Sean Baker writes and directs his first fashion film for the renowned brand KENZO. Starring Abbey Lee, the film differs from your usual glitzy and glamorous shoot, taking on a slightly more documentary feel with realistic dialogue between characters. Best known for the recent movie ‘Tangerine,’ a story about two transvestites, which was all filmed on a iPhone, Sean Baker has been nominated for a number of awards. His films, ‘Take out,’ ‘Prince of Broadway’ and ‘Starlet’ were all nominated for the Spirit Award and ‘Tangerine’ premiered at the Sundance film festival. At SHED studios we love his unique style and believe it is an interesting and exciting development for fashion film in general. Sean Baker will certainly be influential in shaping the style of media in the fashion world and we can’t wait to see what he produces next. See the full film, 'Snowbird' for KENZO here.
- 25ft in length white photography coved studio
- 2,000 SQFT shooting space
- Hair and Makeup Room
- Meeting area
- Kitchen & WC Facilities
- 16 Amp, 32 Amp and 63 Amp supply 3 phase
- Poly Boards and Poly Stands
- Sandbags and Rails
- Green Screen & Blackout Available
Ideal for music videos, editorial, and ecommerce shootsSee the floorplan
- Dry Hire / Still Life / Sound Controlled / Black Out / Commerce
- 800 Sqft shooting space
- Makeup Area
- Meeting & Client Area
- Kitchen & WC Facilities
- Poly Boards & Poly Stands
- Sandbags and Rails
- Green Screen & Blackout Available
Ideal for long term shoots, castings, and look booksSee the floorplan
Formerly KINGSLAND ROAD STUDIO and now SHED, the studio has been operating as east London's most accessible and affordable photographic studio hire since 2012. SHED offers a reliable and professional service to the photographic industry, helping photography clients and brands achieve their overall goal. SHED handles all areas of photographic studio hire, from arranging set design to post production. Working with clients as varied as Alexander Mcqueen to the BBC, we understand the demands of the photographic industry which is why at SHED we handle all your creative needs so you don't have to worry. Catering is provided to the highest standard from small to large shoots, hot or cold, breakfast and lunch.
Shed specialise in commerce fashion, editorial, magazine, casting and video. With the choice of three affordable studios we can cater for a variety of different photographic shoots.
The photographic studio provides a full stock of photographic and film lighting plus digital hardware. The studio provides a full range of power from 63amp > 13amp. Three phase to single phase. The studio can provide grip, stands, boards, bags, flags and more. Parking is available in Haggerston, please enquire. All studios run high wi-fi connection with dedicated landline phones. Stocked fridges are available.
At SHED we are proud to offer 5000 sqft of co working desk space on site, tailored to photographers, designers, fashion and the creative industry. We offer special rates to resident desk users on photography studio hire and studio equipment hire. You can view more details about our desk space and co working options in our desk section. Please call us should you wish to speak to one of our team on 0207 254 9900 or email email@example.com
Jeff Bark is a fashion and art photographer living and working in New York City. He started photographing in 1980 and developed an established career working for Vogue and many other high-end fashion magazines. He often creates pictures with an element of fantasy, constructing his images from scratch and considers all contributing elements in great detail. He definitely offers something different and evolved; opposing the current aesthetic you commonly see today, which has quiet a stripped back feel. His work has a theatrical edge and is full of suggestive narrative which paired with atmospheric lighting creates a very beautiful affect. Here at SHED photographic studio his personal ‘Art’ work is our favourite selection of images, evoking much story and feeling, one series in particular, boasting a lovely golden light. Have a look at the rest of Jeff Bark’s fantastic imagery here.
Lying in the midst of Arena Homme + magazine is an extensive spread of Wolfgang Tillman’s work. Born in 1968, Wolfgang Tillman has become one of the art world’s preeminent photographers. Inspired by British pop culture during his youth, Tillman’s earliest work featured a breadth of material focused on the Rave culture that exploded in the late eighties. The series that resides in Arena Homme + is entitled, (title?) FRAGILE 1983 – 1989, the additional picture editing and design for the magazine constructed by Jonas Raam. It is an eclectic selection, with images ranging from close up features, buildings and portraits, to live music events, all stylistically laid out on the pages to create a loose collage affect. Wolgang Tillman’s work has a notoriously rough and ready charm that really makes the viewer feel as if they are gaining a special insight to a foreign world. It is refreshing to see a magazine publishing documentary artwork as well as fashion stories and we at SHED photography studio have particularly enjoyed this series! See more of Wolfgang Tillman’s work here.
Today at SHED photographic studio we were introduced to the work of German photographer Lukas Korschan. Based in Frankfurt, Berlin and London, Korschan takes pictures of whatever inspires him. Self taught, he initially started out capturing images on his iphone before moving towards more professional equipment and ever expanding his list of high profile clients. His images are clean cut but imaginative, creatively utilizing the light to make beautiful and intriguing imagery. With over 16,000 instagram followers Korschan is certainly making his mark and he has most definitely recruited a new fan and follower in SHED studios! To further explore more of his brilliantly simplistic aesthetic click here.
