italy Mar 2021


Contesti Photographers Milan - Turin Photo Agents and Full Photo Production

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships” (Michael Jordan).

Contesti Photographers is an agency with 30 years of experience, based in Turin, Milan and operates in Italy and worldwide.

"Our aim is to provide the best talents in photography to support the needs of the clients and to achieve the best creative results.

Our team’s work is focused on handling global projects, from creative ideas and budget management to production services coordination (photo studio, location scout, casting, artistic staff, technical crew), with the maximum efficiency. Automotive and kids photo production is a remarkable long lasting field of collaboration.

We offer expertise on post-production, illustrations, and 3D video making for a wide range of projects and with innovative solutions.

Clients include: FCA Group, Fiat 500, Maserati, Jeep, Lancia, Volkswagen, Artsana, Chicco, Luisa Spagnoli, Lines, Vino Trento Doc, Asti Doc, Fideuram Bank, Technogym, Veronesi Group - Prosciutto San Daniele, I Coloniali – Morris Group.

Check out our website."

1Secret Milan - Barcelona photo production

1Secret is a brand new creative production hub, based in Milan and available all around the world.

You may ask, why another one? 1Secret is made up of two people, but they can be as many as you need, wherever you need their services, and whatever the project, they are experienced, passionate, professional yet funny.

Services include: art buying, casting, location scouting, set design and props research, budget management, logistic, permits, and post production coordination.

"1Secret makes your ideas happen - including the crazy ones. Nothing is impossible, everything is a challenge in our productions. How do we do it? We cannot tell, it's 1 Secret."

Italy Photo Production Rome photo production

Italy Photo Production has over 25 years of experience in location scouting and photo production. Based in Rome but equally at ease in Milan and all over the country, the company provides professional and collaborative support to find the best locations across Italy.

The company is run by Francesca and Piero, who both come from production management backgrounds. Experience, profound knowledge of the Italian territory, a well stocked archive and a flexible team make for complete support across all production needs. Services include location scouting, permitting, equipment rental, crew supplying, casting, accommodation, catering and budget management.

Recent clients include Ferrari, Bentley, Versace, Mazda, Bulgari, Land Rover, Apple, Ford, BMW, Celebrity Cruises, Amgen, Jaguar, PwC, Shell and Vogue.

Visit the website for more information.

MM Productions Rome photo production

MM Productions has the flexibility to produce for every need at prices far below expectation, working with clients of all sizes for international advertising, local below-the-line or catalogue projects.

"Italy is our home, so come and get a slice of Italian style in your productions! We’ll reveal the secrets of the world’s most outstanding locations."

Clients include Martini, PayPal, ACEA, Gucci, Longines, Bulgari, Chottani, MEXX, BMW, Infiniti, Mercedes, DHL, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Zanussi, Valentino, Liu Jo, Breil, Diesel, TIM, Mephisto, Next, Casall, L’Officiel Hommes, Elle, Vogue and Maxim.

MM Productions also produces social campaigns, music videos and commercials.

Sicily Productions Sicily - Sardinia photo production

Sicily Productions is a full service production company based in Sicily and Sardinia.They execute and manage high-end productions for international clients - covering all of Italy.

Over the last 18 years, Sicily Productions has worked with some of the fashion world’s top brands and most talented photographers and directors. Italy is their back yard and they lead a team of dedicated professionals whose goal is to provide personalised and hassle-free production, while ensuring that all needs of the clients are met.  

Despite a difficult year, including facing lockdowns in many countries, they have been lucky to continue their shoots - respecting all government approved safety standards, measurements and protocols; including Covid testing all their teams on arrival.

Latest work:

  • Australian Zimmerman for their Resort Swim SS21 with beautiful Irina Shayk, shot by photographer Benny Horne.
  • Heimat SS21 campaign, shooting high-end sports wear in some of the most moderne villas in Sicily.
  • Pandora’s new spring campaign “When Spring blooms". Shooting in an old baroque villa on the coastline of Sicily.
  • Hugo Boss for their 2021 campaign with photographer Paul McLean, setting up a completely Covid-safe shoot, including two international teams. 

