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With only a couple of days left until the masterclass, there are now three further places left on the Saturday (2nd – 3rd Feb). This is a unique opportunity to attend this event lead by Liz Hingley.

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We are very pleased to offer a unique opportunity: a weekend workshop with leading photographer Liz Hingley, including a portrait of you – or someone you nominate – by Liz, as part of her series in progress, Spiritual Object Portraits. Numbers are strictly limited to eight participants.

Liz Hingley is one of the most celebrated photographers of her generation; her sympathetic approach, curiosity, and insightful visual storytelling has won her numerous prizes and accolades over the last five years.

For more about Liz please see this BJP article.

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Timetable:

The weekend, taking place in partnership with Slaughterhouse Studios, will run as follows:

Saturday morning, 10:00 to 13:00: a presentation by Liz exploring her work and her approach, with advice on making successful documentary and storytelling projects. Liz will discuss her innovative ways of funding personal projects and different methods of exhibiting and presenting work.

Saturday afternoon, 14:00 to 17:30: Liz will look in detail at participants’ projects and offer individual critique and guidance, in a group setting.

Saturday evening: optional meal with Liz and the group.

Sunday: Liz invites you (or someone else you nominate) to participate in her international project Spiritual Object Portraits by being photographed with an object that is felt to have personal spiritual meaning, however you interpret ‘spiritual’. Following the portrait session and exchange with Liz she asks you to write a caption explaining the spiritual meaning of  the object which is added to your portrait. So far Liz has made portraits in Paris, London, Austin Texas and Glasgow. Each portrait takes approx 30 minutes and we will send you a time slot in advance. All participants will receive a 10×8 inch print of their portrait (unsigned), with the option to buy a discounted signed print or prints. See an example below.

Sunday: Linda Woodhead will be present to talk to participants about their object and it’s meaning. Linda is professor of sociology of religion at Lancaster University and director of the Religion and SocietyResearch Programme, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and theEconomic and Social Research Council.

Sunday: informal studio Q&A with Ian Simpson, Director of Slaughterhouse Studios. Before and after your portrait, Ian will be available to give advice and support on any aspect of studio photography.

Sunday sessions run from 10:30 to approx 16:00, but you are free to leave after your portrait.

FAQs:

Who is this workshop aimed at?
The workshop will be particularly beneficial for photographers who are considering, or have started, working on their own projects, whether documentary, editorial or fine art.

What work should I bring to discuss on Saturday afternoon?
Please bring photographic work in the form of a project or series of images around one (or two) themes. Maximum 15 images. They may be as prints, or Jpeg format on a USB memory stick.

What if I don’t want my own portrait made?
You can nominate anyone else to have the portrait in your place. You don’t need to do this immediately; nearer the time we will contact you for the details.

What are meal, travel and parking arrangements?
You can bring packed lunch on both days, or the studio is 5 minutes walk from a shopping centre including Sainsbury’s. There is an optional evening meal on Saturday, not included in the price. There is ample parking on site; and the studio is 15 minutes walk from Salford Central railway station. See http://ssltd54.wordpress.com/contact/where-to-find-us/

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Spiritual Object Portrait, by Liz Hingley

Liz Hingley:

Liz was born in Birmingham and graduated from Brighton University, UK with a first class BA Honours in Editorial Photography in 2007; she went on to complete a two-year scholarship with FABRICA research and communications department in Italy. In 2011 she completed an MSc in Social Anthropology (with distinction) at University College London (UCL) and is currently artist in residence at the UCL Migration Research Unit. Her work “Under Gods: Stories from Soho Road” was published by Dewi Lewis Publishing in May 2011.

Liz recently received the 2012 Prix Virginia and the 2011 Getty Editorial Grant to complete her work, The Jones family. She was finalised for the Eugene Smith Grant in 2010, selected as one of PDN’s 2011 top 30 emerging photographers and highly commended two years running in the Ian Parry Awards. Her work has been exhibited internationally including at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Le Petit Poule Noire Gallery in Paris and Ring Cube Gallery in Tokyo. Her images and writing are regularly published in international magazines as well as academic journals.

See: www.lizhingley.com

Slaughterhouse Studios:

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Slaughterhouse Studios: studio 1

Slaughterhouse Studios, the North West’s finest boutique photographic studio hire, offers three ideal studios for all kinds of photography, film and events, and create a bespoke service for any studio requirements and budgets. Unrivalled across the region for its versatility, Slaughterhouse Studios offers an extensive range of imaging services under one roof.

Directors Ian Simpson and Sid Simon have over 30 years’ combined expertise in professional imaging and are always on hand for practical assistance. Whether sourcing equipment or props, advising on lighting techniques or just lending a hand loading gear, Slaughterhouse Studios’ friendly staff are always delighted to help.

See: http://ssltd54.wordpress.com

Tickets:

Advance booking closes on 1 Feb 2013 at 15:00.

Tickets are priced as follows:
£150 standard
£135 student
£120 Redeye members

Prices include VAT @ 20%.

To pay the Redeye member price please remember to log in first as a member.

 

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Do you need access to commercial studio?

Slaughterhouse Studios Ltd is now offering all University Students a chance to access a commercial studio to complete any course work, portfolio experimentation and build links with the commercial photographic sector.

