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Welcome to Showcase Switzerland, brought to you by Production Paradise, where you can find the latest campaigns for Patek Philippe, Zurich Insurance, swisscom, Manor, Timberland, Welt am Sonntag, Zeit magazine, Swiss Airlines, Wallpaper, and many more.

More creative professionals and facilities for photographic and film production can be found in our Zurich Photo and Film directories.

Be sure to check out our featured events:

  • Swiss Press Photo 15 exhibition, until 5th July, at the National Museum Zurich.
  • Martin Becka - Dubai Transmutations photogrpahy exhibition, until 10th January 2016 at Vamara Museum, Vevey.
  • The 49th Montreux Jazz Festival confirms its commitment to dialogue between musical forms. Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil, The Chemical Brothers and many more will feature from 3rd - 18th July on the Swiss Riviera.
  • Call for entries for the Treatment Award 2015, part of the Zurich Film Festival. Authors can submit their texts up to 31st July.

Our cover image was shot by Christian Ammann for flair magazine.

full photo production


KT Produktion GmbH is getting ready to celebrate its 8th birthday in November! Over the past eight years serving both the Swiss and international advertising and photo industries, the company has worked with amazing and talented photographers, creatives, directors and a range of demanding clients.

KT Produktion handles entire productions including budget management, casting, location scouting, crew hire and all travel arrangements. The company looks forward to continuing its work with international and local teams and to fulfill high expectations across the board.

With summer approaching it is time for productions on the waterfront with a cool breeze, in the snow on a glacier, or in a lush summer forest with cool shade. This year KT Produktion has already organised the Timberland spring shoot in South Africa, the fall shoot in Minneapolis, and the kids shoot in New York City, while campaigns for Victorinox and Zurich Insurance were realised in beautiful locations in Switzerland.

film production companies

Amata Film Production Geneva commercial production

Incorporated in 2001, AMATA is one of the leading production service companies operating throughout Switzerland and other Central European locations. From offices in Geneva, Zurich and London, AMATA provides services for all stages of film-making and all types of productions, from commercial and corporate to features, documentaries and photo shoots.

Whether it’s the spectacular Swiss Alps, serene lakes, luxury lifestyle, contemporary cities, star talent, or other attractions that bring clients to Switzerland, AMATA has unrivalled expertise and experience to make every production a success.

Recent productions include Nike’s ‘Winter Wonderland’ TV commercial for MJZ, directed by Rupert Sanders. The snow season had ended in South America and hadn’t started in North America or Europe, but Switzerland offers the highest, most accessible and arguably the most beautiful glaciers in Europe.

Clients include brands Nike, Nestlé, UBS, Rolex, ASICS and Apple; production companies RSA, Stink, Independent, Anonymous Content, Moxie Pictures, Rattling Stick, Washington Square Films and Knucklehead; ad agencies Publicis, BBH and McCann Erickson; and TV broadcasters BBC, Discovery Channel and PBS.

photo agents


Lina Baumann is a small but powerful photography agency and full service production company based in Switzerland, representing artists working in the fields of fashion, editorial and advertising. The company offers a wide range of professional services for both full and à la carte support at any level, including all aspects of production.

Services include art buying, rate negotiation, budget management, crew booking, casting, client and creative consulting, location scouting, on-site coordination, post-production supervision, making-of films, and more.

Lina Baumann has extensive production facilities in Switzerland, France and Germany and is well aware of the importance of operating smoothly. Dedicated to supporting both artists’ and clients’ projects by providing a high-end service throughout - and beyond - the production process, the company ensures nothing stands in the way of implementing clients' creative ideas.



Christoph Kern is passionate about exciting travel stories, shooting delicious food and beautiful architecture and interiors. Included in this Showcase is a selection of images from his recent work - a shoot in Havanna for Swiss Universe, the inflight magazine of Swiss Airlines business and first class passengers.

Clients include IWC Magazine, UBS, a+u, Swiss Magazine, Manor, interio, Migros and Davidoff.

Visit his website for more information and to take a closer look at his portfolio.



Following a rapid start to the year, Daniel Infanger has continued with a number of shoots including for the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs in Munich and its 'Gründerland Bayern' website, an image campaign for new lingerie label Irui from Basel, and the new Coop Easter magazine and a campaign for the Coop Supercard Plus.

Daniel paid a very inspiring visit to architect Pascal Flammer for Die Welt Style, and documented French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel across photo and film for his exhibition 'invisibility faces' during Art Basel shown at the Goetheanum. In addition, he has just finished a new image film for Young Stage.

Other recent jobs included 'Black Roll' brochure and Suva 'Sirius' brochure, and a range of projects for Holcim.

Daniel is Represented in Germany by Markus Breuer Photography Agency and in Switzerland by Lilo Killer Fotografen.


Luxwerk Zurich advertising photographers

Luxwerk are Franca Candrian and Dean Jaggi, in-sync and working together since 2006. As a photography team based in Zurich, they bring more than three decades of know-how in photography and image editing to a job. Their healthy mix of Zen-like stoicism and sharp wit has gotten them through many hazards, including a Canadian blizzard, heatwaves in the Israeli desert, and trying to fly with Alitalia Airways!

Over the last few years, the pair have produced all kinds of vivid imagary, from photoshoots of 27 carat diamonds in their studio to assignments in the Forbidden City in Beijing. Luxwerk's photography spectrum ranges from portrait and corporate to advertising and editorial images for a diverse group of clients, agencies and publications.

Recent projects include annual reports for Credit Suisse and Forbo International SA, 'Future Technology' images for Alstom SA, and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram campaigns for Cadillac.

