Rogerio Voltan

Bio:

Professional photographer with more than 20 years experience in international market, collaborator for newspapers as El Pais and EPS Magazine (Spain), Gatopardo (Colombia), Le Figaro (France), De El Mercurio Saturday (Chile), Cucina Italiana (Italy), Republic of Italy (Italy), StookFood and Der Feinschmecker (Germany) among others. In addition, great experience performing editorial and advertising, including “Marie Claire”, “Elle”, “Casa e Comida”,“Claudia”, “Prazeres da Mesa”, “Viagem e Turismo”, “Gastronomia Angeloni”, “De Bem com a Vida”, “Estilo”, “Menu”, “Espresso”, “Bons Fluidos”, “Quem”, “Lounge”, “ Casa&Jardim”, “Época São Paulo”, “Body Tech”, “Lola”, “Alpha”, “Manequim Noiva”, “Rob Repport” , “Rob Repport Gourmet”, “Gourmet Life”, “Iate Life”, “Wine”, “Decorar”, “Tam Magazine”, “Charlô”, “Fast Life”, “My Mag”, “ V House Magazine”. He has also took pictures from international personality chef’s as Ferran Adriá from Spain, Alex Atala from Brazil, Eric Ripert from New York, Massimo Botura from Italy among others. Furthermore, he has took pictures from the Brazilian President, Ministers and some artists that represent important personalities around the world. His works include books around the world. Currently, he lives between Brazil and Canada.

PUBLISHED BOOKS

• “Bite Size” book by Francois Payard. Publisher Harper Collins.

• “Chocolate Epiphany” book by Francois Payard. Publisher Clarkson Potter.

• “Payard Desserts” book by Francois Payard. Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

• ”Payard Cookies” book by Francois Payard.

• “Shung Lee” book by Michael Tong.

• “The Vegan Divas CookBook” book by Fernanda Capobianco.

• “Brazilian Food CookBook” book by Thiago Castanho.

• “Ceviche do Pacífico para o Mundo” book by Daboberto Torres. Publisher Senac Brazil.

• “Farah Abbud” book by Francois Payard. Publisher Senac Brazil.

• “Carne”, by Ana Maria Braga. • “100% Aprovadas” with Carmen figueiredo and Chef Alex Atala.

• “Living House & Gourmet” ARNO decor.

• “Delicias da Cláudia”, Publisher Abril.

• “Sabor de Festa”, by Alvaro Rodrigues. Publisher Julio Louzada.

• “Vinho do Porto, Muito Prazer!” by Mauro Marcelo Alvez, Publisher Portuguese Consulate in Brazil.

• “Bem Viver Arte e Ciência”, by Lapinha SPA. Publisher Metalivros.

• Participation in the book of Casa Cor Sao Paulo.

• Book of architect Betty Birger.

 

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

• 8º Annual Black and White Spider Award – 2014 Professional Still Life – honourable mention

• London International Creative Competition (LICC) – 2011 Professional Fine Art – honourable mention

 

 NATIONAL AWARDS

• Awarded with the best on its category: from the main communication net¬work in Brazil – TV Globo (top Grand Prize of Journalism). “Selvagens Domesticadas” (Wild Domesticated) – Photography Produced. Award given from Globo Publisher to “Casa & Comida” Magazine. August 2014

• 14º Trophy Casa e Comida Magazine Awarded with the best picture: “Lagostins nos Pastis” from La Casserole Restaurant June 2011

• “Casa e Comida” certifiy hereby that Rogério Voltan Almeida – had participated on the “XIII São Paulo Trophy: Global Gastronomy Capital” in the category “Photo published in newspapers, magazines and electronic media.” November 2010

• X Trophy Sao Paulo World Gastronomy Capital 2007 – 2nd Place for Best Picture Urakami dry meat with Jerimum Bittersweet Rogério Voltan Prazeres da Mesa Magazine November 2007

• 31 April Journalism Award – 2006 Featured health, happy, soul, responsible body Rogério Voltan. Bons Fuidos Magazine July 2005

 

 

PAULA WILSON

Paula has more than 15 years experience photographing for national magazines, advertising and cookbooks. Her extensive list of repeat clients includes many of Canada’s top restaurants and chefs.  

