United Kingdom, England, Cambridgeshire
Hi, I’m Rod the proud owner of the Fenland Studio, thank you for visiting my profile.
The Studio is situated just outside the village of Coates, about 8 miles East of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
Yes the studio is in a barn, but come inside and you will enter a world where you can have drink in a pub bar or climb all over the bar if the mood takes you, you can play in a stable, or in a Victorian bedroom, you can even take pictures on Walton High Street and before you leave, you can have a bath in an early 1900’s hip bath in a period pump room.
I have just taken on more space where I am going to put a small stage and a pole complete with disco lighting, I will also be putting steel beans into the ceiling where a trapeze, swing, hoop or anything else can be suspended, so watch this space. I also have a warm changing room complete with mirrors and washing facilities.
The Studio isn’t huge in fact it is quite small compared to some, about 104 sq mtrs in all. The main lighting is from Bowens and Courtenay flash heads.
My rates are very reasonable even for amateur photographers.
£20 per hour
£65 for a half day (4 hours)
£90 for a full day (8 hours)
The sets....As an ex clock maker I am a perfectionist, (sometimes to my own detriment), when I build a set, if it doesn’t look real it’s not good enough, that of course benefits the photographer and model alike.
The Nags Head (or whatever you would like to call the pub).... Is an authentic country pub bar, complete with pumps, optics and all the other paraphernalia that you would expect to find in a pub and if the model doesn’t mind getting wet there are working soda siphons on the bar and a yard of ale glass.
The Stable....The stable is very rustic in design, complete with straw bales old beams, chains, ropes and a saddle, plus an old oil Tilley lamp, although it now has a bulb instead of a flame.
Victorian Bedroom....Complete with a bed, a working oil lamp (powered by electric now) a genuine Victorian fireplace and decorated in wallpaper indicative of the time. I also have a Chaise Longue that can replace the bed and the hip bath can be placed in front of the fire and be used there.
The Pump Room....Yes there is water in the pump and it can be used. The set is based around a 1920’s domestic wash house; it can be used on its own or in conjunction with the stable, there is also an early 1900’s hip bath that can be used in there (yes I do have hot water to put in it + plenty of bubbles & clean towels.
Walton High Street....An outdoor scene brought inside, a graffiti covered wall with a street name Walton High Street, it has scaffolding in front of it for a model to wrap her/himself around. For authenticity it has various builders items added cement bags, roof slates etc, plus dog ends and the odd discarded drink can. There is also a bulkhead lamp strapped to the scaffolding to create a night scene.
If you would like to view the place before you book, you would be most welcome.