Clients include renowned companies such as Credit Suisse AG, Migros, UBS AG, Holcim AG, La Serlas Unique Jewellery, Swiss Ice Hockey, Beobachter Magazin, Switzerland Global Enterprise, Flughafen Zürich AG, Burckhardt Compression AG, Bayer AG, Alstom SA and many others.

Visit the Luxwerk website for more information.



Oliver Oettli was born in Bern, Switzerland in 1977. Since 2005 he has been capturing the spirit of people, places and brands for national and international clients. He focuses mainly on portraits, editorials, annual reports and pictorial worlds for corporate clients, magazines and personalities.

Recent projects include:

  • Annual reports for several Swiss energy suppliers, banks and construction companies.
  • Documentaries for Monocle Magazine (London), Bauer Media (Hamburg) and Gruner+Jahr (Hamburg).
  • Energy service Biel - key visuals, annual reports and corporate imagery.
  • Opel - Booth documentation of all international automotive fairs (Paris, Geneva, Frankfurt, etc.)

Oliver is currently also working on a personal project about Mongolian nomads and Mongolian billionaires. Other recent clients include Swarovski, Swatch Group, Roche, Getty Images, Victorinox and Swisscom.

models, actors, casting

all_einheit GmbH Zurich casting agencies

all_einheit has enjoyed a fabulous project for the new online movie for Patek Philippe, with the company handling casting for Switzerland. The spring/summer version of la Redoute was recently shot once again with the lovely Martina.

all_einheit’s major qualities include devotion, strength, passion and constant motivation. The renowned Zurich-based casting agency has already completed a variety of national and international campaigns this year for Migros, Patek Philippe, la Redoute, Samsung, Swisscom, Zurich Assurances, Chocolat Frey, Edelweiss, SBB, Swiss International Airlines, and more.

styling, hair, makeup

Ruth Bugmann Zurich STYLING & CASTING

The second half of 2014 was full of jobs for Ruth Bugmann, with production of images for Bank Vontobel (Photo: Michel Jaussi. Styling and part casting by Ruth Bugmann).

This was followed by production of the Christmas magazine for COOP (Photo: Daniel Infanger. Styling and part casting by Ruth Bugmann). A fine end to the year saw a TV spot and print campaign for Sunrise with tennis star Roger Federer.

2015 began with the Easter magazine for COOP (Photo: Daniel Infanger), while Ruth also completed a quirky job for (Photo: Fabian Scheffold) and an enormous styling and casting job for BKW (Bern power stations).


Regula Zuerrer Zurich hair and make up artists

Regula Zuerrer's work ranges from primarily beauty, fashion and advertising photography for catalogues and magazines to fashion shows and make-up styling for celebrities.

She is passionate about what she does, giving her looks an individual touch and a unique lightness. Playing with colours and shapes also fascinates her.

Empathy, creativity and many years of experience is a desired combination for Regula's clients. Her latest work includes editorials for Wallpaper Magazine and she started a beauty blog where she also produced her own fashion and beauty shoots.

Visit her website for more information.

rental studios photo


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 300 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 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, Tag Heuer, and many more.

Visit the website to discover more about the service.

rental studios film

Superframe Rental Studio Zurich rental studios photo & film

Superframe is Zurich’s main playground for professional photographers, directors and producers. A fully equipped, independent studio that offers big time headroom and freedom to produce creative content of any kind.

"From fashion to advertisement and film sets, with Superframe artistic expression evolves."

The studio measures an 8m x 8m cyclorama with 4m high ceilings and has northern daylight exposure, Duvetine options all around, drive-in car access and five parking spaces in front of the studio. The studio is stocked with eight stands including extension arms, two booms, two autopoles, two columns, and a solid collection of grips to choose from.

Always included in a booking arrangement are drinks and coffee. Profoto is strongly recommended for specific light demands, and variable sizes of light packages can be offered on request. Delivery from partner GraphicArt is also included.


WPS Medienservice Zurich Fashion and Food Photography & Rental Studio

Established in 1968, WPS is a leading photo studio in the greater Zurich area with one of the largest photo studios in Switzerland, including a complete functional show kitchen. Along with photo shoots and post-production, services include the creation of visual languages as well as logistics, budget management, crew booking and casting.

The entire studio can also be hired with or without professional staff.

Recent projects include:

  • Schild - Handling the process from delivery to styling, shooting, retouching and entering the picture and its respective data into the online shop's back-end.
  • Mövenpick - Photo shoot in the WPS show kitchen with a professional cook and a food stylist working according to the visual language developed by WPS.
  • Noser-Inox - Classic product photography with different surroundings, based on a picture script developed by WPS in accordance with the company’s corporate identity.
  • Athleticum - 360° photo shoot of sportswear, plus regular photos on dummies. Styling by the WPS stylists.

Visit the website for more information or follow WPS on facebook.

equipment rent


Based in Zurich, properrent is a professional equipment rental company for cinematographers and photographers alike. The company offers a full range of studio and location cameras, lighting, grip equipment and accessories along with every essential piece of equipment, from heaters to tents and walkie talkies to ensure a successful, professional shoot.

Its expert staff’s 24/7 service supports clients wherever they are in the world. properrent also offers "ready to fly" packed equipment including customs papers that can be delivered to locations worldwide, making every project effortless and seamless for clients.

properrent’s digital rental packages include some of the most popular solutions for digital capture in the professional film and photography industry. Additionally, a full range of production services including casting, locations, scouting, permits, transport and accommodation can be arranged at anytime.

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