Jonathan has been shooting since 2008. He is incredibly technical, which is sought after by his food clients. His fashion work is dreamy, with an edge and is complimented by his editing skills. You can view his portfolio here.
Nick is a skilled cinematographer. He can successfully achieve any style required, but should he be left to his own devices, we’d say his core style is cinematic and engaging. We have selected a diverse showcase here. For more of his work click through here.
Cape Town based Director Ryan Kruger brings his darker, avant-garde style to the commercial world. This high energy commercial for Toyota is a mise-en-scène of film noir, street style and action. It showcases the versatility and creativity Ryan has to offer.
Blending the fantastical with rich visuals and a down to earth portrayal of what is current, true and cool out there on the streets.
You can view Ryan's portfolio here: http://www.artistsandlegends.com/moving-image/#/ryan-kruger-director/
Artists & Legends prides itself on being the go-to production company for sports & adventure brands. Having produced for TomTom Fitness for several years, A&L now adds Wiggle UK to its roster.
The Spring/Summer 2018 shoot included a tri-althete and outdoor print campaign and commercial. A major casting was held for duo and triathletes in Cape Town, South Africa, handled by A&L.
Here is some of the work, shot by the very passionate James Cannon.
Here is a link to our latest adventure and sports showreel. Get in touch, we would love to work with you!
ANYWHERE IS POSSIBLE!
"Black Sheep Make The World Colorful" is the slogan of the new Pepsi Black Commercial.
While Richard is no black sheep, he is well represented amongst the talent selected for this shoot. All are individuals making their mark on the world. Richard worked alongside Director Christian Larson and the late Fashion Icon Jenny Andrew. To view Richard's portfolio, click through here.
A creative agency is a reflection of the clients it serves. Artists & Legends is dedicated to building long-standing relationships that go beyond one-time projects. We strive to provide value and service on a consistent, on-going basis, anywhere in the world. We are excited to share our latest campaign for TomTom, shot in Portugal.
Creative producer Debbie Bacher and director/ cinematographer Fabian Vettiger reunited, are currently working hard on another TomTom campaign back in Cape Town. Photographer Stephen Greeff joined the creative team for a very special 6-day production. The fruits of this wonderful teams labours will launch later this year.
For now, see exclusive behind the scenes images and videos via our Instagram.
We recently flew up to Johannesburg to shoot a commercial for Mobicel. The influencer campaign launched 1st December 2016. We got to work with rapper Shane Eagle, Gqom Queen Babes Wodumo, Sketchy Bongo, Radio DJ on 5FM Linda Mbuso, Social Entrepreneur Maitele Wawe and Illustrator Kingsley Palime. Our stylist, Chloe Andrea designed Babe's original costume! Directed by Michelle Wastie. DOP Devin Toselli. Editor: Tim Goodwin.
TomTom Global rejoin Artists & Legends Producer Debbie Bacher to shoot their latest campaigns. The 12 day lifestyle print campaign and video shoot for their new fitness watch and GPS system was a massive success. Here are some BTS images of the team. For more information on producer Debbie Bacher, click here.
Matt-Eric is a commercial photography duo based in Italy.
It sparks from the collaboration of Mattia Balsamini and Enrico Caputo, respectively committed to commercial work. They are not only a photography duo, they are project creators. They create involving and interactive ideas and then execute them beautifully. Artists & Legends represent Matt-Eric worldwide.
Please contact debbie@artistsandlegends if you would like them to pitch on a concept or shoot your campaign. They love to travel!
SELECTED CLIENTS, MAGAZINES & AGENCIES
1861 United, Adidas, AS Roma, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Barilla, Bertolli, DLV, BBDO, ENI, Fondaznione Telethon, GQ, Gran Cereale, Icon Italian Red Cross, Mari-Mo, M&C Saatchi, McCann Worldgroup, Merceded Benz, Monocle, New Scientist Magazine, Nissan Politecnico di Milano, Puma, Rai, RDS, RTL, Save the Children, TBWA, Telecom, Toyota, Unilever, Universal Music, Wired.
