london Sep 2011


Unconventional Productions London photo production

The Unconventional team are a mix of age and experience, plus youth and enthusiasm - the perfect combination for high-energy professional, stress free productions. Specialists in combining stills photography and filming, providing seamlessly integrated multi media shoots, the company works with clients worldwide to supply a comprehensive service involving all aspects of production.

Always up for a challenge, 2011 has been a busy year for the production team - from art buying, art directing, editing mood films, sourcing a 747 jumbo jet, photographing royalty, rock stars and international sports personalities - to organising a highly successful charity event with Future Youth Project and Jade Jagger.

Unconventional offer everything - from one prop to the whole production.

One Mega Management London photo production

"Our concept is simple. To accomplish the creative vision of our clients."

One Mega Management is a worldwide photo shoot production and management company providing creative services to the fashion, music, media and lifestyle Industries.

With a reputation for its innovative and fresh approach, One Mega Management has a unique vision for market trends that inspire truly iconic campaigns for the brands of today and tomorrow.

The company is the first creative agency to bring together an elite network of fashion and music industry services, housing four specialist divisions that provide brands with over 30 years experience in photo shoot production - all from One place.

One Mega Management focuses on productions, models, pictures and music.

The Production Factory London photo production

At the heart of The Production Factory lies the London office; an international company based in Covent Garden providing services for photographic shoots around the globe.

Specialising in full account handling and offering a wide range of services, the Production Factory has produced in some of the world’s most beautiful settings and has extensive knowledge closer to home. London town and it’s most exclusive locations are the company's speciality; "from your Brit boy on Carnaby street to a quaint riverside cottage, we look forward to making your shoot come to life."

Clients include Esprit, Sisley, Condé Nast, Gieves and Hawkes, DDB London, Saatchi and Saatchi, JWT, Pandora, Johnnie Walker, New Look, Marks and Spencer, Il Gufo, Daks, La Senza, Kent & Curwin, TM Lewin, French Connection, H&M and Aubin & Wills.

PCM - Pure Creative Management London photo production

PCM is a global production consultancy that offers bespoke creative solutions for stills and motion projects.

PCM’s seamless support provides the perfect environment to produce a campaign from conception to completion. The company’s specialist services include art buying; budget management; rate negotiation; casting; location scouting; production logistics and shoot coordination as well as events and fashion show production.

With 20 years experience, PCM has collaborated with some of the world’s best known photographers and directors including Nick Knight, Tim Walker, Paolo Roversi, Ridley Scott and Oscar Grillo. The vast spectrum of projects for the most exciting luxury and lifestyle brands – including Patek Philippe, Ligne Roset, Dior, Burberry and Levis can be viewed on PCM’s new website.

PCM’s team looks forward to working with you on your next project.

"Our aim is to offer an exceptional experience and come in on budget. Our passion is to realise your creative direction."

Lisa Pritchard Agency - LPA/Production London photo production

LPA is one of the U.K’s most prominent artist management and shoot production agencies. Well established and renowned for providing an exceptional service, they have a reputation for being helpful, flexible and innovative.

LPA's clients are communications agencies, corporations and image makers worldwide.

LPA offers a full production service including budget management, fee negotiation, art buying, scheduling, casting, location scouting, permits, crew, studio hire, set building, model making, animal hire, wardrobe styling, prop sourcing, hair and make-up, home economists, equipment and lighting, moving image facilitation, accommodation, travel arrangements, visas, carnets, catering, insurance, call sheets, postproduction, expense reconciliation.

Stylists and hair/make-up artists hand picked for their talent, relevant experience and personable, professional approach.

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Shadowplay London commercial production

Shadowplay is a creative studio specialising in high-end still and moving image production. With a background in advertising photography and moving image spanning two decades, the company creates visual stories for print, web and broadcast media.

With full service production across photography, film, post production and CGI from its central studios, the Shadowplay team guides clients from initial idea to finished campaign.

"If you see differently, like we do… shadowplay.co.uk"

Filming Scotland Edinburgh photo production

Filming Scotland is Scotland’s favourite service production company for stills, film and TV shoots from the UK and abroad.

With their creative flair, the team knows their clients like original, tailor-made shoots, with original and fabulous locations. With the best crew and top of the range kit, Filming Scotland still brings each shoot in on time and budget. Each shoot is treated as a unique gem of a project, producing outstanding results.

In 2011, Filming Scotland celebrates its 10th year providing highly successful shoots. Clients include Brookes Brothers, Andre Badi, Cosmopolitan, Sky Movies, PBS, Endemol, Sky Sports, Glenmorangie and many more.

