Photographic studio for hire in Wellington CBD

Photographic studio for hire in Wellington CBD from photospace

By: photospace  16-Dec-2008
Keywords: Photography, Gallery, Visual Arts

Photography business expands at peak of recession! Photospace has doubled its commercial floorspace to provide a new photographic studio in central Wellington.While most photography businesses have shrunk and photographers are now confined to working from their homes in the suburbs in an effort to reduce overheads in the competive field of professional photography, Photospace has bucked the trend by doubling its central city floorspace.

The new lease in Dixon St is a character commercial space overlooking Te Aro Park. With 120 metres of floorspace and a high stud, the new commercial photography studio is a greatly improved workspace for professional photographers James Gilberd and Mark Marriott. It is now one of the only photography studios in the Wellington CBD, and the only one that can be hired.

Because there are many creative photographer s working in the capital who don't have use for a full-time studio and all its overheads, and there are also photographers passing through the city or visiting to cater for their existing corporate clients, there is an obviousneed for a studio space for hire in a convenient location. The vibrancy of the city surrounds the place-it is a great site, and there's plenty of room inside for creative photographers to light people and products they way they want.

The studio has only just become servicable and there is still some work to do, but it is nowavailable to hire with or without lighting included. There is also the option of a larger or smaller room to work in. The big room is 7x11 metres, the smaller 5x6 metres. The stud height is 3.5m and the floor is bare concrete. Shooting portraits by daylight is also a good option here, but Bowens flash units and Colorama paper backgrounds are provided.

The smaller room may also be converted to an art gallery for short term hire for special exhibition projects. This is a feature that will be available early next year. See for hire rates. These are still set at the old level as for the smaller, Courtenay Place studio, but will increase a little next year.

The Courtenay Place part of Photospace is still running full steam, with the old studio now operating as the Gilberd Marriott Gallery, showing a range of contemporary New Zealand art. The inaugural exhibition is a series of new paintings by Wellington artist Shane Hammond - Spriit of Now.

Photospace gallery, the capital's only dedicated photography gallery, recently celebrated its tenth birthday and will continue to operate at 37 Courtenay Place. Exhibitions are currently booked into the gallery up till the end of 2009 - see

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