After studying Media Arts at Ryerson and shooting entertainment personalities from Cirque Du Soleil to Hollywood celebrities, Paula discovered a passion for food photography. Both an artist and a technician, Paula is equally comfortable working in the mad chaos of a kitchen or on the detailed planning of an editorial spread.

MIKE RUIZ

Biography 

Mike Ruiz is a world-renowned photographer, creative director and director. Mike was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, and at the ripe age of 20, he moved to the United States with just $300 bucks in his pocket and a desire to be in the entertainment world. After working for more than a decade as a successful model, his true calling came into focus one Christmas morning, when he received a gift of a lifetime: his first camera. Wide-eyed, he took the camera out of the box, and in the blink of an adept eye, his whole life was about to change. With focused determination, Mike immediately took to his new present–taught himself the intricate mechanics of the camera and to this day, he hasn’t stopped clicking away. Perhaps it’s only when you might hear him say, “we got it!”, that there is but the slightest of pauses to an otherwise very hectic shooting schedule. Sharing with the world the images that he captures is tantamount to poetry. Whether it’s Kim Kardashian, Betty White, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry or Prince, Mike has seen and shot them all.

Like everything he touches, Mike is a man who brings to life the fantastical, which in turn, is inspired by his brilliant optimism. His lens has done a lot of zooming in and out, while the world keeps a keen focus on his high-impact, surreal brand of celebrity and fashion photography. He has successfully branded himself across platforms, including print and video, which expands his appeal in the industry. His clients include L’Oreal, Garnier, Jafra and AlfaParf. Mike’s work has appeared in Conde Nast Traveller, Elle, Interview, Paper, Flaunt, Spanish & Brazilian Vogue, Citizen K, Vanity Fair, Verve, and other publications. He is also a regular contributor to the following magazines: YRB (USA), Rouge (Russia), Prestige (Hong Kong), Spot (Mexico).

 

Throughout it all, Mike’s hard work, dedication, and passion behind the camera gives him the opportunity to bring his message of hope to the forefront of all his efforts. Mike has a true sense of social responsibility and is always intent on giving back to the community. Among the countless organizations he supports, are GMHC, The Trevor Project, Housing Works, It Gets Better Campaign, Live Out Loud, Project Angel Food, GLAAD, and he is on the honorary board of the “Let There Be Hope” research foundation. Mike is also the communications consultant on The Men’s Sexual Health Project 36:00:00 for NYU School of Medicine, as well as a recurring motivational speaker at New York University, The Harvey Milk School, Art Center College of Design, Brooklyn International High School and the College of Design in Sacramento. Mike was recently awarded a Proclamation from the City of New York for his contribution to the arts and his philanthropic effort. His efforts extend to our 4 legged friends as well. Mike has become an advocate the protection and adoption of abused and abandoned pitbulls working closely with Los Angeles rescue, Bullies and Buddies.

In addition to his photography and humanitarian work, Mike Ruiz has branched out as a director and television personality. He has produced music videos for artists, such as Vanessa Williams, Kelly Rowland, Jody Watley, Kristine W., Shontelle, The Blonds among others. Back in 2007, Mike took on a passion project for himself when he directed one of his role models, RuPaul, in an indie film entitled, Starrbooty. 

 

Mike has recently launched an APP for the iPad, iPhone and Android devices which will be a digital interactive extension of his book, Pretty Masculine. Versions of the all will soon be available for the iPhone and Android devices. The online promotional video has won him a Telly Award. 

