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