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Welcome to Showcase Nordic Europe, brought to you by Production Paradise. This issue features some of the leading photographers, photo and film production and service companies, location scouts, photo and film post-production companies and illustrators working out of Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark.

You can find more creative professionals and facilities for photographic and film production in our Copenhagen (Photo / Film), Oslo (Photo Film) and Stockholm (Photo Film) directories.

Brands and publications including, Elle StyleNescafé, Samsung, NissanGAP, Brøgger, Nokia, Vogue, Huawei, Carlsberg, Audi, Siemens and L'Oreal among others, have trusted these professionals with their latest advertising campaigns and editorial shoots.

Be sure to catch our recommended events:

  • The Log Lady - Ulla Jokisalo & Hilla Kurki in Dialogue. Exhibition by two distinguished Finnish photographers of different generations. From 9th June to 12th August at Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen.
  • Warhol 1968 - an exhibition about Warhol's first solo exhibition, held in 1968 at Moderna Museet. From19th September to 17th February 2018 at Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

Our cover image was shot by Helsinki-based fashion and beauty photographer Sara Lehtomaa. Sara is represented by Fotonokka

photo & film production

On The Rocks Production Reykjavik FILM PRODUCTION & LOCATION SCOUTS

''At On The Rocks Production, we pride ourselves in providing positive, economical, and safe production service in Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

Our offer is built on our producer's decades of experience in film commercials, photo shoots and TV production.''



The Lab is a full service production facility, with seven variously sized studios, equipment rental, in-house crew, set building, a large location database and its own in-house restaurant.

The Lab handles every production request with the highest professionalism. The company strives to be among the best in the world across all aspects of production service and photographic guidance.

Clients range from upcoming photographers to worldwide companies such as H&M, Frits Hansen, Bolon, Ganni, Zara Home and Kvadrat.


Hero Production Iceland Reykjavik Photo & Film Production and locations

Hero Productions Iceland is a full production service company.

Hero is a hard working, honest and diligent company that operates with a work hard - play hard ethos. The team prides themselves in forming personal and respectful relationships with clients, vendors and landowners.

Hero is a family - a family of film-makers. They don’t even like the word company but are trying their best to sound professional in this text!

Hero Productions Iceland can handle any job, no matter how big or small, no matter where clients are in the process of making their idea a reality - from script to final cut, and everything in between!



Blink Production is a boutique photo agency and production company, with offices in Copenhagen and Berlin.

With a Scandinavian mindset, personal approach, and an eye for detail, any production – large or small – is taken care of and supervised by a hard-working and experienced crew, ensuring cost-efficient and professional delivery every time.

Representing some of Denmark’s best fashion and lifestyle photographers, with a large network of collaborators and an extensive online location database, Blink agency, and production is a one-stop destination for any photographic needs.

Recent clients include H&M, IKEA, Zalando, Volvo, The White Company, Net-a-porter, Mr Porter, Warehouse and Bang & Olufsen. The company's photographers regularly contribute to magazines such as Elle, Vogue, Nylon, iD, and Monocle.


Sublime Media As Oslo Photo & Film Production and locations

Sublime is a small and young full service production company located in Norway, specialising in advertising, e-commerce, catalogues, lookbooks, editorials, television, films, aerials and underwater. Producer Youna knows and hires the best crew for each shoot and has a wide network of scouts all over the country.

"Our goal to is to make sure all clients and crew are provided with a shoot that is efficient, cost effective, and a pleasure to work on."

A big plus for some clients: Youna speaks French, Norwegian and English. Clients include Bestseller, Cubus, Sony Music, Elle, Det Nye, Boys by Girls, Brands 21, Disney Channel, Trivago, Sparebank1, Orkla and Flügger Farve.


Monky Productions AS Oslo Photo & Film Production

Monky Productions is a full service film and photo production company operating all over Norway.

The team offers complete production support customised for any size of project, including coordination, budgeting, travel and accommodation, locations, crew, casting, props, equipment rental, production vehicles, studio space, and more.

"We're ready to help you experience world-class production anywhere on the planet, or right here in beautiful Norway."