Sunbeam Studios London rental studios photo & film

It has been a fabulous summer at Sunbeam. Having just doubled in size, adding two new studios, this was the company's first summer with a double-sized garden.

Besides getting the grill out and doing some great BBQ’s, Sunbeam's chef has started his own herb garden, meaning the mint in the Pimm’s has literally just been picked and soon the tomatoes in the salads will too!

Between shots, clients have been playing table tennis and swing-ball or just getting a bit of sun.

Sunbeam can be serious when it needs to be, however, providing first class production including digital capture, set builds, catering and lighting.

The AOP London photo events

The Association of Photographers would like to invite Production Paradise readers to participate at exposure 2011, an event that will run in parallel to the 2011 AOP Photographers Awards exhibition.

Companies participating at exposure 2011 will have the option to book a trade stand, do a demonstration or even combine the two and have the opportunity to showcase products and services to an audience of industry professionals. exposure takes place on 29th September at Ambika P3, University of Westminster, the same exhibition space as the AOP Photographers Awards. It will be a day of talks and seminars, demonstrations and trade exhibitions for photographers and industry professionals alike.

The event will be attended by professional photographers, AOP members, commissioners, advertisers, students and keen photography enthusiasts. exposure 2011 will provide an ideal opportunity to promote products and services to new and existing customers and audiences in a vibrant environment.

For more information contact Marina Syrmakezi or Bridget Flynn by email or call +44 (0)20 7749 4373.

Horton-Stephens Photographers Agents London photo agents

London’s leading photographers’ agents for over 20 years, Horton-Stephens has just welcomed photographer Matt Henry to its “Fresh” new talent stable.

The agency’s photographers have had a very busy summer which is reflected in all the new work featured on the website. One of its photographers, George Logan, alone had his work on almost a quarter of London’s poster sites last month.

Horton-Stephens represents Peter Beavis, Nick Dolding, Gavin Evans, Eugenio Franchi, Mervyn Franklyn, Steve Gallagher, Nick Kelly, Jason Knott, Stephen Lenthall, George Logan, Diana Miller, Fernando Milani, Gary Salter, Jan Steinhilber, Julian Wolkenstein and CGI by Um.

Lisa Pritchard Agency - LPA London photo agents

LPA is one of the U.K’s most prominent artist management and shoot production agencies. Well established and renowned for providing an exceptional service, they have a reputation for being helpful, flexible and innovative.

LPA's clients are communications agencies, corporations and image makers worldwide.

Established and acclaimed photographers; shooting stills and moving image for a range of communications agencies and corporations.

Emerging commercial photographers selected by a panel of industry experts in a popular biennial competition. The unique two year programme supports and promotes up and coming talent.

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Jamie Stephen London photo agents

Jamie Stephen Represents is a London-based agency, representing an impressive range of photographers covering still and moving image. Recent news includes:

  • The latest How to Spend It fashion editorial shoot by Omer Knaz.
  • Dean Marsh continues to add to his ever-expanding portfolio with this beautifully shot image.
  • This stunning image shot by John Bennett displays the classical elegance of DeBeers Diamond Jewellers.
  • Richard Morris’ passion for automotive photography comes across in this atmospheric and dreamlike moment in the country.
  • Herve Haddad has expanded into the world of moving image, starting with this sensuous video for Mauboussin.

Vue London photo agents

With a stable of seven fabulous photographers, Vue loves to get stuck into a good shoot, whether that be for the logistical challenges on a large-scale production right through to getting the details perfect for an intricate still life shoot.

The agency's photographers have covered a lot of ground recently, heading off to Iceland, Canada, Spain, France, Germany, the Caribbean, a university and a pub for some brilliant shoots for Barclays, PRS, Marston’s Pedigree, Allianz, Shell and NAPP, amongst others.

Follow Vue and its artists on the website, blog or come and say hello on Twitter.

janepatrick presents Steve Baxter London photo agents

Steve Baxter is liked and respected in his field and as a result retains client loyalty. All commissions are creatively and professionally delivered to expectation.

Recent advertising and design commissioning clients include AMV BBDO, Columbus Communications, Ogilvy, Turner Duckworth, JKR, Pemberton & Whitefoord, Design Bridge, Blue Marlin, Reach and other own-brand names such as Waitrose, M&S and Tesco.

Steve also contributes to monthlies and publishers: new titles are in hand. He is represented by janepatrick. For new portfolio viewings call +44 (0)20 7064 8129, visit janepatrick's website or Steve's own personal website.

