TAKE ME TO CUBA - Photo production services in Cuba

Photo production services — Cuba and the Caribbean

Serving you and the 7 Seas for more than 14 Years



Our Services and History

"Take me to Cuba" was founded in 1999 as a photo production services by a mixed Cuban-German team. The idea was to attract European and North American* clients to benefit from the Islands famous year around sunshine and the beauty of cities like the Pearl-of-the-Caribbean Havana. "Take me to Cuba" provides the complete range of services for advertising agencies, catalogue clients, fashion and car photographers and our producers are fluent in Spanish, English, French and German. But in the first place
we speak "Cuban"
which is managing the "official" Cuba, by providing work visas and temporary importation permits for collection and camera equipment. Cuba is a great Island to produce. But you need someone to take you by the hand. Especially the first steps are different from what one is used to in other countries. In order to work professionally in Cuba you need a work visa, a so called accreditation. It gives you the peace of mind of being completely legal and welcome, plus it assures the temporary admission of the collection and the photogrpaher´s equipment. To guide you through the easy application is part of our service. And no worries – it is not complicated.

Observations for American Citizens

Americans are very welcome in Cuba. For legal travelling contact your Treasury Department. You can fly through third party countries as Mexico, Canada, Bahamas, Jamaica. Your passport does not bear a stamp or a remark showing that you had been in Cuba.

Count on us for...

work visa, temporary import facilities, customs handling, permits, location scouting, bookings, production buses, casting, models, rental equipment, crews, junction to the Cuban film institute.

Recent Productions and Making ofs

ClientCOSMOPOLITAN UK PhotographerOlivia Graham LocationHavana
ClientLerros fashion PhotographerErnst Alexander LocationHavana
ClientLERROS fashion PhotographerErnst Alexander LocationVaradero
ClientLerros fashion PhotographerErnst Alexander LocationHavana
ClientAmerican Dream PhotographerChad Pickard, Paul Mclean Locationla Víbora, Havana
ClientFEBI Deutschland PhotographerChristian Deutscher LocationHavana
ClientGRAZIA, germany PhotographerNadia del Dó LocationSanta Catalina, Cuba
ClientLOOK PhotographerPaul McLean, Chad Pickard LocationVaradero
ClientBoden PhotographerCatherine Wessel LocationHavana
ClientMarc Cain PhotographerWerner Pawlok LocationHavana
ClientBeiersdorf AG, Hamburg PhotographerUwe Düttmann LocationHavana
ClientC & A PhotographerAndré Reinke LocationHavana
ClientKid´s Wear PhotographerAchim Lippoth LocationHavana
ClientMAXI - Hamburg, Germany PhotographerAdrian Parfene LocationHavana
ClientMAXI - hamburg, germany PhotographerAdrian Parfene LocationHavana
ClientPIAZZA italia PhotographerAchim Lippoth LocationHavana - Varadero
ClientPiazza, Italia PhotographerAchim Lippoth LocationHavana, Varadero

Havana – Colourful


Architecture – Art Déco Theatre


Trains and Train Stations


Sports – boxing indoors


Beach – wooden House of Nidia


Sports – the forgotten stadium


Cars and Bikes

References

Advertising

AUDI - A4 AUDI - A6 Castrol DUPONT Mercedes Benz CLK NIVEA Olympus

Fashion

Ansons JP Boden wrap Marc Cain Piazza Italia C&A Heine Katalog Alexon Brands Eastex Kaliko Karstadt Kaufhof

Editorial

Grazia Kid´s Wear MAX MAXI Petra Tina Vital BELLA FHM Flair

Photographers

Werner Pawlok Uwe Düttmann Tom Grammerstorf Steffen Hofemann Stefan Noll Philipp Rathmers Nadia del Dó Michael Schnabel Martijn Oohrt Markus Bolsinger Marcel Hartmann Lars Pillmann Ken Niven Kai Jünemann Joe Montezinos Howard Daniel Henry Arden Heather Favell Gerhard Linnekogel Christina Blum Cathrine Wessel Bert Brüggemann Benjamin Pichelmann Anthony Mandler Andrew Dunn André Reinke Anatol Kotte Adrian Parfene Achim Lippoth

The Country

The richness of Cuban architecture and landscape far surpasses beyond the normally shown impressions as typical run down colonial buildings and tobacco plantations. The 7 Seas Cuba website contains over 5000 photos of recently casted and very accessible locations throughout Cuba. Each boasts its own distinctive beauty.
All capture what make Cuba so spectacularly diverse and inviting. The locations featured herein offer both indoor and outdoor charm and wonderment that call out for further exploration. The photos capture but one scene and one perspective. The possibilities in fact are endless, limited only by one's imagination and creativity.

Havana

"Although it has many tall buildings, much of Havana has always been of human scale, a place to be hand-touched and surrounded by porches and gardens which allow for an ongoing dialogue between the city and its residents. There are no superhighways, and streets are never wide enough to become a barrier between the sidewalks." (Maria Elena Martín Zequeira, Architect, taken from the book Havana, by Hans Engels)

The Island

"The most beautiful place I´ve ever been to" was Christopher Columbus´ conclusion after a five week stay during his first trip to "India" in 1492. Rowing up the rivers and studying the waterline, he discovered that no great changes in weather occur, that neither high tides nor storms cause big damages. With 320 days of sun per year it´s the perfect spot for productions that require a clear blue sky and a variety of different natural light throughout the day.

Contact

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Cuba, Havana, Production Site

TAKE ME TO CUBA - 7 SEAS PRODUCTIONS

Chris, Raisa, Carolina
Calle 114, no. 501, Miramar
La Habana

phone: +53.5.296 12 94
e-mail: chris@takemetocuba.com

billing address

TAKE ME TO CUBA - 7 SEAS PRODUCTIONS

Christian Bengsch
von-Erckert-Str. 8
81827 München – Germany
VAT-ID Nr. DE 201979331

e-mail: chris@7seasproductions.com

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