Recent clients include Scotch & Soda, Stradivarius, Google, GE Healthcare, Michelin, Mercedes, Toyota Landcruiser and Renault Trucks, among others.

Check out the website or contact Monky for more information.


Karpati Production & Locations Stockholm Productions and Locations

Susanne Karpati has more than 25 years of experience working with small and large agencies and foreign productions companies in Sweden.

Her archive gives the client a multitude of great locations in the Stockholm area, modern houses, archipelago and other exotic parts of Sweden. Karpati Production handles all kinds of permits for productions and is also approved by Stockholm Film Commission.

Known for always completing tasks with great detail and on time, Susanne Karpati has a wide network of contacts and can help with recruitments.

Clients include Anthropologie, Audi, Deichmann, Ecco, IKEA, Opel, Renault, RSA Film UK, Tylenol US, Uniqlo, Volvo, Zlatan for Nike, DDB House Agency Sweden, Plantagen, McDonald's in 2018, IF, Husqvarna, Diktator AB - Elgiganten, Vattenfall, Loka, Giant & Toys AB and more. 

film production services

Strictly Production Copenhagen film production services and locations

"Need support in Scandinavia? Strictly Scandinavia is the company to contact. We are a production service company founded in 2008. With more than 20 years of experience in film production, we know our way around the cities and countryside of Scandinavia. Our expertise lies in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Greenland.

Strictly Production is specialised in making every production set-up possible for international clients. Our close relationship with the authorities gives us an advantage regarding permits and clearings. We’ve tried it all, so talk to us whether you’re looking for clearing a busy high-end business district in Copenhagen, or isolating an idyllic mountain road in Norway – and everything in between.

Strictly Production is a global production network with established sister production service departments in the Baltics, Croatia, South Africa and Dubai. We can not only deliver budgets from different countries and climates, but we also manage multinational productions. Aside from production services for film and commercials, we provide location services in Denmark, Copenhagen, Norway and Southern Sweden.

We pride ourselves in having good, honest and creative dialogues with our clients, sharing our knowledge of the Scandinavian countries and guiding them to achieve a quality setting for both creative and economic film-making."

full photo production

ArtBlue Productions Stockholm - Athens full photo production

ArtBlue Productions stands for high standard professional photo production services in Greece and Sweden. The company is an English, Greek and Swedish speaking team specialised in offering complete production services.

Working on campaigns, look-books and editorials, ArtBlue offers tailor-made production in Greece, including its stunning islands, as well as Sweden. Always ready to accomplish every project no matter how challenging, ArtBlue manages to provide assistance on every aspect of the photo shoot.

Based in Stockholm, the team provides all services related to a successful shoot, with knowledge of the territory and a long-term relationship with local suppliers when it comes to photo equipment and props. ArtBlue offers the best rates according to a clients’ budget and finds solutions for a custom-made production.

ArtBlue suggests amazing locations in Greece and beautiful Sweden.

Clients include Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, My Theresa, Mykonos Confidential, Falke, Zalando, Just White, Louis and Mia.

post production

The Image Faculty Copenhagen Photo & Film Post production

"At The Image Faculty we’re visual problem solvers. From still image work for print, through to interactive content for digital delivery, we’ve got it covered.

We can contribute across the complete production process. If you have just the seed of an idea we can help develop it into a full spectrum campaign. Sometimes you need pure execution and you’ll find us experts at adding the final creative finish to our client’s material, helping elevate it levels that exceed expectation.

Recent clients to benefit from our approach include the Carlsberg Group, Cmore and Hi-Fi Klubben."


Fake Productions Helsinki Photo & Film Post Production, 360º and VR Video

Fake is an award winning creative design and production studio. Its heritage is in creating outstanding visuals for still, animation and effects for advertising, marketing, entertainment, visual communications, product launches and showrooms.

"We have built extensive expertise in creating cutting edge VR and AR experiences, including our own Glue multi-user collaboration technology and service."

