london Mar 2007


PLC International London commercial production

Chelsea-based production company PLC provides production services, location finding and management, casting and styling.

Julia Griffiths, who set the company up seven years ago, says that projects "range from the completely bizarre to the highly commercial, making every day different". She says that her young, dynamic team were specially recruited for their positive attitude and because the word 'no' is never an option.

PLC clients include major national and international companies: Norwich Union, Prudential Life, Zovirax, Vittel, IBM, Telewest, Dove Soap, Peugeot, Mastercard, Mercedes, Guinness, Orange, Jaguar, Landrover, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mini, Corsa, Barclays Bank, HSBC, BA, Budget Rent a Car, Vladivar Vodka, Vanity Fair, Ralph Lauren, Brookfield catalogue, Freemans catalogues and Getty Images.

The company recently teamed up with Fred Tron from Astuce Productions in Nice in the south of France, enabling them to offer clients a clear choice of locations, favourable budgets, high levels of service quality and most importantly the sun!

Loulou Locations London photo production

LouLou Locations & Productions have recently been working on advertising campaigns for Nescafe, VW Touran, VW Fox and Toyota Yaris with DDB London, CHI and McCann Erickson.

Considered one of the leading production companies in the UK, LouLou Locations has extensive experience in scouting locations and producing shoots for the UK and for international agencies and photographers.

Commercial Voices London commercial production

Commercial Voices works as a cooperative venture to present a showcase of the voiceover abilities of some of the world's best-known voice actors.

CV.com does not act as an agent, manager or clearing house for any of the listed talent. Instead, each voice artist is an independent contractor and can be contacted direct, via the details included at their website. You can also view/subscribe to monthly newsletters at the website.

The company and website are marketed globally through a number of promotion partners, who are selected for their "commitment to adhere to business protocols and a more-than-fair representation of the company's talent and services on all levels".

Click here to hear demos of their male and female voice artists.

Lorentz Gullachsen London advertising photographers

Although an embargo on current commercial images means that, in this edition, we can show work only from his personal project, we are pleased to report that Lorentz Gullachsen continues to be very busy:

  • Shooting in UK, Italy, Germany, France and Switzerland for Y&R Geneva
  • Hackney Marshes and Emirates stadium were the location for his AIS shoot for 02
Regarding his personal project, Gullachsen says 'Cornwall is the place I often find myself. Shooting a personal project, I aim to finish in 2010 if the sea has not moved to Devon, in which case I may change location, or be surfing on Dartmoor...'

Andy Tommo London advertising photographers

So far this year, Tommo has been shooting for:

  • High and Mighty in Spain
  • The new Suits You campaign in London
  • Japanese designer Kei Kagami
  • Macedonian designer Ivana K
  • Sheone Exit

He has also been continuing his personal work and started his "mask project".

All in all, he says it's "another busy and creative year".

Julian Calverley London advertising photographers

Julian Calverley has recently undertaken work for Traffic Master in the UK, and Nederburg Wine in South Africa.

Shooting Sinar high-end digital, he undertakes his own postproduction in a fully ICC colour-managed workflow.

For more information and work samples, please visit his website. 

He is represented in the US by Tim Mitchell +1 (781) 631-5235.

Johnny Carr Photography London advertising photographers

Johnny Carr has been shooting advertising campaigns since the early 90s, working for clients and agencies worldwide. His work has appeared on all media, from 96 sheets to beer mats - the latter being for a Seabrook's Crisps campaign featuring shots of Captain Sensible.

Carr Moving Image, a full production facility, was created as a result of his Johnny's "ability to compose moving imagery and create a continual light source that retains the meticulous detail of his stills shoots",making the transition between stills and moving imagery seamless.

The firm has an in-house post production suite and motion graphics artists who can create the latest imagery. In addition, Carr Moving Image has crews throughout the UK, which means they can produce, shoot, edit and deliver jobs of any size and complexity.

Nigel Harniman London car & transportation photographers

Harniman continues shooting location and studio cars, landscapes, people and he continues to work with CGI.

  • Ford Edge model launch, using CGI for rendering of the car image, shot in New York for US press and billboard.
  • Jaguar C-XF launch 2007 - a series of location and studio images.
  • Toyota Hilux - Two location images shot on location in Spain for Saatchi.
  • Buick Lucerne - series of press and billboard ads for the US launch of the Lucerne model.

Wendy Jackson is now representing Nigel in London, Judy McGrath in Chicago and Imaginativ in Paris, joining Melville in Detroit, Fotoformula in Milan and PhotographersCoach in Hamburg.

David Parfitt London advertising photographers

Still-life photographer David Parfitt is best known for his work in the beauty and luxury goods sectors.

