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0207 254 9900

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Studio A
  • 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
  • C-Stands
  • Poly Boards and Poly Stands
  • Sandbags and Rails
  • Green Screen & Blackout Available

Ideal for music videos, editorial,
 and ecommerce shoots

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Studio B
  • Dry Hire / Still Life / Sound Controlled / Black Out / Commerce
  • 800 Sqft shooting space
  • Makeup Area
  • Meeting & Client Area
  • Kitchen & WC Facilities
  • C-Stands
  • Poly Boards & Poly Stands
  • Sandbags and Rails
  • Green Screen & Blackout Available

Ideal for long term shoots,
 castings, and look books

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General info

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 studio@shedlondon.com


East London Photography Studio Hire Fashion Art Commerce Communication
Mel Bles | Noon AW15

Its mid week already and here at SHED we are sat back in our East London Studios feeling inspired!! Whilst flicking through issue 04 of NOON mag, a personal favourite for Art + Commerce we have stumbled on a gem from photographer Mel Bles. 

 

‘Some Are’ is a collection of 19 photos displaying a mix of colour and monochrome photography. The photos are all together individual in composition and appearance but carry a loose theme of black and white threaded throughout. This theme is taken quite literally in some photos by the style of photography and then with more subtlety in others by the selections of stylist Emilie Kareh. Photographer Mel Bles graduated from St Martins back in 2000 and has since been filling the pages in some of the fashion industries most prestigious titles; Dazed & Confused, Another Man, iD and NOON to name a few. Mel draws from a background in design to create a truly individual style that pushes the boundaries of communication in fashion photography. 

 

You too can share our inspiration by checking out her work at www.melbles.com.

Mel Bles | Noon AW15
Shed East London Photography Studio Hire ilka&franz quirky minimalist fun magazine editorial
ilka & franz

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming the fun German/ Austrian duo Ilka & Franz to shoot in our East London Photography Hire Studio. The photoshoot was for a European multinational conglomerate and saw Shed London Studios bulging with an abundance of humorous everyday props and objects typical to their style. Juxtaposition is a key focus within their work and more specifically the relationship between subject and background. Contrasting colours, banal objects and interesting models help make there minimalist style jump of the page!

 

We would recommend checking out their website at www.ilkafranz.com; their editorial works shooting for magazines such as Superhero, La Monda and Wired UK are definitely an impressive showcase for their exciting, quirky style.

ilka & franz
Francesca Allen

Spotted by Magnum photographers as one of the new graduates to keep a very close eye on, Francesca Allen has already stormed into the fashion and photography world working with clients such as Top Shop, Kickers and Grazia Shop and has featured in renowned editorials such as Dazed and i-D. Her work is thoughtful and feminine and we love her style at SHED studios over in East. Francesca is currently living and working in London and has exhibited at some of the cities most prestigious galleries including The Photographer’s Gallery, The Southbank Centre and The Serpentine. Francesca’s portraits are very beautiful and are an intimate portrayal; especially her series entitled ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ which is a sensitive representation of the female character. Often shooting with available light the images have a realistic feel and a no frills approach, without coming across as too 'gritty,' Francesca is able to keep the colours soft and the over all look appealing. She will certainly be moving onto bigger and better things so do keep an eye out for her work. Have a look at her most recent projects here.

 

Francesca Allen
Luke and Nik

Last year we at SHED studios had the pleasure of welcoming photographer duo Luke and Nik to East London. Looking back over some of their archival work we were especially drawn to their documentary images, specifically the pictures they captured during a month long residency in Ahmedabad, a relatively small west Indian city. They discovered Ahmedabad lacked the typical qualities that would attract and entertain tourists, resulting in the area representing a closer idea of local Indian life, a breadth away from the usual touristic snaps you see of the Indian market place or crowded streets. The duo began documenting the surrounding landscape, with a beautiful mix of colour and black and white imagery. They went onto create a series full of the peculiar intricacies of everyday Ahmadabad life. There are a mixture of portraits landscapes and chance happenings, all beautifully captured and framed and the viewer is allowed a comprehensive and rare insight into the workings of the local community. Luke and Nik have gone onto focus on fashion photography and film, their most current work consists mostly of this genre and they carry across the same thoughtful style, producing images that are still a pleasure to behold. They continue to work together and have also set up an online platform for emerging artists entitle ‘Wandering Bears’ which boasts a beautiful instagram page full of new photographers’ travels. Have a look at more of what Luke and Nik do here.

