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


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MANOLO BLAHNIK | Big Head Media

Today we welcome back the guys at Big Head Media shooting for High End shoe brand Manolo Blahnik. The team are continuing with an E-comm shoot that took place here at our East London Photography Studios last month where they were filming some beautiful shadow work using Blahnik’s influential footwear. 

 

Spanish designer Manolo Blahnik is one of the most iconic footwear designers of our time with an international group of devotees worldwide. His famous flagship store in Chelsea was opened back in 1973 and has since seen the brand grow to reach an international market. Manolo Blahnik’s fashion-forward style blends classic elegance with experimental design. His gorgeous shoes are instantly distinguishable by their signature stiletto heel and luxurious texture, ‘an inimitable exercise in precision and balance, exquisite workmanship and luxury.’

 

“Shoes,” he says, “help transform a woman.”

MANOLO BLAHNIK | Big Head Media
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SOME WINDY TREES | Vincent Delbrouck

‘Some Windy Trees’ by Vincent Delbrouck is a peaceful, musical book with a dreamy empathy. It is Part 2 of The Himalayan Project, a series that embraces the city of Kathmandu and the Himalayas. Upon making his home here in Nepel, Delbrouck discovered meditation and Buddhism and subsequently transformed his approach with life and art/documentary practice. The book shares the strange beauty of the trees in the Himalayas with notes of silence in between. 

 

Some Windy Trees is an edition of 500 copies, each one featuring a unique back cover titled, signed and numbered by Delbrouck himself with his red marker pen! Next time your in East London, why not grab a coffee at our cafe STOPFIX and have a flick through the photo book yourself!!!…..our edition is number 403! :)

SOME WINDY TREES | Vincent Delbrouck
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David Hockney | 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life

The countdown is on until the legendary British artist David Hockney reveals his latest paintings at the Royal Academy of Arts! The exhibition, showing from 2 July - 2 October, offers an up close and personal insight into Hockneys life in Los Angeles over the past few years. It consists of portraits of his friends, family and aquantences each created over a set time period of three days, a process Hockney describes as a ’20-hour exposure'. In each painting Hockney has chosen to use the same composition in order to put all focus into the personality of his sitter and by doing so ultimately challenges our perceptions of the value of portraiture in the 21st century. 

 

We at SHED London photography studios already have our tickets to the show and cannot wait experience Hockney intimate snapshot of the LA Art World and the people who have crossed his path during his time there. Get your tickets asap as this is sure to sell out and would be an immense shame to miss.

David Hockney | 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life
Shed London Photography Hire Studio Xander Zhou London Mens Fashion Week 2016
XANDER ZHOU | London Mens Fashion Week 2016

SHED’s photography Studio A has once again been taken over by Chinese fashion designer Xander Zhou and his amazing team. The guys are in all week in preparation to showcase their latest collection at London Mens fashion week this coming Friday at 2pm. 

 

Xander Zhou studied Industrial design in China before going on to study fashion in the Netherlands. He went on to establish his label and studio in Beijing in 2007 and has grown in the industry ever since. Xander’s style explores the limits of form and functionality, often taking classic forms and reconstructing them with new contexts. Another key focus is the exploration of different fabrics and the unique qualities each one presents. 

 

A few sneak peeks into the studio have already revealed some stunning combinations of street attitude with classic elegance. At SHED we are all really excited for the upcoming shows, be sure you keep your eyes on the runways over the weekend to see whats hot in mens fashion…

 

 

*image taken from the 2013 collection, ‘Homies’

XANDER ZHOU | London Mens Fashion Week 2016
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Emile Hyperion Dubuisson | FAR

Emile Hyperion Dubuisson’s ‘Far’ is a haunting collection of images taken on the rim of the Siberian Artic Circle in temperatures ranging from -20° to -50°. Emile originally went to Russia as an assistant director to a film crew shooting a documentary commissioned by a French Consultancy Firm. The extreme temperature conditions however meant that filming became incredibly difficult and so Dubuisson began making short trips around the local villages inhabited by gas workers, scientists and local reindeer herders taking photos with a small all-weather camera.

