About Woolhouse Studios

Established  in 2009 by EmmaJ, Woolhouse Studios is a creative agency specialising in high end imagery for advertising, fashion and music. This is a studio where ideas and creativity run free. Starting out in the music industry after seeing a gap in the market for sleek stylised images, Woolhouse rapidly grew into Europe’s leading provider of artist press shots and campaign artwork, and as word spread, expanded into advertising, commercial and fashion.

Woolhouse Studios represents a team of critically acclaimed, internationally based photographers and illustrators. The team produces work for a wide range of clients from art directors to ad agencies & magazines, providing cutting edge and ground breaking images for fashion, beauty, music, image and campaign production. Each member of the team is as passionate as the next, and selected for not only their supreme talent, but also because they are a joy to work with. No egos, just drive and passion.

Along with photography & illustration Woolhouse Studios offers a range of production services and art direction services. The concept of Woolhouse is a “one stop shop” that allows our clients to have one central point of contact where their ideas can grow and evolve.

our services and clients

creative teams
hair & clothing stylists
makeup artists
art direction & motion
post production

Music clients: Goldie · The Prodigy · HMV · Defected Records · William Morris · Sony Music · Virgin · Space Ibiza · Radio 1 · XFM

Commercial clients: Nike · Virgin · Sony Ericsson · Brother · Seat · Volvo · Honda · Toyota · Costa Coffee · Club Havana · Coke · Vodaphone · Visa · Capital One · British Telecom · Channel 4 · Intel · GQ · Sony Playstation · Harvey Nichols Menswear · Littlewoods · Gossard · Heretics · Hena

Fashion & beauty clients: 125 Magazine · Wig · Schön Magazine · Glass Magazine · Poster Magazine · Esquire · Dazed and Confused · FHM Collections Magazine · Interview · ES Magazine · Shortlist · Style Noir · Sunday Times Magazine · Heretics · Hena · Tigi Hair

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Woolhouse Studios was started in 2009, I saw a gap in the market for sleek stylised photography in the music industry. From here, we grew into a company whose work can now be seen globally on billboards, in editorials, and in numerous advertising, commercial and music artist campaigns across the world.

My personal background as an ex-model and music producer has meant my life has always been enriched by both music and art. Our work is a mirror of all we see and feel. It is a heartbeat, a way of life. We create without compromise, we relish the darkness of photography and artwork, in the commercial arena we embrace the colourful visions of light and colour. The world of dark and light.

The signature of our work is said to be fearless and bold. We take the brief and we understand your focus. Our desire to constantly evolve in all we produce, means we will want to take seed of an idea, and grow it. Every job is personal to us. The hunger never goes away – the passion relentless. To those who have chosen to work with us, I salute you. To those we are yet to meet, we look forward to welcoming you to a studio where creativity runs free.

Laroache BrothersThe La Roache Brothers

There is something otherworldly about the LaRoache Brothers’ photographs, something theatrical and fantastical. Their eye provoking imagery has both soul and darkness to it that, when combined with great art direction and styling, offers remarkable fashion and beautiful photography.

The LaRoache Brothers are a London based duo comprised of Wolfgang Mustain and Laurence Edney.

Already well-established in the fashion and editorial industry, their work has been published in 125 Magazine, Wig, Schön Magazine, Glass Magazine, Poster Magazine, Esquire, Dazed and Confused, FHM Collections Magazine, Interview, ES Magazine and Sunday Times Magazine, amongst others.

They have already shot advertising campaigns for clients including Tony and Guy, Bead Head, Boots, Sure and Adidas.

Scott ChalmersScott Chalmers

Scott is a versatile photographer with a passion for all things rock and metal. He has photographed hundreds of bands in England, and works in the fields of fashion, burlesque, music, vintage, pin-up, latex and cabaret photography. His work is full of dramatic lighting, unusual angles, beautiful moments and, most importantly, attitude.

Originally trained in architecture, Scott has developed his love of the visual and combined it with his passion for music to come into the world of live music photography with more than a little experience. Influenced by such photographers as David LaChapelle, Cindy Frey, Marianne Harris and Mark Holloway, Scott brings his own twist, quite literally at times, to his photoshoots, using fisheye and strobist techniques to get the all-important winning shot.

His images appear regularly in numerous online and printed publications including Devolution Magazine, Metal Hammer, Kerrang and Bizarre to name but a few.

Darren BlackDarren Black

Darren has made a name for himself in Men’s Fashion photography over a very short space of time. Shooting for nearly all the top London agencies, he is the preferred choice of many big names when it comes to their new shoots.