Clients include: Nanushka, Max Mara, Chloe, Heimat, H&M, Hugo Boss, Zimmermann, Pandora, Dolce & Gabbana, Sabyasachi, Marie Claire, Elle, Lillian West, Beymen Club, Bloomingdales, Cosmopolitan, Adidas, Daks, M&S and many more.

Jet Set Milan - Ibiza photo production

"With more than 10 years of active production in Rome, Milan, Naples, Tuscany, Puglia and many others locations, we are the choice.

Providing the best professionally, we not only execute the job impeccably, but we make it your experience. An experience that will convince you that producing in a foreign country was never so easy.

From brief to stage, we've got your back."

SCHMID PRODUCTIONS Milan Full Service Production

"Schmid Productions is a unique service production company for shoots throughout the country. Our promise is that we will offer the most time and cost effective way to shoot in Italy.

In addition to our own beautiful town, we can organise film and photo shoots throughout Italy: modern towns, artistic areas, stunning seaside locations, idyllic countryside, up in the mountains with snow (365 days a year!), or historical places like Venice, Florence, Rome and Sicily.

We can provide you complete production services for your projects, from smaller photo shoots to large-scale commercials and TV shows; whether you want to be in a studio or on location, plus any other production request you may have.

Highlights of our service offer include beautiful locations, all technical requirements, the very best Italian film crews, delicious catering and perfect accommodation, and the best local directors and photographers.

In the post-lockdown sets we will have a "Covid-19 Supervisor", full sanitisation of the set the day before, wireless equipment for remote viewing and all sanitising equipment including suits, masks, gloves and visors.

Try us out. Our multilingual staff will be delighted to team up with you for your next production in Italy."

NonSoloLoft Milan location service & scouts

Nonsololoft is a scouting location agency co-founded in 2008 based in Milan and specialised in corporate events, private events, press days, photo and video shooting, exhibitions, fashion shows, TV programmes, temporary and special projects.

"We are involved in research and location proposals of different sizes and types: industrial spaces, open spaces, showrooms, contemporary and period architecture, ateliers and unconventional spaces.

We have an online and offline archive of locations that is enriched and updated for a 360° offer both in Italy and abroad.

We respond to different budget needs for brands, companies and individuals, finding ad hoc solutions, always looking for unusual spaces, unconventional contexts, historical and disused places to enhance.

We assist clients and owners, following production in support of events and shootings: rental of props and technical equipment, catering, hostesses, transfers, logistics, etc."

MAP+ Milan - Sicily - Barcelona Production, Coordination and Location Service

"Over the many years that Map+ has been operating in production, both nationally and internationally, one thing is clear: inspiring locations are the foundation of every shoot.

Guided by passion and creative vision, we offer tailor-made solutions from location management to the coordination of all production aspects. From finding that special place which reflects a brand’s values and style to adapting it as a shoot venue, whether outdoor or indoor.

Based in Milan and Sicily, Map+ works across the entire Italian territory. Through our experience and technical knowledge, we make ideas possible.

Our clients include: Moncler, Porsche, Ferragamo, Audi, KTM, Alfa Romeo, Nordstrom, Huqsvarna, Furla, Emporio Armani, BMW, Hyundai, La Perla, CF Moto, VW.

To register for the newsletter locations to inspire you, please email us."

Superstudio Milan rental studios photo & film

Superstudio has got three venues in Milan: Superstudio Più, Superstudio Maxi and Superstudio 13. Each one is a unique, modern and polyfunctional location in the heart of the city, offering several flexible studios with daylight, blackout and outdoor options. 

The variously-sized spaces are perfect as photo shooting, cinema, television and music sets and for any use of wide and comfortable surfaces, easy to set up and reach.

Some spaces are now hosting super technological sets and green screens to let their guests organise hybrid/digital events with a spectacular scenography made to engage the audience. 

