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Welcome to Velvet Goldmine Studio

Velvet Goldmine Photography Studio opened in Spring 2011 in the North Laine, the creative heart of Brighton, Sussex.
Our unique studio is a stylish, lush, sensual palace of sophistication, decked out with velvet finery, ideal for a wide range of photography or video use and available to hire.

Velvet Goldmine Studio is under the creative management of Award Winning photographer Philip J. Bigg.
A mature and skilled practitioner, Philip has made his name as a People Photography with the enviable ability to both connect with people and capture the essence of character.

Philip produces funky Portraits of individuals, families, pregnancy bumps, Actors headshots and Model portfolios.
Each customer is guaranteed stunning images alongside a truly memorable studio experience.
Recent visitors include Brighton based Kate Magic (founder of Raw Living) and marketing consultant Shauna di Bella who wrote – “ALL CREDIT TO YOU. You are good. Even my husband commented!”

Philip also shoots Events and Commercial Photography. His images are regularly used for advertising purposes by print and web based media. Over the past year Philip has shoot numerous elearning photography campaigns for Lloyds Bank, Vodafone, Nat West, Network Rail and the Crown Prosecution Service.

Please visit the Galleries to view recent examples of Philip’s photography.

Philip’s also provides studio lighting tuition to individuals and small workshop groups.
A Model Register is now available for photographers wishing to hire the studio and book one of our local models.

Velvet Goldmine Studio can be hired by photographers and companies for their own projects.
Recent hirers include local artist Mary Jane Ansell, a BP Portrait Award finalist and gothic clothing designer’s Rachel’s Graveyard shooting their latest collection.
Brighton bands Beautiful Boy and Fujiya & Miyagi shot their promotional stills and Dizraeli & the Small Gods their music video.

There is Free Parking, a rarity for the centre of Brighton!
For free consultation please telephone Philip on 07949 393245.


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