germany May 2007


Agentur Neubauer & Springer Munich photo agents

Recent projects from photographers' agent Agentur Neubauer & Springer include the following:

  • Markus Pritzi shot in Munich for Maxim magazine.
  • Michael Munique photographed for the current poster campaign 'Yes or No' for Manor.
  • Bernd Opitz shot for Toyota 'Auris', with the campaign being shown across Germany.
  • Sandra Seckinger shot for Life-Sensor.
  • In Munich, Robert Brembeck did a campaign shot for Aurelis.
  • Donja Pitsch has been busy with two shoots for French clients: Marie Claire in Buenos Aires and the new summer campaign for lingerie brand Simone Perele.
  • Matthias Ziegler shot the leading German beach volleyball team for Vogue.
  • GQ had Andi Frank shoot famous kick boxer C. Theiss.
  • In Bari, Rasmus Kaessman shot for 'Kitesurfing' for Men's Health.
  • Cosmopolitan booked Wolf Dieter Böttcher to photograph the bottle for 'Prix de Beauté', and he was given the Award 2007 'Best Fragrance Presentation'.
  • Myrzik & Jarisch produced images for Stern magazine on the subject of 'junk'.

Represented by, Elke Froschauer Munich photo agents

Elke Froschauer 'represented by' started 18 years ago in Munich and now covers all areas of production including casting, location scouting and art buying. The agency offers expertise in food, still, car, landscape, reportage, people, architecture, lifestyle, CGI for editorial and advertising.

Elke describes her company as a 'personally managed agency that has always been based on our search for young unknown talented photographers and creating a market around them'. Artists represented include Adrian Greiter, Ansgar Pudenz, Enno Kapitza, Jerome Bischler and Jens Erbeck.

Current jobs:
  • Ansgar Pudenz shot the new campaign for Paulaner Hell as well as the black & white portrait series published in Designer Digest No.99
  • Adrina Greiter produced new beauty-stills for Amica
  • Jerome Bischler shot the book 'Sweet Sin' for Werd Verlag
  • Enno Kapitza was booked by Monocle, Stern, SZ and Migros magazines
  • And recent CGI artwork by Jens Erbeck

Jo Francis Hamburg beauty photographers

Jo Francis rocks Pyrate Style

International stars the likes of Will Smith, Janet Jackson, Lionel Ritchie and Tokio Hotel lead singer, Bill Kaulitz, just love Pyrate Style's cool, leather garments, with the inimitable and distinctive skull-over-open-scissor insignia. The exciting, new collection represents a perfect cut for strong women, and is highlighted by the used look effect produced by a silver glow treatment on black leather, as well as elaborate details such as sterling silver zippers and buttons branded with the skull insignia.

For his photographic interpretation, Jo Francis focused on the heroic component, transforming the wearer into a supernatural icon. Devotion and strength blend as one: an Alpha angel dominating strong men. The wings symbolize the freedom provided by the material, as it hugs the body like a second skin. The photographic presentation gives visual form to Pyrate Style's philosophy: leather that breathes luxury, eroticism and passion.

Max Seam Munich beauty photographers

Photographer Max Seam is based in Munich. He specialises in fashion and lingerie and has an 'obsession for lighting and beautiful images'.

His recent projects are:

Performance Marine
Andrew Mackenzie

Coming soon: the Andrew MacKenzie campaign autumn/winter 07/08 to be published in L'Uomo Vouge, Vouge, Neo2, Vanidad, Flaunt, Citicen K, Pop.

Markus Amon Photodesign Munich advertising photographers

Markus Amon Photodesign started the year with a 3-week production trip to Seychelles for Copyright Group.

In February, he was shooting a cover for EMI Music in his studio in Spain.

March saw him in Munich working on a jewellery studio production.
In April, he worked on a campaign for Cornelsen.