FRANCESCO MAJO London food & drink photographers

Francesco Majo is an international food and lifestyle photographer. He shoots from his kitchen daylight studio in Paris as well as on location around the world for different international magazines, design and advertising clients. He has a large choice of props and backgrounds on hand and his work is easily recognisable through his fine mix of creative style and food presentation. Francesco regularly works on campaigns in Italy, France and the UK.

Clients include Amica, Anna, Elle, GQ, Gulliver, House&Garden, Psychologies Mag, The Condè Nast Traveller UK, Sale&Pepe, Saveurs, Vogue Gioiello, Alli, Algida, Autogrill, Bertolli, Bo Frost, Bonne Maman, Buitoni, Carrefour, Ducros / Shwartz, Findus, Knorr, Kraft Foods Italy and Spain, McDonald's, Giovanni Rana, Nadec, Nescafé, Perugina, Philip Morris, Sony PlayStation, Swatch, Tre Marie, Unilever and agencies such as Athem, Callegari Gray Paris, Future Brand, Landor Madrid, Leo Burnett, Lorenzo Marini, JWT, Mc Cann Ericksson, Saatchi&Saatchi, Tbwa, RBA, Vibrand, WCRS and Young & Roubicam.

Francesco Majo also shoots TV commercials and is represented in the UK, France and Italy. Prints are available to purchase by email. Visit his website to see more of his work or to request a folio.

Ray Massey London advertising photographers

Ray Massey is a London-based photographer shooting mainly liquids, drinks, hands and still life, and who makes effects special. Studio-based retouchers enable photography and retouching to be produced concurrently, streamlining production and enhancing the creative process.

Ray’s reputation has been established by realising conceptual advertising and producing cutting-edge final images for clients around the world. He has a passion for solving problems, creating illusions and making effects special, all of which has provided him with a regular flow of interesting commissions ranging from macro still life to location car shoots.

Sean Malyon London advertising photographers

The last few months have been typically varied for Sean Malyon, with shoots in football stadiums, fields of barley, beautiful gardens and dusty barns.

Recent clients include BBC Gardens Illustrated, BBC Countryfile, Npower, Parcelforce, Amari and Lidl.

Visit his website for more information.

Spiros Politis London advertising photographers

Spiros Politis shoots portraits and advertising in London and abroad. His work has been awarded numerous times by advertising, design and photographic bodies.

Spiros' photographic approach has resulted in a wide range of clients; from advertising, fashion and music through to automotive clients.

In 2011 he has completed shoots for Citroën, Intel and various record labels; most recently with Sony Music for Calvin Harris. He is also currently working on a series of personal projects.

Spiros is looking for representation in Germany and Asia. He is represented in the UK by Sue Allatt.

Mike Ellis London people & lifestyle photographers

Based on the outskirts of London, Mike Ellis travels throughout the country and abroad to capture people at work and play, shooting engaging portraits or following the action in his natural reportage style.

Working for a wide range of charities, household brands and corporate clients he is never far from a great story.

Recent clients include Blue Bay, British Heart Foundation, European Bank, G4S, ITV, Malmaison, Muslim Safety Forum, Premier Oil, PWC, Smurfit Kappa, The Stroke Association, TomTom and Yahoo!

Simon Taplin London advertising photographers

Simon Taplin has been photographing professionally for the past 18 years. “I have always been motivated by the present and capturing it meaningfully," he says. "As a creative, I see myself in a constant process of exploration. Photography is my choice of medium; experimenting with both new and old technologies has created some of my most appreciated work, and sometimes as the result of happy accident!”

Simon has always been non-conformist with the style and concept of the work he produces. Over recent years, he has worked for numerous international agencies and clients including JWT, Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, BBDO and Corbis. His clients’ list includes Unilever, P&G, Nokia, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, MasterCard and Heineken. His industry awards list includes recognition from D&AD, The One Show, Communication Arts, and his work has been published in both Archive and PDN.

Over the past decade, Simon has divided much of his time between Asia and Europe, Singapore being an ideal steppingstone to create in both markets. Shooting internationally keeps Simon’s concepts and style fresh, and in tune visually with today's global living.

Tim Hill London food & drink photographers

Tim and Zoë have just completed the photography for a new website which specialises in selling cheesecakes - very delicious and far too tempting! This follows shooting the latest images of pizzas for an Egyptian client.

The pair are about to work on a Marco Pierre White recipe for a regular editorial client before shooting the next issues of the baking part work.