 

The small black and white photographs document the harsh extremes of Siberia’s desolate landscapes, there is a sadness captured in the abandoned station, a poverty in the dark empty streets. But as Boris Mikhailov states about Siberia in the foreword, ‘I know something of its magnificence, which encompasses everything: greyness and greenery, snow and taiga, solitude and freedom, severity and romance’. Herein lies the power of these photographs, it is the harsh, cold evidence throughout that it is possible to survive and flourish so far from contemporary life.

 

FAR is one of many gorgeous photography books that we stock here at SHED photography studios in East London, drop by our cafe STOPFIX and loose yourself in Dubuisson’s Siberia.

Emile Hyperion Dubuisson | FAR
East London Photography Studio Hire Shed Studios Derek Rose Luxury Nightwear Ecommerce Shoot
Derek Rose

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming back the Team at Derek Rose to our Haggerston photography hire studios. Cant believe its been 6 months already since their last Ecom shoot here at SHED. If your not already familiar with Derek Rose’s luxurious nightwear and pyjamas collection then check it out for yourselves here: https://www.derek-rose.com or at their brand new store opening up in Notting Hill! Derek Rose began in 1926 with his father Lou Rose who’s set about using the finest fabrics to create a brand unequalled in luxury. Derek joined his Father in the 50s and has seen the company grow from strength to strength ever since to become a global brand, worn in over 50 countries worldwide.

 

We at Shed are really excited to see their new collection shot with us in East London make its first appearance online, if you think the very best in opulent nightwear is whats missing from your evening wardrobe then we suggest adding some of Derek Rose’s pieces to your wishlist….

 

…Once again it was amazing to have their team with us, we hope to see you all again in another 6 months!

Derek Rose
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
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Wonderland Magazine X Jack Buster

Earlier this month we welcomed Wonderland Magazine to SHED studios. Having shot with us many a time the team always creates something spectacular here and we are looking forward to seeing the results of their most recent project. We loved their simple and laid back editorial in the last issue, ‘Wild One,’ shot by Australian born photographer Jack Buster. He moved to London in 2010 and has since embarked on his photography career, picking up his editorial work over the last few months. His shoots with confidence and precision often creating a nice soft light which paired with the experimental styling and grooming definitely produces an interesting picture. He is most certainly one to watch and we expect that his work will be cropping up in more editorials over the next year. See his shoot for Wonderland Magazine on their website here. 

Wonderland Magazine X Jack Buster
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
Camille Vivier

Central St Martins alum Camille Vivier’s career has been one of dreams. She has experienced only highs after winning the prestigious Hyères fashion festival a mere year after graduating in 1998, and has continued to hold her place as a key contributor to the likes of AnOther Magazine, Dazed and Confused, i-D and Numero. We at Shed have been following her work for some time, and it was her shoot in Dazed this month that most recently caught our eye. Often referencing literature, cinema and mythology, Camille’s work has more depth than your average fashion photographer today churning out shiny image after image. Her photographs in Dazed are beautifully lit, the clothes and jewellery cleverly sparkling under the glow of the lights, creating a very soft and subtle feel. Vivier has described her work as ‘classic at first sight but strange in the end,’ and we believe this rings true. There is an element of romance in her images, emulating this classic feel (which we can’t help but imagine is the influence of her Parisian roots!) but also maintains a playful edge and draws upon the unusual. In fact the Dazed shoot has elements of the surreal, with flowers, props and objects specifically involved to create fetishistic undertones. Have a peak at more of her brilliant work here.

