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Virtual recce anyone ?

Virtual recce anyone ?

Virtual Recce Anyone? Some of you may have noticed a new edition to the First Option website menu recently, and to those of you who have we doth our caps and raise our drachms. To those of you who haven’t, well, take another little peek and stick your glass in the air too. A brand-spanking-new(…)

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First Option Testimonials

First Option Testimonials

Testimonials: What our customers say about us It’s no secret that a good reputation can spread quickly between friends and colleagues, that’s part of the reason why we at First Option feel that testimonials are so valuable. Of course the other reason is that it’s crucial to us that we always give our clients exactly what they(…)

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WaterRower In the Studio

WaterRower In the Studio

In the Studio with WaterRower Here at First Option studio we love to see the space used in different ways, one of the most notable recently has been the team at WaterRower taking over the studio to shoot a campaign for their exercise equipment. We’re no stranger to exercise equipment and yoga classes but this was something(…)

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The Importance of Food and colour

The Importance of Food and colour

Colourful Details As much as details are important, it is the bigger picture that makes an impression. When preparing the catering here in the studio we aim to take all factors into consideration, from the balance of ingredients in each dish to the relationship of one dish to another. We take inspiration from many countries(…)

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TATE: Styling the Studio In Style

TATE: Styling the Studio In Style

TATE: Styling the Studio In Style When the Tate booked our studio to shoot their Spring/Summer catalogue it came as no surprise that they would have a wonderful sense of style! With four galleries across England, they house the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day in addition to international and contemporary art.(…)

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Summer Recipes with Rachel Green

Summer Recipes with Rachel Green

Rachel Green is a longstanding friend of the studio and great lover of our kitchen, she’s kindly written up some Summer Recipes for us to enjoy in this lovely weather – a trio of pea tapas dishes: Summer Recipes Pork & Pea Meatballs Pea, Ham and Egg Empanadillas Spanish Potatoes with Chorizo and Peas Take(…)

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Pixi Pixel meets First Option!

Pixi Pixel meets First Option!

Guest Post: Pixi Pixel meets First Option Those spots are contagious you know,  In fact a fresh case has cropped up in Perserverance Works, Shoreditch at First Option Studio. The guys and Girls at First Option have been working so hard that they are now seeing spots before their eyes, lots of them and in(…)

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Fashion at First Option!

Fashion at First Option!

Fashion Shoots at our London Studio Here at First Option we’ve had a wealth of photographers, directors, set designers, stylists, home economists, models, celebrities and everything in between over the years. Often clients come to us for our beautifully crafted kitchen and decide not to use the 1,000 sq ft daylight studio next door as(…)

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Christine Hanscomb: Photographer and First Option founder

Christine Hanscomb: Photographer and First Option founder

An Interview with Photographer and First Option Founder It is such a wonderful thing to be able to share our fantastic space with so many talented people! Since First Option Studio opened its doors as a hire location circa 2001, we’ve been fortunate to have been able to welcome a diverse array of creative enterprises.(…)

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An Interview with Hoxton Mini Press

An Interview with Hoxton Mini Press

An Interview with Hoxton Mini Press Hoxton Mini Press are a independent publisher based just around the corner, they produce limited books with local artists focusing on the people, places and things in the surrounding areas. Having been longterm resident of East London ourselves we were drawn in by their first book – “I Have(…)

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