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studio name Simulacra Studio
key contact Francois
phone 02077 331979
mobile 07960 124249
email send email
website website
bookings info@simulacrastudio.com
day rate 200
availabilty 24/7
location
address 302 Barrington Rd
Hardess Street
London
Greater London
postcode SW9 7JJ
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disabled access Yes
parking Yes
local rail station Brixton
miles to studio 0.1
facilities
wifi yes
sq feet 3500
vehicle access large van
daylight studio yes
full blackout yes
chromakey avail yes
private shower yes
adult allowed yes
private shooting yes
features
fixed sets 3
wet set yes
kitchen yes
lounge yes
bedroom yes
dungeon no
garage set no
outside industrial
model register yes
equipment
flash lighting avail yes
cordless triggers yes
continuous lighting yes
no of coves no
largest cove dims(M) 0 deep
cove 0 wide
cove 0 high
tuition yes
MUA yes

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  notesSimulacra's photographic studio is set within a location that screams character. Simulacra is not simply a lifeless white walled square but boast the high ceilings, exposed brickwork and spacious shooting dimensions of a converted railway arch.

With a large, open plan space and experienced and friendly staff, the company is able to offer a professional and well thought out shooting experience to both professionals and emerging photographers. The service is designed to offer both comfort and practicality ensuring a successful shooting experience, including wireless broadband connection, on hand technicians and digital backup facilities.

Simulacra Studio has an expanding and diverse customer base, located in and around London, including professional photographers, video artists, musicians, emerging artists and students. Recent shoots include that for Maximo Park, The King Blues, Fever Ray and Chipmunk and include clients such as NME and Ralph Lauren. The company is run by Chris Charalambous and Francois Boutemy who have been involved in the photography industry for many years. Having previously worked for Eurostar, The Art Council, Bassline Circus, Ekaye Couture, Suntech Europe and Virgin Music, the directors are more than qualified to manage the company.
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  Hire date = Apr 2011
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 Very professional spacious studio with friendly staff. Top quality equipment and very nice relaxed atmosphere with separate makeup area and bar and terrace. Great stuff! I will definitely be using this studio again!
tommy gunn
  Hire date = May 2011
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 Brilliant space, extremely well equipped and mega helpful staff. Post production was beyond efficient with enthusiasm and professionalism that took me by surprise. You dont often find people prepared to go the extra mile and good customer service is something of a rarity these days so massive thumbs up to the Simulacra Studio boys!
Sara Fitch
  Hire date = Jul 2011
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 Great studio. The studio space is in a converted railway arch and is dripping with charctor. Very reasonable prices the staff is very friendly and bends over backwards to accomedate what ever you need. I personally found the tether set up they had very usefull. Lots of equipment, great looking space and friendly atmospher make this studio a must.
joe
  Hire date = Jan 2008
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 Francois has stretched his knowledge and skills by putting together a portfolio of plant related photographs for a publicity campaign. I cannot thank him and his company enough for the excellent standard of work. Using backgrounds and lighting touches to offset the plants under observation has meant we have unique takes on the subject. It appears to us that all aspects of his business are first class. I would recommend simulacra studio to everyone Chris info@ipsophyto.com
ipso-phyto
  Hire date = Jun 2011
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 I have used this studio once and I was so impressed with the high level of service. I certainly recommend this studio to anyone who requires top quality images. Thanks Francois The Watch.........
Jason
  Hire date = Jun 2011
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 Star Trainer - new fitness app. We used Simulacra to shoot the video for fitness app Star Trainer. We wanted a brick backdrop and it was perfect for that. The staff really go the extra mile to help you and its an easy location for everyone to get to. Highly recommended.
Slatts
  Hire date = Jan 2012
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 In the heart of Brixistance (Brixton) meaning the stone of Brixi is 'Simulacra Photographic Studio' an amazing authenic studio space. Atmosphere and ambience is super. Its the right place to create exactly what you want to project to impress your clients. Technical support is amazing as is the warm welcome you receive always from the crew.
