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Welcome to the second issue of Showcase Denver, proudly brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the city's visual media industry, with listings of local talent available in our dedicated Photo and Film directories.

In this issue we present the leading companies and top professionals currently working in Denver, including Alece Birnbach, Allen Birnbach Photography, Aspen Productions, Bryan Cole, Boulder Studio B, David Tejada, Jason Paul Roberts, Jim Paussa, Klug Studio, Mark Stout, Milkhaus, Ric Stovall, Souders Studios, Quitze Nelson Artist Management and Weaton Digital.

Our cover image was shot by Paul Aresu. Paul is represented by Quitze Nelson.

photo agents
 

Quitze Nelson Artist Management Denver photo agents


Exceptional talent. Creative inspiration. Experience. Easy flow. Various awards and accolades. Lots of laughter. Good music. Friendships. Work hard / collaborate / stunning results.

"Quitze’s easy going personality, vast experience on both the agency and then client side, the long lasting relationships with clients and artists - gives us all a fun environment to do our best work." Creative hubs in Texas & Colorado.

  • Paul Aresu - Lifestyle, portraiture and sports.
  • John Parrish - Still life and jewellery.
  • Kyle Dreier - Conceptual food and food.
  • Iain Bagwell - Passionate foody and food photographer.
photo production
 

Aspen Productions Denver - Aspen photo production


Nestled high in the Rocky Mountains, Aspen Productions provides exceptional production services worldwide. With over 25 years experience, the company uniquely blends an urban production work ethic with a detailed knowledge of mountain and remote production, which will exceed each client's goals. The team is known for its resourceful contacts, problem-solving skills and scrupulous attention to budget. The company's services range from acting as a local liaison to providing full production services.

Aspen Productions provide budgeting, line producing, production management, location scouting, permitting, casting, travel arrangements and crew on national TV commercials and print campaigns. The company is based in Aspen but covers the entire state of Colorado and beyond. Some of the company's recent productions have taken the team to its neighboring state of Utah and others as far away as Alaska.

Please visit the website for more information and a complete client list.
 

post production
 

Weaton Digital Inc. Denver 2D compositing


Specializing in photorealistic CGI and compositing, Weaton Digital is a digital art studio based in Boulder County providing services for still media and motion.

Whether it’s an image file that is ready and needs retouching or a product is still in prototype phase and needs to be modeled, rendered and dropped into a printed piece or animated, Weaton Digital can help at any stage of the process.

Visit the website for examples of Golite, American Recreation Products, and Pearl Izumi projects just to name a few.
 

photographers
 

Allen Birnbach Photography Denver people & lifestyle photographers


Allen Birnbach’s career has spanned the worlds of advertising, corporate communications and fine art photography for over 30 years. Assignments for Fortune 500 companies have taken him to over 20 countries, driven by his enthusiasm for solving complex production and lighting scenarios and collaborating with unique individuals at every station of life.

His work has been celebrated by Communication Arts, Photo District News, The International Color Awards, Photo Design, DoubleTake, and the Black and White Spider Awards.

Clients include American Airlines, AT&T, Boeing, Bristol-Meyer Squibb, Charles Schwab & Co., Colorado Tourism, IBM, Kellogg’s, Standard and Poors, U.S. Postal Service and Vasque Outdoor Footwear.

Allen is represented by Doug Truppe.

 

Souders Studios Denver food & drink photographers


Rick Souders, owner of Souders Studios, has food and drink clients across the globe. Rick’s work has won him many prestigious awards, including “Best Beverage Photographer in the World” three consecutive times at the World Food Media Awards in South Australia. His work has been featured at Epcot Center and at the International Photography Hall of Fame.

Rick is an honors graduate of the Art Center College of Design. Known as the 'Mile High Food and Beverage Guy', Rick’s impressive Denver facilities offer two studios, commercial kitchen, three prop areas and five client lounges in a very retro environment.
Rick’s Studio is nationally known for its creativity with food and beverage photography. In addition to his award-winning photography, Rick likes to cook, travel and drive his 1967 Bentley.

Email Rick direct for more information.
 

 

Bryan Cole Denver advertising photographers


Bryan Cole produces compelling photography with conceptual themes using light, texture, colour and composition to tell a story. He is at home in studio and on location, and thoroughly enjoys the creative process behind each image produced.

Bryan believes that the creation of great photography is a result of planning and a strong collaborative process, and he works closely with the entire creative team on any given project. For over 20 years he has been creating images for advertising and design clients.

 

Klug Studio Denver food & drink photographers


Klug Studio specialises in food and beverage photography for advertising and packaging clients.

Backed by a great crew working out of his daylight studio in Denver, Jeff has worked on recent campaigns for Kraft Foods, Domino's Pizza, Noodles and Company, Kellogg’s, Jell-O, Qdoba, Smashburger and Procter & Gamble.