Big screen, big stage, big emotions…they aim at making their clients' experience as immersive as possible with full-service support provided by our expertise staff. 

"We do everything possible for the best outcome of every production."

Four Studios Communication Milan - Turin rental studios photo & film

Four Studios is able to propose and manage the production chain reducing costs but maintaining the highest standards in the quality of production. 

In these difficult times of the Covid-19 outbreak, it has implemented the containment measures designated by the competent authorities, integrating them with the specifications indicated by their customers.

It offers 5000m² of equipped workspace divided into four studios, offices, toolrooms, and warehouses. Its structure, with well-distributed spaces, allows them to easily comply with the safety parameters and the distancing criteria between people as requested by the Health Ministry.

Four Studios Communication has also decided to improve its offer with a new digital service which includes a streaming platform for shooting and events (speech in remote, live events, directs, etc).

The studios and all the services support clients realise their communication projects; such as rental studio and equipment, skilled staff coordination, accommodation, design and creation of scenography, post production, and more.

Four Studios Communication can manage entire productions; among its most important clients there are: FCA, Unilever, Adidas, Juventus, P&G, Ferrero, Nike, Subway and Herbalife.

Visit the website to learn more about the company's services and studios.

VITALINA RYBAKOVA Rome advertising photographers

Vitalina Rybakova is a commercial photographer based in Italy. She specialises in food, still life and product photography. 

She has a passion for building lighting setups and bringing the images to life with eye catching light.

Vitalina is constantly testing new lighting techniques, practical splash and pour effects with a goal to redefine the style of still life and liquid photography.

Whether in collaboration or on her own accord, Vitalina is focused on detail, perfection and achieving the best possible results.

Her work can be found on her website.

Corina Daniela Obertas Rome food & drink photographers

Daniela Obertas is a Rome-based photographer that specialises in food photography. She creates professional photographs, cinemagraphs, stop-motion video and concepts to help companies better market their products and services. Daniela works in her studio or on-location and uses Canon gear and prime lenses.

“I'm very creative and I love to experiment, learn, create new things and work with others who have the same passion. Creativity is what makes me happy. I firmly believe in the transformative power of photography and its ability to streamline communications as it can convey emotions and tell stories.

Before starting a project, I think it’s important to understand its essence, so I work with mood boards in order to get a good idea of what my clients are looking for. From there I can create a concept or follow any brief from an agency or art director.

So why should you work with me? I am well prepared, very patient, very focused and I put my heart into everything I do. I have a clean style and the ability to capture the beauty of food through its textures, colours and shapes. I have good editing skills and always study to improve and learn new techniques.

I want to help you tell a story through food photography. Whether it be a blogger recipe, a restaurant presentation or menu dish, a chef portrait, food industry or a magazine cover, I can find the perfect solution for you.”

Felix Reed Milan people & lifestyle photographers

Felix Reed is a people and lifestyle photographer based in Milan, specialised in capturing authentic and full of life moments in front of his lens. His work received many international awards, and among them the prestigious inclusion in the 200 Best Advertising Photographers Worldwide by Lüerzer's Archive for the 2020.

He’s just came back from Cape Town in South Africa, where he spent a month shooting for various clients and projects; stay tuned to see the results of his latest production! In the meantime one of Felix’s latest campaigns has been released, recently shot for Compass Rent, in collaboration with Leo Burnett. Besides this project, Felix had the pleasure to work with other renowned brands like Costa Cruises, Domitys, McDonald’s, Nescafé, Range Rover, Uber, VISA among others.

Felix is represented in Italy by Sfera Production and in India by Qench. Feel free to check his website and get in touch for any enquiry you might have.

Matteo Marioli Milan advertising photographers

"One of the advantages of being a photographer is shooting different things in different situations; in short, you never get bored!

I have had the pleasure of photographing interior design, manufacturing companies, cars, portraits and still life, but my passion is food and advertising photography.

I like to play with the light and the setting to represent food in a vintage and modern style, this cross between the two allows me to create some abstract images.