Camille Vivier
Christopher Kane

This month the Christopher Kane team set up shop in the photography studio to shoot for two days. It was great to have them over here in East London and see the inner workings of such an incredible collective! Christopher Kane is a British born designer whose career ignited after he won the prestigious Harrods Design Award for his MA collection. After graduating from Central Saint Martins college of Art and Design he embarked on his first independent show in 2006, which showcased super-short bandage dresses in eye catching neon shades; stating that as it was his first collection and he wanted to ‘go as bright as possible.’ This gained Kane international recognition in the fashion circuits and he has since upheld his superior reputation, collaborating with some of the greatest names in fashion and designing for the likes of Kylie Minogue and Versace. Kane’s designs are know for their innovation, and Kane has been delighting fans with his progressive collections that have made him a lasting household name. We loved having one of the most exciting names in fashion at SHED studios and hope they revisit us soon. Have a look and Christopher Kanes latest collection here.

Christopher Kane
Wonderland X SHED

So, we don’t like to boast but we at East London homed SHED studios do have a rather special relationship with the renowned publication Wonderland Magazine. We don’t know if you have seen their website of late, but Wonderland have been kind enough to do a little promo for us on their online platform after shooting with us countless times over the past few years and loving every second of it! Wonderland magazine is a brilliant international and independently published editorial, which offers a unique perspective on the crème de la crème of new and established talent across the board of popular culture, so as you can expect, we are very pleased to have a feature with them. Selecting with an individual sense of style, over at the photography studio we always enjoy Wonderland’s showcase of work and find the magazine to consistently be a great source for research, information and inspiration. They have composed some of the most recognizable covers and editorial stories in recent years, saying they aim to challenge and inform both men and women by producing work displaying the positive and playful elements of the fashion industry. Shooting with us today we have had a sneak preview of what’s to come in the next issue and it’s definitely worth a look! Check out their SHED feature here.

Wonderland X SHED
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Liam Hodges X Harry Lambert

Over the last two weeks we had the incredible and pretty much spanking new designer Liam Hodges in the East London studio shooting his collection with collaboration from stylist Harry Lambert. Showcasing his first solo catwalk collection at the AW15 fashion week, the designer delivered modified tracksuit overalls, graphics of personalized license plates and road markings, and lots of layering. He states that through his collections he aims to examine masculinity in a contemporary way, resulting in real clothes, and as Hodge puts it exactly, his desire is to take ‘something quite normal’ and make it ‘beautiful.’ He definitely has a playful sense of humour, and there are elements of his work that are unusual and fun. His website boast an excellent picture of him topless with his signature missing tooth grin and we at SHED studios can’t help but love him for it. His philosophy is to create a brand that doesn’t just cater for the bourgeois section of society, but one which is also accessible and interesting for Kent bred boys like him, again expanding in his distinctive voice: the collection is not just for men who drive ‘Volvos.’ Harry Lambert is also a bit of a genius in his own right, and we are sure that they will have created something magical between them. Lambert’s editorial and commercial work is impressive, with a similar aesthetic running throughout, his taste clearly visible, which of course is one of quality. Have a look at more of lamberts work and catch a glimpse of Liam Hodges’ brilliant grin here

Liam Hodges X Harry Lambert
mert and marcus SHED studios
Mert & Marcus

We were very pleased to have the fantastic artist partnership Mert and Marcus in the studio with us in East London this month. If you haven’t heard of them, Mert and Marcus are an infamous fashion photographer partnership who have been in the business for around twenty years. Highly respected, with an editorial feature list to make anyone swoon, they have worked with all the greats, including Vogue Paris, USA and Italia as well as some of the more underground publications such as Love magazine, Numéro, and Arena Homme plus. Much of their work is said to be influenced by the renowned photographer Guy Bourdin, who is recognised for his provocative and often slightly surreal imagery.