Artists & Legends is the hot, new agency in Cape Town. Already turning heads both locally and internationally, its the agency to contact for top creatives both in Cape Town and Europe and any size production budget. The way advertising and marketing is engaging with potential consumers has changed, thanks to the internet. So has the production industry, revolutionalized by the digital world. Artists & Legends embrace these changes, by inviting to brands to connect with them for a creative brief, which will be coupled with the right creative for the project, and executed professionally according to budget. The in-house producer has many years of international experience, working with ad agencies and brands from Europe and the US, looking to escape the winter. Cape Town and the African continent is the place to be. With its diverse locations, professional crews, and incredibly favourable exchange rate.
The producer at Artists & Legends has been a producer for almost 2 decades. Her experience encompasses print & commercial production, music videos and large fashion events. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and marketing from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, she returned to her home town to work in advertising. Little did she know that she would end up working for Tanya Townsend, one of South Africa's most revered print producers. Debbie's career has grown steadily over the years, producing massive print campaigns and TV commercials in Cape Town for the international market. Debbie did not stop there. With her global contacts, she has worked backstage at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City and Australia, produced campaigns in New York, Los Angeles, Lisbon, Seychelles, Mauritius and Bombay, to name a few. Her love of travel and working with different cultures kept her on the move. She's worked alongside Sally Field, Rachel Griffith, Natalie Imbruglia, Ryan Reynolds and Owen Wilson. Her most recent contract was as the national Producer for Kevin Murphy in the USA. She produced 3 day fashion events across the US, culminating in hair and fashion shows for almost 1000 people. At the beginning of 2015 Debbie returned to Cape Town to launch Artists & Legends. Her vision: to harness her diverse, global experience and the creativity she has experienced on 3 continents, and to offer it to the creative industry in South Africa. The result: A progressive, forward thinking agency comprising of artists with their own unique voices looking to offer their vision to advertising agencies, brands and production houses both in South Africa, and the rest of the world.
Her clients include: Hummer, Reebok, Speedo, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Bacardi, Philips, Shiseido, Azzaro, Fanta, Synsam, Dove, Voltaren, TomTom, Grey Goose Vodka, Elle, GQ, Sony, BMG, Vanity Fair, Burger King, Kevin Murphy, Millers Beer, NBC, Siemens, Skype, Superbalist.
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Ryan Kruger is South Africa's top music video director. His commercials are pretty awesome too! His work has been nominated by MTV Africa and his recent video "Doors " for rock band Prime Circle won Best Video of the Year at the South African Music Awards. Ryan's style is sometimes dark, sometimes light but always has a strong, cinematic narrative. His desire is to move more into directing feature films. We are excited to be representing such a talented young star. You can see view reels and several of his music videos on our website. http://www.artistsandlegends.com/moving-image/#/ryan-kruger-director/
In his motifs, Sivan Miller seeks the face of the 21st century. His feel for unique looking models, fashion, and locations all combine into cool portraits offering the beholder a new perspective on today’s world. In his choice of models, he looks for a certain “alien feeling”—for types that will take us on a trip to the near future. In doing so, Sivan often sets standards in the field of lifestyle photography.
Being discovered by the legendary talk-show host Oprah Winfrey propelled his career even further. Today, this young photographer belongs to the emerging masters of Fashion Photography. His sense for faces and his modern staging all make for a laid-back but also very secure visual vocabulary.
We love his aesthetic, yet somewhat lifestyle approach to his editorial work. He also has an incredible imagination which comes across in his highly styled, futuristic campaigns. You can see more of Sivan's work here: http://www.artistsandlegends.com/photography-1/#/sivan-miller-editorial-photography/
The production division and creatives at Artists & Legends have certainly had their adventurous experiences over the years, but none as exciting and challenging as Annie Leibovitz's latest shoot for Moncler. We would like to honour this brilliant photographer who not only continues to shoot exquisite images, but goes the distance for the ultimate shot. Having to hike across an icy world and threatening weather conditions, Annie handles the elements like the pro she is. We know how grueling production can be and we admire her professionalism.