 

Luke and Nik
Sarah Louise Stedeford

Last year we had Sarah Louise Stedeford in the studio shooting Alexander Mcqueen’s collection. We were very excited to have both Sarah and the Mcqueen team with us at SHED and we loved the work they produced. Sarah is a London based photographer and is adept at blurring the lines between fashion photography and portraiture. Starting her journey into photography at school, she soon found that creating imagery gave her a sense of freedom that she had never experienced before. This sense of freedom certainly translates into her work, giving her fashion portraits an intimate feel that is difficult to capture. Sarah often plays with natural light, her subjects minimally made up and often photographed in black and white. She has produced a series entitle ‘Suburban Youth’ which is an interesting mix of suburban landscape and portraiture, the fresh faces of the suburbs communicating a story when linked in with the rest of the images. We at SHED love her relaxed aesthetic and think she produces consistently beautiful and charming imagery. Have a look at Sarah’s website here. 

Sarah Louise Stedeford
Brianna Capozzi

Over in East London we at SHED had a little browse over Brianna Capozzi’s tumblr today after coming across one of her features in Dazed magazine. Capozzi is a New York based photographer who’s underlying theme in her work is reality. Her images are provocatively charged and she doesn’t really ‘do’ glamour, stating the her aim is to “make incredible images that are striking but don’t look overdone.” Capozzi is one of those magical photographers who’s images look so unscripted they appear almost as moments of madness, as if the situations are less staged and just happened to come about. Capozzi phrases it that her photographs are “images that ride the line between theatrics and banality” and we can certainly see what she means. To say the least her photos are exciting, while aesthetically pleasing woman are commonly her main subject, Capozzi uses the female form to build engaging compositions and scenarios with an original take on the contemporary return to lo-fi and analogue photography. At SHED we love her work and Capozzi is definitely on to look out for in the future, get a little taste of her images here.

 

 

Brianna Capozzi
Marton Perlaki

At SHED studios we were incredibly excited to discover the work of photographer Marton Perlaki. Originally from Budapest, Marton attended Bàlint György Press Academy (with a major in photojournalism) and Budapest University of Theater and Film Studies, where he graduated with a master‘s degree in cinematography in 2011. His work is highly creative and he could easily be categorised as an artist rather than a photographer, often shooting still lives that he has meticulously constructed and he is a serial self-portraiter. Marton’s signature seems to be manipulation; within his work he often controls and affects all contributors in his image, introducing elements such as fire, bubbles, or smoke. His photographs often appearing as a science experiment captured or a sculpture pictured in the making. However, all his images remain beautiful, a consistent theme throughout, and he has originality that most artists can only aspire to. Based in New York, Marton is represented by the agency Webber, and has had work commissioned by Dior, Carven, and Nike, to name a few. His editorials have included SSAW, T Magazine, AnOther, Time Magazine, Wallpaper, and Holiday Magazine. Marton was also shortlisted for the 2015 Paul Huff Award, was one of Foam’s 2015 New Talent’s and had work included in the 2015 Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in London. If you haven’t seen his work have a little peak here!