Tenee Attoh Photography
  Hire date = Jun 2013
Stars = 0
Recommend = yes
 Can't seem to select 2013 as the year of hire so went for 2012.. odd! Anyway, Francois was the friendliest yet also most professional studio owner I'd spoken to (and I'd spoken to a fair few!). He agreed to come in to the studio in the morning and accommodated us at the last minute. He even helped set up and take down the necessary equipment. Really can't fault Simulacra Studio for anything and will be coming back here for all future photos even though I live on the opposite end of London! I highly recommend this studio to everyone- Francois has set an extremely high standard.
Saad
  Hire date = Aug 2013
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 Francois and his team were incredibly welcoming, friendly and professional, and made a long day filming at the studios an absolute treat for our team. The space itself is fantastic and lends itself to a creative and relaxed shooting environment. Staff did their best too accommodate us and our somewhat unusual requirements, and were extremely generous with their time and expertise. I can't recommend Simulacra highly enough!
Rachel Ramsay
  Hire date = Dec 2013
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 I used Simulacra Studio first time in Dec 2013 and was totally impressed by the quality of the studio 1 that we hired. The makeup/styling room was fully equipped and organized and the studio had so much atmosphere and character. The pricing of the studio was far more reasonable then most other alternatives considering the quality of service and attention afforded by Francoise. He was around all the time, making sure we had all we needed. There are parking spaces available that is quite handy when you carry a lot of clothing for the shoot. I will not hesitate to recommend this lovely studio to whoever might need using them.
Fariba Soltani
  Hire date = Apr 2014
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 It's everything a studio photographer would need or dream of in one place at a great price, big thanks to JO light technician who gave us great support , no job was to big for him to carry :)
Tenee Attoh Photography
  Hire date = Mar 2014
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 I shot my submission for a major hair award with Francois at Simulacra Studio. I already had an amazing team of creatives, so needed a great photographer. Francois was amazing, and so easy to work with. Despite some delays and the usual hectic hair and makeup part, he was very patient and worked quickly and efficiently. My images arrived back to me before I could blink and they were amazing. The studio itself is more than adequate for any type of photoshoot, and it even doubles up as a function venue. It came with many hidden surprises and extras. The hair and makeup room was amazing - it held two hairstylists, two models, a makeup artist, a body painter, and two nail technicians, and all of our kit! With room for us to work around eachother easily. The studio and staff are amazing and I would highly recommend using Simulacra Studios for your projects/functions!
jamescatalano
  Hire date = Aug 2014
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 Simulacra Studio is an amazing studio! It has a lot of space for letting your creations come to life as well as brilliant facilities. The calm and friendly atmosphere is a pleasure to use. I'd highly recommend this studio for all your media needs!
JaszVegas
  Hire date = May 2014
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 I'm a makeup artist and used this studio for the first time for personal beauty portfolio shots. I was very impressed with the studio In terms of space and utilities. The makeup room is great, with huge mirrors and lighting. Francious the photographer was fantastic , very professional and organised, as prior to my shoot I had sent over all mood boards so he knew exactly what mood/lighting I required. The shots flowed as he knew exactly what looks I wanted to achieve. Overall I was very impressed with the set-up and process. Location wise it's very accessible and easy to find. I look forward to using this studio again. Sharan Sandhu
Sharan_20
  Hire date = Jan 2014
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 Shooting at Simulacra studio was a fantastic experience, the photographers were incredibly professional and well organised, and the studio is not only immaculate and a great working space, but very up to date with lighting. The size of the studios is great, you have options of studio sizes and the dressing and makeup area is incredible!
Anu Sihota
  Hire date = Feb 2015
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 A fantastic space and a fantastic shoot - the epitome of professionalism and a lovely working environment! Francois was super helpful and the space catered perfectly to what I was after. Brilliant!