Mert and Marcus are most certainly two of the most inventive photographers working in fashion today. Their aesthetic is highly polished and colourful, with elements of theatre running throughout. The set is usually very involved and a lot of time is invested in hair and make up, with them every detail is considered and perfected even before the image is captured. They have often discussed their joy at working in both editorial, where one has more creative freedom, and for a client aiming to sell a brand; Mert Alas stating he ‘couldn’t do one without the other.’ The pair say the trick is to send a message to sell in an unconventional way, which they seemed to achieve instantaneously, their first images ever submitted were published on the cover of Dazed and Confused, and it seems their creative ideas have not since run dry. We are very excited to see their results of their day spent at SHED photography studio and would happily welcome them back to take over out space whenever they need! Have a peak at more of their infamous projects here.

 

Mert & Marcus
Alasdair McLellan SHED
Alasdair McLellan X The Gentle Woman

Alasdair McLellan shot Kirtsen Dunst for the latest issue of The Gentle Woman and did a very good job of it too. We can’t say that we are surprised, as McLellan’s career has gone from strength to strength in recent years. His work has a consistently beautiful aesthetic, whether he is picturing the locals of Doncaster in an urban landscape, or photographing top models with a huge team of groomers, every image has a certain quality. Alasdair McLellan has somewhat flown under the radar in comparison to many more visible fashion photographers but his work is becoming more and more apparent as the popular aesthetic in fashion photography changes. McLellan is one of the forefront figures of this shift, the polished studio lit work that has been so common in the fashion world is slowly but surely dissaperating and the style is edging back to a more real depiction. This new direction seems to be an extension of the Corrine Day era with her candid un-retouched portraits and some of our favourite work of McLellan’s is actually his photographs of the real world. His series 'System, Doncaster' is a good example of his other works, a lovely mix of real people, the surrounding landscape and portraits of models, simultaneously also mixing colour and black and whit imagery. His pictures have a very honest approach but still maintain an element of the romantic, and McLellan manages to create something as rough as a road digger after work, into a beautiful portrait. See more of his fantastic images here.

Alasdair McLellan X The Gentle Woman
Sohrab Golsorkhi Ainslie SHED
Sohrab Golsorkhi Ainslie X TANK

Today at SHED studios we were excited to discover the work of Sohrab Golsorkhi Ainslie, a London born photographer and Art director of Tank Magazine, who didn’t study his craft but actually took a course in architecture at Cambridge University.  As we browsed over the latest issue of Tank Magazine, we came across his fantastic editorial, ‘Heavenly Bodies.’ The shoot, which showcases one of Raf Simmon’s final collections for Dior, takes model Lou into a surreal world that plays with everything round. The set is a key part of these pictures and is carefully constructed and positioned so there is an element of the circular in every image, successfully tying them together. The shapes bring to mind elements of space, the different sized spheres resonating planets, and the orange light present in many of the images bringing to mind the sun.  A few of the images are captured outside, and again Golsorkhi Ainslie is playful with his work, experimenting with shadow and utilizing the natural light. Altogether the series makes for an intriguing viewing and at the photographic studio over in East London we are applauding his unique techniques. It is interesting to see a photographer being experimental and having fun with his work, if you want to see more have a browse here!

Sohrab Golsorkhi Ainslie X TANK
Sean Baker
Sean Baker

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.

Sean Baker
Timo Kerber SHED
Timo Kerber

We are very pleased to have the wonderful photographer Timo Kerber with us shooting at the studio on this sunny Wednesday morning in East London. Timo has shot for numerous publications including Schon Magazine, Fucking Young and Harper’s Bazaar, and his portfolio is certainly one to be admired. Timo’s aesthetic is polished and unique, often introducing elements of creativity to add intrigue to his images. His photographs often have a very cinematic feel, and through the use of lighting and set a whole scene is created, all elements carefully considered, which come together to produce something beautiful. We loved the editorial Timo did for Schon magazine, each individual image telling it’s own story whilst simultaneously linking together to sit well as a series. We are excited to see what Timo produces today! Have a look at more of his work here.

Timo Kerber


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