AIR-CGI / Harniman London car & transportation photographers

Projects featured in this Showcase include a range of images for Mitsubishi showing a photographic car in completely generated backgrounds, and a futuristic car design for DDB London showing a complex 100% CGI car designed and modelled in CGI in a moving photographic location environment with Harniman’s CGI studio AIR-CGI.

Other recent work on location includes Vauxhall/GM UK, the new 3008HY4 for Peugeot, 100% CGI animation sequences for TV for Subaru and moving location images with CGI cars for Volvo. Harniman has also produced a charity book for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Recent awards include Epson Pano Awards 2011 and PDN Annual 2011.

Karan Kapoor London people & lifestyle photographers

In 2011, Karan Kapoor has been busy shooting the following campaigns: Las Vegas Tourist Board in Las Vegas, Harrah's Casino in San Diego, The Wild Wadi in Dubai, Relpax in Miami, Skyride in London, Friends Life in Cape Town and Spirva in Barcelona.

Karan has a print selected for the 2011 AOP Open Awards Exhibition and was also selected for the American Photography 27 awards.

Phil Cook London advertising photographers

Phil Cook has developed an extensive portfolio over the years, ranging from editorial and PR through to POS and advertising. He has recently finished another shoot for Marks and Spencer that is to be launched in stores in September.

Phil's current personal project has taken him out of the studio and into the fields and woodlands of Hertfordshire where he has been investigating the wonderful world of spiders.

Visit his website for a broader view of his capabilities.

Karen Thomas London advertising photographers

Karen recently had the great pleasure of shooting a cookery book featuring the rich and diverse food from The Grand Trunk Road that crosses India. A taster of the project is featured here.

It's still very early to be talking Christmas but Karen has already had more than her fair share of Christmas sparkle. After completing the M&S Christmas press pack, she is now moving on to their Christmas store windows and POS. Slice of Christmas cake anyone?

Gary Salter London people & lifestyle photographers

Born in Blackpool in the north of England, Gary Salter studied graphics and photography at Liverpool before moving to London, where he is currently based. He produces bold images with a distinctive and unique photographic style and quirky sense of humour.

His work receives critical acclaim both in the UK and Internationally. In 2009 Gary received awards from the Association of Photographers for his personal ‘Trainspotting’ series, a D&AD for work completed for Think! road safety, a Scottish advertising awards for his recent Bulmers campaign, and an Altpic award  for his personal ‘Waterpolo’ project.

More recently, Gary has been commissioned for several moving image projects for clients including Absolute Radio and Giffgaff, amongst others.

Recent clients Walkers Crisps, Sky, Virgin, Yakult, Giffgaff, Pimms, Capri Sun, Shreddies, Uncle Bens, Bulmers, Volvic, Absolute Radio, Philips, Sony Ericsson, Frank, PG Tips, Finlandia, Windex, Ruffles, Nivea, Vodaphone, Airmiles and Fosters.

Simon Winnall London people & lifestyle photographers

Simon Winnall is enjoying a great 2011, shooting campaigns for Sony with Hugo&Cat, Kievstar with Leo Burnett Kiev and SFR with Leg Paris.

Visit his website for more work.

James Nader London fashion photographers

James Nader has been shooting people and fashion for 20 years. Having honed his skills on an international stage he has developed a unique style of working in fashion.

From a traditional photographic background, James is a master of light and the digital darkroom. With a diverse range of skills and techniques he is able to interpret his clients' briefs to perfection. With the ability to work on the fly and an eye for detail, clients utilise his experience in the whole digital workflow from shooting through to post production and print.

Able to retouch and composite images to a high level James is continually busy but able to deliver a dedicated level of photography and retouching.

James is currently looking for representation in the UK and internationally.

Dennis Pedersen London advertising photographers

A technical pro, leading the way in still life and creative product photography for over 20 years, Dennis Pedersen has developed an extensive portfolio ranging from editorial and PR through to POS and advertising.

Dennis is renowned in the cosmetic and beauty industry; working with a variety of regular clientele he exceeds their creative needs with an ability to create diverse, imaginative and technically outstanding images that have set the benchmark for quality.

Richard Parsons London car & transportation photographers

Richard Parsons is a London-based photographer, specialising in location car shoots and lifestyle work.

His time is spent mostly on location, covering and uncovering the flash kit - in England anyway. A recent trip to Bavaria allowed for more sun cream than rain macs and produced some great images.

Most of Richard's work these days is completed with AD’s present, and he firmly believes in strong collaboration with all people in the creative process to achieve the final result.

Recent clients have included BAA and Ramsay Holdings.

