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Photo Studio 2: Studio Harder

As the headline above hints, we have some catching up to do regarding our studio space.

Previously, we were in a pop-up studio on Castle Street in Swansea. It was a great location with tons of space, but we didn't know how long we were allowed to be there for.

It turns out that the time ended at the end of February, prompting a teardown of the Dreamy Hill art store and the Paper Dragons studio in a very short space of time.

For March, Dreamy Hill was allowed to run in a second pop-up space, but Paper Dragons didn't have studio space at all. It effectively hibernated.

During that month, Emma and I (Malcolm) decided that we were fed up with the temporary nature of pop-up shop rentals, so we searched for a reasonably priced space that we could occupy.

The result is the creation of Dreamy Hill Coffee at 13 Mansel Street, Swansea.

Dreamy Hill Coffee shopfront
The outside of Dreamy Hill Coffee.

As the name suggests, it's not just an art store on the main floor, but also a coffee shop. This was partly to keep things ticking over with an income for the space, partly realising a business urge we both had a few years prior but didn't pursue at the time.

As part of the space, Paper Dragons occupies part of the basement area. This dedicated studio space is considerably smaller than the ungodly luxury of the previous studio, but it's still functional enough.

While it lacks size, it is still suitable for a range of portrait-style shots, though we do have options elsewhere for larger portrait shoots and other projects.

It is also more than enough to handle product photography sessions.

A compact photo studio
The new studio space is small, but we can still do portraits in it!

Though the studio has changed, we still offer the same services as we did at the first place, namely, portrait shoots in-studio and on location, as well as commercial services.

The new studio space is small and no-frills, but it's ours, and we're confident it will help us produce visual marvels.

Get in touch if you think we could do that for you.


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