Working out of his own London studio in SW9, he offers tiered packages for portraiture including model portfolio, headshots for the world of performance arts and portraits for the business world, CV or LinkedIn, company profiles etc.
If you’re looking for a portrait photographer, London this should be your first port of call.
Feel free to get in touch to speak to a team member about what’s on offer or even arrange a studio viewing.
There are plenty of studio photos online at www.simulacrastudio.com and a photographer portfolio www.francoisboutemy.com
Simulacra Studio, est 2006, is an outstanding and exceptional studio, far from the usual white walled box, the building is actually a bit of a landmark, the converted Victorian railway arches of the former Brixton East station is part of local history.
A loving hand built restoration took the building from near derelict at the beginning of the lease to the state of the art photo studios seen here today and used by clients such as Ralph Lauren, Jasper Conran, National Geographic, Channel 4 and a host of independent retailers and brands.
The studio has reasonable rates, extensive facilities and technically competent, helpful staff on hand and
a quick Google search will reveal their many 5 star client reviews from a diverse range of studio users.
Your portrait shoot 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.
Francois 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, which are finally submitted in colour and Black & White.
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.
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, but if you would need anything more than a portrait you may like to consider the golden beaches, turquoise sea and historic architecture of this island, with Simulacra Studio shoot packages with accommodation and food inclusively provided, just 3 hours from Gatwick and flights are in the region of £60-£100.
See the Simulacra Studio blog and Instagram for updates of this new venture, coming Summer 2016.
it’s certainly a unique opportunity for your model portfolio.
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.
Why not get in touch:
07960 124 249