cape town Sep 2014


EuroConnection South Africa Cape Town Photo & Film Production

EuroConnection photo and film is a full service company based in Cape Town, offering an extensive network of professionals providing high-end services.

EuroConnection's team just finished producing an amazing TVC with talented director Michael Buckley. Michael has worked as a cinematographer since the early 80s shooting both features and commercials. He spent the 90s in North America where he began directing commercials and music videos, yet always freelancing as a cinematographer. "Watch this space, as we're super excited to share with you the TVC commercial in the next Showcase."

The Cape Town summer season has arrived and EuroConnection is looking forward to welcoming clients for their Spring/Summer 2015 projects.

Gavin Schneider Productions Cape Town Photo & Film Production

Gavin Schneider Productions would like to thank all clients for their continued support over the years. The company is renowned for producing in South Africa and strives to ensure the best level of personal service and commitment. Some great campaigns are already well underway and the team looks forward to what is promising to be another amazing season ahead.

Recent work included a challenging location shoot for leading reinsurance and financial services group Swiss Re with photographer Mathias Braschler. Latest productions include TM Lewin, Centrepoint Dubai, Homebase, US Vogue, Deutsche Bahn, Dune Shoes, Blumarine Kids, LIDL, Yorkshire Building Society, Havas Life Medicom, The Look in Namibia and L’Officiel Italy.

Big Sky Productions Cape Town location service & scouts

Recent shoots from Bigsky Productions include:

  • VMag body editorial - New York. Photographer: Nagi Sakai.
  • JT 1 Teen Lingerie - LA photographer: The Cobra Snake.
  • Woolworths Lingerie - LA photographer: Jan Welters.
  • Inmarsat - Global satellite operator - London photographer: Richard Seymour.
  • Studio W - TVC and stills campaign with supermodel Joan Smalls.
  • RE Jeans - TVC with high-profile US model Erin Wasson.

Prinz Productions Cape Town Photo & Film Production

Reflecting on the year so far, the seasons have run together into a continuous buzz of production activity. Last summer, January and February in Cape Town saw magnificent shoots with the likes of Karstadt, Breuninger and many more, with renowned photographers, fabulous teams and stunning locations.

But there was no lull before the company's European season kicked off, with Lisbon filling up with amazing shoots. Prinz Productions currently has teams in Mauritius and is now already looking at a new Cape Town summer season, kicking off with Mamas and Papas, and a whole lot more in the pipeline.

"We’re looking forward to being immersed in another exciting and extraordinary South African production season and welcoming our clients to Cape Town’s irresistible vibrant atmosphere."

Mickie Birkett Productions Cape Town Photo & Film Production

Mickie Birkett Productions is a boutique production company based in Cape Town, which produces and services local and international commercials, music videos, stills, photographic campaigns as well as television and documentary work.

A team with a passion for creativity in both film and photographic production, Mickie Birkett Productions has a proven track record of bringing together each production on time and on budget.

From the pitch process right until post-production has wrapped, with resources for every production service required - in Southern Africa including Mozambique, Seychelles, Mauritius, Zanzibar and Namibia - Mickie Birkett Productions is the ideal partner.

10-4 Africa Cape Town Photo & Film Production

10-4 Africa presents an interesting editorial from local cult magazine Wanted as well as the latest ad campaign from BNP Paribas.

  • Wanted Magazine’s ‘A Sea Fable’ with photographer Kevin Mackintosh (c/o Serlin Associates). Set designer Daryl McGregor (c/o Lalaland Productions). Hair Richard Wilkinson. Make-up Lucy Anne Botham c/o One League. Stylist Bee Diamondhead c/o infidels.
  • BNP Paribas’ ‘Wealth Management’ campaign with photographer Azim Haidaryan c/o Quadriga. Creative director Christian Vouhe. Stylist Mari David c/o Quadriga.

The 10-4 Africa team had a busy winter producing a shoot for a classic whiskey and a social development campaign for one of the world’s biggest oil companies. Stand by for the release of these new images soon.

Episode Media Productions Cape Town Photo & Film Production

Episode Media Productions, based in Cape Town, specialises in producing and servicing commercial, photo shoots and documentaries in various locations in Africa and Spain. Offering personalised service to high-end international photographers and clients, the company strives to offer a stress-free production ensuing the utmost attention to detail.

The company's focus is on consistently providing professional, detail-oriented services in order to establish long working relationships with clients, proven through the years with returning loyal clients.

Episode Media Productions' recent projects includes Rut & Circle, Revo, Ellos Postorder, Straumann, Sport XX, Birkenstock, German Intersport, Grazia Italy, Peter Hahn, H&M Home, IKEA and Nestlé Nido for Ogilvy & Mather Africa with director Babar Sheikh.

"We are looking forward to welcoming old and new clients to our beautiful city this season."

PRODUCTION POOL Cape Town Photo & Film Production

Production Pool is a full service production company specialised in film and photo production. With bases in Zurich, Vienna, Berlin, Cape Town and the Alps, Production Pool offers a great range of production service options and locations.

