Introducing CliQQA little bit about our studio.
CliQQ Studios is unquestionably one of the most versatile and exciting commercial production studios in the UK today. Bursting with fresh ideas and new and innovative approaches to creative challenges, CliQQ has been surprising its clients since 2011. Formed from a crack team of pioneering and experienced visual artists who share an infectious drive to continue to be the best there is in still photography, high end retouching and video production, CliQQ is quickly building a loyal and passionate following across the country.
With long histories in magazine publishing, graphic design and all areas of commercial photography and post-production, the team at CliQQ are leading the way in creating their own exciting briefs for shoots, often coming at them from totally unexpected directions and producing results that clients would never have deemed feasible within their budgets or time constraints.
CliQQ brings the UK a totally cross-genre image making service. They are specialists in every sector of visual production including celebrity, fashion, sport, beauty, interiors, textiles, food & drink, crafts, gardening, corporate portraits, events & high-volume catalogue or pack shot work.
CliQQ’s professional approach, distinctive working methods and incredible results have seen their work gracing the covers of hundreds of glossies and trade magazines, on billboards, bus stops and posters all over major cities, filling the pages of catalogues, cook books & brochures, and of course helping countless websites to look fabulous.
I could not recommend the team highly enough.
Meet the Team
Manager, PhotographerOliver heads up the team at CliQQ. He has been working with images his whole adult life, starting out as a designer where he produced advertising campaigns for multi-national clients. However, it didn’t take long for him to step out from the behind the Mac and grab his camera…and he hasn’t looked back since. His creative approach to photography is backed up by a deep technical knowledge which allows him to actually bring all his crazy ideas to life in camera (sometimes in photoshop).
Production Manager, Retouch Artist, Video EditorMichelle runs CliQQ’s editing suite where she performs her legendary brand of digital alchemy on still and moving images. She joined CliQQ in the summer of 2012, and with her she brought more than a decade of experience in high-end image manipulation coupled with an easy disposition that makes her a real pleasure to work with. Her meticulous approach to her work also makes her a perfect match for the world of video editing, where she painstakingly picks through the hours and days of footage her colleagues dump on her and somehow manages to end up with beautifully cut moving images.
Photographer, Retouch ArtistOver the years Kris has worked for numerous film companies and photography studios, and has brought his magic touch to glossy magazine shoots, high-end family portraits and prestigious national ad campaigns. With such a broad range of experience in his portfolio, Kris merrily multi-tasks his way through the busy days at CliQQ, either nit-picking the hell out of images on Photoshop for hours, assisting and shooting in the studio and on location, or grafting away with the rest of the team on complex video shoots.
Photographer, Retouch ArtistAfter studying Fashion with Photography at university Beckie joined CliQQ in 2015. Her interest in high-end retouching and meticulous eye for detail has helped produce glossy advertising campaigns for brands such as Little Greene and The East of England Co-op. Beckie thrives on the busy environment created at CliQQ, when she doesn’t have a stylus in hand she’s busy with a paintbrush up-cycling props and backgrounds for shoots. If you’ve ever walked past a magazine stand you will have seen her handy work on display.
Photographer, VideographerToby has always had a passion for photography from a young age. After his art foundation degree he decided to plunge straight into the world of photography, teaching himself the necessary skills along the way. It’s a journey which has taken him on a variety of different projects from photographing and filming luxury yachts, shooting front covers for food magazines to live streaming cookery shows. Now at CliQQ, Toby is ready for any challenge that comes through our busy doors.
Studio AdministratorKatie joined CliQQ at the beginning of 2018 and brought with her an abundance of experience in the photography industry. She studied Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster, but chose to work behind the scenes, rather than directly behind the camera. Katie has always worked within a creative company in admin and client focused roles and uses that experience keep everything running smoothly here at CliQQ.
Denny initially studied graphic design at university before packing his bags and travelling across the other side of the world, growing his passion for photography along the way. As studio assistant you will see him setting up studio lights, building new props and backgrounds or getting stuck into retouching images and editing video. Sometimes all of those in one day!
See us in action
Taking full advantage of the versatile space and high performance professional Profoto lighting, the crew at CliQQ could be spotted shooting celebrities for a fitness magazine in one part of the studio, while at the other end piling up a mountain of vegetables for New Covent Garden Soup Company. Or building a room set for Homemaker magazine. Or suspending Intersport tennis racquets from the ceiling. Or shooting jewellery in glorious close-up. Or persuading elderly models to dance the Waltz for a lifestyle brochure. The list is endless, so just check out the portfolio if you want proof.
CliQQ is extremely well connected, so can take care of everything including selecting and booking models, hair & makeup, wardrobe, props, location scouting & booking, and catering. Their contacts in the industry also mean they will always be able to access these services at a much more competitive rate than their clients ever could.
Don’t forget, although CliQQ work out of a great studio, they are also location specialists and some of their most extraordinary work has been produced in some rather unexpected places. And they are always very happy to travel to the client, wherever they are in the world, if this is more convenient.