Whilst flicking through Dazed this lazy Sunday afternoon at SHED studio, we came across the work of photographer Brett Lloyd. After growing up in the Northern, largely redundant port of Hull and schooling in Yorkshire, he moved to London to pursue a career in fashion photography. We love his moody and thoughtful imagery, his aesthetic focusing on a more underground theme, mostly shooting on film. Lloyd manages to maintain the beautiful detail and soft look throughout his images and has shot for everyone from Vogue, to GQ to Dazed & Confused. Lloyd states that he is often ‘a nervous wreck’ when meeting models, and uses his photographing of them as a sort of therapy and measure of how he well he can overcome awkward situations. Whatever he is doing he is certainly doing it right, as his portfolio boasts a breadth of imagery all with the same consistent and effective aesthetic. If you haven’t seen his work recently be sure to have a look here.
Today at SHED photographic studio we have been browsing over the latest Céline look book, adding too many things to our New Year’s wish list! The clean lines of the clothes and minimal set make for a beautiful shoot, the production also being of the highest quality. The occasional use of sunlight on the back-drop also adds to the fresh feel of the series, and the casting selects unusual, with interesting and varied faces. We are also a fan of Céline’s 2016 Summer add campaign shot by German photographer Juergen Teller. With an interesting collage affect the models are placed on a bright blue, black or grey background, using a very simplistic cut and paste technique. The style is one which upon hearing about, you may not initially think would work, but there is a charm and a pop art presence in the images, which creates an altogether brilliant series. See more of Juergen Teller’s work here.
We at SHED studios were very happy to welcome designer Wan Hung Cheung to our East London studios at the beginning of this year! Wan founded his contemporary menswear label, WAN HUNG in 2014 after graduating from Central St Martins with a BA in Fashion Print. The brand offers a mix of creative textile narration and ornate embroidery applied to clean cut tailoring, inspired by the designer's understanding of conflict versus the Zen school of thought.
Originally from Hainan Island in China, Wan moved to the UK in 2009 to study and pursue his career in the fashion industry. Before launching his own label, the designer worked for a number of prolific designers including Tom Ford, John Rocha, Simone Rocha and Bernhard Willhelm. WAN HUNG explores the juxtaposition of modernity, innovation and traditional artisanal craft the collections often include crystal elements as a signature and provide wearers with a delicate and refined armour. We loved the editorial project they did in our larger studio, (see above) and were particularly taken with the interesting way the more colourful set was used to highlight sections of the clothing and altogether make a more experimental image. See the rest of their fantastic shoot here.
In the most recent issue of Arena Homme there is a fantastic shoot from the photographer Jamie Hawkesworth. His website mainly consists of personal work; very beautiful portraits from areas around England, mainly seaside or smaller towns. His series ‘Preston Bus Station’ is particularly nice, capturing its visitors with a lovely soft aesthetic and choosing spots with beautiful natural light. His images often have a painterly affect and this is also communicated in his editorial work. His series in Arena Homme uses varied studio lighting techniques, which still translate this soft look, usually easier achieved with natural light. The styling is inventive and unique, little pieces of set also coming into play to add intrigued and narrative to the images. Over in East London we at SHED studios we can’t wait to see what Hawkesworth produces next, see more of his work here.
We are very happy to have ODD creative agency with us shooting at our East London Photography studio this week! Rumour has it that we may also be joined by creatures of a more reptilian nature, as they shoot for a Dr Marten campaign! ODD creative has been churning out some amazing imagery over the past few years, having worked with many major brands such as, Adidas, GAP and Uniqlo. We loved their Forever 21 campaign, as seen above, which produced some very tasteful and sophisticated pictures with the help of model Anja Rubik. Forever 21 appointed ODD as a strategic and creative agency partner in 2014, and tasked them with working on their global communications strategy and the development of their seasonal campaigns. We can’t wait to see the results of this shoot and hope to see the back at SHED studios in the near future. See more of their projects here.
Puss Puss is a new magazine exploring fashion, culture, music and cats! Even though the magazine is dedicated to cat lovers they promise you wont find any naff cat outfits or cat food advice, but instead beautiful photography, illustration and intelligent writing. We can vouch for them on that, with the magazine including numerous captivating shoots and exciting content, with the added detail of cats popping up on most pages! Lying in the midst of the magazine is a particularly lovely shoot by Jon Gorrigan, featuring a whole bunch of ginger models and, of course, a ginger cat, making it a very beautiful tangerine read! We would love to have some of their feline friends roaming around at SHED studios in East London! Visit their website to see our favourite picture of Tyler the Creator, baring his cat’s teeth whilst posing for his portrait!