Studio Klaus Stemmler Hamburg advertising photographers

Klaus Stemmler recently produced a print campaign for re-launched Bethge Hamburg - a company specialising in luxurious writing instruments - saying, 'The desire for quality makes life not simpler, but finer.'

In demonstrating the high-class materials, the photographer used a special light painting system and the luxury goods were presented in a magnificent underwater environment.

Aplanat Mietstudios Hamburg rental studios

aplanat mietstudios is a rental studio and equipment rental company in the heart of Hamburg's hip Schanzenviertel quarter.

In business for 16 years, the company has now grown to seven varied studios suitable for all photographic requirements: from loft-style studios to a huge ground floor studio with cyclorama and car entrance.

Equipment for rental includes Canon Cameras, Profoto, Briese, Balcar, Kinoflo, Arri, and all gear.

Aplanat also sells paperback drops, and assistants can be hired as needed - offering a "one stop - get all" facility.

Since April 2002, there has also been an associated fine art photography gallery on the same premises.

plainpicture Hamburg photo library stock

plainpicture's photography collection stands for authentic, experimental and unusual imagery.

plainpicture has established itself as an aesthetic challenge and alternative to the existing mainstream. It has a strong focus on creative advertising and design, book cover design and editorial. The collection delivers diverging and thought-provoking views on the photographic landscape.

Representing international photographers worldwide, the Hamburg-based photo agency opened its new London office to serve the UK market earlier this year, and recently developed its direct sales channel for the Danish market.

CONTRA SERVICE PRODUCTIONS Hamburg photo production

Contra produced a photo shoot in Hamburg for Gildemeister with photographer Alexander Sauer and agency Montfort, in the entrance hall of the Atlantic Hotel. Production manager was Muriel Dornseif.

Contra had to find a 'summer in winter' location for Karstadt in Düsseldorf. Photographer was Frank Schemmann and location scout was Hans Dornseif.

Contra managed a photo shoot in Hamburg and Leipzig for Deutsche Bahn AG with photographer Tom Nagy, art director Marc Wientzek from DDB agency, production manager Hans Dornseif and assistance from Dietrich Bode/Hamburg and Muriel Dornseif. More images will be produced in the next two weeks.

Contra organised a shoot in London for Samsung with photographer Günther Philipp. CD was Patrick Theide from Cheil Communications Agency, model was Michael Ballack and production manager Muriel Dornseif.

Hong Kong:
Contra produced another photo shoot for Gildemeister, this time in Hong Kong. Again, Alexander Sauer was photographer with production manager Ki Chan Cheuk.

bigshrimp fotoproduktion Hamburg photo production

bigshrimp Fotoproduction is a Hamburg- and Berlin-based agency offering a full range of professional photo production services in the world of advertising. Its latest projects include:

Shell/AUDI R10 & A4 Convertible, photographer Tim Bret-Day (London):
full production service for an international print campaign in Munich

Neckermann, photographer Sasha Pfeffer (Frankfurt):
production and location service in Berlin for the upcoming catalogue cover for autumn/winter 2007

GQ Italy, photographer Luis Sanchis c/o Shotview (Vienna/Berlin):
location service in Berlin, fashion editorial issue soon to be published

OTTO brandneu, photographer Hendrik Nennecke (Hamburg):
production, location and casting service in Berlin for the upcoming brandneu - catalogue (autumn/winter)

Wella Hair Care, photographer Alan Clarke (UK):
model booking for international hair print campaign, model Katja Kirst, c/o bigshrimp Casting

Toyota Auris, photographer Bernd Opitz (Hamburg):
casting service for the launch campaign of the brand new Toyota Auris

Production World Hamburg photo production

production world was founded in 1998 by Kirsten Bätzel and offers full service for photo productions in Hamburg, northern Germany and Mallorca.

Its newly updated casting database includes a wide range of performers and actors of all ages.

