Glitch, One of our favourite campaigns from the recent few months has to be SWEAR LONDON and this shoot for their relaunched website and customisation. Enjoy our glitch video to come soon by following us on instagram. If you are interested in renting our photography studio in london or hearing more about our photographic production services then please get in touch.
Wyatt Clarke Jones are big players in the world of photography production. We had them with us recently for the Ray Ban campaign. If you are interested in hiring a photography studio in east london then please get in touch.
Always great to have the Stella Mccartney Team with us and this was no exception. Check out our instagram for more on whats happening at SHED. If you are looking to hire a photography studio in London then get in touch with us.
AQAQ are back with a punch this season! We love having our neighbours shoot with us. If you are looking to hire a photography studio in london please get in touch.
We had the amazing team from The Telegraph hiring photography studio A recently. Beth Ditto is the cover star for the September issue of Telegraph Review. If you are interested in more information about hiring our photographic studio then please get in touch.
Richard James Mayfair shooting at SHED recently for their Campaign. If you are interested in more information about our studios or want to hire our photography studios please drop us a line.
Wonderland back again with us at our east london photography studio in haggerston. The team have been up to all sorts this season we cant wait for the new issue! If you have any questions about our east london photogrpahy studio or with to hire a photography studio in London then get in touch with us.
Rollacoster magazine and Liam Payne for the cover of the new issue. Rollacoster have been regulars at SHED over the past few years, this issue is perfect! Looking to hire a photography studio then get intouch.
Whistles where back again this month great to see the team shooting with us in our East London Studio Haggerston. If you are intereste in hearing more about our studios or would like to hire our photography studio then get in touch with us.
A real pleasure to have Photographer Begum Yetis part of our co-working desk space and also shooting in our photography studios. Recently begum has shot for L’officiel Turkey, XOXO The Mag, 1883Mag, Fucking Young!, Pressure Paris, Academia and many others. Begum originally from Tukey has made her base in London at SHED as part of our Co-working space and Photography Studio in Haggerston East London. If you are interested in more information about our Photography studio or Desk space in east london then please get intouch!
The AQ/AQ team joined us again recently at our London Photography studio in Haggerston. AQAQ has grown from strength to strength and we have been lucky to witness many of their shoots. We eagerly look forward to their new campaigns over the coming season. If you are interested in more information or would like to hire our london Photography studio please get incontact.
Always great to have The Guardian shooting with us in our London Photography Hire Studio especially when they bring with them Boy Better Know. Watch this space for updates about what the Guardian shot.
Back with us recently in our East London Studio SHED we had HUNGER magazine. Always a treat to have the Hunger team with us at SHED. We cant wait to see the shoot we had a sneak peek and it looked amazing. Keep watching this space to see what they shot with us. If you are looking to hire a studio in London then give us a shout for our rate card.
Photographer and Film maker Campbell Addy is turning his lens to the world of Stock imagery to highlight the lack of diversity in this market. Campbell recently shot at our photography studio in London for a new Dazed editorial. The link below is to the Dazed interview with Addy check out his work, we are looking forward to having him hire our photographic studio again in London in the near future. “When I think of diversity and what I want it to mean, it’s not just race, but also shape, size, able-bodied, disabled, age, looks” – Campbell Addy
Last week we had Industry Art back with us at our Hire Studio in London SHED Adrian Samson is a London based Phtographer and has Shot for The Plant Magazine Numero Homme Berlin and vogue hommes international. We have had quite a busy summer and our colaboration with magCulture means we now stock some awesome mags centering around Photography and Fashion some of which Adrian has shot for so we look forward to seeing more when he's ready to hire our london photogrpahic studio SHED.
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.”
‘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! :)
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.
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’
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
We have been very lucky to have the amazing and innovative fashion brand Clothsurgeon shoot with us numerous times at the photography studio over in East London. Head designer Rav Matharu graduated with a first class degree from Leeds college of Art and Design and has since worked for a bespoke jacket-tailoring brand, before leaving to set up his own menswear brand Clothsurgeon. Bridging the gap between street wear and high end men’s fashion, Rav’s unique and sports-luxe tailoring has grabbed the attention of some of the most respected modern day celebrities, such as ASAP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar. At SHED we can see why, with fantastic designs using materials from sustainable resources, skillfully constructed to last season after season. Clothsurgeon also offer a bespoke customization service, recycling existing garments and adding other materials to create one off and innovative pieces. Selfridges has just started selling the new collection and with that, combined with their already incredible achievements, the future looks bright! Have a look at more of what Clothsurgeon do here.
This month photographer Julia Hetta has shot a very beautiful editorial for Dazed magazine. A black and white story featuring numerous models, the feel is very classic and romantic, with tailored, clean styling from Hannes Hetta. The hair is what really sets these images alight, each model fashioned with a wind swept, bird’s-nest type hairstyle, backcombed and teased into a delicate sculpture. The lighting is simple and very natural, closely replicating natural light from a window. The set is equally as inspiring, folded material placed on the floor, or to cover a chair, creating further layered and rippled effects, emulating the clothes. The models are very classically and naturally beautiful, and are left with a bare face, minimal make up. The over all look and feel of the shoot is very picturesque, all elements coming together and carefully complimenting each other. We would love Julia Hetta to shoot with us at SHED, fingers crossed she visits us soon!
Flicking through this months issue of Dazed magazine, we can’t get over how effective the very simple production and concept behind the recent Calvin Klein campaign is! Fair enough they have recruited some of the most influential celebrities of today’s modern media to pose in their 'Calvin’s’ but the shoots are so uncomplicated and de-frilled that the idea is almost genius. With a double fold out advertorial in Dazed, Calvin Klein presents the likes of FKA Twigs, Abbey Lee and Justin Beiber, almost all shot with a plain background or what appears to be a homely minimal environment. With natural make up and laid back styling, you can always glimpse the classic Clavin Klein logo peeking out from their trousers or classically posed in their undergarments. The shoots are very typical of Calvin Klein’s aesthetic, with an added slogan representative of what the individual does in their ‘Clavin’s,’ such as Beiber ‘Glows’ in his ‘Calvins,’ naturally, whereas Kendall Jenner ‘Poses’ in her ‘Calvins.’ It goes to show that with simple but polished production you can create a very effective shoot, the images do not run as a story but are tied together with their stripped back appearance and slogan continuity. This sort of feel is something one could easily create in our in house studio setting over in East London, and we are excited to experiment with up and coming projects! See more of the Clavin Klein campaign here.
We loved Tilda Swinton’s slightly Edward Scissor Hands looking cover for Another magazine in the 2015 AW issue. Shot as Miarianne Lane, her musician character in the new hit Film ‘A Bigger Splash,’ also co staring Ralph Fiennes and Matthias Schoenaerts, Swinton portrays an eccentric individual. Initially caught up in the glamour, fast living and all the darkness that fame can bring, the film is set at the stars holiday retreat on an Mediterranean island, where Swinton’s character is trying to recapture her voice after wearing it thin, almost rendering her speechless. Another magazines’ shoot, by photographer Glen Luchford and with styling from Katie Shillingford, was produced and executed by the production company Sylvia Farago, and collectively everything came together seamlessly. Working with some of the most renound photographers and publications Sylvia Farago consistently produces excellent work, their clients ranging from Harrods, to i-D, to Louis Vuitton. Working with inspiration from the film, Tilda’s character, and the infamous David Hockney painting ‘A Bigger Splash,’ this issue of Another magazine blurs the lines between fact and fiction, something which both fashion and cinema experiment with simultaneously. Jefferson Hack, the editorial director and publisher of Dazed Group, states that ‘Fashion is the great fantasist and without fiction, cinema would be merely a documentary art.’ At SHED in East London, we believe this to be true and when producing shoots always try and inject an element of creativity, whether it is simple product imagery, or a more involved fashion story/campaign. Read more about the ideas behind the film and the editorial here at Another magazines website.