Marton Perlaki
Andreas Larsson

Andreas Larsson is a renowned fashion and portrait photographer working and living in London.  Born and raised in Sweden, Larsson studied at the London College of Printing and has since continued to develop his career here in the UK. This week at SHED Photography Studio over in East London, we spied his work in the middle of Fantastic Man, a semi-annual publication that commonly concentrates on fashion and also has interviews from various celebrities and intellectuals. His series displays model Connor Newall, in various oversized garments, wearing a variety of knits and overcoats, and the shoot is playful experiment with tremendous proportions.  The styling from Julian Ganio is adventurous and pleasing, the black and white images allowing you to focus on the shapes the clothes create rather than the colours. The images are simply captured, with relaxed poses, often with hands in pockets or strolling through the set, and the model is pictured full length with a non-distracting white background. The photographs appear classic yet modern, and introduce a new way to wear your outer layers, the folds and collections of material very pleasing to the eye. Andreas Larsson regularly works with very high profile clients and publications including, The Fantastic Man, The Gentle Woman, Acne Paper, Dazed and Confused, and Purple. He has also collaborated with Lavin, Balmain Cos and Acne to name a few, and continues to consistently produce fantastic work. Have a look at more here.

 

Andreas Larsson
AQ/AQ

This month we had the brand AQ/AQ in at SHED studios shooting their newest collection. We took care of all the production for the shoot and thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with such a wonderful team! They are best known for their fresh, bold and progressive looks, designing party dresses and evening wear for girls that want to make a statement. Now featured on ASOS, and with a flagship store just off Carnaby Street in Central London, the brand has gained popularity since they started and has continued to thrive. Their latest look book had a very sleek feel, and also captured an editorial element. The pictures did not seem too commercial and maintained an artistic look, which we at SHED feel is so important in order to maximize impact. We therefore aim to keep any of our production projects fresh, using original ideas and keeping a component of the unique running throughout, which we believe always culminates in exciting images! Have a closer look at what AQ/AQ latest looks here.

AQ/AQ
Ethan James Green

This week in Dazed magazine we came across the work of photographer Ethan James Green. At SHED photography studio we love discovering new work and were very excited to stumble upon Green’s brilliant documentary style pictures. Largely photographing in black and white, as your scroll through Green's tumblr you see countless intriguing and unique faces, all his subjects selected to have something of interest about them. His sitters are far from the ordinary and make for exceptional viewing, beautifully poised to blur the lines between fashion and documentary photography. Living and working in New York, Ethan James Green’s monochrome portraits capture the radical spirit of the present young generation’s culture, in particular directing his lens to the city’s LGBT community and exploring constructs of gender and sexuality. For the past year this subculture has been at the forefront of Green’s work, selecting people straight off the street or discovering new subjects via social media. Green states that he intuitively scouts, and rather than searching for the most unusual subject he looks for faces which ‘shoot out’ at him. All of his subjects are tremendously striking and one can’t help but wonder about the individual’s life and story, we at SHED think that this is a certain recipe for a successful portrait and can’t wait to see what else Green has in the making. Of his ambitions for 2016, Green says his plan is to ‘continue working on my portrait book of Young New Yorkers – many from the transgender and queer communities’ which are set to include a new circle of Art and Fashion students, up and coming designers, fine artists, and non models. We cant wait to get our hands on the finished project, have a look at more if Ethan James Green’s imagery here

Ethan James Green
Vild House of Little

Here at SHED studio we recently have had the pleasure of taking on some more in-house production jobs.  Last week we had Vild House of Little in the studio and we managed to pull off a very slick and suitably lovely shoot even if we say so ourselves. Vild House of Little is a young children’s clothing brand, which got their name from the Sweedish word for ‘wild.’ The brand takes its inspiration from the word ‘wild’ which, as they say, can describe furry creatures darting across woodland, certain kinds of strawberries and fresh new humans bursting into the world! Vild House of Little create luxury tailored basics for 0 - 2 year olds and their minimalist long lasting designs have sent them to the top of their clothing genre, the idea being that one single high quality garment will function as the hardest working piece in the wardrobe. The company was formed by creative duo Allison Mitchell and Sofia Skold, who after living in New York and Scandinavia found each other, and embarked on a new creative venture which was to become Vild House of Little. Their online imagery is, without fail, of quality and superior aesthetic, with a polished but accessible look, a theme we tried to keep running in the images we produced for them. We certainly believe that every will be more than happy with the work we produced as a collective and check out their brand here if you have a little one on the way!