The company recently provided services for TV commercial productions for clients including VW (Switzerland), OMV VIVA (Austria), USB (Switzerland), and FIYTA (Zurich), among others. Recent photo productions include print campaigns for Calida, T-Mobile, Lab Pal Zilleri, MTV Sunrise, Madewell and an editorial shoot for Marie Claire USA.

Other clients include BMW, Bogner, Coca-Cola, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Elle, H&M, Heineken, IWC, Joop, Migros, Orange, S.Oliver, Swisscom and Vogue.

Production Pool has worked with photographers and directors such as Boo George, Fabian Weber, Frederike Helwig, Gregor Hohenberg, Marcel Hartmann, Mariano Vivanco, Mario Testino, Matt Jones, Mikael Jansson, Sam Robinson, and Tom Dirnhofer.

Visit the website for more information.

Infidels Cape Town Photo Agents & Styling, Hair, Make Up Agents

Infidels was founded in 1996 and has always endeavoured to represent the highest calibre of professional artist. "We believe a picture speaks a thousand words."

  • Betina du Toit – Earth Addict, ELLE, Schon Magazine, Cake Magazine, Vulture Magazine
  • Manfredi Gioacchini - Bobo House, Red Sox, Style Magazine, Sunday Times
  • Gerard Harten - Tartine et Chocolat, Mayoral Bambini, Earth Child, Collezioni Bambini (with stylist Nicky Van Eck)
  • Sven Jacobsen - Broadway NYC Fashion, Qvest Magazine, Coca Cola, Dear Cashmere
  • Kevin Mackintosh - Natori, Man of the World, Sol Mexican Beer, Oude Meester (with stylist Bee Diamondhead)
  • Justin Polkey - Wills, Van Heusen, ELLE, Woolworths, Jockey (with stylist Malikah Hajee)
  • Misha Taylor - Nike, Bogner, Citizen K, Flaunt Magazine
  • Sacha Waldman -  Barclays, Nike, Consol, Energade, Mini Cooper, Castle Lite (with stylist Malikah Hajee, H&M Merle Titus)

Cape Town Productions Cape Town photo production

Cape Town Productions is approaching its 27th season of professional production excellence. After so many years in the business, the company is skilled in every aspect of production and able to handle anything thrown their way. Priding themselves on thorough pre-production, meeting the specific and unique requirements of each shoot and ensuring the utmost attention to detail, Cape Town Productions offers a full support system for teams on the ground and out on location. This comes coupled with a solid accounting system to handle invoicing professionally and promptly, always staying within the agreed budget.

A selection of campaigns from the 2013/2014 season includes:

  • Volkswagen shot by Ozgur Albayrak.
  • JD Williams - High & Mighty shot by Kevin Peschke.
  • Marc Trautmann’s personal shoot.
  • Adidas Kids shot by Julia Puder.
  • Mini shot by Emir Haveric.
  • M&S Indigo shot by Chloe Mallett.
  • Kia Sportage shot by Marcus Philip Sauer.
  • Gerry Weber shot by Hans van Brakel.
  • M&S Furniture shot by Debi Treloar

"Summer is on the horizon with blissful beach days and magical sunsets already - and we are only in September! ENERGISED, REFRESHED, PASSIONATE AND READY. The Cape Town Productions team will make shooting in Cape Town your most memorable experience."

The Cape Town Productions team looks forward to seeing regular clients back in Cape Town, as well as welcoming new ones. Get in touch for further details and look out for an exciting new website, due to be launched mid-October.

Cool Banana Cape Town photo production

Spring has already arrived in Cape Town with Cool Banana having had a busy winter filled with a number of great productions. A couple of shoots were produced for Jockey over several continents, one of which was cast throughout Europe and produced in Hamburg. Other productions included next season campaigns for Wills and John Players.

Cool Banana was established in 2002 and has a reputation for its fun-filled personal service and professional attitude towards production. Offering an extensive image database for locations as well as props and talents, the company has an easy-to-use platform that makes decision making all the easier.

Cool Banana has a firm belief in thorough pre-production where every eventuality is prepared for, working only with experienced crews and providing a thorough end of job reconciliation ensuring the service doesn’t end at the airport.

Steel Productions Cape Town photo production

The people at Steel love what they do - creating the space for magic to happen. After a busy summer in Africa the team were kept busy through winter with projects in stunning New Zealand. Recent work includes.

  • Regatta in New Zealand by David Short of Gill Turner.
  • Cubus TVC by Klas Ström with Eyes Production.
  • Bosch by Joel Micah Miller and the Digital Imaging team at Unexpected.
  • Jack Wills by Annemarieke Van Drimmelen of Webber Represents.
  • Soul Cal and USC by Adam Angelides.
  • Rexona by Fergus Padel of Klaus Stiegemeyer.
  • Lumix by Michael Schnabel of Marion Enste-Jaspers.
  • Esso by Stephen Shore of Art & Commerce with Point Productions.
  • Vilebrequin by René Habermacher with Antoine Asseraf.

Always offering first-class production service with a personal touch, Steel looks forward to making more magic with forthcoming production teams.

