You may have already heard about a place called The Hacienda, which is a fab, creative space in London!
I’ve been lucky to work there on a number of days this year so far, and I’m sharing some of the images created here (as well as a silly pyjama selfie!). I’m also posting about some upcoming shooting opportunities.
First of all, the Hacienda isn’t your usual studio…
The only ways to shoot there, are to either book one of the awesome ‘Resident Models‘ listed on the website, or to bag a place on to one of the fabulous workshops run by talented photographers and retouchers.
Despite it’s exclusivity, The Hacienda is wonderfully welcoming, with the owner Sean being such a humble, fun and very kind individual. Plus, in addition to being a hub of photographic creativity, The Hacienda raises a huge amount of money for London homeless charity – Shelter from the Storm. This year it has already raised over £6000 in donations. So in booking there, not only do you get to create gorgeous images in a stunning, versatile environment, full of beautiful features and lush natural light – but everyone involved is helping a worthy cause, which changes lives.
Here are a few peeks into what the space has to offer…
I was super excited and inspired to shoot at my first residency in January, and had such fulfilling days there. I had new clothing, lingerie and accessories that I knew would suit so well, and also hired out some gorgeous, beaded, black lace pieces by designer Emiah Couture.
These first ones are by Virtual Image, against the beautiful green brick wall, the huge bedroom windows and luscious blue tiled bathroom.
2 stunning film noir style shots by Anwar!
These were made with the lovely Illuminated Beauty Images… and are some of my favourite boudoir shots ever ever! The huge windows give such a flattering soft light, together with that silver bed frame and glowing ambient lamps – STUNNING!!!
Glowing in the light of wonderful Luciani Rizzi…
And after dark at the Hacienda…. these ones are totally different, taken by Picturecorner, using the projector to overlay other images – including modelling images we’d made together years before. Such an enjoyable and interesting idea, entwining old and new.