In an exciting development yesterday (I’ve always wanted to say that), I started a collaboration with studio owner Steve Haddon on a new exhibition of my photographs at his soon to be opened new premises.
Garrison studios www.garrisonstudios.co.uk, is located in Northamptonshire between London and the Midlands. The building is an old Royal Ordinance depot (get it?). Steve has been meticulously converting the grade 2 listed structure over the past year or so to turn it into a contemporary photographic studio, whilst ensuring the work does not break the heritage building regulations. I’ve yet to visit the premises, but I’ve seen the fantastic photographs on his website.
Steve and I met on a studio portrait workshop run by the Royal Photographic Society in Lacock last year. He’s a big fan of my music photographs, and said ‘I can really tell from your photographs that you love your subject’. I'm glad that comes over.
Steve has also been instrumental in setting up an opportunity for me to work with a highly respected and esteemed music photographer (fingers crossed and hopefully more on this soon).
Speaking to Steve yesterday, he mentioned that the studio is ‘large enough to accommodate a group for doing full band shoots with equipment, and there are partitioned areas to allow many different types of configurations for shoots and workshop purposes'. The main area is also long enough to install a gangway for doing fashion shoots’. He also commented on the fantastic acoustics.
Steve received some great news of his own recently, when it was announced that he would be the only studio in the UK to be solely affiliated to highly respected Swiss lighting manufacturer - Broncolor. This is a major coo for Steve, and is an indication of how highly his work and the studio is considered.
Things are pretty exciting at the moment for Steve and myself.
The Garrison Studios open day is Sunday 9th August. Now all I need to do is select the photographs to include in the exhibit, and that is no easy task.