This week we had the wonderful W magazine with us at SHED studios over in East London. Shooting with Conde Nast they definitely created something magical, so be sure to keep an eye out for it in the next issue! We loved the last editorial they featured which showcased Parris and Chloe Gordon’s collection, the Canadian Designers behind the hit label Beaufille. Their line is heavily focused on the balance between masculine and feminine touches, with men’s-wear inspired trench coats, chunky knits and chokers as their signature. The name Beaufille actually translates to ‘handsome woman’, which fittingly encapsulates the overall feel of their designs. The editorial is slick and polished, the model photographed in an empty period house, with glimpses of the old style architecture coming through. With simple set and muted colours the shoot and the clothes really make for some beautiful work. Check out Beaufille’s lookbook here.
A rather grey Monday morning at SHED studio today was brightened by the lovely work of Mark Shearwood. Spotted as we were browsing new designer Daniel W. Fletcher’s website, Shearwood has shot a brilliant look book for Flethcher’s collection, which really brings to life the beautiful designs. Often known for shooting young persons’ fashion, Shearwood’s work has a soft and cool feel, the look book having a more editorial aesthetic than most you would commonly see. We are equally obsessed with Daniel W.Fletcher’s collection, a mixture of unique patterns and clean, interesting shapes. Both selections of work look promising, with Daisy Walker shooting the most recent look book with an equally successful result. Have a look at both of them here.
We were lucky enough to have fashion photographer Daniel Nadel shoot with us at our East London photographic studio this month. Nadel has shot for everyone from Elle UK, to Adidas, to Vogue India and has developed a sleek look that runs throughout his work, a comparable aesthetic to some of the greats. His portraits have a Rankin style quality and his work remains consistently professional across the board. We at SHED are also a fan of Nadel's personal work – a quietly thoughtful series, often shot on film, which has quite a different feel to his commercial work. We would love to have him back at the studio again soon and cant wait to see the results of his beauty shoot here with us at SHED studios!
This month we were glad to welcome The Gourmand publication to SHED studios. Gustav Almestal shot for San Pelligrino and we cant help admiring his sophisticated and polished still lives. Often shooting food and product, we are sure his style will nicely compliment the magazine’s usual artistic aesthetic. The Gourmand is an award winning bi annual food and culture journal and each issue features 120 pages of hand picked creative and exclusive words and pictures. With an excellent eye for detail, the magazine is also printed at a specialist art book printers making the pages even more of a joy. Founded in 2011 the magazine is still going strong and we at SHED photographic studio think it is a unique and deserving leader in the photography/food world. To see more of what it’s about it click here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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/
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!
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!
Here today at SHED photographic studio we were flicking through our old archives of magazines and came across a 2011 Wonderland issue, complete with a cropped haired Kirsten Dunst on the cover. The shoot that caught our attention inside was one by photographer Aj Numan, featuring clothes from Prada and Gucci it focuses on animal prints and faux fur, a trend that seems to have continued to the present day. What really makes the images is the hair by Panos Papandrianos, a playful take on a stereotypical 90’s hair-do, the side pony tail, with the added detail of the gelled curls onto the forehead and corn-rowed plaits at one side. The lighting and make up is also very beautiful, giving the model’s skin a metallic sheen and Numan has managed to capture with an array of backdrops and settings making the series an interesting feature.
Today at SHED photographic studio we spotted Pierre-ange Carlotti’s story in Seventh Man, a simple and thoughtful series with styling from Lu Phillipe Guilmette. Usually shooting intimate portraits of his friends, collaborators and lovers as they cross the city of Paris, Carlotti is said to capture a ‘whirl of hedonistic youth,’ and has acquired the title of the documentarian of Paris’ modern day youth culture. His personal work has a raw style and appears to be shot quickly, capturing the moments of madness that occur on a night out, at home, or in the midst of the metropolis. He takes some element of this and uses a similar aesthetic in his editorial work, the pictures appearing to be lightly edited and most likely to have been shot on film. The model is sultry and direct, adding to the moody atmosphere of the pictures which often also resonates through his personal work. Pierre is definitely one to keep track of and is continuing to produce some exciting imagery, have a peek at his website here.
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.
Flicking through this months issue of PYLOT magazine, we at SHED were pleased to see Bex Day’s feature on the quiet Essex village of Jaywick. Bex Day is an exciting new young photographer, whose work we have been following for some time, and her pictures are beautifully characteristic. She captures the personality of her subjects with a profound talent, and often not choosing to shoot fashion models, she flits between documentary and fashion photography. Day manages to break the mould of the stereotypical fashion portrait by injecting a bit more spirit than you would commonly see and conversely, adds a hint of stylistic composure to her more sociological images. If you haven’t seen much of her work before, be sure to check out Bex’s website! http://www.bexday.com/
Lucky Blue caught our eye this morning at the photography studio, along with the eyes of the world’s population of teenage girls. Shot for i-D this month by renowned fashion photographer Matt Jones, we haven’t seen a shoot where Lucky looks anything less than any 14 year olds dream. Matt Jones has shot many a story for i-D and always manages to inject a playful element into his pictures and produce a varied series, shooting in different locations or with alternative set ups. Here he has Lucky posing on top of a ladder, with a make shift Lucky Charms crown, and with a bandana round his face, humanising Lucky Blue and breaking the barrier of the internet stardom he has found. Also having shot for Vogue and Elle magazine, Matt Jones is an established name in the fashion photography business and always creates work of quality and interest. His unique style has had him commissioned to shoot some of the greats, including Gisele, Karlie Kloss and Kate Upton. If Matt is ever in need of a studio in East London we hope he visits us at SHED! See more of his work here.
Rounding off this week’s selection of new work, we discovered Tom Johnson’s story in the pages of PYLOT magazine! Here at SHED photography studio his editorial initially caught our interest, but after a further research we also loved the look of his documentary work. His images span from fashion, to portraiture, to documentary, and often draw attention to sections of society who do not commonly receive such attention. Once buying a motor home and travelling up and down the UK capturing anyone and everyone he met along the way, Johnson picks out unique subjects, from the characters who live in South End-on-Sea, to the transvestites that reside in Coney Island. His work is captivating and considered, and his fashion imagery also translates these same qualities, attaining more character than your average fashion imagery. We hope to welcome Tom to East London soon! http://www.tom-johnson.co.uk/
This Wednesday morning at SHED photography studios we came across Paolo Zerbini’s work in PYLOT Magazine and we are very glad we did! His fantastic ‘Santa Sangre’ series focuses on Latin America and has a stripped back and honest feel. His pictures are sensual and romantic and make for a fantastic series, featuring three individuals; Zerbini appears to put his subjects at ease creating relaxed and sometimes playful imagery. All beautifully lit, often with natural light that is available, the subjects are photographed with great aesthetic whilst not seeming ‘made up,’ their skin bare with minimal make up. See more of his brilliant series here: http://www.paolozerbini.com/
Oskar Gyllensward is a Swedish Fashion and portrait photographer who divides his working life between Stockholm and London. After completing a Degree in Visual Communication he began working with some of the biggest names in fashion and truly broke into the international photography world. These days he is shooting for the likes of Burberry, Wonderland and Contributor Magazine amongst others! We at SHED photographic studios loved his shoot for Odalisque Magazine with the lovely Lera Tribel. The images are softly lit creating interesting textures and shadows, complimenting the aged location. If you like the look of Oskar’s work have a closer look here!
