still life photography Mar 2010Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
Roy Attfield Photography
Sean and Yvette
London-based Bruce Anderson specialises in still life photography. At his studio in Shoreditch he produces outstanding results in a relaxed and friendly environment. Bruce is passionate about all aspects of still life photography and enjoys new challenges. Recent work has seen him incorporating models into his photography with great results.
Clients include: Johnnie Walker, Appleton Rum, Strathmore, Alfred Dunhill, Clinique, Clarks, Watches of Switzerland, Miss Selfridge, Barclays Bank, Eurostar, Thomas Pink and Hugo Boss.
His editorial credits include: Esquire, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair and Instyle.
With a flare for lighting and an eye for color, Calvin has been producing amazing still-life works of art, editorial genius and unparalleled advertising imagery in his downtown studio and out on location for over 25 years.
Founded in 2000, Coolife is the still life photography duo of Pauline Rochas and Carole Beaupré. Every image they produce displays precision and purity, bringing the inner beauty out of every subject.
Beginning with fresh creative ideas, a positive approach and unstoppable energy, Coolife focuses on a range of still life subjects, including cosmetics, fragrances, spirits, accessories, apparels, books, food, electronics and jewellery. Recent clients have included Polo Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Moët & Chandon, Origins, Casa Dragones, byKilian, The New York Times Style Magazine, More and 7UP.
With a strong understanding of the luxury market, Coolife brings all facets of a production together: creative image development, model making, high-end digital retouching and print post production. To photograph an object as something unique, breathing life into it along the way, is the team's ultimate singular vision.
The Berlin-based photographer Idris Kolodziej started his career 25 years ago after an all-embracing photographic education. Early on he specialised in still life and architectural photography and built a reputation for his unusual light productions.
Originally a hobby (after watching "Terminator 2" in 1991) Idris now completes his photographic "tool box" with inhouse CGI and postproduction.
Visit his Website to see more of his photographic and CGI work for clients including: Heineken, Loewe, Mercedes Benz, Metro Group, Volkswagen and agencies such as: Aimaq Stolle, Grabarz & Partner, Scholz & Friends, Shanghai DGM and Publicis.
Idris is represented by Kelly Kellerhoff.
Jobe Lawrenson is a London-based advertising and editorial photographer who specialises in still life.
He is equally comfortable shooting from his north London studio as he is working on location.
Recent clients include: GQ, Esquire, Net-a-Porter, John Lewis, Habitat, Harrods, Elle Decoration, Bokks London, The Saturday Telegraph and The Financial Times 'How to Spend It'.
Jonathan Knowles is well known throughout the advertising industry as the "liquid man". Clients and agencies from around the world travel to his London studio to shoot specialist liquid and drinks campaigns. There is never a dull moment, and usually some inventive techniques going on to bring out the best in the liquid and drinks. Jonathan always strives to make drinks look super-appetising and ultra-refreshing, making him one of the leading drinks photographers in the business.
Jonathan has great problem solving abilities and loves working with art directors to create their vision. When it comes to still life and people shoots, Jonathan has a natural ability to transform everyday objects into something special. His style is very distinct, with a strong graphic feel.
This year Jonathan has shot some exciting campaigns for Wieden + Kennedy, Saatchi & Saatchi, Isobel, Euro RSCG and iris, to name but a few. Clients have included Guinness, Heineken, Nokia, Johnson & Johnson New York, P&G, McDonald's, VO5, Chivas, Budweiser and Diageo.
Check the website to see more of Jonathan's personal and commissioned work.
Lux is a small team of highly skilled individuals offering a fully comprehensive service from set-building, lighting and capture through to CGI, retouching and colour proofing.
Lux have many years experience shooting still life, interiors and food and drink for advertising, brochure, packaging, editorial and publishing campaigns with clients including John Lewis, M&S, Molton Brown, LSA, Neff, Bosch, Hotpoint, Blanco and Wickes.
The studio is located in London's thriving East End and is big enough to provide an easy, cost effective solution for shooting room sets. Equally significant is the company's ability to build lasting, personal relationships with clients.
"In Lux I have a genuine partner I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to any client. They offer a perfect mix of creativity and practicality, always bringing considered solutions that help manage programme and budget without compromising on quality. A real joy to work with." Helen Holden, Client Director of Conran Design Group.
Lighting skills and attention to detail are what Owen Smith is known for. He shoots still life, food and drink projects for advertising agencies, design groups and publishers out of his own west London studio.