Fake’s strength is a highly rated aesthetic knowledge combined with profound experience in communications, human experiences and problem solving.

photo agents

Fotonokka Helsinki photo agents

Fotonokka is a group of highly talented professionals from the north. They take great pride in their work and handle the production of top quality images from the first sketch to the finished result. All of their photographers have their own unique Nordic style to share with the strong creative team.

Fotonokka's clients expect effectiveness, reliability, creativity and vision in everything they do. Recently Fotonokka's photographers have created several cookbooks for Tammi Publishing and Otava Publishing. They have also collaborated for campaigns with Yamaha, Subway, UnileverDigita and Stora Enso.

Fotonokka's professional team of photographers and producers are ready to bring your plans to life.


Mika Huisman Helsinki architecture photographers

"How do you create a visual identity for a building and show it to the public? This is one of the key questions Mika Huisman, owner of Decopic Ltd, award winning architectural photographer and media creative, is working on on daily basis.

Creating a visual media package (photographs, video and 360° videos/ photographs) is a great way to start. As you’re getting it from one place it is easier to keep the material constant, message clear and under control. You don’t want to lose the common thread in identity forming."


Håvard Schei Oslo people & lifestyle photographers

Håvard Schei is an Oslo-based photographer specialising in people and portraiture, shooting advertising, editorials and profiles for artistic and commercial clients.

Clients include The Coca-Cola Company, Samsung, Toyota and Google, among others.

He has a huge passion for photography and loves to create stories. He dedicates his spare time to shooting personal projects. In his latest series, Håvard brought a large crew and two actors with him to some of the epic, ice-cold and snow-clad mountains of Norway, where he created the 'Winter Western', a cinematic story featured in this Showcase.

Håvard works all over the world and is as comfortable on location as he is in the studio doing complicated set-ups.


Fredrik Clement Copenhagen sports photographers

Fredrik Clement shoots premium sports images in a reportage style, capturing the moment and the unfiltered emotions.

He works worldwide for clients such as Adidas, Asics, BMW and The North Face, to name a just few.


Heida Helgadottir Photography Reykjavik portrait photographers

Photographer Heiða Helgadóttir is based in Reykjavík, Iceland. She has been working as a photojournalist and editorial photographer for the last 14 years.

Heiða is highly passionate about telling stories through her photos and does a lot of documentary photography alongside her other work. Her creativity and passion has won her numerous awards in the field of photojournalism.

She always maintains her enthusiasm, whether she is working with a client on a project, doing editorial work, or crafting personal stories.


Delight Studios Stockholm rental studios photo & film

Delight Studios offers three large creative spaces for photo and film production. Clients are greeted by a friendly team, skilled personnel, quick support, unique spaces, a well-stocked equipment rental department, innovative thinking and great tasty food cooked by an in-house chef.

Delight's three large studios range from 250m² to 325m² and all have their own distinctive style and character. Having recently relocated to Finnboda Hamn in Stockholm's picturesque harbor, they now offer beautiful views and an exclusive experience.

With 12 + years working in the industry, the team is committed to ensuring that all requirements are met before, during and after clients' time at Delight Studios.


Jenz Koudahl Copenhagen illustrators

Jenz Koudahl is a Copenhagen-based illustrator and animator specialising in magazine and newspaper illustrations, book and album covers, and animated TV titles.


Spotlight Awards for Photographic Excellence Worldwide

Production Paradise has launched the Production Paradise Spotlight Awards for Photographic Excellence 2018  – a competition with a unique focus on advertising photography talent.

No other awards have created a judges’ panel that is solely filled with potential clients for commercial photographers. From agency CDs and art buyers to client creatives and marketing professionals to editors at some of the most well-known magazines in the world – this competition might just be the best and most global online portfolio review a photographer could ever have.

Photographers may submit imagery in 13 professional categories and two special categories: Shot on Mobile and Student.

Each category will have a single winner and all 50+ judges will choose a Grand Prize winner from the professional categories. There are over $60,000 worth of prizes, throughout 15 categories, with a chance for one photographer to win over $19,000 in prizes, including $5000 cash.

More information about our awards is available on the Spotlight Awards for Photographic Excellence website.

Take the opportunity to show your work to our impressive panel of judges and win the great prizes – enter today!

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