News and trends on locations, productions and shoot services on Caribbean Islands

January 2017

Editorial fashion shoot - pyrate style for 032c magazine

Barbados’ local talents present international fashion

Rihanna cover Magazine 032c Barbados biker fashion shoot 032c Magazine beach shoot

A very different kind of editorial shoot we had for the magazine 032c - because it is a very different kind of magazine. It was called the magazine with a brutal elegance, and according to the New York Times, “the magazine fuses art and architecture, literature, urban studies in ways that can make one forget how depressing a visit to a newsstand has become.” INDUSTRIE Magazine credited 032c with setting "the most significant editorial agenda since The Face.” 032c was awarded the German media award Lead Magazine of the Year in 2008. Its fashion editorials have been awarded Lead Mood and Fashion Photography awards in 2014 and 2015. Even Barbados’ own goddess of music, Rihanna was on a cover of 032c

Our way of producing matched the PYRATE STYLE clothes collection that we were photographing in Barbados. It was a guerilla style shoot with a very small crew – from the German 032c team came Leah Miriam Hess as Stylist/ Art director and Marc Goehring as photographer for 032c, Troy Burgess was the local PA-all rounder - casting director, props organizer, set dresser, location finder, etc. With only the location idea in mind, we were finding local people and props on the spot. It was a fun shoot especially to see how everybody played along. The result is a lively refreshing editorial photo series – like snap shots of young Barbados’ weekend life.

January 2017

Poetry Fashion photo shooting on powdery white beach in the Bahamas

White sands and stunning white cliff formations as backdrop for photo production

Producer Claudie UK on set Bahamas Boutique Hotel veranda Bahamas beach

For the POETRY Summer fashion shoots, we moved to the Bahamas, to find the most stunning location scenery on a deserted pure white beach, pristine clear water and stunning white rock formations. It wasn’t exactly around the corner from the hotel, but it was definitively worth the drive. UK Producer Claudie gave the thumps up - not only to the location, but also to the cooking of caterer Shauna, who spoiled the production team with delicious local food.

Next shoot day took place on the white hotel beach with beautiful pool, delicious cuisine and all amenities of a luxury boutique hotel. It is obvious that there is someone who knows what media crews need. Former New York photo studio owner Tom Marazza is the very relaxed and friendly owner of this gem ‘La Bougainvillea’, as well as of the spacious ‘team’ villa next door. In fact he has turned the spacious, beautiful terrain almost into an out door Studio location.

November 2016

Virgin Holidays ‘SALE’ commercial shoot on Barbados beaches

Our colorful, vivid advertising video shoot on a Caribbean Island

I guess, everybody in the media business knows those productions that are starting like a little mouse-sized video shoot and then start growing and growing along the way. That can happen once the foreign team has arrived and director and clients see the wealth of beautiful locations and all the visual opportunities those places offer. Our ‘Caribbean International Production Service Company’ was contracted by Smuggler Production/London to organize the Virgin Holiday SALE commercial with 200, all locally casted talents – a mix of all ethnic groups and ages - and 50 local crew. Shoot locations were two beaches on the East and the West coast of Barbados. Two shoot days, and only 2 weeks of pre-production for locations, equipment, logistics, permits, customs, catering, casting, wardrobe and not to forget to organize and build all the props – all together was a bit of a challenge for a shoot on a small Caribbean island.

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September 7, 2016

French Caribbean – locations for Spring/Summer Productions

Shoot Locations with the French feel in St. Martin for fashion photo, film and video

Street location St. Martin Pier yachts St. Martin

The island of St. Martin, which is half French and still part of France and as such a member of the EU (European Union), and the other half – Dutch Sint Maarten, which is now independent, but used to be a Dutch colony, is a melting pot, not only of people and languages (by the way - everybody speaks English in addition), but also of architecture and the hustle and bustle of the picturesque street scenes. French St. Martin with its narrow streets and colorful markets, chic bistros and boutiques reminds of coastal towns in the Southern part of France like Cassis and St. Tropez – just Caribbean style. Dutch Sint Maarten and French Saint Martin both are popular for their harbors with luxury international yachts on massive piers, modern speedboats and colorful fishing boats tied to small wooden jetties.

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August 16, 2016

Zara fashion campaign on locations in Barbados

European location feel for photo and video production

Long Atlantic coast stretch location Vast grassland location

Wild grassland and rough Atlantic sea locations were chosen as backdrops for the Zara Spring/Summer advertising fashion campaign this year. The location feels were more like wild British coast lines and Scottish hills than tropical paradises.
Apart from the locations, the Caribbean Island was selected for the photo shoots and the video production this year because of its good weather in January, the favorable production conditions and the easy access for client, agency and teams from Spain, the UK and the US. Photographer was Mario Sorrenti, Director for video shoot: Gorden von Steiner. 

The "Caribbean Production Company" provided full service: estimates, budgeting, location scouting, prop scouting, crew, catering, production equipment, villa-accommodation, transportation, permits, customs...

February, 2015

Macy’s fashion shoot on locations in the Caribbean

Very French locations for photo production on Caribbean Island

We had once again a great photo shoot for Macy’s in the Caribbean. This time together with Producer Léonard Cuinet-Petit from Brachfeld/Paris the young Macy’s fashion brand “Maison Jules” was perfectly ‘mise en scene’ by Australian photographer Brooke Coffey.

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June 15, 2014

Fashion photography by David Gubert for RED magazine/UK

Summer - sand and rocks for beauty and fashion shoots on locations in Barbados

David Guberts’ photographs definitively add ‘drama’ to each page. Australian born, NY photographer David Gubert and his team came to Barbados recently to photograph several fashion and beauty series for the UK fashion magazine RED.

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March 31, 2014

Location scouting St. Lucia - famous Piton Mountains

Tropical Caribbean Island locations – Piton and luxury “Sugar Beach Resort”

A recent scouting trip for a US production company brought me to the Caribbean island of St. Lucia again. I am always surprised to see the fabulous mix of architecture that is equally influenced by the former French, Spanish and English colonialists.

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March 1, 2014

Catalogue shoot for 'Fashion World'/UK on location in Barbados

German model Florinda Kuhl - always in a good mood on set

For many years “The Caribbean Production Service Company” is supporting the teams of one of Great Britain’s biggest fashion catalogue companies, JD Williams, during their Caribbean photo shoot productions.

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Oct 24, 2013

Fashion photo series with Rihanna on location in Barbados

Rihanna’s fashion shoot for Glamour magazine US in the streets of Barbados

On location on her home island of Barbados, Rihanna was not only enjoying the “Crop Over Festival” in the streets of Barbados, (it is like carnival time in Rio, just slightly smaller), but also back to work the next day.

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Sep 20, 2013

Best street shooting locations for Spring casual fashion clothes collections

Picturesque street shooting locations for Spring/Summer fashion clothes collection

Photo shoots for the Spring 2014 fashion catalogue productions are in the planning soon. That's why we would like to introduce some extremely photogenic street locations for casual wear.

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