Abbey Mill Studios is a modern and dynamic new photographic studio, fully equipped with the latest technology in lighting and camera equipment. To compliment the photographic side we have two high spec retouching stations with a fully calibrated workflow.
Based at the historical location of Merton Abbey Mills, Abbey Mill Studios also incorporates and promotes the art, history and unique culture of the local surroundings.
Abbey Mill Studios brief
The studios are set in the historical, artistic and cultural location of Merton Abbey Mills, close to the architectural foundations of Merton Priory, based in SW19. The client wanted the history and feel of the area reflected in the branding to stand out but also fit in with the neighbouring businesses.
The waterwheel is a landmark in the area and this inspired the logomark combined with the clients′ profession in photography. By merging the two we combined history with the present. We also wanted composition and focus reflected in the branding for the identity.
Ian was recommended to us and we are so happy that he was! Ian has an incredible sense of perception that enables him to produce branding images that are perfectly fitting to the unique business concept, the local environment, the local culture and potential customers…Ian spent time around our studio and local set-up, observing the environment and neighbours, analysing local architecture; and the unique aspects of our business and real gemstones of the local history…it is clear that he really assesses every aspect in order to produce a truly robust concept and the best results for his clients…
We received a very comprehensive and inspiring portfolio, various choices of images, logos, colour palettes, from which we were able to select the branding and colourisation that we all agreed was absolutely perfect for our studio and business activities.
We have more ventures ahead of us, and all I can say is that we have been so happy with what Ian Bonner has created for us so far, fills us with confidence and we know that we will always look to him in future.
Katherine Box, Co-founder and photographer, Abbey Mill Studios (www.abbeymillstudios.co.uk)