We were excited to have Mark Sanders in SHED photographic studio last month shooting for Kinflolk Magazine. Sander was born in and raised in Devon and now lives and works as a photographer in London. He has a subtle and elegant approach to his work and his unique technique has attracted a whole range of respected clients from Vanity Fair to Blackberry. His shoot for Kinfolk had an interesting concept, mixing together portraits and full lengths with some extreme close ups of different sections of the model’s body, we are looking forward to seeing the final images and cant wait to have Mark Sanders back over in East London wit us! See more of his accomplished work here: http://marksanders.co.uk/
Last week we were glad to have LOVE magazine shooting with us at SHED photography studio in East London. Looking over last months issue we liked the look of David Sims’ Alexander McQueen story, the clothes were flawless as usual, and Sims managed to create a beautifully aged aesthetic. The collection was by Sarah Burton for McQueen and features a mixture of chunky knits, frills, lace and leather. Shadowing the demise of the English Rose the images resonate a Victorian feel and the cloths were initially inspired by David Sims’ photographs of roses, ‘budding, flowering, ageing, wilting, dying.’ LOVE magazine consistently delivers and we can’t wait to see the results of their shoot here at SHED!
Reading about some up and coming designer’s in 1 Granary Magazine this morning, we stumbled across the London based photographer Masha Mel. After studying in Berlin, and finding it a struggle to be taken seriously as a young female who wanted to “become” a fashion photographer, she moved to London and forged her way into the fashion world. Talking to i-D magazine, Masha states that her tutor degraded her on the first day of her course by announcing “being so young I’m not sure this is right for you,” in front of her entire class. However, once a hard clique for a young female to break into, Masha thinks that fashion photography has become more accessible in recent years due to the rise of the Internet and the digital era. She states it has become “easy to showcase your work and this is one of the reasons why we know about young women fashion photographers” in today’s creative climate. We at Shed photographic studio love her work and have ultimate respect for any young female breaking into creative industries! Now having worked for clients such as Metal Magazine, Vogue and Please magazine amongst other greats, Masha is certainly having the last laugh!
See her portfolio here.
This month the work of Carlijn Jacobs caught our attention and SHED photographic studios. A photographer and creative director based in Amsterdam, Jacobs has a long list of editorials in her portfolio, including i-D, Elle and Fucking Young, but it was one of her most recent works for Oyster magazine, that really brightened up our morning on this dull November day! Styled by Giuliano Bolivar, the metallic fuse of colour and shine brings to life the 70’s theme. This combined with the over all art direction and photography, both expertly executed by Jacobs, solidifies the sophistication of the shoot whilst still maintaining a playful and experimental element which so often runs through Jacob’s work. Lets not forget to mention the superbly glamorous grooming – hair and make up was by Dennis Michael. Both bold and tasteful, the grooming has equal affect in resonating the overall retro disco feel. This was certainly a strong team and we would be thrilled to have them shoot with us at SHED in East London - if you’re ever in town Miss Jacobs..! See more of her brilliant work here: http://www.carlijnjacobs.com/
Last week we had TOPSHOP shooting at SHED photographic studio in East London! Making imagery for the festive season, we can’t give too much away, but can get excited looking back over some of TOPSHOP’S most recent campaigns! Tyrone Lebon did a fantastic job photographing ‘It Girl’ GiGi Hadid this Autumn, and we were inspired to have a look at more of his work. We came across some real gems; fashion photographers take note, Tyrone has shot for pretty much everyone! To name a few, his portfolio includes LOVE, i-D, Adidas, Celine, Vogue UK, Nike, Stussey, Louis Vuitton…and the list goes on! Tyrone also works with video and has been commissioned to make shorts for Victoria Beckham, Fendi H&M and Calvin Klein. Tyrone Lebon’s Celine campaign, pictured above, was particularly spectacular and here at SHED photographic studio we cant quite get enough. Have a look at the rest of his portfolio here.
Showcasing Alessandro Michele’s debut collection for Gucci, ‘Lets Push Things Forward’ editorial stood out as one of the strongest stories in the midst of this month’s Wonderland Magazine. Here at SHED photographic studio, we were excited to see how the two models, one young woman who possesses a girlish charm, and a slightly more mature looking gentleman with captivating features, paired together in order to harmonize the series. Photographer Jeff Boudreau artistically combines single shots and images of both the models to create a sophisticated and unified effect. The shoot described, as ‘60’s secretary on acid,’ is most certainly that – portraying an almost timeless picture with a combination of traditional prints and varied colours. Jeff Boudreau has many publications in his portfolio, as well as Wonderland he has also shot for Nylon, Supplement Magazine, Tank and Rollercoaster. See more of his shoot for Wonderland here: http://www.wonderlandmagazine.com/2015/09/lets-push-things-forward-gucci-cruise-16/ . We hope to welcome him to the East London studio soon!
Earlier this year we had the incredible photographer Jeff Hahn shooting an editorial for Wonderland Magazine at Shed photographic studio in East London. Revisiting his work today we came across his beautiful books, which are filled with his personal projects and sold as limited editions worldwide. Our favorite was ‘The Next Best Thing to Loving You,’ an emotive series which explores the idea of staged vs. reality in photography. Hahn has made a collective of both staged and real-life intimate moments, also approaching the concept of how a camera can be used to capture happenings that never could have existed. Have a closer look at his book here, or get a taster of his equally incredible commercial work. http://www.jeff-hahn.com/BOOKS
1 Granary is a relatively new Magazine set up and run by students of St Martins, University of the Arts London. It is only on its third issue, but the bi annual publication has already established itself as a respected editorial and acts, in particular, as a platform for the younger generation of creatives. As stated in their second issue the magazine is the students' way to convey their own voice, those of their peers, and to listen to and communicate the voices of those who have inspired them. The shoot that really caught our eye in this months issue was a Men’s Wear story by Michael Hauptman. Showcasing Rory Parnell-Mooney’s collection, the images are simply shot, and the editorial contains many static full lengths that retain interest through Hauptman’s choice of moody lighting and his subtle positioning of the model. We at SHED are always looking to work with new exciting photographers and would love 1 Granary to shoot with us in our East London photographic studio! Have a look at the rest of the magazine here http://1granary.com/.
