Category Archives: Production Work

The Limited Shoot with David Slijper

I am often asked: “What exactly does a producer do?”  The short answer, via,
a person responsible for the financial and administrative aspects of a stage, film, television, or radio production; the person who exercises general supervision of a production and is responsible chiefly for raising money, hiring technicians and artists, etc., required to stage a play, make a motion picture, or the like.”   The long answer is a photo shoot producer collaborates with the creative team(s) to bring the creative concept to life by managing every facet of photo production including locations, talent (models), logistics and budgets. The creative team includes the creative director, art directors, print production teams, web production teams and merchandise managers. He or she often manages all financial and legal components of a photo shoot including developing contracts, rights, permits, and insurance. It is often the case there will be more than one producer working together. Large companies may have an in-house producer who works exclusively for the brand and that producer may hire a freelance producer to assist, especially in the case of an on location (versus
in studio) shoot where local knowledge is essential.
Turks and Caicos Productions is the only licensed photo production company in the Turks and Caicos Islands and they specialize in just that, providing local knowledge and production expertise with over two decades in the industry. At Turks and Caicos Productions, arrangement of all the details for clients including travel, accommodation, food and beverage, prop sourcing, location scouting, casting, and all previously mentioned points above are available services. Equally as important as our clients are the local vendors and businesses we work with. Developing and maintaining strong relationships with our local vendor sources is paramount.
An example of how Turks and Caicos Productions “bring(s) the creative concept to life” here are the inspirations given by The Limited for their shoot in Turks and Caicos last March:

This was our first creative request to find an island location which resembled the shores of Lake Como. So we set out to find a little Italy in the Turks and Caicos!

And so we did . . . .

Our three day shoot took place at The Shore Club, and aboard the good ship Atebeyra, who sailed us to the southside cliffs off Venetian ridge.


It is not unusual for a photo client to request a studio set on the beach. Catalog and online retail marketing usually necessitates a white background so to be able to have both the gorgeous shores of Turks and Caicos and the photo studio NY style side by side is the best of both worlds.
As demonstrated in the creative inspiration below, we needed a well weathered coastal cottage façade so TC Millwork was called upon to complete the task.





TC Millwork built an 8’ x 12’ tongue and grooved weathered wood set. The Limited crew wished all their in studio shoots could be brought to the beach!
Photographer David Slijper splashes his fashion work frequently in the pages of W magazine, Harpers Bazaar, and international Vogue .
The limited chose Swedish model Elsa Hosk to star in this beautiful campaign styled by Elizabeth Smallwood Sulcer
Hair: Ward Stegerhoek
Makeup: Vicky Steckel

Victoria’s Secret Swim 2013 Shoot

Last September Turks and Caicos Productions assisted with a Victoria’s Secret photo shoot, see the 2013 Swim Sneak Peak above.  Check out the bevy of beauties in the clip below who flew to paradise, the one and only Turks & Caicos Islands, to show off the “sexiest swim season ever, starring the hottest suits under the sun.”

Big thanks to VS for showing the world the beauty of Turks and Caicos, our islands sparkle just as much as their gorgeous girls in their collections in these videos and images!

Dane Tashima on Desire to Inspire

Image via desiretoinspire
Morning blog browse and who should I see featured on Desire to Inspire?  Melody singing, fun inducing, ridiculously talented great guy Dane Tashima! Turks and Caicos Productions had the pleasure of working with Dane recently on a shoot for Jockey.  Congrats Dane and beautiful interiors portfolio!

Ralph Lauren – Live in Color

Last fall I posted about Turks and Caicos Productions welcoming Ralph Lauren to the TCI for summer 2012 marketing campaigns.  Although we still patiently await those incredible images to publicly launch and debut the new season, here is a hint of the brightness and boldness to come.  Check out the LIVE IN COLOR video here.

Jockey shoot- Behind the Scenes

Last October, Turks and Caicos Productions welcomed jockey to TCI for their spring catalog shoot.   We were fortunate to move around to many beautiful locations from the gorgeous Regent Palms Resort, to Grace Bay Beach, to the private airport.

This crew was incredibly fun and the photographer, Dane Tashima, was such a breath of fresh air to work with; great attitude, great work ethic, great photographer!

Above snapshots and video from DesignerCorner/BehindTheScenes
Yesterday I was asked to speak to the kids at the Edward C. Gartland Youth Center for the Career Choices program.  Ruben, a cameraman from PTV, spoke about the world of television and news broadcasting and I followed up with information on commercial photography and photo production.  These kids were amazed at how many professionals it takes to make a single successful day in either of these professions; from Directors, to Stylists, to Talent, to Producers, to Technicians, not just the men and women behind the cameras!  
Check out highlights from the Career Choices program on WIV