His style is gritty, one could say fearless; it is bold and uncompromised. He is a man who sees beauty in everyone he shoots. His signature is the harder side of black and white , with influences of Bob Carlos Clarke and Helmet Newton.

His portfolio includes clients like Wilkinson Sword Campaign, GQ, Paper Cut, Harvey Nicolas Menswear, Toolroom Records, and Nicole Moudaber.

Neil DuerdenNeil Duerden

Neil is a self confessed Mac monkey based in a rural miners cottage 20 miles north of Manchester, UK. He is always hungry for the latest commissions and trends.

He creates pieces that combine elements from mixed media, 3D, hand rendered graphics, hyper real, real photography that together are interlaced with complex vectors to create pieces that always hit the brief for clients all around the world.

Clients include: Nike, Virgin, Sony Ericsson, Brother, Seat, Volvo, Honda, Toyota, Costa Coffee, Club Havana, Coke, Hasbro, Vodaphone, Visa, Capital One, British Telecom (BT), Channel 4, Intel, GQ and Sony Playstation.

Ruan Van Der SandeRuan Van Der Sande

Ruan is an internationally recognised photographer specialising in Beauty and Lingerie. An English resident of ten years, this South-African photographic power-house has worked with some of London’s top fashion and commercial agencies, namely Premier, Storm and IMG to name but a few.

His clientele has included many of the U.K’s most recognised brands and famous faces.

Celebrities such as Taio Cruz, Tamara Ecclestone, Danny Wallis and Brian Friedman are all featured in Ruan’s growing portfolio, and brands on his books include Gossard, G-Star, Ben Sherman, Cetuem, RXTR, Heretics, La Dolce Vita, Hedonia and the official Fightline Diet campaign. Ruan’s work has landed the cover of such publications as Harpers Bazaar Beauty, Vogue, Maxim and others.

Stefan SielerStefan Sieler

Stefan believes that great creativity often is the result of rich life experience. He takes this mantra and applies it to the pictures he takes. No stranger to the rock star lifestyle, Stefan’s firm position in the London ‘cool’ scene adds vibrancy and grit to his work whether it is in classy black and white or bold colour. Inspired by the likes of Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton, his portfolio includes portraits of Darryl Hannah, Ray Winstone, Jamie Winstone, Goldie, Orbital, Carl Craig and Little Boots.

Mini, ICA, RCA, iTunes, Apple, Halcyon Gallery, EM magazine, MIMO, Models 1, Acclaim Models, Rant Magazine, Super Super Magazine, Office, Playstation, Intelligent PR, Mitch Jenkins, Mallinsons, Exposure photographics, Id, Wire Magazine, Notion Magazine, The Local Magazine, James Long, Joystick Junkies, Features Productions Ltd., CAM, Spotlight, London Fashion Week, Dazed Digital

Laura LouLaura Lou

Laura is a London-based makeup artist who has been in the industry for over 10 years.

After graduating from the Jemma Kidd makeup school in 2006, Laura has worked under some of the biggest names in the makeup world including Charlotte Tilbury, Kirstin Piggot, Lisa Eldridge and Jemma Kidd.

Laura works mainly in fashion, music, commercial and beauty makeup.

Clients include: Smirnoff, Jose Cuervo, Diesel clothing, Gio Goi clothing, Ben Sherman, Mixmag, Toolroom records, Sony, The Prodigy, Justice, Sankey’s Ibiza, MTV, Channel 5, BBC Three, House of Blueeyes, Graeme Armour, Notion magazine, XO magazine, FHM and Heat/Closer.

Oliver VaughnOliver Vaughn

Oliver Vaughn is a freelance fashion stylist based in London. As well as fashion & editorial, Oliver works on commercial campaigns and also does styling with music artists and TV personalities.

Print Credits: Blanc Magazine (Fashion Editor), Sheer Magazine (Previously Creative Director), Homme Style Magazine, Hunger Magazine, 1883 Magazine, Notion Magazine, Idol Magazine, Gay Times. Images featured in: The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, The Daily Mail, OK Magazine, Hello Magazine, Look Magazine, Q Magazine, NME Magazine (and many more).

Celebrity Work: Eva Longoria, Tulisa, Kelly Rowland, Mel B, Alexandra Burke, Abbey Clancy, Russell Kane, Marina and the Diamonds, Tich, Jessica Lowndes, Vince Kidd, Ashley Walters, Clara Paget, Clement Marfo and the Frontline, Whinnie Williams, The Cast of Skins and others.

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