Nomad Production House Cape Town photo production

Based in Cape Town since 2005, the experienced team behind Nomad Production House understands the pressures and expectations of the industry, going out of their way to ensure the smooth running of each project. Nomad works with sought-after crew with solid referrals and makes use of only the best equipment. The team sources superb locations from Cape Town, Durban to Namibia, anywhere in Africa and the Maldives.

The team focuses on exceptional service, appreciates hard work and building relationships. Every project is met with a “no problem" approach which the Nomad team stands by.

The company enjoyed a fantastic season and an amazing winter producing offshore. "We really look forward to this next summer season and are excited to accommodate regular and new clients."

Most recent projects include DM Germany, Life Buoy, KWAY, Pro Idee, Sony, Top Sante, Stretto, Maximo and Virgin Holidays.

Hannah Mentz Cape Town advertising photographers

Hannah Mentz is an award-winning Cape Town based lifestyle and portrait photographer who specialises in kids photography. She is renowned for her enthusuastic and sensitive approach with her subjects to create beautiful and spontaneous imagery. She creates a relaxed atmosphere on her shoots, often outdoors, to allow children to be themselves and to have fun.

Her images have been used globally for advertising campaigns including Lloyd's TSB, BBC, Slimfast, Servite Housing and locally for Ackermans. Her work has also been published in The Sunday Times (UK) and Time magazine. She produces work for local and international NGOs including Comic Relief.

Dean Elliott Cape Town advertising photographers

Attention to detail and meticulous lighting are just two key factors that photographer Dean Elliott is perhaps best known for. He has an abundance of experience photographing jewellery and his portfolio covers still life, beauty, fashion and advertising. Dean is a firm believer in working with a tight-knit creative team and thrives on ideas and input from others around him. Also, there should be at all times, one person who can make an outstanding cup of coffee.

Dean has photographed for prestigious clients and agencies over the years and welcomes any new work and challenges with the same diligent enthusiasm he felt on the day he started his career. Dean is a passionate person who has a fond love for the ocean, surfing, light, Scandinavian design, travel, coffee and beautiful magazines.

Maritz Verwey Cape Town advertising photographers

Maritz Verwey is an advertising photographer who lives in Johannesburg.  He believes collaboration is key and his goal is to join forces with other creatives to explore new avenues and styles to produce phenomenal work.

Maritz has worked with agencies such as FCB Joburg, Ogilvy, Ogilvy Africa, Mortimer-Harvey, M&CSaatchiAbel and others.

He is always willing to travel and is available for assignment anywhere in the world.

Christopher List Cape Town advertising photographers

Christopher List is a multi-award winning Namibian-born German photographer with more than 10 years of experience in the industry and an additional six years of studying while assisting the world’s best studio-based photographers.

He returns to Cape Town after shooting for numerous magazines with countless covers and a range of clients overseas and locally. Chris understands what it means to meet expectations as well as run an organised, punctual production.

Chris has a passion for shooting high-end cars, fashion and still life but also has completed multiple features through his love for traveling.

Jordan Lee Garbutt Cape Town beauty photographers

"Experience Life... Be different. Be Bold. Be yourself.

Photography. Art. Innovation. These consume every part of my being.

I create photographs, I don't take them."

Jürgen's Photography Cape Town corporate & industrial photographers

Jurgen Banda-Hansmann is a corporate and portrait photographer based in Cape Town. He has shot for some major South African and international companies and brands, including Mediclinic, Dow Chemical, SAPIA, Banks Sadler, Milpark and many more.

He grew up in Germany and emigrated to South Africa. Jurgen loves the variety of his work and the creative challenges involved.

Studio 26 Cape Town rental studios photo & film

Studio 26 was built by photographer Peter Schreiber to offer three individual and completely different sets.

  • The Open Air Studio: an outdoor studio, purpose built to offer clients architectural lines and open sky. Fully customisable.
  • The Lake Houses: any look is possible from Montana to the Caribeean, Tom Sawyer to Bruce Weber. Fishing, swimming, hiking, partying, nautical or surfer.
  • The Farm: 2,900,000 m² of hilly farmland run by a very production-friendly farmer where the sky is the limit.

"At Studio 26 almost anything is possible... just talk to us!"

NYC Fotoworks New York photo associations

NYCFotoWorks' Portfolio Review is the leading professional networking event for photographers & stylists.  Why?  Because it is geared exclusively to professional photographers and stylists, bringing incredible talent from around the world to meet with industry trend-setters.

October 28th - 30th in NYC, 150+ art buyers/producers, photo editors, reps, and other industry professionals will come together to meet with professional photographers from all over the world. 

150+ Photographers will attend meeting face-to-face with stylists at their own tables for the full day of October 29th.  Cocktail Party for Photographers, Stylists and Reviewers to follow that evening!

The portfolio review is vetted, so every attending photographer or stylist is professional. This gives photographers and stylists not only the chance to meet with new potential clients, but also reconnect with those they've worked with in the past. Year after year, the industry returns to NYCFotoWorks as a great networking event for highly talented artists.

Photographers choose their reviewers and can even customize their package to ensure the best fit for you and your work.

The meetings are granted on first-come-first-serve basis so APPLY TODAY!