Owen's work is graphic in style and he works with model makers, retouchers, stylists and home economists to achieve the desired image to budget and brief.
Phil Cook is a well established UK based still life photographer, with more than a decade's worth of experience.
This year, he has continued working on a variety of packaging, editorial and advertising commissions. He has recently finished a new summer campaign for Marks and Spencer.
Visit his website to see his more of his work.
Specialising in splashes, explosions, still life and physical artistry, Ray Massey is noted for making effects special and still life live.
For over 20 years, Ray has built a reputation for his ability to make those difficult shots a reality. Based in his 3500 sq ft studio in Camden, London, he is able to utilise an aladdin's cave of problem solving devices and a wealth of accumalated experience.
Combining real life special effects with his in-house retouching and composing facilities, Ray loves the challenge of making any art director's concept a reality. He is able to offer a long and tedious list of impressive clients from around the world, "guaranteed to send even the most diligent art buyer to sleep".
Düsseldorf-based still photographer, Reinhold Schroers, has been working since 1988, specialising in shooting high class timepieces, jewellery, jewels, and luxury accessories.
He passionately documents fine detail, paying particular attention to structure and form. Using detailed light techniques and delicately small shooting areas, he presents the intimate beauty of desirable objects. Between three sophisticated studios, one with daylight and an eight-metre ceiling height, and all equipped with the latest digital equipment, the photographer realises his own high aesthetic standards. From composing to proofs, Reinhold guarantees the best quality throughout the entire working process.
His clients include advertising and communication agencies Grey, BBDO, TBWA Ogilvy and Brandmission, as well as jewellers, timepiece and jewellry manufacturers Glashütte Original, Christ, Bruno Schmeide, René Kern, Meyer Mahlberg, Chronoswiss, Caro74 and Lumé Diamond Jewellery.
For further information visit his website.
Bold, sensual and modern. These are the words that best describe Rich Begany's work. His unique eye for detail and modern interpretation that plays between colour and texture mark this young still life photographer's work across the beauty and style business.
In collaborations with his clients, Rich seeks a careful balance allowing an object's design to inform the lighting and composition before applying digital tools to arrive at the best solution. His signature work for clients like MAC Cosmetics and Maybelline NY has made him one of the most exciting and sought-after talents that has come to the market in a long time.
Rich grew up in New York's Hudson Valley and received a BFA in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. Upon graduating he moved to NYC, assisting other photographers before setting out on his own in 2005. He lives with his wife and daughter in Manhattan.
Roy Attfield works from his London studio, specialising in still life and high-end product advertising photography.
He has a unique blend of skills that allow him to offer a bespoke service, from initial concept to final image and print-ready end results. Creating a strong visual identity to reflect individual styles, Roy helps clients to stand out from the crowd. His images are retouched to precisely meet clients' briefs, avoiding the need for costly post production.
Roy is passionate about producing creative, innovative and inspirational images. With broad experience including work across a range of campaign materials, his clients include HSBC, Marks and Spencer, Dune, Debenhams, Clarins, DKNY, Duchamp London, TAG and Bose.
Visit his website for more portfolio information.
Dublin: Sean Breithaupt + Yvette Monahan Photography
Sean Breithaupt and Yvette Monahan operate from a centrally located studio in Dublin city. The pair met while studying in Melbourne and after helping various photographers in Australia, they moved to Ireland. They now divide their time between Dublin and the UK.
Their esoteric style has led them to create images that have been described as surreal, quirky, and sometimes hauntingly beautiful. This unusual style has been put to use on many projects which they have collaborated on, including a recent campaign for Amnesty International. When not working together, they make time to pursue personal projects that help maintain their styles and nurture individuality.
Studioseventyseven specialise in still life, fashion, and portraiture photography. Presently, they are seeking artist representation.
For more information please visit their website.
Tauras Bublys Photography is a fully equipped 3,200 sq. ft. photo studio located in Chicago's South Loop with daylight capabilities and a gorgeous lake view.
Tauras brings his passion and years of experience, ensuring quality and dedication in every project. His love of shooting still life, be it food or product, shows in every shot he takes.
His work is creative while remaining true to the product. Advertising agencies, marketing firms, magazines, retail and catalogue companies have all hired Tauras time and again with complete satisfaction.
He maintains studios in both Chicago and Vilnius, Lithuania.
Clients include: Sears, Jacobson's, Kohl's, Parisian, Godiva, Spiegel, Front Desk Magazine, and Chicago Social Magazine.