About Article Studio
We specialise in still-life and product photography, creating professional images for independent businesses, designer-makers and retailers.
Why use Article Studio?
We want to make the process of commissioning photography more approachable, starting each job with a conversation. Telling the story of your work is vital and a collection of high-quality, cohesive images will allow you tell that story and help your business thrive.
We like to hear about what people do, how they make things, or what they sell and how they source it. This not only informs our approach, but keeps us curious. From ceramics to textiles, jewellery to furniture, we will create a set of images that have a unified aesthetic and present your work at its best.
Article Studio’s photographer Stephen Lenthall has 25 years’ experience in the still life photography industry. His style is simple and product-led, letting the work speak for itself. From crisp, simple product shots, to conceptual still life images, Stephen has shot for advertising, editorial and commercial clients. Creative partner Jenny Bowers is a freelance illustrator and art director. They work collaboratively to create Article Studio images.
We work from a spacious studio in an old dye house near Stroud, Gloucestershire, equipped with a range of professional range lighting, sets and props and are able to source or set-build to suit the requirements of your shoot. The building was converted into studio spaces in 2017 and is home to a collection of creative enterprises.
Pricing and commissioning work
We work to a wide range of budgets, and the size of your business will be reflected in the price you pay. Contact us and we can work out a pricing package to suit you.
We are happy to welcome clients to the studio and to work with us while we shoot. Its always great to have people here to tell us about their work and you of course know your work the best! Or we will happily receive work via courier or post and shoot to an agreed brief. We then email work-in-progress images for approval during the shoot
Please call or email if you would like to discuss a project. You can find our details on our contact page. We are always happy to talk through initial ideas and answer any queries. If you would like to commission us we will provide you with a client brief with questions to answer to help craft your shoot and make the most of your time with us.
We’re very lucky to have been included in the inaugural 2019 guide of Fifty Phenomenal Photographers curated by The Brand Stylist, and chosen for ‘The Brand Stylist Loves’ selected edit. Fiona Humberstone at The Brand Stylist said ‘ I absolutely love this portfolio. It’s strong, clean and colourful and creatively shows off the ‘things people make’ in the best possible light. Glorious.’
From Anna Gravelle, textile designer: ‘One of the first things I learned when I launched my textile business 6 years ago is that you need great images of your work for press, for applications and for your own website and social media. It’s been brilliant working with Article Studio because I can ask for exactly what I want. Whether it’s a simple ‘cutout’ against a white wall or something more elaborate with painted walls and props to make a room set they can do it all. I’ve been really pleased with the images that we created and they have been featured in the Sunday Times and Elle Decoration Netherlands.’
From Angie Parker, textile designer: ‘The images I've worked on with Article Studio are one of the smartest investments I've made for my bespoke textiles business. They are so much more than product shots and I think they have helped to put my designs ahead of the game. The quality is recognised within the Craft industry and journalists alike. I'm convinced that it was the photo that swung it for me when successfully submitting a handwoven rug design to Liberty London. Can't recomemend this brilliantly talented and lovely team enough.’