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.
We just love this saucy shoot! No brief is too challenging for Nathaline. She is well known for her naturally enhancing beauty make up, elaborate hair styling and technical make up achievements
For the full shoot and Nathaline's complete stills portfolio click through here.
Artists & Legends producer Debbie Bacher took up the challenge of moving online radio presenter Keegan Basil onto YouTube. The passionate presenter proved himself a worthy candidate when his first series, covering SA Menswear Week, became an overnight YouTube sensation! Here is what we created together for The KeeganB Show. Produced by Debbie Bacher. Cinematographers: Ebrahim Hajee and Jess James Harris. Editor: Estienne Bruwer of The Post Office.
The KeeganB Show aims at promoting entrepreneurs, charities and events. His very personable demeanour brings out the best in those being interviewed. Here are a few of the interviews with the up and coming designers in South Africa.
This commercial was shot in Ghana and South Africa. Styled to perfection by Richard de Jager of Artists & Legends.
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.
Artists & Legends represent:
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.
Josie Borain was South Africa's first international supermodel. Many of us lived vicariously through her during her success as one of the top models for Calvin Klein. It was during this time that she started to document her adventures in New York City with her Bolex . . . and she continues to observe moments in time till today. Come with us as we look into the world of Josie Borain.
Isabel Pinto is a favourite at VOGUE. Here are a few of the images that grace the pages of their October issue. Isabel is an exceptional photographer. Her experience covers fashion, commercial and lifestyle photography. She is also a renowned children's photographer. To work with Isabel, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to be working with Black Dog Clothing on their latest campaign. The team at Artists & Legends creatively directed the shoot, and Bevan Davis shot the campaign this Friday. Keep an eye out for their new campaign in the coming weeks here, on Facebook and their website : www.blackdog.co.za. Here are some of the behind the scenes pics ...
Bevan Davis is an exceptional photographer. His range varies from high end fashion, through interiors, and each image is pure perfection. Here is one of a series of images he shot with supermodel Elana Drago.
To work with Bevan, contact email@example.com
Here is a link to one of his portfolios: http://www.artistsandlegends.com/photography-1/#/bevan-davis-commercial-photography/
Darren might be a young creative, but he is pushing the envelope on the digital world every day!
We love his innovation. He fashion work started as assistant the infamous Rankin, in NYC.
His photography is beautiful.. and he is now branching into the moving image. We are not surprised. He mind allows him to break down each frame like a creative scientist. . . We look forward to watching his career develop ... its going to push creative boundaries ...
Below are his moving fashion stills....