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Blog BMW Motorcycles F850GS and F 750GS Provinces- Malaga, Granada, Almeria. Client-BMW Production Company-Peoplegrapher Germany Director-Lukas Tielke. This project came to us in the middle of the long hot Summer,  The location brief was extensive, Nordic forests, vast mountain landscapes,different types of desert surfaces, rock faces for climbing, mountain huts,lakes, rock pools, and more. The …

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Blog BMW Motorcycles F850GS and F 750GS Provinces- Malaga, Granada, Almeria. Client-BMW Production Company-Peoplegrapher Germany Director-Lukas Tielke. This project came to us in the middle of the long hot Summer,  The location brief was extensive, Nordic forests, vast mountain landscapes, different types of desert surfaces, rock faces for climbing, mountain huts, lakes, rock pools, and …

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In September we started an intensive scouting and prep for a October shoot for the Swiss client Blacksocks . Photographer and director Jonathan Heyer had to create 4 different vignettes and photos for the international campaign. Lots of sports models and artists were needed, from skaters, basketball players to guitarists. The casting in the Malaga …

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October brought a call from our good client Porsche via Recom Stuttgart for a shoot for Porsche 911 GTS with photographer Victor Jon Goico . We shot on four of the best roads in the Almeria region and on a famous desert racetrack. The shoot went very smoothly with excellent weather and a very good …

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In October German Cosmopolitan editorial was looking for a maritime theme for fashion, using the new Mazda MX5 Miata. After proposing quite a bit of different locations in the Malaga /Cadiz area, the client happily chose the very upmarket marina of Sotogrande in the province of Cadiz. Photographer Enric Galceran managed to pull off stunning …

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In October we worked for the returning fashion client Lipsy /London . They needed a colorful location for their fashion shoot. A stunning house we have under contract for a long time is designed by famous Mexican architect Ricardo Legoretta. The vibrant colours and open layout of the house are one of a kind. The …

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In September  we were recommended by german director and old friend  Roland Suso Richter for a TV crime series for Germany called Tatort and again  Almeria’s versatile landscape and locations were this time doubled for Italy.

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August and September  saw a contract with Endemol Shine from the Netherlands for location work during the shooting of their new series “Brussel”  in Almeria province, during the 5 week shoot Almeria province was doubled as various African countries as well as Afghanistan , the desert region in Almeria lends itself perfectly to this. This …

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One of our regular clients Fruit of The Loom with UK agency Makalu and Australian photographer Cameron Mcnee contacted us in May for locations for their new catalogue.  After extensive scouting around Andalucia, locations in Malaga capital and  Cadiz including  lakes, white villages, hotels, roof tops, sports centers and many more were used over ten …

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In May we did an 8 day photo shoot for our returning client Bonaparte from Denmark with photographer Stephane Maffair. Lots of different locations were needed, from city to beach to forest locations – the shoot went very well , and we hope they will return soon again.

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