This Monday morning didn’t go to waste as we at SHED photographic studio have stumbled across the brilliant photographer Eric Chakeen whilst browsing over So It Goes magazine’s online editorials. A young Photographer living and working in New York, Eric Chakeen has some accomplished shoots under his belt and has assisted some of the biggest names in photography, including the likes of Ryan McGinley and Terry Richardson. He photographs his subjects honestly, and his work has a stripped back feel, lightly edited without an exaggerated lighting set up. His personal work often takes the shape of street photography, and shooting on film, Chakeen manages to capture the most unique of personalities in a simultaneously frank and aesthetic way. His shoot for So it Goes also did not disappoint; the images are soft and romantic, without being fussy, and he uses a combination of natural and studio lighting to create a beautifully unpolished affect. If Eric Chakeen ever finds himself in East London we would love to welcome him to SHED studios! See more of his fantastic work here: http://www.ericchakeen.com/
This week at SHED photographic studio we stumbled across the delicate work of Fashion Photographer Thomas Lohr in this months Another Magazine. Laying in the midst of Another’s pages, the story is full of texture and pattern. This combined with a muted and monochrome colour scheme creates a beautiful and understated affect. The shots are dynamic with an element of movement, whether it be from the clothes or the model themselves’. Styled by Another’s Fashion Editor Nell Kalonji, the story draws upon textured materials and lines in the clothing, which collectively pull the images together successfully. Kalonji and Lohr’s creative style perfectly compliments each other in this editorial, and we would love to have the pair of them shoot here in East London at SHED photographic studio. Fingers crossed they’ll be showing us how its done at SHED in the coming months!
Neil O’keeffe paid a visit to our East London photographic studios last month and we were delighted to have him shooting here with us! Having over fifteen years experience as a Creative Director and Graphic Designer; employed by clients such as Dior, L’oreal and Apple, Mr O’keeffe is used to working with the best. He furthered his career, making the change to Fashion Photographer, in 2010, and has since been commissioned for a variety of commercial and editorial jobs. With his rounded experience, O’keeffe brings a stylised and polished touch to his pictures, and we were especially drawn to his editorial for Winq Magazine, which was shot May of this year (some of which you can see above). Neil O’keeffe is also the Editor and Creative Director of the bi-annual fashion magazine Valstrom, an editorial which is said to have been birthed from a shared vision to create something that is different in its approach and visual style. Largely about the fashion industry and the people who work in it, perhaps not surprisingly, the magazine has a similar aesthetic to O’keeffe’s photographs, and regularly features a number of respected artists. We would love Neil to come and create more of his wonderful work here with us at SHED studios before the year is out! And if you haven’t already, check out Valstrom Magazine here…
We just had a chance to have a flick through our new copy of The Gentle Woman this afternoon and think the cover shoot with Irish Film star Saoirse Ronan is amazing! With a colour cover picture and a largely black and white story inside, the images look beautiful on The Gentle Woman’s textured paper. The portraits were shot by Alasdair McLellan, a British born photographer, who has an incredible portfolio, having photographed the likes of Cara Delevingne and Freja Beha Erichsen amongst many other great names. His portraits of Saoirse really accentuate the beauty of the subjects skin; with a subtle edit highlighting her typically Irish freckles. We would love to have Allasdair McLellan at SHED photographic studio, lets hope he visits us in East London soon!
This week we are thrilled to have Bang Boom Creative agency at the studio in East London, who are currently shooting the Dogs Trust Christmas charity campaign to help support our canine friends! Last year Dog’s Trust did a fantastic shoot with celebrities and their pets, we loved their picture of Caryn Franklin, British Fashion expert and former editor of i-D Magazine, with her pooch!
Last week we were lucky enough to have On the Rocks Magazine here with us at SHED. Shooting at the photographic studio in East London, On the Rocks shot a Jewellery based editorial for their independent bi-annual magazine. The work in the magazine has a clean cut feel and we are sure the shoot they did with us at SHED will match the magazine's usual accomplished aesthetic. Have a browse over their beautifully considered instagram for jewellery inspiration! https://instagram.com/ontherocks_mag/. We hope to see them again soon over at the Haggerston Photography Studio!
This Monday we had the fantastic fashion photographer Daniel Thomas Smith with us at SHED photographic studio in East London. Daniel is represented by Quadriga Agency and has shot many a recognizable face including FKA Twigs, and for a variety of well established editorials. We were especially taken with his shoot for Interview Russia, and love Daniel’s polished and considered style. Daniel has been working freelance himself for a number of years and we have been lucky enough to welcome him to our desk space as well as the studio over in Haggerston! We are sure Daniel will love being part of the shared work space at SHED and hope to have him shooting at the studio here with us again soon! Have a look at more of his inspired work here http://www.danielthomassmith.com/
Last Wednesday we were delighted to have FAT Magazine with us, shooting at our East London Photographic studio. The magazine features internationally acclaimed creative contributors and delivers a quirky, yet polished, take on the arts, design and fashion. We love their traditional black and white covers, as you can see above, and were especially taken with the shoot of the beautiful Esmerelda Seay Reynolds from Next Model Management. We would love to welcome them back anytime here at SHED photographic studio.
We were very pleased to have Janneke Van Der Hagen shoot with us last week, at SHED photographic studio in East London. Janneke is a Dutch photographer based in London, and was shooting an editorial for Fat Magazine (Fashion, Art, Type) at our Haggerston studio. Janneke was assistant to Viviane Sassen for a number of years before becoming an acclaimed photographer in her own right, and has worked with clients such as Another Magazine, Dazed and Confused and L’official Italy, amongst other great publications. Her style is beautifully inventive with a soft aesthetic, and Janneke often shoots in low light creating a dewy texture to her subjects skin. We especially loved her series featuring the model Lindsey Wixson pictured above, and can’t wait to the see the images she has created for this month’s issue of Fat Magazine! See more of Janneke’s wonderful work here http://jannekevanderhagen.co.uk/
We recently saw these images on a online article for ID Magazine and the images stood out completely taken in a photographic studio. What caught our eye the most was the way the photographer has used lighting in the image, which is striking and draws us into the image. We love the softness that the images have as well, as it adds to the emotion the image conveys. When looking at Paul’s portfolio, he creates works of art that are different and creative, and gives us as the viewer more knowledge about the person in the images as well as the fashion element that is in them. What we adore most about Paul’s work is the composition and how he frames both the image and the subject in them, it draws us in, we feel the emotion and the images are just beautiful. Check out more of his work at; http://www.paulphung.com/
We were excited to receive our first ever copy of the brand new ‘Supplement’ Magazine this morning, here at SHED photographic studio in East London. Flicking through the pages there is some beautiful work; we were especially taken with Mark Peckmezain’s cover shoot of the French/English actor Stacy Martin. Wearing Mui Mui, and styled by Ellie Grace Cumming, Stacey Martin portrayed on the cover is an elegant introduction to first issue. Not only are the visuals of the magazine aesthetic but the written content is also of quality, with contributors such as Amei Wallach, who has written for the New York Times and Vanity Fair during her prosperous career as an art critic. Described as a Magazine devoted to contemporary culture, ‘Supplement’ hopes to draw connections with art produced in the margins of society and the simple and everyday: through beautiful imagery and long formed writing. We are very impressed with the first ‘Supplement’ and looking forward to see what they produce in the forthcoming issues! We hope to see them soon shooting at SHED photography studio in East London!