Vild House of Little
Maria Marrone

This week at SHED we have spied a new little gem. Maria Marrone is a photographer and film maker, who was born in Venezuela but spent most of her upbringing in Florida, and now currently resides in Brooklyn. Very fresh, Marrone is still not yet out of University and studies at New York University of Film and Art History. Film is her preferred medium and she has a thought provoking piece which approaches the concept of her own identity, displayed on her web platform, but it is her photography which really caught our eye. All shot on film, and as far as we can tell 35mm, her work is very beautiful and lovely to observe. Her portraits are especially striking, out favourite series is of a young man, topless and beautifully lit. All her portraits have a wonderful quality, and she jumps with ease between black and white and colour imagery. All are intimate portrayals often photographed in a homely setting, for example a bedroom, and candidly captured, giving the impression that the photographer knows the sitters or they are comfortable with her and the camera. Instead of aiming to capture a moment of vulnerability or rawness, Marrone seems to present the subjects as just being; existing in their setting and relaxed in their surroundings. This doesn’t take away from interest in the images however, and one starts to appreciate that intrigue can materialise just by simply observing in an everyday setting. We will certainly be seeing more of Marrone, so keep an eye out, have a look at more of her beautiful pictures here. 

Maria Marrone
Leo Cackett

We were pleased to welcome photographer Leo Cackett to the studio this April, after following his projects for some time. If you are unfamiliar with Cackett’s work he is a London based photographer who experiments with a range of disciplines including portraiture, landscape and reportage. He initiated his career assisting some of the greats, including Nick Knight and Corrine Day, and has since taken on his own projects involving a range of editorial/advertorial clients and he holds a strong collection of celebrity portraits.

We have specifically been keeping up to date with his documentary and personal projects, which are very beautifully captured on Cackett’s extensive travels. The best example we can give is his short series captured in Kenya that have much personality and a considered aesthetic. The colours and compositions of the images are very pleasing, and Cackett portraits of locals are also engaging. The characters he has selected are intriguing and Cackett successfully captures and portrays elements of their personality with grace. To view Cacketts beautiful documentary work click here

Leo Cackett
Josh Hight

Earlier this month we had the brilliant photographer Josh Hight shoot designer Liam Hodges’ new collection and SHED photography studio in East London. After a closer look at Josh’s work we especially loved his personal projects, the clever paring of images really bringing to light a narrative within his pictures. Our favourite combination is the pictures above; the synchronicity of colours in the images complimenting each other and allowing one to build up a fuller picture of a possible situ in ones’ mind. We were also especially drawn to Josh Hight’s series ‘Pictures in Romania,’ a mixture of detailed portraits and urban landscape photographs, which specifically focus on repeated pattern in building work. The pictures are an honest portrayal of the culture and climate, and the people and places are not glamorised. The colours in the images further this gritty atmosphere, with muted tones and a lot of concrete greys present. We are excited to see the results of Hight’s collaboration with Liam Hodge and are sure it’s going to be fantastic. Have a browse of Hight's archive here

Josh Hight
Fumi Nagasaka

At Shed studios in East London we are currently loving the work of Japanese born photographer Fumi Nagasaka. In 2001 she moved across the pond to New York to study English, and soon after found herself travelling across Europe documenting her travels with her camera. She initially started shooting for cult Japanese magazine ‘Street,’ following on to shoot her own fashion stories for a variety of renowned publications. Her photography is both classic and contemporary, she often shoots her fashion subjects in fairly traditional way, but the look and aesthetic of her images has a more modern edge. Nagasaka simultaneously manages to capture her sitters’ beauty with very unique technique and it seems that this overall feel of her images it what makes her such a sort after photographer.  One of our favourite editorials shot by Nagasaka is one for Dazed, and is pictured on her website. It consists of a variety of faces all captured in Nagasaka’s signature style and with the same quality running throughout, whether she is picturing a small ginger girl with freckles or a rocker boy sporting an afro. We would love to have her at SHED studios if she ever finds herself travelling to London! Be sure to keep an eye out for Nagasaka’s up and coming shoots. 

Fumi Nagasaka


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