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CHRIS LEVINE: ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

CHRIS LEVINE: ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

“Light is fundamental to existence and nature and reality as we understand it. […] Working with light as an art form… goes back through the ages.” Chris Levine, interview with Sotheby’s (2019) Following the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s passing and state funeral, the world has been turning to a multitude of art forms and(…)

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Heat Wave – How films battle the elements

Heat Wave – How films battle the elements

The heat wave has officially arrived. I write this from the studio office- possibly the coolest place in London- in both senses of the word, we’re in E8 after all. Whilst sipping on an iced flat white from our resident coffee man, Ross, I realise that I’ve never been so grateful for these thick old(…)

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37th AOP Awards winners announced

37th AOP Awards winners announced

AOP Awards – The Association of Photographers have revealed the winners of their 37th competition As is customary, the AOP awards recognise photography from a wide range of different disciplines, including some that we are known for here at First Option Studio, namely- fashion, food, and Portrait. let’s take a look at  the winners. Food(…)

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Shoreditch’s Fashion History

Shoreditch’s Fashion History

During the industrial revolution, the formerly rural terrain of Shoreditch became home to the textile capital of the world thanks to the opening of Regent’s Canal in 1820, which allowed for heavy loads to travel down the East End, kick-starting fashion manufacturing.   These days Shoreditch isn’t known so much for its mass production of(…)

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Top Tipples that’ll warm your Christmas cockles

Top Tipples that’ll warm your Christmas cockles

Top Tipples! At this time of year your favourite cold ones are heating up so here are our top tipples for this time of year- a few hot, steamy and most definitely alcoholic options of some of the greats who have graced the First Option studio doorsteps in the past. So, pick a couple favourites to(…)

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Zero Waste: 5 Ideas for a Zero Waste Freelancing Life

Zero Waste: 5 Ideas for a Zero Waste Freelancing Life

Climate change is a big topic that is affecting us after the recent marches at COP26. Addressing ways that we can be less wasteful is just one of the million solutions to help slow and stop the destruction of our beloved planet. Freelancers: you are not off the hook! You might think that your way(…)

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Shooting on Home Soil

Shooting on Home Soil

As production gets back into full swing after a year of uncertainty, the UK is enjoying its moment as star of the screen. With many productions put on hold due to coronavirus and various lockdowns (how many is it now? A trilogy!) those that have managed to get back on set, have sought out locations(…)

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Events: How To Be A Normal Person

Events: How To Be A Normal Person

With the easing of Covid restrictions comes a welcome relief for the events industry as we are finally allowed to do what we do best after a long period of inactivity and we will soon be attending events and meeting new people face-to-face again. But I’m terribly sorry; I think I may have actually forgotten how(…)

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INSTANCES OF DISTANCES

INSTANCES OF DISTANCES

Are you a hugger? A hand shaker? A continental kisser or a high fiver? Perhaps you’re a back patter, an arm puncher, a fist bumper? Whatever your preferred method of greeting fellow humans, you’ll have had to reconsider it of late. Even the least tactile of us would surely admit that anything is preferable to(…)

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Shooting in the Face of Adversity

Shooting in the Face of Adversity

As many of us start to go back to work, we’re all painfully aware that shooting under the new Coronavirus regulations is going to provide us with a whole new set of challenges. And because we know that those who work in this industry don’t shy away from adversity, we thought we’d give you a(…)

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