I thought I would show you my setup.
It’s pretty simple. It’s not a huge warehouse full of negative space, but it’s set up in a way that is nice & modular. Like my sofa. Modular is cool. [snerk] I have a Tetris Studio.
The main wall has a 3m wide backdrop. The photo above shows the black backdrop, however I have a choice of black, grey, white, maroon, purple, [bright] blue, red, orange, pink, & one that is orange with brown speckles.
Behind the backdrop is the shelving that holds the other backdrop rolls, & a mixture of props & costumes.
To the left of the door, is my makeup station.
Nope, those are not tool boxes. Well, they are toolboxes, but they’re the tools of a different trade. I don’t use any one particular brand, I have many & use products that suit my work best & the models’ & clients’ faces best. But for those who feel they need to know, some of them are: Sugar Pill, Elizabeth Arden, Chanel, Napoleon, Concrete Minerals, MAC, Chi Chi, Masquerade, Revlon & Kryolan.
Not quite as modular as the rest of the studio parts, as she is a sexy yet exceptionally heavy beast, is my TARDIS. She’s a full size (1:1 scale) replica of the TARDIS used by the Fourth Doctor – Tom Baker – built using blue prints obtained from the BBC in the 80s. Solid wood with acrylic windows & sign, she has also had textures added to her exterior that give her a well-travelled disposition. Her lighting is currently detached due to height restrictions, but nothing stops you from shutting yourself inside to make Vworp Vworp noises. I know I do.
Tucked behind the makeup station & TARDIS, are the hard backdrops. They are Plywood, Perspex, a foldout butterflies & hearts artwork by Perth artist Amy Lee, & a metal fence/wall.
And despite the non-warehouse-size of my studio, it does have the wondrous ability to allow entry for motorcycles. There’s isn’t enough room to manoeuvre a car for photos, but a bike does just fine.