Grimes caught our eye this month grinning at us from the front cover of Dazed. Shot by the American photographer Roe Ethridge, the variety of set combined with experimental styling from Robbie Spencer, make for an excellent cover shoot. Roe Ethridge, who is known for exploring the plastic nature of photography, has been described as a postmodern commercial art photographer. During his career he has had work collected by several leading museums, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Tate Modern. In this particular stylised and playful shoot, Etheridge captures Grimes’ unique persona through the help of a selection of unusual props such as a water pistol, witches fingers and a pair of latex gloves. We hope to have Dazed back at SHED studios in East London soon! Read the full Grimes interview here http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/26282/1/grimes-weird-science
Last Wednesday Shireeka Devlin graced Haggerston with her presence at Shed Photography Studio. Since graduating from London college of Fashion she has won the prestigious WSGN Global Fashion Award in the Future Designer category and collaborated with the likes of Vidal Sassoon, Urban Outfitters and Mary Katrantzou. She is currently the editorial assistant at a fashion talent company called Mastered and has just finished her second capsule collection. Her work is fabulously colourful with bold prints, have a look at more of it here! http://shireekadevlin.com/
Recently, at the Photography studio in East London, we have had the fabulous Stylist and Fashion Editor Harriet Stewart in creating some magic! Harriet shot with Martina Lattanzi who did the hair and make up and collaboratively focused on a work wear theme. Harriet has established herself as a freelance stylist working in London and is currently the fashion editor for prestigious Elle Magazine. Her work is very considered and beautifully polished. See here for more examples of her work: http://harrietstewart.com/
Last week we had Elle Magazine shooting a fashion story at our East London Photography studios. We were in love with the Carey Mulligan shoot in the November issue! Cameron Mcnee did a full day shooting and with his clean style and experience photographing for brands such as Vans and Abercrombie and Fitch, I’m sure did an equally amazing job! We cant wait to see the results next month and hope to have Elle back soon at the photography studio over in Haggerston.
Last month at Shed we were very excited to have the slick and provocative photographer Jordan Green shooting at our East London studios. Jordan shot three male models for the renowned urban men’s street wear brand, 'Good For Nothing,' including AMCK’s tattooed Joshua Williams, pictured above. Jordan’s clean and polished style makes for a superior look book and his rapport with his subjects, visially apparent in many of his images, manages to create a personal and softer edge. His aesthetic is very compatible with the brand, making Jordan a perfect pick for such a shoot, everything coming together on the day with the help of everyone at our East London Studio to create some truly accomplished imagery. We hope to see Jordan Green again soon, over at Shed Photographic studios! You can view more of his work here at http://iamjordangreen.com/
Photographer Felicity McCabe shot in our East London Photographic studio this week. With a portfolio that demonstrates an incredible artistic flare defining her style, Felicity has produced work for a number of major publications such as New york Times magazine, Tatler, Wallpaper Magazine to name a few. What defines her unique style amongst the rest is how she captures her subject within her work, their mood, feelings and composition all contribute together to create beautiful photographs. Working on numerous commissions, her flare shines throughout her portfolio whether that be portraiture, fashion or still life, her work is truly beautiful. We cant wait to see her again at our East London Photography studio soon.
So lovely to have photographer Magnus Torsne in our East London photographic studio, photographing a still life shoot for Calibre Magazine. His work is outstanding and goes beyond the ordinary to create beautifully composed imagery that stands out and really grabs the attention of the reader, and we just love what he creates. His body of work is not only creative but also shows the intricate attention to detail he puts into his work, to create the best possible images, which inspire us completely! We look forward to seeing the work he has created in our East London photographic studio.
This week we had Odd London in our studio shooting for Clarks shoes in our East London photographic studios. Odd London are a creative agency working with some amazing clients, collaborating to produce ideas and work for the client's brand. Here at Shed London, we love the work they have produced especially a recent campaign they did with Primark which looks super slick. Their vision to create a campaigns that stood for self-expression and individuality shone through both in film and the stills and has won them an award! We look forward to seeing the amazing work they produce in the near future. Check them out here; http://www.oddlondon.com
Bunker London shot with us this week in our East London photographic studios. Bunker London are a design and art direction agency which offer clients innovative ideas and produce work through the mediums of print, digital graphics and film for fashion, music and art industries. We love the work they produce, being very creative and contemporary, which stands them out completely. This example of their work shown above is taken from their collaboration with the Royal College of Arts MA womenswear graduates. These still life shots taken from the original film created, shows off their garments in a very innovative, creative way by using silhouettes and incorporating film to fill inside as moving images. We look forward to seeing what they have produced in their latest work taken in our East London photographic studios. Check out their latest work here; http://www.bunker-london.com/projects/
Text By Charlotte Garner
Recently Designer Robert Wun shot in our east london photography studio he creates beautiful, ambitious and striking fashion pieces that portray ideas of futurism and perspective. The shapes, materials and colours used gives his work a dynamic edge to his sophisticated vision for design. Images shot of his work correlate to the garments allowing a chemistry between the two, that embodies the concept and how his work is portrayed, signifying him as a designer with an independent creativity. His Autumn / Winter 2014 lookbook taken in our east london photography studio, strike out the most with the bold use of colours, the placement of the model in the set and how the photographer has chosen to photograph them which we absolutely love. They use experimental photography by using different angels and composition within the studio setting, relating back to the designs themselves and bringing them to life within the photograph, making for a very different studio lookbook style. Check out more of his collections here http://www.robertwun.com/
Text By Charlotte Garner
Delighted to receive our new copy of TANK magazine this month, with a big editorial shot at the Shed Photography Studio. We have been favourites of Tank for sometime so its great to see some work in this issue styled by the wonderfully amazing editorial stylist NOBUKO TANNAWA Nobuko's work is definitely Tokyo inspired, with lots of pared down simple choices which clash nicely with moments of eccentric brilliance brought with colour, line, pattern and tone. For this issue Nobuko styled the amazing shoot "Imperfect Rendition" which see's model Hayett in all the get up, Miu Miu, Chanel and Dior.
Nobuko has worked with amazing editorial magazines like Dazed & Confused / AnOther mag and salt. We are always happy to have stylist of such quality at the studio. You can see more of Nobuko's work here: http://www.nobukotannawa.com/
We had Tank in the photography studio this month. The editorial, shot by London based photographer Sohrab Golsorkhi-Ainslie and styled by Nobuko Tannawa has a bold, modern energy and vocalises this via both page and screen. Download FashionScanner to your iphone and scan the image above to watch the images, shot in our East London photography studio, come to life. Pure genius. Videography Martin Senyszak.
Fashion photographer Max Barnett shot with us recently in our photographic studio in east london. Max has a beautiful style that we love, his images caught our eye in this recent editorial.
Ruth Hogben is a photographer and fashion filmmaker part of Show Studio. She joined us recently for a shoot in our photographic studio in east london. Ruth Hogben has been at the forefront of a dramatic shift in photographic studio photography working as part of Nick Knight's Showstudio to push the boundaries of Fashion Film and Fashion Photography. East London has always been an area for emerging creatives and our photography studio sees its fair share of them shooting with us. Check out more of Ruth Hogbens Photography studio work here. http://ruthhogben.com/
Text By Charlotte Garner
Jacob Sutton's work has been spread across a lot of publications, and it goes without saying what incredible photographer he is. His work portrays that idea of motion which has inspired his work from the very beginning.
