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featured by ASTRID M. OBERT : Model and muse Charissa Snyman at the beach for WICKED GAME magazine… photographed by ASTRID M. OBERT

Fashion photographer ASTRID M. OBERT photographed an editorial for WICKED GAME magazine with model and muse Charissa Snyman c/o BOSS MODELS, Cape Town. Astrid M. Obert: “The story was a reunion after eight years on the exact same beach where her first photographic session took place. Enjoy the summer vibes!”

Styling: Petra Tielmann, hair & make-up: Anja FICHTENMAYER c/o BIGOUDI. The production was supported by GoSee premium member FIRST PRODUCTIONS, Cape Town.
14.12.2020 show complete article


FIRST PRODUCTIONS : Borders are open again – welcome back to the new normal in South Africa!

“Our borders are open again, and we look forward to welcoming you back to sunny South Africa. All safely protocols in place.” FIRST PRODUCTIONS lets us know. “We also offer full, remote production services for those who are not ready to travel just yet. Let us take care of all of your film and photo needs and bring you to our set remotely.” With almost all economic activity resuming, the nation’s borders opening, and one of the world’s earliest and strictest lockdowns ending, this feels like a significant moment in the history of South Africa.

About – First Productions*, established in 1987, is one of the longest running and most experienced production companies in Cape Town. We facilitate the production of all photographic shoots across the board, including video, catalogue, advertising, editorials, and stock photography. We are committed to providing the highest degree of personal service with a ‘no problem’ attitude and are personally involved in the day-to-day operations of each production. You will be in the excellent hands of our dynamic team who are selected for their quick thinking, flexibility, enthusiasm, and friendliness.

Our crew are all personally trained, highly experienced and willing to go the extra mile to make all productions smooth and trouble-free. We have a long-standing, respected relationship with industry partners, location and model agencies, ensuring that you will get the best negotiated rates available. Our rates are competitive, and all productions are tailored specifically to your requirements and budgets.

We pride ourselves in our integrity and transparency. With clients coming back to us time and time again, we have fostered many lasting relationships over the years, making lots of friends along the way. We look forward to being of service to you ! Melanie, Jo, Dani, Julia, Sue and the First Productions Team – *Note: We speak German and English.

12.10.2020 show complete article


featured by ASTRID M. OBERT : ASTRID M. OBERT presents ‘Rainbow Rocks’ with up-and-coming model Olivia Sang in Elegance Magazine NL on GoSee

In the editorial ‘Rainbow Rocks’ for ELEGANCE MAGAZINE NL, fashion photographer ASTRID M. OBERT presents us inspiring couture and a stunning, energetic model. In charge of styling & concept was Petra Tielmann, and art direction was in the hands of Riaan Kleynhans, with hair & make-up by Anja Fichtenmeyer c/o BIGOUDI. Production was taken care of by GoSee member 1ST PRODUCTIONS (model: Olivia Sang – Boss Models CPT, equipment – Flash CPT, retouching – Markus Broenner). It was all photographed in Cape Town with the ‘Cape’ or table cloth formed by clouds in the background delightfully pushing themselves over the Table Mountain.

Featured are designer dresses by Valentina Braun Couture, couture of the celebrated German fashion brands Danny Reinke, Hannah Iosabo, Jessy Stuchly, and Stefania Morland as well as exotic leather accessories by Kat Van Duinen.

A particular eye-catcher here is above all Olivia Sang from Boss Models Cape Town. Astrid tells us thrilled about the up-and-coming model: “Growing up in a small village in Kenya, Olivia was inspired to achieve by her hard-working family – graduating as a finance major and gaining experience in strategic planning and financial management. A sense of adventure led her to explore other career options, and she traveled to South Africa to kick off what has turned into a hugely successful model career. With many brands valuing not just her looks, but her incredible energy and work ethic, as well as her deeply empathetic nature. Olivia has aligned herself to charities that work with children and those that are hunger-stricken, in particular the Ukama Community Foundation, Hope for Alex and UNICEF.”
07.09.2020 show complete article