Shoreditch Photographic Studios — 66-foot mural and shipping container
I was commissioned by Shoreditch Studios, an east London photography studio, to create a 66-foot mural on their entrance reception wall, as well as painting their storage shipping container. Having previously worked at the studio as an assistant, I had always admired all the colourful props and equipment cupboards - from their petrol-blue scaffolding and equipment trolleys to their glowing-red lightbulbs and bright-yellow electrical tape. I wanted my design to reflect the unique character of the studio.
I began the project by exploring the location, photographing all the overlooked shapes, patterns, colours and production equipment - including flash and LED lights, coiled cables, hexagonal J-hooks, bolts, clips and bright-yellow ladders. I then cut, collaged and photocopied my photographs back at my studio to create my final designs. After cutting my stencils and marking up the wall, I spent 10 days painting.
Studio manager Katie Palmer said: “Coco presented us some ideas and we loved them straightaway. The plain white wall in our entrance reception is now full of fantastic colours. She’s certainly brightened the place up. She has managed to abstractly transfer things in the studio onto the wall. We’re hoping it’ll put our clients in a great mood when they enter the studios.”
'Hackney artist’s mural brightens up star-studded studio' - The Hackney Citizen newspaper