Its been nearly 10 years since Sunbeam opened its doors, and since day 1 we have been running on 100% renewable electricity. That means we have bought from a specialist supplier a deep green tariff ensuring that for every KWh of power used, they have to put the same amount from renewable sources back in to the grid.
(If we all did this we could be running the whole country on renewables – just saying)
When you shoot with us it means you help to support our sustainability initiatives, so take some credit for these good works!
In the early years our emissions savings were around 5 tonnes per year, but as we have expanded we estimate that over the past decade we have reduced our CO2 output compared to the national average by approximately 100 tonnes. Now we are all big and grown up the figure is around 30 tonnes of CO2 saved every year!
Sounds impressive but what does it mean? What does 30 tonnes of CO2 each year actually equate to?
Turns out we could take our friends on a road trip in a double decker bus 12 times around the equator with the equal amount of CO2 emissions.
The trip would also take a whole year, driving 8 hours a day. That’s a lot of Eye-Spy and One Man Went to Mow. And environmental damage.
We decided to stay at home and save the C02.
The above map of world CO2 is from the Guardian, you can see the whole article here.
Global warming is mainly the result of CO2 levels rising in the Earth’s atmosphere. Both atmospheric CO2 and climate change are accelerating. Climate scientists say we have years, not decades, to stabilize CO2 and other greenhouse gases. Changing over to renewable energy is a simple choice, we use Green Energy.
We are super excited to announce the expansion of our Creative Hub with several newly refurbished Studio Office Spaces ranging from 200 to 1000 square feet now available.
Packed with period features including huge sash windows and parquet floors the units will be ready to move in to early 2015. Add in access to the most beautiful rental studios and meeting rooms in London, preferable rates on all of Sunbeam’s services and Ladbroke Hall as your address, what’s not to like?
Near to Portobello Road and outside of the congestion zone the spaces are perfect rental offices for creative companies, photographers, producers etc.
Mark Seliger and his team flew over the Atlantic to photograph the legend that is Johnny Depp and his string collection. Whilst in Studio Two Mark photographed & filmed filmed Johnny for the cover story of Details December / January 2015 issue.
Location: Studio 2
Production Company: Eagle Rock Entertainment
The Outnet recently came in to Studio One to shoot a video and produce stills for their recently launched, limited-edition Temperly London range. The 21 piece range features model Liberty Ross and is styled by Alice Temperly. The shoot made great use of the extensive range of props available from Sunbeam Sets and Studio One’s ceiling truss enabled the set team to create the stunning swing shots.
Luxury watch brand Citizen and photographer Mark Newton, recently took over Sunbeam Studios to create a series of striking images for their latest campaign with Brand Ambassador Katherine Jenkins.
We were pleased to host recently a reception for the excellent K&C Foundation, a very worthwhile organisation that helps small local charities that might otherwise be overlooked to get funding and really make a difference to the borough’s residents. All too often the bigger national or international charities get people’s attention, so this was a great opportunity to refocus on our local community and its needs.
You can explore their work more here: http://www.thekandcfoundation.com
‘Thank you so much for all your help and support last night. We are really pleased with how the event went and can’t think of a better venue. Everyone absolutely loved the space and were so surprised by what they found inside. It was a brilliant opportunity for us to get our supporters together with some of the charities that we help….Please pass on our thanks to the rest of your team who were all so helpful and friendly. I think you run a very impressive organisation.’
Burberry and Suki Waterhouse recently popped into Studio 4 and shot a few behind the scenes images for their Brit rhythm fragrance campaign.
Studios two and three saw Marks and Spencer and a panel of key fashion journalists come in and make a video of the four key looks for SS14. The video makes great use of the fantastic period features these two spaces have.
See the video in full here.
Clothing: Marks and Spencer
Ben Weller photographed supermodel Lara Stone for the cover story of Net-A-Porter’s ‘The Edit‘ magazine. The shoot took place in Studio Two where the original Sunbeam Talbot motorcar emblem remains on the wall.
Lottie Moss, the younger sister of supermodel Kate, recreated one of her elder sibling’s most famous campaigns by starring in a series of portraits for Calvin Klein Jeans, shot by photographer Michael Avedon at Sunbeam. Richard Avedon’s grandson, Michael, took over Studio One to create the ‘mytheresa.com The Re-Issue Project‘.
Model: Lottie Moss (Storm Models)
Photographer: Michael Avedon
Client: My Theresa
Studio Three recently welcomed celebrity photographer Jim Wright with acclaimed title Cigar Aficionado and their cover star renowned actor and former 007 Pierce Bronson. Studio Three’s unique location style features; from the marbled floor to the opulent curtained staircase create a stunning backdrop to the image.
Talent: Pierce Brosnan
Photographer: Jim Wright ( Atelier Management)
Stylist: Mark McMahon
Groomer: Ciona Johnson
Studio Two became home to rock royalty earlier this year when musical legends U2 came to Sunbeam for their feature in major US title the Hollywood reporter.
Taking time out from promoting their upcoming album to meet photographer Joe Pugliese they produce some striking imagery of the band around our studios.
The shoot also made use of the Sunbeam facilities outside of the studio setting as well as inside, as can be seen from these head-shots where our grounds make a great backdrop in these eye-catching black and white images.
Having your wedding at Sunbeam Studios is choosing to be in an historic building with a rich and exciting history.
Why not submerge yourself further into that history by arriving at your wedding in a unique classic car that was built at the very venue you are getting married in.
As the former Sunbeam-Talbot automobile works we can arrange the hire of two original Talbot cars manufactured here in the 1930′s for your big day. The car pictured here, a 1934 Talbot saloon has been completely restored including the finest burgundy-coloured Connolly leather and Wilton carpeting returning the car to its original standard of exceptional British luxury and comfort. Contact our events team to find out more.
Jesse John Jenkins returned to Sunbeam to shoot Trager Delaney’s Autumn Winter 2014 collection in Studio Three.
Trager Delaney AW 14 lookbook and campaign film
Photographer: Jesse John Jenkins (Patricia McMahon Agency)
Model: Dree Hemmingway
Agent Provocateur returned to Sunbeam Studios to photograph their latest premium SS14 Soiree range, and who better to shoot their fabulous advertising than duo Sean & Seng. Studio Three’s iconic floor can be seen as the floor of the set.
Up and coming designer Alexander Lewis visited Sunbeam Studios to shoot his 2015 ‘Resort’ collection which has been picked up by Net – A – Porter. Lewis entrusted in Sunbeam Sets, to design and bring to life his collection.
Adam Whitehead and Wonderland magazine took to the exterior of Sunbeam and the surrounding streets to create this new editorial, featuring Daiane Conterato, showing a darker side to our well known, grade 2 listed building, Ladboke Hall.
Our friends at Powster are innovative and imaginative and are quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the digital media world. Over the past year Powster have won numerous awards, most recently being their Three Lovie awards! We are especially proud of Powster’s silver Lovie award for Paper Crows: Build EP Interactive Video shot here at Sunbeam Studios composed of 4 separate music videos and linked into one.
Plan B – Tag London
Powster also joined forces with Plan B to create what would become an extremely controversial and powerful promotional campaign, and where else but Studio Three for Powster to bring this campaign to life.
Watch what happened when Powster ‘Tagged London’.
Leona Lewis – Glass Heart
Previous to Plan B, Sunbeam Studios produced the Leona Lewis music video for ‘Glass Heart’ that Powster created in Sunbeam Studio One. Check out the collaboration below.
Watch the Leona Lewis video produced my Sunbeam here