Searching for a photo studio in London with reasonable rates, technically competent and helpful staff and various hire packages as standard then Simulacra Studio London SW9 is an obvious first choice.
Located just minutes walk from the famous Brixton market in Victorian railway arches Simulacra Studio and it’s staff have been getting recognition from their many clients including Ralph Lauren, Jasper Conran, National Geographic, Chanel 4 and more.
The day to day clients are hugely varied, video shoots, look books, documentary filming, fashion brands, magazines, it’s a constant creative parade.
The studio prides itself on being run for photographers by photographers meaning the team share your skills and passion for producing the best work.
So, what facilities are on offer at Simulacra Studio?
The most popular area is Studio One.
This space offers 2000 square feet of interrupted space with vast shooting area and very high ceilings, overlooking mezzanine balcony, boudoir style make-up suite with power shower, mobile hairdressing backwash unit, barber chair and Hollywood lighting plus useful little extras such as a clothing steamer and iron.
There is a spacious green room/bar area with pool table also with drinks available.
Upstairs and entirely separate Studio Two is a smaller space at 700 square feet with a bespoke, inbuilt makeup station stunning natural daylight with full blackout capacity and oak flooring throughout.
Over the decorated, canopied courtyard you’ll find a prop build warehouse with power tools for use or commissioned piece.
Each studio has Colorama, green screen, free tea and coffee and wifi.
There is parking on site for two vehicles.
Simulacra Studio can offer sequential day bookings, often with the possibility to leave your set up unmoved over night.
Siturated over the road there are extensive extra spaces with stripped brick and antique features available for hire, again with inclusive basic lighting included in the hire fee.
An additional Mediterranean wing of the company is opening this summer 2016 on the spectacular Greek island of Paros in the Cyclades this summer 2016. This new photo studio will cater for visiting crews, longer residencies, workshops with stellar industry names and more.
The island offers incredible location shoots, golden beaches, turquoise sea and historic architecture all about 3 hours from Gatwick.
See the Simulacra Studio blog and Instagram for updates.
The studio ethos is all about making the shoot run seamlessly for the client, they’ll set up lighting and colorama for you to your specifics so you’re ready to begin virtually on arrival saving vital time.
Look at company website www.simulacrastudio.com which also features a link to a blog showing the day to day happenings behind the scenes in Studio’s One & Two.
Aside from studio hire alone, studio founder and director Francois Boutemy has an extensive portfolio which can be viewed here : www.francoisboutemy.com
Photography and re touching by Francois is available, just drop an email over and it’ll usually be answered the same day.
The Simulacra Studio Google reviews are also a clear indicator of a happy client history, all of which are 5 stars!
Studio manager and newest team member Hedvig Larsson is also a photographer, originally from Sweden and a fluent English speaker Hedvig will be on hand to manage your booking from start to finish.
Outside of usual photo studio running hours of 10am-6pm there are a few extra surprises, the premises are open for private event hire from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. complete with sound system, bar and late license and a selection of delicious cocktails, draught German pilsner, local craft beer and small batch cider.
See www.simulacrastudioevents.com for details of private event hire.
What’s not to love?
Why not get in touch:
07960 124 249
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