We are really proud to host Laura Holmes Production shoots. Not only are the productions always for great clients with fantastic photographers but they are also doing their utmost to follow the Ad Green philosophy. It’s great to see production companies taking a stand against climate change and making changes to effect big results.
Sunbeam was delighted to host the lovely and very talented Coolgraycreative in studio 2. Along with photographer David Oldham they shot the beautiful, flower-filled Hobbs Collection No 6 campaign with model Arizona Muse. The set and art direction perfectly complemented the collection, which is a collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces and was inspired by the garden at Hampton Court Palace.
A big shout out to one of our own Sunbeamers. Sunbeam photographic assistant Tori Ferenc recently joined the volunteers in France documenting the daily struggle faced by refugees in Grand Synthe and has shared some of her beautiful pictures with us. Many agree that much of the struggle these refugees have faced was originally caused by climate change.
We’re loving Ecosia! It’s a search engine which by using its search ad revenue, empowers us (and you!) to plant a tree for every search done on the site. How easy is that! With the help of over 2 million active users and over 2 million pounds donated, nearly 4 million trees have populated draught ridden areas in different corners of the world.
Check out the land in these before and after Ecosia pictures. They brought a dry and deserted piece of land back to life: the new forests create a return of the water cycle and brings back the rain, which helps further develop and sustain the biodiversity of the region and healthier livestock – all of which chain up to more jobs, stronger local economy, personal independence and education opportunities.
We are very excited to be going back to the roots and supporting Meat Free Monday – a beautiful and ever-growing non-profit campaign launched by Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney in 2009, which encourages everyone to contribute to a healthier environment by having one meat free day each week. The chefs here at Sunbeam Kitchen are continuing to develop further delicious vegetarian meals for our clients every week.
This is one more way we are making all shoots at Sunbeam more sustainable. You can explore the project and get involved though here: www.meatfreemondays.com
As the spring is knocking on our doors we are making new and promising bonds. Meet Ad-Green – one more ambassador of all things eco-friendly and sustainable.
This new initiative supported by Advertising Producers Association is on a mission to educate and support the commercials industry throughout all the phases of the production process, in creating and further developing a consistent action plan for sustainable and eco-friendly work practices. Together we hope to add even more shades of green to our productions in the future!
Following on from the success of his book “Portraits”, a 20 year retrospective of his celebrity portraiture that features the likes of Daniel Radcliffe, Sting, Bruce Willis and Kylie Minogue, Uli Weber has now turned his lens to the magic of the Goodwood Revival.
The Goodwood Revival Exhibition private view fundraiser was held in Sunbeam Studio’s grand Talbot Hall, a magical step back in time, as seen through a selection of images from Uli’s book. This show was in aid of Second Chance, a charity offering help to children from disadvantaged backgrounds or with histories of abuse with all profits stemming from the show going to the charity.
Every year Goodwood stages a highly competitive race meeting featuring the kind of cars and motorcycles that would have been at this historic circuit during the period of 1948-1966. It offers visitors the opportunity to leave the “modern world” behind and see motor sport luminaries such as Sir Stirling Moss, Nick Mason, John Surtees, Jean Alesi and Sir Jackie Stewart racing.
Sunbeam was proud to host such a beautiful and appropriate show, bringing cars back into this former car showroom.
‘Thank you Sunbeam Studios for allowing us to exhibit in such a spectacular space, Ladbroke Hall being one of the fist purpose built car factories in Britain.’ Uli Weber
The exhibition continues in our reception gallery until the end of March
We are thrilled to befriend a gorgeous collective of extraordinary minds at Novel Beings – an artist owned and run creative agency, exclusively representing conscious creatives for the fashion, beauty and advertising industries. Their beautiful creations share the centre stage with transparency and strong ethical code of practice.
Makeup: Lauren Kay - a Novel Being’s artist Photographer: Dave Wise
Publication: Fisco Magazine
Fashion Editor: Anne Look
Hair: Eugene Davis
The minute-and-a-half-long fashion film for boutique fine jewellery brand Loquet features among others model-actress Gala Gordon, entrepreneur and art director Ooooota Adepo, Game of Thrones’s Nathalie Emmanuel, and the young daughters of Sheherazade Goldsmith and Cuarón. Shot in an elaborate split-screen sequence it required multiple “clapping choreographers” and precise synchronisation and the editing took about six months. “It was a bit of a Rubik’s Cube,” explains the director, who enlisted the same crew he has used for such films as Gravity and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. “If you pay attention to all of the different frames, it’s quite easy to get lost.”
We were immensely proud to host recently a reception for the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. The evening focused on the charity’s excellent work with children and young people, which helps them to build their skills, confidence and aspirations.
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.
Sunbeam is delighted to welcome back the AOP Photography Awards. For the second year we have curated a show of some of our favourite images from the prestigious awards show. This year we picked the theme of New World Order. We feel this selection of images together hold a mirror to the current social justice climate reflecting in part our sustainability values. The show invokes memories of Choose Your Own Adventure novels by torchlight along with influences such as the 2015 election, Cloud Atlas, Mad Max and the tumult in the Ukraine ultimately offering a glimpse of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.
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.
If you like the idea of being part of our growing Creative Hub and benefitting from having all our services and special deals on your doorstep, please get in touch
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.
‘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.’
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.