Glassworks London advertising photographers

Born and raised in rural Britain, Marcus Lyon read Political Science at university and Leadership at Harvard Business School. He started his working life with Amnesty International in Latin America, where he began his study of the issues surrounding development and urbanisation.

His artworks and books are held in both private and international collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, USA and the Arts Council Collection of Great Britain. His work has been exhibited in over 80 shows across the globe.

Paddy Eckersley London advertising photographers

Paddy Eckersley is a London-based photographer who produces memorable images and films with advertising agencies and multinational companies.

Visit his website for more information.

Andy Seymour London food & drink photographers

Andy Seymour specialises in food, drink and still life photography.

He operates out of his Central London studio.

Visit his website for more information.

Ruth Jenkinson London people & lifestyle photographers

Ruth Jenkinson is a London-based people photographer who shoots across the UK, Europe and the USA for advertising, editorial and lifestyle clients.

“Ruth is a superb photographer both technically and creatively and a delight to work with. Her lighting is second to none. She handles the models with great care and sensitivity which ensures we get the photographs we need. She works extremely hard and goes the extra mile until she gets the right result. Her cheerful personality and calm approach make the shoots go smoothly and enjoyably.”

Ruth recently shot a book on running with Paula Radcliffe as well as a cookery book with Lawrence Dallaglio. Both are now available from all good bookstores.

Molyneux Associates London corporate & industrial photographers

Andrew Molyneux has over 25 years experience shooting images for a vast range of international clients in the corporate and industrial sectors. His work takes him all over the world covering all industries and subjects, including aerospace, biotech, finance, oil and engineering.

He has a reputation for delivering highly creative images without any hassle and is equally at home in the boardroom or on the factory floor photographing people from all walks of life.

Recent clients include Chevron, Nexen, Qinetiq, New Law, RWE Npower, British Transport Police, Laird Group, Youngs, GE Aviation, Dowty Propellers, Cargill, SAB MIller and Gatehouse Bank.

Douglas Fisher London car & transportation photographers

Douglas Fisher is a long established and highly regarded advertising photographer, with in-house post production based in London's vibrant Soho district.

Douglas was one of the first professional photographers to fully embrace digital technology, and has been leading the way in high-end advertising photography for nearly two decades. He continues to be the talent of choice for a diverse list of clients, from luxury goods, automotive to sport and recreation brands.

Today, Douglas remains firmly at the forefront of the industry, offering an ever-increasing range of services covering all aspects of photorealistic image production including photography, retouching, CGI, and animation.

Leo Acker London still life photographers

Based in London, Leo Acker is an established still life photographer with over 10 years experience. He is renowned for his work with fashion accessories and beauty products.

Recent shoots have included advertising work for John Lewis, advertorials for Calvin Klein fragrances and Folli Follie. Other clients include Marks & Spencer, The BodyShop, Harrods, Cosmopolitan, Elle and Red Magazine.

Leo’s work is consistently bold and imaginative, bringing together the demands of commercial photography with the inspiration of fine art.

He is available for shoots both at his studio in London and on location worldwide.

Jonathan Pollock London food & drink photographers

Jonathan Pollock specialises in food and still life photography. He works from his well-equipped studio in London shooting for packaging, advertising and PR clients.

Visit his website for his very latest photography.

Lorentz Gullachsen London advertising photographers

After time out to gain an MA at BIAD in VisCom, Lorentz Gullachsen is back with a new website and direction. Known for his landscapes and automotive work, he has now returned to his first love of shooting people on location.

With new bases in London, the Cotswolds and Spain, Lorentz has been developing a new approach to portraits. Shooting high-end digital, he produces panoramic files that can be used for very high-resolution prints. They can be cropped for many formats, especially web-based requirements. Lorentz also shoots moving images.

Recent commissions include lifestyle shoots for a major healthcare client, trading and corporate commissions.

Lux Photodigital London still life photographers

Lux is a small team of skilled individuals offering a comprehensive service from set building and photography to CGI and retouching, working from their own East End studio.

Lux has many years experience shooting still life, interiors and food and drink for clients including John Lewis, M&S, Molton Brown, LSA, Neff, Bosch and Blanco.

"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.” Helen Holden, Client Director of Conran Design Group.

Nick Daly London people & lifestyle photographers

Nick Daly works on location mostly with street cast models. This year he has worked on the new Nivea campaign in five cities around the UK - a simultaneous street cast and shoot with a small crew, charm and persistence.

He is represented in London by Lisa Pritchard. You can also contact Nick by email or call him on +44 777 591 5127.