Creativity and sensitivity in interpreting styles, attention to detail, adaptability and flexibility, and interest in new trends allow me to face the demands of the market with increasingly necessary skills in the world of work."

Alessio Capotondi Rome interiors & exteriors photographers

"Based in Rome, Italy, I'm an architectural, interiors and 360º photographer.

I like to blend natural and artificial light, most spaces give their best at a specific time of the year, and through blending natural and artificial light we can get quite close to that magic moment.

I work mainly for architects, luxury real estates, shipyards, interior designers, corporates and construction companies. 

With many years of experience, my open personality, and an affinity for light, I can execute any type of assignment.

I am also a tech freak, so I like to keep my gear updated to the latest technology. I can arrange an online-based collaboration any time, giving to the customer the chance to review and make annotations on the images just taken.

Whether you need an immersive 360 virtual tour to sell a house or a new estate project, an architectural shooting session to showcase your work or a high quality yacht photoshoot, you can count on me."

Serena Gallorini Florence advertising photographers

Serena Gallorini began her experience in photography with artistic research based on self portrait, and that still continues. After graduating from Studio Marangoni Foundation, she started work in fashion, food and portrait photography between Florence and Milan, working as freelance for fashion brands, companies, artists, music bands and restaurants.

She loves to work with lights and shapes, creating new ideas for every shooting she performs, giving back an unconventional vision of reality but at the same time remaining anchored to it.

She totally believes that a good result arises from a good team, good atmosphere, and a good harmony on set.

She loves to collaborate with creatives and artists, from which the best creations are born.

Pixelheads Rome CGI & Post-Production

Pixelheads is a creative studio based in Italy, specialised in CGI production and post-production, creative photo retouching, advertising still visuals, and pre-production visualisation.

Pixelheads team is made of digital artists with many years of experience in CGI / VFX / motion graphics production with a particular focus on CGI food and tabletop production in which they have focused on in recent years.  

The team works for both local and worldwide clients (United Kingdom, Germany, Romania, Brasil, Mexico) and their works have won several awards like ADCI and MK awards. 

Pixelheads has worked with several international advertising and communication agencies such as TBWA, JWT, Leo Burnett, Y&R, Publicis, Havas and for many major clients such as Unilever, Opel, Nissan, Tim, Johnson & Johnson, Poste Italiane, Eni, Philip Morris, Fendi, Ferrero, Ford, Sky and many others.

PixelFactory Venice Digital Retouching Studio

PixelFactory is a digital retouching studio based in Venice, Italy. Thanks to the extensive preprint experience and solid photography background of its team, PixelFactory works in many genres of photography: from fashion to interior passing through beauty, jewellery, still life and product.

The team has the capability to not only work one-to-one with the photographer on advertising / campaign images, but also to manage volumes of pictures to the same highest standard because of its well-established workflow. PixelFactory ensures correct colour management during the entire process of photo editing. All files are worked internally within its organisation.

Andreea Natalia Bucur Milan Make up artist and Hair

"I’m Andreea Natalia Bucur and I am a fashion make-up artist in Italy. Make-up isn’t just my job but also my passion.

I have collaborated with publications such as Vogue Italia, L'Officiel Baltics, L'Officiel Italia, Robb Report Russia, Desnudo Italia, Flanelle Magazine, 7Hues Magazine, Elegant Magazine and Mob Journal and I work for brands such Stefanel, Hydrogen, Ed Parrish, Zanetti moda and Christian Dior Make-Up.

Quality make-up is much more than a way to improve the aesthetics of a face: is a true form of art, the union of creativity, preparation and use of quality materials. In feminine beautification make-up it is essential to build the make-up on the anatomy and morphology of a face.

Make-up is far more personal than a dress, as everyone has their own facial characteristics, and therefore their own style. It is important that everyone’s individual features are appreciated and suitable for the occasion.

I love this artistic imprint: it is welcome when it can be expressed, but I also respect the rules of this artistry. That’s why I make a difference in the world of make-up artists."