An exciting new attraction is coming to Southampton’s Cultural Quarter this Christmas. Southampton will be welcoming a brand new attraction this week, as Cue Camera opens its doors for the first time.
“At pop-up photography studio, Cue Camera, people will be able to have their pictures taken by professional photographers in a variety of Christmas themed fancy dress.
Cue Camera consists of two sea containers which have been ingeniously converted into state of the art photographic studios. They will sit in Guildhall Square next to the Christmas trees, restaurants and cafes. ”
Cue Camera officially opens on Thursday and will run right through until New Year’s Eve, opening between 10am and 10pm everyday, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Cue Camera is the brainchild of Brad Hurter, who is enjoying a change in direction after running a national shop fitting business in Romsey for more than 12 years. He said: “During December you’ll be able to come along and take part in your own fun photo shoot with family and friends from as little as £15. Whether you want to book ahead online or just drop in on the day, you’ll be greeted by our professional photographers, who will help you pick from our wide range of backdrops for your themed shoot.
“A separate changing area packed full of more fancy dress and props than you can shake a selfie stick at, gives you space to glam-up in privacy before you get posing. After your shoot you can chill out in our funky lounge area while you pick your favourite pictures to take home.
“You’ll get a print of your favourite photo to take away, as well as a unique login to your own private gallery online. There, you can buy additional digital downloads and even make T-shirts, mugs and calendars.”
He said: “Already were attracting interest from a whole range of people. They range from students to people working in the city to party-goers wanting to have additional fun on their Christmas nights out! We’ll also be having special mornings for mums and their toddlers together with pet owners. ”
To celebrate the arrival of the pop-up studio in Southampton Cue Camera is holding a ‘Christmas party’ on Wednesday December 7, the day before its official opening, from 10am to 10pm. Then, members of the public will be able to come along with their friends and family and take part in a free taster photo shoot.
In the true spirit of Christmas, Cue Camera is donating a portion of profits to charity during its time in Southampton. Visitors will be able to vote for the worthy causes they think should benefit from the scheme and five charities will be chosen at the end of the studio’s stay.
By Jarrod Jones