brussels Oct 2011


Claudia Trucco Brussels photo agents

Considered Belgium's leading photographers' agency, Claudia Trucco represents a selection of professional photographers specialised in fashion and advertising. Established 14 years ago, the agency has gained a significant position in the international market by focusing on fashion, beauty, landscape, car and food photography.

Recent advertising productions include the Van Marcke campaign shot by Kurt Stallaert, and Decathlon’s sports campaign shot by Peter De Mulder in New Zealand.

This spring, the Belgian fashion press featured two cover stories shot by Claudia Trucco’s photographers: Weekend Le Vif’s May issue presented a colourful fashion editorial by Annabel Sougné, while Lalo Gonzalez shot the special June edition of Belgian Elle dedicated to the student creations from La Cambre Fashion School.

The agency also provides full stress-free production support for its photographers and clients. Visit the website to see more images and to sign-up for the agency's newsletter.


Initials LA is a full service production and photography agency based in Antwerp. The company prides itself in representing some of the best photographers in Belgium.

With a production team committed to delivering only the highest quality results, Initials LA closely manages pre- production and provides detailed budgeting and open communication from conception to completion.

The agency specialises in providing production assistance for foreign companies wishing to shoot in Belgium, assembling expert teams to handle everything from locating the hottest spots to finding the best casting agencies while ensuring clients have all their requirements met.

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Gaetan Caputo Brussels beauty photographers

Born and raised in Belgium, Gaetan Caputo has long been fascinated by the world of fashion photography. This “self-made-man” began working professionally in 2005.

His imagination, technical knowledge and lighting skills have led to Gaetan's recognition as part of the new generation of elite photographers. He stands out in the industry for his professionalism and ability to execute a brief for clients including Levi’s, Marie Jo, L’Oréal, l’Officiel, and many more.

Gaetan resides in Brussels with his wife and daughter. He divides his time between Brussels, Paris and New York.

Sander de Wilde Brussels advertising photographers

Educated at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, Sander de Wilde worked at several studios before starting his own business in 2002. 

He moved to Brussels in 2008, and his bold but subtle documentary-style portraits have been used by international editorial, press and corporate clients such as Le Monde, International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, The Guardian, De Standaard, and more. 

Sander is widely experienced, flexible and easy to work with. He feels at ease shooting scenes and people, both on location and in the studio. 

MANTREE Brussels photo production

Mantree is a photo and film production service company that guarantees a smooth shooting process, every time.

Mantree assembles a dedicated team of professionals for each job in order to resolve any difficulties and transform ideas into a working reality. The company's experience and market awareness guarantees results that suit both clients' aesthetic requirements and their financial capacities, with estimates tailored to individual budgets.

The company can manage all financial matters during a production. Services include location scouting, casting, styling, set building, project coordination, copyright clearance and art buying.

Mindbox Brussels Photo and Film production

Passionate about its work, Mindbox is a photo and film production company as well as an agency. Its "can do" attitude, attention to detail and commitment ensures smooth running productions and efficient management of every kind of project.

Mindbox organises and manages shoots for ad campaigns, catalogues and editorials. From permits to castings, model selection, location scouting and that all important cup of tea and comfortable accommodation after a hectic day’s shoot, Mindbox will ensure that every possible detail has been covered.  

"We create an inspiring place for all your creative needs throughout the production process. When you're looking to shoot in Belgium, Mindbox wishes you a warm welcome!"

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Laura Noben Brussels Make up artist

Laura Noben is a professional freelance make-up artist. After completing a three-year aesthetics and hairdressing programme in Brussels, she took the most important step in her career by enrolling in 2009 at the international make-­up school ‘De School van Mieke Petiet’ in Amsterdam. 

Over the years, Laura has developed a strong eye for beauty and make-­up. Little by little photographers, stylists and designers have become more familiar with her creativity and techniques. She has gained experience working with students from the Fashion Academy of Antwerp, Bart Hauben from Tony & Guy Maastricht, Lovo Films, and photographers Stefanie Geerts (head photographer for Ellen Verbeek) and Peter Kemp, selected for the Hasselblad contest 2011.

Laura has cooperated with NY’s famous Redken haircolour consultant David Stanko as well as the Dutch finalist of Project Catwalk Amel Bouazizi, during a cover shoot for New African Woman. She is currently a freelance make-­up artist for M.A.C. Cosmetics, Lovo Films and Flanders Fashion Institute of Antwerp. Additionally, she used to work as a make-­up consultant and personal assistant for Bongo and now organises private make-­up parties and training on-location.

Flag Models Brussels models/ fashion

Located in Brussels, Flag Models Agency has made both fashion and advertising its core businesses.

Created in 2005, the agency represents around 350 models, both male and female. Most of them come from Belgium, France and the Netherlands.

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Witloof Production Brussels commercial production

In Belgium, witloof is a vegetable. It also happens to be the name of a full service production company.

Bad news for chicory addicts, good news for those who need commercials, music videos, documentaries and fiction shows!

Witloof Production uses the best recipes to make the very best of what it has.

Visit the website or email the company direct for more information.

LA FABRIQUE 22a Brussels camera accessories/ photo

La Fabrique 22a is the number-one professional photo equipment rental partner in the Belgian market. The company places its expert knowledge and unique range of products at the disposal of every client.

From its Brussels base, La Fabrique 22a offers the latest generation digital equipment, fully equipped studios and digital assistants with more than 10 years experience.

Check the website for more information.

OGILVY & MATHER Brussels advertising agencies

Join  'Generation Awake', the campaign developed by Ogilvy Brussels for the European Union's DG Environment. 

The campaign that launched this week calls upon citizens to Join Generation Awake, the European movement for smart consumers. The main message is not about ‘consuming less’ and sacrificing quality of life, but about having an enhanced quality of life by consuming differently. It is rooted in people’s daily lives to make it recognisable for the majority of consumers (young urbans and families with kids). 

Above all, the campaign aims to arouse curiosity and encourage people to change their behaviour. With a dedicated website in 23 languages, a viral musical clip and a Facebook page where visitors are invited to join the movement, discover and exchange tips and accept challenges, the campaign features a positive movement. 

The goal is for Generation Awake to energise, excite and inspire people everywhere in Europe to embrace new ways of thinking, consuming and living.

Air Brussels advertising agencies

Air is a Brussels-based independent and engaged agency.

Engaged in the defense of strong values, together with Amnesty International, CAP48, The Music Fund and The Polar Foundation.

Engaged in building and defending market shares for brands that refuse half-hearted posiitonning: Mobistar, Delhaize, Touring, Lima and Bongrain.

Engaged in a permanent dialogue with the consumer and the citizen.

Air stands up for forceful and relevant ideas. No matter the media, Air moves the dot. 

Duval Guillaume Brussels advertising agencies

Duval Guillaume is an idea-centric communications agency employing 140 people, with offices in Antwerp and Brussels.

"Consumers don’t think above, below or online. Consumers think brand, whatever the medium or the message. We blow the line."

The creative process at Duval Guillaume is driven by brand teams. There are no departments, with each brand team led by a project manager and clients defining the goals of the project. The first medium for any brand message is digital. The company believes strong brands - big or small - have the power to be their own medium.com.

Services include advertising, corporate design, rebranding, HR communication, B2B communication, direct marketing, digital and interactive marketing, PR services, branded magazines and events.