His photographs appear in many advertising and editorial projects around the world.

Allan McPhail London advertising photographers

Allan McPhail has just finished shooting the VW Eos Convertible spring campaign for DDB in Milan. The image here, showing the Eos driving along a winding road through a stunning landscape, is posted 66 metres high on the side of the Garibaldi Building overlooking Milan's Central Station.

Returning to Le Marche Province in Italy, Allan continues his personal project, photographing the people and the places of this majestic landscape.

More of his work can be viewed at the website.

Process London photo agents

2006 saw Process celebrate its fifth birthday, with all their photographers busy and shooting into 2007.

Louisa Parry has been busy with the Cadbury Creme Egg poster campaign for Publicis, press campaigns for Nestlé and shooting for Sony with WWAV and the upcoming Ariel campaign with Saatchi.

Bill Robinson has racked up his air miles flying around the world shooting the Ernst & Young Annual Report for Salter Baxter. He continues to be busy, with trips to the US and Europe in the diary.

Gareth Sambidge has been staying local, in his daylight studio in South East London. Currently shooting for Weber BBQs, he continues to keep Asda, Tesco and Sainsburys happy with his modern graphic style.

Dylan Collard shot for Café Crème with Joshua in Madrid and in London for Leo Burnett Italia, where he shot the oh-so-British Hotpoint cooker.

Newcomer Rainer Elsterman has been shooting for Saatchi & Saatchi in New York and creating some stunning shots for the UK's 125 magazine.

Howard Kingsnorth London advertising photographers

Howard Kingsnorth has been shooting campaigns since the mid 1980's. His specialities are landscape, advertising, sport and locomotive photography.

His work has been described as "evocative, creative and involving". Ad agencies appreciate his depth of experience and knowledge of the creative business. This gives advertising creatives the reassurance that their concepts will not be diluted and that they will be executed the way they envisioned.

Howard works from a studio base in central London and has experience of working around the world.

Dean Belcher Photography London advertising photographers

Dean Belcher has had recent commissions for Matalan, Legal & General, Hodder Headline and Grazia as well as BT through design group SAS.

His collaboration with record label Global Underground continues and in January, he went to Mexico City to photograph dj/producer Adam Freeland.

The "mods project" keeps him busy between commissions, and he says there are good things on the horizon concerning this in the summer. Other forthcoming projects include shoots for yell.com and another trip to Rio with Global Underground.

His website is recently updated.

Dean is represented for advertising by Jo Talbot and Sue Young who can be contacted on +44 (0)20 7262 0189.

Paul Webster London food & drink photographers

Paul Webster is considered one of London's leading food photographers and says he still enjoys new challenges.

Earlier this month, he exhibited some of his manipulated images at 'Form', the design exhibition at London's Olympia. The chillies and artichokes featured here are from the exhibition.

Paul's work over the years includes shoots for all the major UK supermarkets and food suppliers. His most recent work was for Slimfast, Waitrose, Tussauds, World Duty Free and location shoots for Abbaye de la Bussiere near Dijon and Amberley Castle, Sussex.

His new daylight garden studio is close to Hammersmith Bridge in London.

Carolyn Trayler Agency London photo agents

Tim Macpherson is off to Barcelona to shoot street kids with artificial pregnant stomachs for US charity Stop Teenage Pregnancy in a similar composite style.

Patrice de Villiers is currently shooting with TBWA for Muller, with a second M&S shoot in the pipeline.

Simon Mills has just been commissioned to shoot a campaign for BT through AMV/BBDO and has recently come back from a Spanish recce with a shot of Benidorm that makes it look... well... classy.

Chris Bailey, already known for his black on black, has just finished a beautiful personal range of white on white studio cars.

Andy Nickerson has just put together a new still life portfolio - if you like quirky, call for his book!

And last but not least, ever the adventurer, Stuart Hall's latest project sees him getting up close and personal to temperamental volcanos in Costa Rica.

Corbis Artist Representation London photo agents

Corbis Artist Representation represents a group of international photographers who work in advertising and editorial.

Set-up as an in-house, boutique-style agency two years ago, the agency emphasises "global reach alongside collaboration".

Recent campaigns include:

  • Patrik Giardino - the Air Jordan campaign for Nike with Wieden & Kennedy in New York, the Nike Running campaign and the MP3 Sunglasses campaign for Oakley.
  • Antony Nagelmann - the Nissan Skyline campaign for E-Graphics Communications, Tokyo.
  • Hans Starck - the Schick campaign for JWT New York.

To request a portfolio, contact Dominic Gaughan (advertising) or Frede Spencer (editorial).

Struan Wallace London food & drink photographers

Struan Wallace has been shooting food and drink assignments for over 10 years for supermarkets and brands alike, for the UK and international markets.