Recent advertising photo productions include:
  • Daniel Schröder for Siemens Voice
  • Martin Timmermann for Jado (Hamburg and Mallorca)
  • Leif Schmodde for BMW-Bank
  • Robert Grischek for T-Mobile
  • Conrad Piepenburg for BMW Mini (southern Spain and Hanover)
  • Astrid Grosser for Olsen (Mallorca)
Udo Grembowicz, Setbau works with production world building photographic sets that are individually and especially designed for clients.

Petra Wiebe Munich Stylists/ fashion

Munich-based stylist from a creative family background - her father an interior designer, sister a fashion designer. Petra herself works as a stylist, developing fashion concepts, responsible for catalogue production, backstage manager for fashion shows, developing concepts for editorials, as well as art direction.

Project highlights from the last month:

  • '1st Fashion Night Munich', Unicef in Munich, with model Eva Padberg and Hannelore Elsner
  • Ford supermodel contest Switzerland for model agent Visage in Zurich
  • Art direction for 'Karstadt Kompakt' in Hamburg
  • Hertie catalogue in Marakesch, Mallorca and Miami
  • Styling for Betty Barclay, Vera Mont and Gil Bret, and the new Lucia and Lecomte catalogue
  • Styling and art direction for fashion designer Susanne Wiebe's look book and catalogue
  • Cover story for Swiss Faces magazine
  • Street shoot in Munich with Bernd Bryant
  • Shooting for Madeleine in St Moritz

[zerone] /cgi GmbH Hamburg CGI, 3D Rendering & AI

At the end of last year, Toyota planned the biggest billboard campaign ever to be run in Germany, with 60% of all German billboards being used to promote the new Toyota Auris.

Due to the tight production schedule, [zerone] cgi was asked to do all the visualisation of the car exterior as well as all post-production of the 30 images for the campaign.

The whole team worked 4 weeks to create the car visualisation and integrate the car, people and background to get the pictures ready in time.

flavouredgreen. Hamburg retouching/ photo

Founded in 2005, flavouredgreen. is a high-end post production and 3D studio in Hamburg, specialising in virtual set design.

Latest projects:

  • AUDI A5 - photographer Olaf Hauschulz, agency Phillip & Keuntje
  • BMW F1 - team brochure, photographer Heribert Schindler, agency Jung vonMatt
  • Unicef - ADC-award-winning campaign, photographer Achim Lippoth, Serviceplan Munich/Hamburg

Delight Rental Services Berlin camera accessories/ photo

Delight Rental Services is pleased to announce the opening of their second Berlin base - opening in June in the centre of Berlin, near Alexanderplatz within the cultural and event location, Backfabrik.

The company meets a wide range of photographers' needs, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will be at the same location as Berlin's biggest and most modern rental studios, Delight Rental Studios.

Aplanat Galerie für Fotografie Hamburg photo galleries

Galerie Aplanat have two interesting exhibitions on now/coming up:

Until 9 June - Bianca Radziwanowska 'Wortblicke'

'What images emerge when they are initiated by people who are not influenced by the visible world? In my photographic work, I want to question the dominance of the visual sense, of images, their function and objectivity. Thus, the perception of reality in a world ruled by visuality is confronted with a picture-free world.' Bianca Radziwanowska

19 June to 4 August 'Hommage an Irving Penn'

American photographer Irving Penn celebrates his 90th birthday on 16 June 2007 and this group-exhibition pays tribute to him. Young upcoming and established photographers from Germany, France, Italy and USA present own works influenced by Penn.

Showcase International Zurich advertising events

SHOWCASE 07 - International Portfolio Review

Your chance to be part of the international photography convention... view the best portfolios... screen new talents... cultivate your contacts... benefit from educational facilities... expand your industry knowledge... practice professional networking...

Programme for June 14/15:
Photographers' agents and industry exhibition; bookstalls and magazines; Young Photographers' Exhibition (Starlings); Apple Aperture workshops and Portfolio Show & Award; Magnum Café with speeches, film essays and film screenings.

The website has more information, detailed programme, confirmed exhibitors and accreditation.