Jessica Moffatt-Owen
  Hire date = Mar 2015
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 This studio was perfect for my music video shoot, not only was the space and equipment ideal, but the location and proximity to the station too. The staff were very very helpful and willing to answer questions throughout the day and the use of the make up area and tea and coffee area was perfect. I would not hesitate to recommend the studio to photographers and videographers alike... Louise Golbey www.louisegolbey.com www.youutbe.com/golbey1 Twitter @louisegolbey
Louise Golbey
  Hire date = May 2015
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 I would definitely recommend you to work with this team. They are experienced talented and very friendly. They understand the clients need, and you will not regret your choice.
Dara
  Hire date = Oct 2015
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 We had our wedding evening party at Simulacra in October 2015 and it was perfect! A total success, Francois was a dream to deal with – such a ‘can-do’ attitude and really relaxed yet efficient. We had the use of the whole place so had the main room where we had a band and photo booth, the bar (which we stocked but Simulacra ran) and the outside area where we had a pizza van. Really great venue – a friend has already said he wants to have his 40th birthday party there!
Eleri Edge
  Hire date = Jan 2016
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 "Simulacra Studio was the perfect choice for our photo shoot. Blackout was very much top of our priorities list and the studio is one of the very few in London who can cater for this, as well as providing all of the usual facilities such as colorama and bespoke lighting. The studio offers two spaces; a large ground floor space complete with customisable elements such as panels, mezzanine and curtained stage, and an upper hangar style room, its railway bridge location providing a quirky, interesting setting for a wide range of photographic and film applications (plus more substantial spaces in its other building across the road). In addition, the studio offers excellent facilities including two comfortably-sized dressing rooms, a bar/social area for relaxing and even outside areas. The other main deciding factor for us was that they offer more than just a studio. They are a fully-fledged production house, offering photography, set building and retouching and we very much felt that the company would provide a complete creative package to help us achieve our vision. All questions were promptly answered and expertise delivered in the run up to the event. On the day, we were all very impressed with the professional way in which the shooting and scene changes were carried out, no doubt honed by years of industry experience. The studio and team adapted themselves very well to our bespoke needs and responded creatively to our concept and brief. We have no hesitation in recommending the studio and team to any band or music production looking for a company that combines a professional, hi-spec facility with a young, funky, friendly and accessible approach.”
Red & Black Music
  Hire date = May 2016
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 AMAZING!!!! In the half day I spent at the studio doing a shoot with Francois and the team, it was unbelievably productive and professional, but also relaxed and enjoyable. I felt in very capable,experienced hands-Francois completely nailed the brief for my product shots for Not on the High Street, accommodating all criteria required for their website. I am really blown away by the behind the scenes footage, photos and the swift arrival of them. I cannot recommend them highly enough for all photography aspects and angles. Looking forward to another shoot when I have some new work. Thanks Guys X
Silva de Majo
  Hire date = Sep 2016
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 Francois and team were amazing when we did a video shoot last month. Very accommodating on the day and great support prior to the shoot. Highly recommended! Thanks again
Ben Nash
  Hire date = Nov 2016
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 Professional, on time and helpful. Pictures turned out great, looking forward to the behind the scenes video. High end quality.
JMH Ltd
  Hire date = Jan 2016
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
  Great space perfect for my birthday party, great staff lovely and friendly set everything up for me so I could just enjoy my birthday. You can have it till 4 am!!, great location with night tube (Brixton tube) 5 min walk away this venue is a perfect all rounder.
Eamon Gaughan
  Hire date = Mar 2016
Stars = 5
Recommend = yes
 Great studio with a lot of space. The make up and changing/make up room is great, the lighting is right (great for BTS photos), there are a lot of plugs around, there is a steamer and its a a large space. There are a ton of cool things around: there's also a bar, a pool table, an arcade video game machine and an outdoor area with great lighting. Overall its an excellent space that's easy to get to! I highly recommend the space and I would definitely work with Simulacra Studio again.
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