This shot taken from the Numero Homme's Spring/Summer 2015 edition, caught our eye with how beautifully composed the images are put together. The water adds another dimension to the images, giving it a more distinctive and creative flow to the usual photographic studio based work. It grasps the idea of how photographs can be interpreted into artistic pieces of work, as this editorial demonstrates perfectly. Whats fascinating is how every photographer is different, and how they interpret the blank canvas and make it their own. Composing images and stitching them together creates images that are significantly different but have a purpose making them striking. Jacob's work continues to inspire with how majestic images shot in a photography studio can be.
Charlottle Garner who is currently interning as a photography assistant at Shed London showed me this image today. We love a shaddow background on a infinity cove. We love the work in Atlas Magazine and really looking forward to seeing the relatively new publication growing over the next few edditions. Check out their work here http://www.theatlasmagazine.com/ lots of great photographic studio shots. Happy East London Vibes photographers!
Its not often that we get to write about a photographer that has caught our eye but today is one of those days. Fashion Photographer Kyle Galvin recently had his work showcased in the British Journal of photography as part of their projects section. Since graduating from London College of Fashion in BA Fashion Photography Kyle has shot for clients such as Pigeons and Peacocks, Atlas Magazine,Papercut and Noctis magazine.
Kyles work is simple clean and structured, in the British Journal of Photography he discusses how his style is influenced by film and also of feeling. The tension between the photographer and model in the photography studio is captured and used to create his photographs. It's always fascinating to see how each photographer will approach the studio setting. A white coved photographic studio can sometimes be like the unmarked piece of paper in the front of a new journal. How will you make that first mark, take that first picture, make a strong edit? Kyle seems to have an approach that is methodical, considered and steady. We look forward to seeing him at the studio to shoot future campaigns in the photographic studio, check out more of his work on his website here www.kylegalvin.com
We had the very talented Tilly Hardy with us this week. We took a look through her portfolio of work to see some of her other shoots. She is represented by Creative Artists agency in London and has shot all over the world for some amazing campaigns.
Shooting this week in Photography Studio A we have had the very talented Hair Stylist Andrew Barton. As part of Shed London we offer desk space and Hair Photographer Jack Eames who rents a desk with us and who has worked closely with Andrew Barton bumped into each other during the shoot. This image is one of our favourites from the Jack Eames and Andrew Barton collaboration. Photographers and Stylists have a long standing relationship of collaboartion and this must be nurtured and flexed in the photpgrahy studio. Often this is a failure but as with these photographs this can also be a huge success.
Sean & Seng shooting for Noon magazine in this issue SS15. Looking through their portfolio its great to see their vision and diversity of an ethereal landscape often constructed via set design and great styling. Our favourites from their work are the portraits here and the water landscapes fashion shoot.
We have followed NOON photography magazine for the past few issues and it keeps on impressing us with the quality of photography and general content. Rare do we find a magazine that encapsulates the perfect balance of photography and fashion without screaming the big F word too loud, which most do. NOON speaks of sound photographic editing, this issue SS15 features a wonderful editorial by photographer MEL BLESS who works with D&V Management. D&V have worked at the studio in the past so its great to see this editorial by MEL, we are fast becoming big fans of her work, this editorial called LND>MIA looks at a sense of place, journey and style relevant to the destination, below the surface this is a very sophisticated editorial. We really liked the Adrian Henri poem at the beginning of the magazine called “Tonight at Noon” which goes a bit like this:
Tonight at noon
Supermarkets will advertise 3D extra on everything
Tonight at noon
Children from happy families will be sent to live in a home
Elephants will tell each other human jokes
America will declare peace on Russia
World war 1 veterans will sell poppies in the streets
The first daffodils of Autumn will appear
You need to buy NOON to read the rest of this but it’s really worth the treat, we are super happy with our copy of SS15. More work by the NOON team here: http://n-o-o-n.co.uk/
Brett Lloyd shot recently for Noon Magazine with stylist Jack Borkett. Recently Brett shot with us for the Qasimi lookbook. Here is one of his images from the NOON Magazine shoot. We look foraward to seeing more from Brett and his photographic studio work.
Beauty papers is the first biannual fashion magazine from collaborators Maxine Leonard and Valrie Wickes. We get through a lot of magazines here at SHED but once in an annual moon we stumble across another lovely piece of work, Beauty Papers is that lovely piece of work. A magazine that’s splitting the seams with page after page of quality photography, is it so hard to find these days? apparently so. Favourites include a beautiful still life shoot by photographer Nacho Alegre of high end junk stacked on top of one another, referencing the great photographer Irving Penn. At the other end of the scale we’ve got a real photographic shoot by Quentin De Briey which captures everything that is good and right about film / fashion. We haven't read all of the paper and that’s why we like it, we feel that we can dip in and out of it as the months go by, this is how the modern magazine should be in our opinion. For more editorials you can visit their website here: http://www.beautypapers.com/ looking forward to #01 #02 ……….
This week we had The Production Factory in studio A shooting a Still Life campaign. Always great to have their team with us at Shed London. Looking forward to seeing the campaign when it's out this season. The Production Factory have been a long established production studio and we have housed a number of their shoots over the years. They specialise in all areas of production from video and stills to location and post production. Keep checking out our blog for more updates on the team's work!
This week we have Will Thom still life photographer shooting with us in photography studio A. Its the first time we have had will with us but we look forward to him shooting again at our studio.
It’s been a big year for magazines photography at the studio and it continues with having
the wonderful W Magazine team down with is this month to shoot one of their editorials with photographer Harry Carr. Harry has worked with some amazing brands like Hero, I-D, Grit, Wonderland and recently W Magazine. We are super excited to see the editorial release which is due to come out in next months issue of W. Harry has a unique photographic style, often using a softer approach, working with material and texture you get a sense of young photographer beginning to own his way of working. Harry’s work can be seen here http://www.harrycarr.co.uk/
For this issue of Wonderland Summer 2015 James White shoots photography editorial "indian summer in the middle of winter" a wonderful editorial on Burberry Prorsum bag. James has worked at the studio a number of times and is a favourite amongst our editorial studio and fashion ecommerce studio. Wonderland have been working closely with SHED over the last few months, we are looking forward to continuing a great relationship with the wonderland team, especially for upcoming front cover issue. James made some great work with Mr Porter when we first encountered his work.
A beautidul editorial for Rollacoaster by photographer Trinity Ellis. Some really great shots by the photographer for this editorial in Rollacoaster magazine this issue. We love a textured background canvas which we have plenty of at Shed London. We look forward to seeing the team again on their next editorial.
It was great to have Meinke Klien shoot at the photography studio, particularly because we are massive fans of the work! working for magazines and shooting editorials for the likes of Bullet, Roller Coaster and Wonderland, Klein has developed an unorthodox way of presenting fashion imagery, employing phaux staged narratives and movement to create a narrative of action in relatively still images. They use photography studios and we like that, they are a fashion duo, two photographers hailing from Amsterdam, you can see that their work is made up of twoism, often using contradictory techniques like smiling models on the side of dangerous mountains, or pristine fashion girls mounted upon military climbing ropes, what’s next for this creative duo. We are excited to see Klien work at the studio and we are even more excited to see the latest work in Wonderland Magazine.