 

Ric Stovall Denver Architecture & Interiors Photographers


Stovall Studio is a nationally represented resort, architectural and interior design photography and cinematic video studio based out of Colorado. The studio has been recognised for its outstanding work in national photography publications including PDN (Photo District News) Magazine, as well as featured in some of the country’s top home magazines and corporate marketing pieces. Stovall Studio is represented by 212 Artists out of Manhattan and has worked with some of the country’s leading architects, interior designers, and resorts. The company combines an easy-going attitude with a very focused work ethic and settles for nothing less than perfect.

“We survive on coffee, computers, and cameras, spending all of our time in a dream world of the richest homes in America where budgets are non existent and sofas cost as much as a car. I’ve lost any realistic sense of financial goals in life and have to return to my modest surroundings each night to re-ground myself and realise the absurdity of what I just photographed.”

 

David Tejada Denver corporate & industrial photographers


David Tejada is one of Colorado’s most highly regarded corporate location photographers. Internationally recognised for his dramatic and innovative photographic lighting techniques and graphic style, he is also known for his approachable personality. David has the reputation of being a person who is easy to work with who takes the worry out of corporate work. With more than 30 years of shooting experience, he has developed a clear understanding of both corporate and designer needs. His work successfully integrates exciting colour and strong graphic compositions to effectively communicate his clients message.

Clients include Becthel, Newmont Mining, HealthOne and Fortune 500 companies worldwide.

 

Mark Stout Denver fashion photographers


Mark Stout has been referred to as "an internationally acclaimed and sought after fashion and fitness photographer" by Asian Photography Magazine. His work has been published in leading publications in the United States, Australia, the UK, France, Sweden, Denmark and Italy.

Specialising in images of people, it is frequently said that his images "tell a story" and motivate the viewer to become involved with the scene.

Based in Denver, Colorado, clients frequently travel from all parts of the globe to work with him. Likewise, he is available for assignments worldwide.

In his free time, Mark works with photographers through American Photographic Artists to help them become more successful as creative artists and business people. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of APA Colorado.

 

Jason Paul Roberts Denver celebrity photographers


Jason Paul Roberts is a portrait and documentary photographer based in Denver, Colorado. Jason works with publications, agencies, and record labels - providing photography for both editorial and promotional use.

Jason grew up in Chicago, where as a teenager he studied art and music. After receiving his art degree in 1995, Jason moved to Colorado, where he taught himself photography by studying the works of master photographers. Jason went on to study abroad under Magnum photographers Thomas Dworzak and Trent Parke.

Jason is available for local and international assignments - shooting on location or at a professional studio in Denver.

 

Jim Paussa Denver - Aspen portrait photographers


Jim Paussa has been at it for over 20 years. Based in Aspen, Colorado he works in Denver, Las Vegas and Los Angeles specialising in portrait photography for advertising and corporate clients. Collaboration with art directors and clients, according to Jim, is key to creating the best imagery. Making a fun working environment out of deadlines, budgets, and pressure are what he does best. “Stress? My typical Beverly Hills portrait client is a billionaire with neither time nor sense of humour that wants to look great. Not a problem.”

 

Danielle Saler Denver food & drink photographers


“Within significant moments, connections and discoveries are made.”  Danielle Saler’s goal is creating these connections with viewers through strong photographs that tell stories of people, places and things enjoyed. Saler’s untraditional inspiration grows from ‘connecting the dots’ between the subject and the viewer, whether the theme is commercial or fine art. This balance allows Saler to constantly brew up new concepts and stay as fresh as the basil in her windowsill.

illustration
 

Alece Birnbach Denver illustrators


Alece Birnbach is a skilled illustrator, painter and sculptor who has been licensing her artwork since 2003. Over 100 of her feminine, fashionable and fabulous designs appear on products for an array of mid and mass market retailers, including Target, TJ Maxx and Walmart.

Alece started her career as an art director and then owned her own award-winning advertising agency. She applies her knowledge of targeting audiences and building brands to her character designs and advertising illustrations.

film production companies
 

Milkhaus Denver tv/ video production


Milkhaus is a production and post boutique based in Denver focused on telling stories that move people. Whether the subject is social injustice, political strife, personal salvation, pop culture phenomena (or kittens!), Milkhaus utilises a small team approach to craft acclaimed documentaries, animation, branded content, commercials and more.

Its work is honored by the industry year after year - winning top awards such as Emmys and an Oscar and is seen in over 100 countries: in theatres, at festivals, and on leading broadcasters including HBO, BBC, PBS, Channel 4 UK, CCTV, WDR, National Geographic and The Discovery Channel. The team also collaborates with agencies, production companies, filmmakers, and NPOs.

rental studios photo
 

Boulder Studio B Boulder rental studios photo


Based in Boulder's industrial section, Boulder Studio B is now available to rent for photo shoots. With more than 2000 sq/ft of shooting space the studio has a 20 foot wide by 16 foot deep cove.

Four roll-up doors allow access for loading and unloading equipment, set pieces, and items to shoot. Studio B is a full service providing all equipment and technical expertise necessary. Along with shooting space facilities include a bathroom with a shower, meeting space, a sound system, and WiFi.


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