamas. In Milan Jouk is represented by Multi srl. Visit her website to see more work.
Karsten Koch and his team have recently completed some very exciting and varied jobs.
A shoot for Y&R Moscow and client Philip Morris / NEXT in Lisbon involved a 45-person production team, lending it the feel of a film set.
The team also had fun on the beach with European beach volleyball champions Sarah Goller and Laura Ludwig.
Together with DDB Tribal Berlin, the team travelled to Austria to shoot the German 'Super-G' team for Vattenfall at 3000 metres.
Photographer Maik Floeder lives and works in Hamburg and is available for worldwide assignments. His clients include advertising agencies, brands and magazines.
Featured in this Spotlight is the campaign 'Gesucht & Gefunden' for Polizei Hamburg (a campiagn for finding new employees) and the complete campaign for ARA Shoes (his third campaign for the brand).
Maik is represented in Germany by WaldmannSolar and in Italy by SoldiDonadello.
Photographer Patrick Harrison has over 20 years of experience shooting natural and inspiring images. He shoots people at work and at play, creating engaging advertising and branding imagery.
"Patrick has an eye for detail that is second to none. His work ethic and efficiency is only outshone by his ability to capture great moments in time. His pictures find details, which are often overlooked but help tell a story wonderfully well. Having worked with Patrick in the past, it would be a delight to work with him again."
Shaun Loynds, Creative Director, McCann Erickson.
He has recently shot active lifestyle campaigns for Nokia, Canon, Genesis Bikes, and The Camping and Caravanning Club.
Patrick is represented by Lisa Pritchard Agency (LPA).
Richard Wadey-James is a London-based photographer, producing fresh and dynamic lifestyle images for the financial and travel sectors.
2011 has been a very busy year for him with commissions taking him to 11 different countries, starting in Antarctica, the Canadian Rockies and Cuba, finishing in December on a 12-day shoot in the Egyptian desert. 2012 seems to be going the same way with a 10 day lifestyle shoot in Malaysia already under his belt.
His client list includes Virgin Atlantic, Royal Bank Of Scotland, Barclays, Thomson Holidays and the Royal Opera House, London.
Richard is always available to discuss photographic briefs and projects, do get in touch to talk through a shoot or just to see more images from his portfolio.
Simon Winnall is an advertising photographer specialising in lifestyle and portraiture work.
2012 has gotten off to a busy start, with Simon shooting a lifestyle campaign for Langland in locations across London.
Other recent work includes shoots for Banks's Beer with Golley Slater, Nivea with WeLoveArtbuying Hamburg, Honda with Nexus, Sony with Hugo&Cat, and Kievstar with Leo Burnett Kiev.
He is also proud to have had work included in the 2011 Creative Review Photo Annual at the end of last year.
Director / photographer Stewart Cohen is known for the subtle yet effective and highly energetic fashion in which he directs talent. A recent client commented, “he connects at a level that I have rarely seen, we are lucky he has not moved on to do features.”
Shooting both commercials and still assignments, Stewart is able to maintain continuity in the clients’ message. He is especially looking for clients who want to use him in the exciting world of interactive technology.
Visit his website to see more or contact the studio at +1(214) 421-2186.
A resident of Los Angeles for over 25 years, Tim Damon's love affair with film and photography began at the age of 16 and has never ended. After graduating from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, he worked his way up the photography ranks before relocating to the West Coast in 1990.
Tim's uncanny eye and visual expertise is equally effective whether shooting people, action or products for ad campaigns all over the world.
He has become one of the world's premier photographers, recognised for his groundbreaking work for Porsche, Mercedes, Lexus, Land Rover, Toyota, Chevy and Honda.
Tim has just recently wrapped up jobs with Cadillac, Toyota, Goodyear, Acura, Subaru and Lincoln.