What's the first rule of Fight Club?
Millwood studios is run by Jamie and Paul Booth and it could not have been a more fun experience to join one of their group shoots. With music playing, the atmosphere was very laid back and casual with everyone photographers and models chatting away. I've been back several times now and you'll see the results of these trips over the next few blog posts. The studios itself is set over 3500 sq feet within two floors, resurrected from the remnants of an old Victorian factory is a fusion of the modern and old. Lovingly restored and retaining many of its original features. It's a very cool space to work in and is packed full of equipment, props and everything you could think of.
On the night that I went down they were shooting a fitness style set with some ring girls from the Full Contact Contender mixed martial arts contests, who were after some shots for their ringside magazine style leaflet. There is a large collection of props at the studio but that night we were using mainly the punchbag and FCC gloves and outfits. It was a really fun night that was a nice mixture of socially chatting to people as well as shooting some really cool images.