We have strong links with City of Manchester Universities through partnering and hosting end of year shows, lecturing and mentoring. We now wish to offer our studio facilities and service to BA and MA students interested in careers in photography, studio management, lighting and digital assistance, or just want a better understanding of what the creative sector offers.

Agencies and employers expectations of new students are high, they expect you to know and understand the role of a studio or location assistant. Experience is key if you want to stand out from the crowd.

Since it’s conception three years ago, Slaughterhouse Studios Ltd has become  a pioneer in the industry, offering our  clientele unparalleled service. The best UK and oversees photographers return time and time again and tell us our facilities and service match any boutique studio from around the world.

Experience what we offer the professionals, commercial techniques and support with an emphasis on privacy and a desire to achieve the optimum results.  Here at Slaughterhouse Studios, all under one roof and spread over 5,000 square feet, you have access to three separate studios, (each with a different aspect), an edit suite, makeup, Colorama, props and flats, green room, free WiFi, parking and all the teas and coffees you want.

We have a long and broad experience in the industry and have built valuable networks and contacts. Don’t underestimate how vital this is to your success, and together with a traffic stopping portfolio we can help you achieve your ambitions.

So if you are photographer, producer, creative director or advertising executive in the making, our first class service will enhance what you have to offer a future employer.  Book a date and experience the service we offer world-class professionals.

Check our web site and spot the best names and companies in the industry who use Slaughterhouse Studios.

A New Dawn…

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With the first painful weeks of the new year under our wing, it’s all going flat out at Slaughterhouse Mansions. With so much learned from last year and with so much to look forward to in 2013, it’s difficult to know where to start. So I will keep a lot of the expansion plans under wraps for the time being, no point in diluting the good news when you all knew about it months before…but be rest assured there will be no room for Ikea furniture and a splash of paint on the floor. That is not how we roll here.

So what has been learned from 2012?

Well I learned how to know what to look out for and when to offer services to people when they needed it rather than thinking I had all the answers all of the time.

That spending £1000’s on hard copy advertising is pretty pointless when all you guys do is Google Search to seek Studio Hire. So don’t expect to see an add in BJP any time soon.

Not even the oldest of American Snack Foods are secure in this changing market.

That a man in a Space Suit can fall to earth and have 16million people all hold their breath at the same time.

That London can put on one of the finest world events and turn the East End back into a vacant lot.

That I can now add car mechanic to my CV, owning a 14 year old car teaches one quickly.

Gaining market presence in many more sectors as well as fashion and magazine editorial has been a great asset to the studio and will increase throughout the new year.

Being less aware of what I want from my business and more aware of what the customer requires, this is often a bitter pill to swallow, especially when the business is so young. However, it has been more of an issue of late, when it comes to working with those who have continuously changing payment agreements and reducing budgets.

I also found that my continuous encouragement of local photographic talent is starting to pay off. Just as much as I have found new designs on how I can help and encourage people outside of this industry sector. Case in point, the young girl we had on work experience in July and August 2012, Natasha arrived a quite and rather shy, unemployed young girl and left a confident, erudite, employed young woman. A job in Manchester, excellent presentation skills – proven at an event at Portcullis House in September, in front of over 80 people, including CEOs and MPs.

Natasha has gone on to pursue her career in Acting, gaining a place at the celebrated Manchester School of Acting. Not bad for a girl from Irwell who back in Summer (and I am sure she will support me in saying this) was quiet and the epitome of a ‘Wall Flower’. So mentoring is proven to help even those who think the world is against them.

This week will see the Slaughterhouse Studios New Year’s Honours List – something I cannot do without you as my opinion counts for nothing in a democracy.

So let me know who you have enjoyed working with this past year, it could be a photographer, an assistant, a studio Director (hint) or even the Make Up artist that works so well with your own visions. All in all I want to see who is moving and shaking the world of photographic image making in the UK, it is often a lonely place running a studio and often one can only fix one’s attention on the client of the day. I get asked often if I have access to Photographers, Assistants, Digi Assistants, MUA’s, Wardrobe Specialists (inc Seamstresses) and on the odd occasion, Art Directors. So let me have your list of favourites and lets keep them all busy throughout 2013.

No matter what we do this year, lets work together to support all in the industry and allow them to have a busier year, a brighter year and a much more financially successful year. Let us champion those who are not afraid of putting in the hours, bringing in the contracts and keeping the talent in the UK.

Something to keep an eye out over the coming weeks is a Redeye event at Slaughterhouse Studios. For those of you connected to Redeye or those of you wishing to become a member, I am proud to announce a two day masterclass with Celebrated Photographer Liz Hingley on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February. This is a unique opportunity both for me and for Redeye: a weekend workshop with a leading photographer, including a portrait of you – or someone you nominate – by Liz, as part of her series in progress, Spiritual Object Portraits. Numbers are strictly limited to eight participants.

Liz Hingley is one of the most celebrated photographers of her generation; her sympathetic approach, curiosity, and insightful visual storytelling has won her numerous prizes and accolades over the last five years.

Details can be found here on how to book a place on the weekend event. Please hurry however as places are limited and going fast.

Looking forward to seeing you all back in the studio this year.

 

Papa Simpson x