Social Media
Instagram: @mikeruizone
Twitter: @mikeruiz1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikeruiz1

GABE TOTH

Gabe Toth is a Toronto based commercial, editorial and advertising photographer.  Originally hailing from Slovakia, the Heart of Europe, he made a trek to Canada.  When not busy shooting stills, liquids, desserts and beautiful people, he enjoys adventures, while still glued to his camera.

MY YEN TRUNG

My Yen Trung is a Toronto based photographer with over 10 years experience in all things product.  Her upbeat and positive attitude has propelled her to continually work successfully as a photographer, presenting opportunities where she’s collaborated with many talents in the advertising/editorial world. Her style of shooting is to keep it simple, otherwise know as the KIS rule.

MY YEN TRUNG

My Yen Trung is a Toronto based photographer with over 10 years experience in all things product.  Her upbeat and positive attitude has propelled her to continually work successfully as a photographer, presenting opportunities where she’s collaborated with many talents in the advertising/editorial world. Her style of shooting is to keep it simple, otherwise know as the KIS rule.

SOPHIE CARRIERE

Sophie Carrière, photographe – et également styliste culinaire – avec quelques 20 ans d’expérience dans les domaines de l’édition et de la télévision. Sa polyvalence, ses connaissances et sa débrouillardise sont combinées à une grande créativité et un bon sens de l’organisation.

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Sophie Carrière is a Montreal photographer with a 20 years of background in photography and food styling within the editorial and television industries. She is known for her versatility , adaptability, creativity where every project as a solution.

ALEX EVANS

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TED BELTON

Ted Belton is a Canadian photographer, currently in Toronto, and sometimes in London, UK. But his deepest, darkest desire is to become a renaissance man and save the world. Mostly because if you save the world, you generally get to wear a cape.

ERRICSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Colin Erricson, an award winning photographer with over twenty years of experience, is one of Toronto’s leading food photographers with a rich background in editorial, advertising, packaging, drinks and cookbooks. Clients include
Mondelez, General Mills, Nestlé, ConAgra, Post, Burnbrae Farms, Janes Family Foods, Walmart, Robert Rose Publishing, and Starbucks.

Colin studied fine art in addition to photography and this background in artistic application and painting has provided a comprehensive understanding and eye for the use of lighting, shading, texture and atmosphere in just the right combination to create each photographic image.  He applies this to food photography by recognizing and capturing the beauty, color and texture of food using composition and lighting, which is enhanced by backgrounds, props and an accomplished use of digital techniques. Colin, one of the first photographers in Canada to “go digital”, believes that the raw capture is only the beginning of the process towards the final image. Proper color enhancement and retouching are applied to each photograph, and each image that leaves his hands is “ready to go to press”.

A team player, Colin enjoys collaborating with other artists, art directors, designers, food and prop stylists, combining each element of talent to create stellar imagery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Matt Johannsson is a Toronto-based photographer who has been shooting food, drink, table-top, packaging, editorial, and book covers for over ten years. His clients include Smucker’s, Nestle, SIR Corp, Agropur, Post Foods, Concord Premium Meats and Harlequin.

As a food photographer, Matt feeds the eyes. Composition and colour, light and shadow, all work together to create dynamic images that define the relationship between food and feeling. Matt’s images capture food’s power to evoke disparate sensations: a momentary recognition of the familiar or the excitement of the unfamiliar, the nostalgic or the bold, the subtle or the adventurous. As an avid cook and culinary experimentalist, Matt recognizes the power of food to draw people together, to mark occasions, and to provoke discussion.

In his studio practice, Matt focuses on the collaborative process, helping to translate his client’s vision into photographic form. Committed to the values of cooperative creation, Matt enjoys both pre- and post-production work. Photographic retouching is a particular passion, allowing Matt to further build upon powerful, resonant images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Studio:
-3000 square foot studio on the ground floor with loading bay access
High resolution digital photography (retouching & other post-production work available in studio)
-Wide variety of props and backgrounds available on-site
-Full, bright kitchen
-Hair & makeup room
-Client meeting areas and wifi access