On the Rocks Magazine is a new publication for Jewelry Design and over the last few months we have been able to accommodate some of their shoots in the photography studio. Beautiful portraits here by Paul Wetherell styled by Sam Logan for the first edition. Paul Wetherell's distinctive style has seen him shoot editorials for UK vogue, Dazed and Confused, i-D and 10 Magazine. Check out more of his work here.
We were thrilled to have the photographer Meinke Klien shoot with us this month. Working closely with Rollacoaster magazine, Kleine has put together a wonderful editorial for their latest issue of the Magazine entitled "Snow Business" which takes inspiration from staged narratives of snowy mountains and arctic set builds. The editorial photoshoot pulls clothes from mainly utility wear brands like Stone Island and Moschino. Kleine has recently shot for a new editorial for Wonderland Magazine and will be featured in the next issue. Super happy to have our edition of Rollacoaster magazine! heres some more work from Klien: http://www.meinkeklein.nl/
We recently had Neil Bedford shooting in Studio A for a Nike Campaign. We are fans of his work and especially his studio photography. Really liking his distorted studio shots of models that have featured in some great editorials recently. Looking forward to seeing him again soon at the studio and catching up with him.
Photographer Andrea Artemisio hired our space last month to produce his latest editorial for the "Under the Influence" Magazine. We've been following Artemisio's work for some time, very impressed with his ability to show spatial environments when using limited models and stage sets. The photographic shoot he produced for his editorial in the magazine approaches ideas of smoking waiting rooms which have seen there time, of course with an element of glamour and fashion this subject is topical and continues to be a taboo in our post smoking culture, we was reminded of those early hospital smoking rooms were the walls become a sort of beige yellow. Artemisio’s photographic studies reference a still quality that feels on the curb of the best advertisement editorial but with an artistic eye, you can find more work by this wonderful photographer here represented by the lovely Mini Title agency.
The new issues has arrived at the studio and we have been having a good read through checking out all the new editorial and fashion shoots. The Under the Influence team have been shooting with us a lot over the past few weeks ready for this publication Spring Summer 2015. Great article shot by photography Andrea Artemisio and styled by Agata Belcen in our concrete location space.
It was great that Daniel Sallstrom could join us in studio A with the wonderful Wonderland team this month. Daniel has produced some very exciting editorial makeup for photography shoots for the likes of Clash and ID magazine. Daniels work often incorporates minimal but bold colours that add accents to the overall quality of the photographs on offer, mainly working within the editorial world, Daniel has built up a strong style that we are fast becoming a big fan of! super happy to have Daniel at the studio and looking forward to seeing the work in print for the next issue of Wonderland out soon. See more of Sallstoms work here: http://danielsallstrom.tumblr.com/
It's London Collection Men week and Photographer Neil O'Keeffe shot for Domingo Rodriguez. Always a pleasure to have Neil and the team with us in the photography studio. His angular images using the shape of the photography studio to create this abstracted view. Check out Neil's work here
The past few months we have had shoots from On the Rocks Magazine in the lead up to the launch of their new publication. Check out this magazine for the best in Jewelry design with portraits shot in our east london photography studio. We look forward to watching On the Rocks Magazine grow over the next few issues.
The new issue of Disegno has arrived at the studio and it features a shoot by Photographer Brian Griffin who recenlty shot in Photography Studio B. The editorial features the styalised look of Brians work, grimy textured monocrome images. Brian is a prolific photographer and has done many studio shoots with a huge number of artists, designers and actors. Check out Brians portfolio via his website.
Doh Lee is part of a new wave of fashion photography springing up in London from places like korea, china and Japan post 2000's. After earning a prestigious degree at one of london's finest fashion colleges. Lee has spent the last 4 years working with the likes of David Sims and Rankin. Lee has produced editorials for Vogue and the likes, currently contributing work to the new London mens wear brand Wan Hung. Doh Lee has used the studio a number of times throughout 2014 and 2015 for editorials and ecommerce, he continues to be an important contributing client of the studio. We join Doh Lee this month on a photography shoot with Wan Hung for their SS 16 lookbook in studio A. You can see more of Doh Lee’s work here: http://www.dohlee.co.uk
Artilcle in this issue Nicole Maria Winkler shoots in Studio A. Fashion Photographer and Fashion Designer Hedi Slimane shoots Justin Bieber for Hero Magazine 13. Notably one of the biggest current fashion photography Hedi Slimane draws out distinct portraits of his sitters that echoes classic portraiture but the feels highly current. Having been head of Dior Homme studio for 7 years he has curated the slickest of boy to man styles, perfect for this new editorial with Justin Bieber. To day in the photography studio we have been reading through our issue of the magazine in between looking after the editorial shoots we have in today at Shed london.
Disegno magazine is a relatively new outfit to the magazine world, but what progress!, the magazine hosts articles on Fashion / Architecture / Design. Our recent neighbours to the Haggerston riviera, Disegno are one of our favourite studio clients particularly when they commission amazing editorials by legend Brian Griffin. With photos shoots made in the studio, issue number 8 is naturally one of our favourite copies so far featuring editorial photography on Thomas Tait and words by Viktor & Rolf on the "death of conceptualism in fashion". You can see more information on Disegno issue number 8 here: http://www.disegnodaily.com/magazine
Almost the end of this very short week at shed studio and we are spending the morning reading through our copy of Fantastic Man spotting a few familiar studio photo shoots from some of our favourite photographers including David Sims. The cover shot shot by Fashion Photographer David Sims for Designer Jonathan Anderson.
Matthew Moneypenny interviewed for Fantastic Man magazine and discusses his blueprint for fashionable photography, a new style of photographic agency for the Photographer. Whilst staying in London Emily King interviewed Matthew Moneypenny and discussed the future of the photographic agency and the rights of the artist. His extensive career working with both celebrity artist and producer on some of the biggest campaigns. There is a shift on the horizon for that of the studio photographer, campaign photographer and that of what is considered fashionable photography.