He has recently been working on re-packaging Bernard Matthews' range of products and helping to launch Feaster's new microwave range. Also, a new personal project of 360vr web product animation of food and products, to jazz up web sites.

See future editions of Showcase London for more news...

Steve Edge Design London graphic design

Steve Edge Design is a creative consultancy that devises and implements a wide range of corporate design programmes, under the guidance of its founder Steve Edge.

The company undertakes branding, brochures, mail shots, marketing, advertising, installations and websites, or any other design project you might have in mind "as long as we like each other..." (!)

Selected clients include:
Arcadia, Baker Tilly, Linde Werdelin, Locanda Locatelli, Lock & Co, Marks & Spencer, Morton's Private Club, Northcroft, Pipex, Purdey Gun & Rifle Makers, Richemont, Rules Restaurant, Skanska and Wates.

Hasselblad London camera accessories/ photo

The H3D-39 has set a new standard for digital SLRs. And the new Hasselblad HCD 28mm lens is considered the most extreme wide-angle lens presently available in the medium format.

Combining these two tools together can provide a solid foundation for high-end photography. And until this Saturday, 31 March, Hasselblad have a ** special offer **:

When you buy the special H3D-39 campaign kit, including the Hasselblad HCD 28mm lens and a 100 gigabyte ImageBank-II, they will send a new, hard-shell custom case which will contain a free copy of Victor magazine, plus one year's subscription to Victor magazine, as well as all the covers, cables, and extras. They also include a voucher for a free second lens.

Just Artificial London flowers

Just Artificial is one of the UK's leading suppliers of high-quality artificial plants, trees and silk flowers, with a range that encompasses modern right through to traditional.

Advances in recent years have meant that artificial flowers are very lifelike. Just Artificial's range - for both home and businesses - includes silk flowers, floral arrangements, artificial plants, trees, topiary, palm trees, exotics, plant displays, hedges and hedging, fruit, hanging baskets, foliage, garlands, planters, candles, essential oils, oasis foam as well as a short-term hire/rental service.

Most products are available from stock in their off-site distribution centre, which has the capacity to cater for bulk orders and supply on a nationwide scale.

Sanderson Hotel London hotels

Right in London's West End, Sanderson offers what they describe as "a lavish urban spa, a retreat from the bustle of the city into a world of fantasy and well being".

The landmarked 50s building has been transformed by Philippe Starck into a surreal, Cocteau-like dreamworld with a lush, landscaped interior courtyard garden, world-class gourmet restaurant, and all the facilities of the renowned Agua Bathhouse.

Sanderson epitomises a "new luxury that is smart, pared down, and tempered with a healthy dose of wit and irony - in short, a hotel with modern sex appeal".

For more information or reservations please contact Samm Lycett  [+44 (0)20 7300 5535]

Bread and Honey London catering

Bread & Honey have become one of the top studio and location catering companies in London serving clients including David Bailey, Getty Images, GQ, Mario Testino, Spanish Vogue, Wallpaper and many others.

Their work with some of the world's leading international fashion brands and photographers has given them a good understanding of their clients' world. They say that the elements that matter most are: quality of product and punctuality.

Catering for all dietary requirements, they can provide breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner along with a range of drinks. They are as comfortable catering for six people as they are for 60.

They provide additional services for high profile shoots and events.

The Photographer's Gallery London photo events

Walid Raad /The Atlas Group (b. 1967, Lebanon), has been awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for 2007.

The prize value is £30,000 and is awarded to one of the four short listed international photographers (Philippe Chancel, Anders Petersen, Fiona Tan and The Atlas Group) for their significant contribution to the medium of photography in Europe between 1 October 2005 and 30 September 2006.

The prize is presented by The Photographers' Gallery and the exhibition continues until 9 April 2007.

BAPLA London photo events

The BAPLA Picture Buyers' Fair (PBF) is the largest event of its kind in the world.

Held at the Business Design Centre 9-10 May, you are invited to go along to find inspiration and get fresh new ideas. Now in it's sixth year, PBF is an opportunity to meet with over 160 BAPLA-accredited image suppliers offering a diverse showcase of imagery in one venue. The show encompasses a wide range of exhibitors, from worldwide agencies to unique specialist agencies.

The show will feature

  • Full free seminar programme
  • VIP Meeting area with free internet access
  • BAPLA Directory of Members - free to all attendees (usually £25)
  • Picture Editors' Award Ceremony "Credit Where Credit is Due"
  • BAPLA Secret Garden - new for 07, a tranquil garden at the centre of a bustling show
  • Further visitor attractions including "buyers' de-stress zones" and massages