This month Robbie Spencer, fashion director of Dazed, pulled off an amazing shoot with photographer Robi Rodriguez. The shoot entitled ‘Night Moves’ was an interesting mix of feather boas, handbags and collage, all photographed with a male model. The styling had a 70’s/80’s feel with large jewelry pieces and shell suits jackets making an appearance. The images are beautifully shot, a mixture of studio, location and collage work, with also a combination of colour and black and white used. There is soft light used throughout, some images taken outside at night, utilizing the orange of the street lamps and it looks as though some of this aesthetic has been recreated in the studio situ also. Robi Rodriguez has shot for many publications from The Gentle Woman to Purple Magazine and has certainly made his mark on the fashion sector, combined with the highly renowned fashion director Robbie Spencer they certainly are a powerful team. We would love to welcome them to SHED photography studio over in East London, lets hope they stop by soon!
Gareth McConnell shot a beautiful story for this months Arena Homme + magazine. With a unique aesthetic and varied lighting tricks, he manages to create an individual series. He plays with the colour and exposure, often leaking light into his image, which forms beautiful patterns and shapes across his sitters. McConnell also draws a lot of attention from his photo books, and after further research we at SHED studio think he’s a bit of a genius. One of our favourites is called Sex, Drugs and Magic: Book Two, and depicts images of 90’s ravers from the club scene in Ibiza. Instead of the pictures being your stereotypical sweaty drugged up dancing teenagers, McConnell’s images are somewhat more delicate and by choosing to photograph his subjects in their hotel rooms instead of the club scene, he maintains a level of detachment and leads you to wonder about the subject as a more sensitive individual. Made up of images he already had taken, McConnell achieves continuity between the images in his book by re-affecting them afterwards – cutting them up, photocopying, or layering them. These experimental techniques seem to have also influenced his editorial works, with similar manipulation present in his Homme + plus story, which is what we think makes his work so special. Have a look at more of Gareth McConnell’s images here.
This week we were exceptionally pleased to receive the first ever issue of British Girls Magazine! We at SHED studios love getting our hands on a new editorial and were delighted at beauty of the pictures inside British Girls. Predominantly about the models, British girl focuses on just that, British females who are working in the modeling industry. It looks to turn on its head negative views of the fashion world as exploitative and confidence destroying, instead looking at these women as one of the very rare opportunities for female earning power to cast a long shadow over male privilege. Exploring the relationship between model, photographer and stylist, British Girls hopes that ‘energy flows through the magazine.’ Over in East London we think it does just that, the stories inside making for esthetic viewing and at the very least, if you are a budding photographer or stylist, will come in exceptionally handy for a spot of model research! We would love to have the girls in the studio over in Haggerston, here’s hoping the next issue is shot at SHED!
Today we at SHED photographic studio were very pleased to come across the playful and experimental photographer Daniel Sannwald. Having shot for this months Dazed issue, his photographs are unpredictable and surreal, loaded with juxtapositions and unexpected twists. Sannwald’s images are often grotesquely fascinating and with make up and art direction from Isamaya Ffrench every image is equally as captivating. Sannwald has shot for numerous publications imcluding i-D, Vogue and Garage Magazine, and conducts his work between London and Munich. Have a look at more of his fantastic portfolio here: http://danielsannwald.com/
Here at SHED photography studio we loved Harley Weirs shoot in i-D magazine this winter issue. A graduate from St. Martins you are sure to have come across Harley’s work before, as she has taken the fashion photography world by storm over the past two years. She states that ‘A lot of my work is about exaggerating those mundane elements in life, making them beautiful and so allowing people to take notice,’ and this shoot is no exception, with Harley travelling to Africa to capture her subjects in everyday surroundings. However, styled by Julia Sarr-Jamois and the individuals' directed by Weir herself, the pictures look anything but average. Drawing out beauty in both her subjects’ and the locations Harley creates something magical, and with her sitters being the actual inhabitants of the area, the photos even have a slightly documentary feel, altogether combining to make truly wonderful imagery. Have a look at more of Harley Weirs fantastic work here.
Lasse Dearman shot a great editorial for this months Man about Town magazine, showcasing Diesel’s pre-fall 2015 collection. The pictures are inventive and thoughtful; the models, entitled ‘The Delinquents,’ are styled to be a little rough around the edges and fundamentally have a stripped back look. Dearman studied journalism in Denmark and is known for his fascination with youthful angst and urban decay making him a perfect fit for Diesel’s editorial. Dearman states that he is often inspired by others work, spending hours researching new or old photographers and trying to work out what exactly makes their images so magical, specifically taking note of how the photographer communicates with their subject. His approach to his work is fluid and experimental, and Dearman describes his camera as ‘a key to an adventure, and to all these new and interesting environments I wouldn’t usually belong in.’ We at Shed photography studio love the way he creatively and it would be great to have Lasse in the East London studio soon!