If you would like headshots, for acting, performance arts or even for business use such as CV or LinkedIn profile, Simulacra Studio, London SW9 offers various shoot packages with a professional in house photographer, or you can hire the studio with your own team in place.
Simulacra Studio, running 10 years, has reasonable rates, amazing facilities and technically competent, helpful staff.
A quick Google search will reveal their many 5 star client reviews from a diverse range of studio users.
The day to day clients are hugely varied, video shoots, look books, documentary filming, fashion brands, magazines, it’s a constant creative parade.
However some of the studio’s finest work is within headshot portraiture, creating professional headshots with the industry standard traditions in mind and of course beyond. The team are well versed in the lighting styles used for theatre, model portfolios, TV & Film but are also able to leave this behind should the client wish, drawing on a wealth of technical know how and professional experience to create something hihly stand out from the crowd unique for an individual client.
One of their exceptional features is that there is a scenery and prop construction warehouse on site with skilled carpenters should you wish to create something special. The team are always keen to hear ideas and tailor shoots to specific briefs. Should you want something special for your headshot Simulacra Studio, London will be happy to issue a quote and work with you to achieve your goals.
Your headshot will take place in Studio One.
This space boasts 2000 square feet of interrupted space with vast shooting area and very high ceilings, overlooking mezzanine balcony, boudoir style make-up suite with Hollywood lighting around vintage mirrors and a power shower, mobile hairdressing backwash unit, barber chair plus useful little extras such as a clothing steamer and iron to ensure immaculate clothing.
There is a spacious green room/bar area with pool table also with drinks available.
The in house photographer shoots on tether which means all photos are captured on a MAC laptop straight from the camera, so you can see the shots as they’re being taken.
This is a huge advantage as you can tweak anything you’re not happy with there and then.
The results will be accessible to you after the shoot via private online gallery for you to select the final shots for retouch.
You can bring your own stylist, make up artist etc or these can be provided from the wide network of freelance collaborators on the studio’s book.
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.
Each studio has Colorama, green screen, free tea and coffee and wifi.
There is parking on site for two vehicles.
Model portfolios, look books and fashion or editorial shoots are a daily occurrence as are video shoots for artists and bands, plus shooting headshots for media, performers, business, TV and film.
An additional European 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, so if you require something more than a headshot you may like to consider the golden beaches, turquoise sea and historic architecture of this island, with Simulacra Studio shoot packages featuring photography services with accommodation and food inclusively provided, just 3 hours from Gatwick, flights are in the region of £60-£100.
See the Simulacra Studio blog and Instagram for updates of this new venture, coming Summer 2016.
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 with some shots of the new space.
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.
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.
Should you like to book the studio as a venue for a launch or private party please get in touch for pricing and an interactive info pack.
See www.simulacrastudioevents.com for details of private event hire.
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