As Man About Town magazine launch into their new season with "A New Hope" you get the sense that this issue is not for the faint hearted. There is a lot of skin on show and I’m sensing the editors preempting the hackney “lets wear nothing when the sun shines show” starting to begin again. Editorials include a rather sexual introduction to renowned actor Jeremie Renier which see's a series of softly lit studio portraits and various other body parts by photographer Willy Vanderperre. We've been following the work of wonderful Willy for a while, who works closely with agent Art and Commerce. Willy made a stunning music video for 'These New Puritans" which you can see here. http://bit.ly/1hlSYNQ. We are the biggest fans of Man About Time and this issue has some of the best in the last 16, it’s subtlety intelligent which hasn't gone unnoticed. We've added this issue to our studio magazine archive, it’s a “A New Hope”
It's been all about Austin Reed for the past 2 months as the mamouth mens suit company undertake a huge rebrand for their online eccomerce presence, kicking off this month with the launch of their new website featuring new editorial photography and class styling. Austin Reed have been a major client to the photography studio for the past 2 months which has seen the development of their website grow with intensity, class and pace. Check our their website for more images photographed at our studio http://www.austinreed.com/
Kinfolk see’s the return of even more beautiful editorials, shot in East london near Regent's Canal and the studio, the shoot by Mark Sanders offers an idealised version of the workspace environment. This is an aptly placed editorial for a photoshoot since Haggerston has adopted a new co working culture within a very small area and it’s growing. This editorial shoot will give even the modest architect a wet dream, super stylised by nature which a hint of softness which we expect from the Kinfolk gang. There is a lovely piece of text to by author Carl Honore on life, the working week and the workspace, honores makes a good point “instead of using blackberrys, laptops and cell phones to extend the workday we can use them to rearrange it”. More editorial photography by Mark Sanders here: http://marksanders.co.uk/KINFOLK-1
For this issue of 032C Magazine Gemma Yin Taylor collaborated with Nicole Maria Winkler to shoot the video "School Ruined My Life" for the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. They hired our location space in Haggerston for the concrete texture they needed which references underground skate board culture and youth rebellion. The client HYEIN SEO is an amazing fine arts program based in Antwerp with it’s own contemporary photography department. There is also a slick fashion editorial that runs alongside the video that is featured on the 032C editorial website. http://bit.ly/1pYUUUy
Photographer Alasdair Mclellan shot one of our favourite models Michael Morgan for Man About Town Magazine. Alasdair has photographed some of the best, biggest and most brilliant models, actors and celebrities including Dame Vivienne Westwood. His early work of sun bleached garden scenes are still part of his repertoire but more recently his work has moved into the photography studio. His use of white walls, coved studios and the defined physique of male model’s has secured a style and set him as a staple photographer for some of the biggest menswear magazines. Looking forward to seeing more from both Alasdair Mclellan and muse Michael Morgan.
Studio B was recently used by Hero Magazine for the same issue as Victor Demarchelier shoot ‘fresh face’ The photography is a display of Demarchelier's talents with photographic lighting techniques which is exemplary in this issue, advertising brands from Nike to Hedi Slimane. Fresh face referring to the “none beard” models within the shoot, a backlash against the hipster beard which has become all too prevalent across London and New York for manier year. This is a great little editorial by a well seasoned photographic eye.
Singer Leon Bridges joined us in the studio recently to be photographed by Nicole Maria Winkler for Hero Magazine. Nicole is one of our regular photographers and always makes the most of all the textured background, concrete walls, location spaces we offer at Shed. It's always a pleasure having her shoot in either of our photographic studios. Check out the editorial with Leon Bridges for this edition of Hero magazine.
Pleased to be reviewing the fashion photography of Karim Sadli. Having already produced editorials and fashion shoots for I-D, 032C and Jil Sander, Karim is a rising star amongst the next breed of fashion photographers, the work is painfully stripped down taking its minimal aesthetics from more naturalistic photography of the past but creating a very current vibe, mainly studio based work. His work for Charlotte Gainsbourg are a stunning set of portraits worth noting, whilst his recent shoot for Jil Sander takes more geometric formality. Karim is represented by the wonderful agency art and commerce, you can see more of his editorial work here: http://bit.ly/1zWuWGy
Time to have a read through our copy of The Gentlewoman which just arrived in the studio today. The portrait of Björk photographed by Alasdair McLellan on the cover and a great aritcle inside by Vanessa Grigoriadis about the artist. There are some great studio editorials in this issue check out the photography by Karim Sadli and stylist Jonathan Kaye.
In this months issue of The Gentlewoman Karim Sadli shoots Gisele Bündchen for their editorial Up High, Down Low. Karim Sadli has some excellent examples of studio fashion photography and has photographed some great editorials. With studio photography the photographer relies heavily on an intimate connection between the model, this editorial is no exception to that rule. Classic editorial style executed here with some great black and white portraits.
Spring summer issue of dazed sees the return of photographer Jamie Morgan, this time for the wonderfal fashion label Balmain. The studio shoot see's the balmain SS collection in all it's clarity and glory.
The Balmain camden girls say that they are here to stay and "dont take shit basically" which is nicely put in the review by the dazed team. We are big fans of Jamie's work, particulary the editorials he has made for Gareth Pugh. Big fans indeed. Catch the full Balmain shoot in this issue of Dazed SS.
Our weekly photographers review looks at the work Johnny Dufort. This months dazed issue is littered with his work, with features including political issues on the nature of youth empowerment and the creative advantages of a new government for our next fashion / creative generation. His image making style crosses a line between montage and photographic fashion language, engaging elements of a post structural image making style, a flash of neon here with blocks of black and white over there, it’s a real mashup but done with clarity and taste, its crunchy stuff but well worth taking the time to look. More work from Johnny here: http://www.johnnydufort.com/
We just recieved our copy of SS dazed issue. Awesome shoot by photographer Tim Walker "Gravity's Rainbow" which shows a departure from Walkers more polished editorials to something that feels some what more experimental and unfinished, this copy is going to sit pretty in our studio fashion magazine archive. Notable photography shoots in this issue are by Paul Wetherell called "Concrete poetry" and another by Harley Weir.
Our neighbours and recent photography studio client Disegno magazine published new article on the fashion photographer Ina Jang's. The articles
main focus is the relationship between Transparency, the hidden and how this influences modern fashion imagery. The article looks at the infamous
Antonio Berardi and how the hidden in his work has infleucned a generation of fashion photographers and designers. The notion of the hidden is something
that filters into our eccomerce world, often fashion is consumed without the buyer even having an tactile or visual referance points. We love working with
Disegno magazine and hope they come back and hire the studio again soon. Check out there website here: http://www.disegnodaily.com/ and photographer In Jang here.
Coffee is on, our hire clients for today are settled in the Studio's, the tunes are on so its time for a good read through Disegno. Their front cover is dominated with Construction 2014 painted wood by Nathalie Du Pasquier Photographed by Ilvio Gallo. We love a still life set up in the studio.
Just checking out the article about Boudicca and their multimedia fashion experiment. Some really great new perspectives on fashion photography going outside the photography studio and bluring lines between moving image stills and live shows. Check out the article in Disegno this season ss2014
Latest issue of printed pages sitting pretty in our photography studio this week. Amazing article on photography of the 70’s & 80’s with photographer Gered Mankowitz also love the photographic cover of beach babes, sun and sand by Tado Cern.
Looking through our copy of east london magazine Printed Pages we spotted this article about photographer Viviane Sassen. We love her work and this photographic portrait which is part of the series Etan and Me. Check out the article in Printed Pages this month for the full interview with the very talented photographer.
Last week saw the arrival of the Alexander Mcqueen team in Studio A, spear headed by the talented young photographer Sarah Louise Stedeford. Sarah is known for her humanist portraits of fashion and youth culture for magazines like RUSHH and OYTERS MAGAZINE. Her latest endeavours see her working along side the Mcqueen team, you can see more of Sarah's work here
Magazine Editorials are big operations and Shed has seen its fair few of them in the last few months. Recently Under the Influence Magazine shot with us with photographer Andrea Artemisio. If you have not yet checked out the publication then have a look here.
Wan Hung Cheung shot with us recently for their AW2015. Their video for SS2015 is here for you to take a look at so great visuals with their menswear editorial. We hope to see them again is photography studio A.
Behind the scenes shoot by the very talented photographer Lena C. Emery and stylist Agata Belcen. Shot for Gentelwoman Lena's beautiful style captures behind the scenes images in photography studio A.
The Gentlewoman aw2014 shot in our East London photography studio for their autumn winter issue.