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Our friends at Centre for Contemporary Photography are calling for entries to the 2020 ILFORD CCP Salon — supported by Milieu, Australia’s largest open-entry photomedia exhibition. 

Enter before December 11th for a chance to win one of 33 prizes, including the GSS Excellence in Staged Photography - 2 x Whole Day Big Studio hire, valued at $660. 

Click here for more info!


Shot at GSS by Jess Brohier. Visit Schon! to see the full editorial.


We are now accepting booking for November and December. It’s great to be back!


Did you notice our fancy new digs? The brilliant minds at Both did a spectacular job redesigning our website. Show these legends some love at ✌️️


We have a vacancy in one of our permanent office spaces. This space would particularly suit a freelance photographer or videographer who is looking for discounted studio usage. To find out more, please email


On set with Laura Du Vé.


We’re proud as punch to be sponsoring the Melbourne Polytechnic Diploma of Photography and Photoimaging graduate exhibition again this year. With restrictions permitting, it’s going to be held at the Inner Space Gallery in December (date TBC). 


Lucy Tolan ceramics, shot at GSS by Shelley Horan 📸


GSS is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 stage 4 restrictions 😷

GSS is an independent photography and video space in the heart of Brunswick East.


Our expansive converted warehouse comprises crisp white walls, painted concrete flooring, high ceilings and south facing industrial windows that bring in soft natural light all day. With approachable rates and flexible hiring options, GSS appeals to photographers and videographers in all stages of their practice. Our studios are ideal for a variety of applications from intimate portraiture, look books and still life, through to larger scale styled productions, film clips and editorial shoots.


Small StudioA 6m x 3.5m space comprising of two large white plaster walls, background system for paper rolls (BYO paper or hire upon request) and grey painted concrete floor. Studio space can be fully curtained off for privacy. Suitable for up to three person crew. More information →

Full day $275
Half day $200

Big Studio
This 7m x 6m space comprises of a white plaster wall and a white painted brick wall with high ceiling trusses and a white painted concrete floor. Big Studio hire includes use of the surrounding meeting space and hair and make up area. Suitable for up to eight person crew. More information →

Full day $330
Half day $220

Whole Studio
This 180m² space is suitable for video shoots, film clips, larger scale productions, projects involving set design or closed set shoots. Whole Studio hire includes the use of both the Small Studio and Big Studio and surrounding areas. Suitable for up to 20 person crew. More information →

Full day $550
Half day $330


We are filming and need to record sound. Is the studio suitable?

GSS is a great warehouse space for filming, but the building has not been sound proofed. Noises from outside can be heard inside the building so we don’t recommend the studio if you need to record sound.

Can we black out the studio?

Yes, we have black out curtains. If you want control over the black out curtains, you’ll need to hire the whole studio.

I don’t have any insurance, can I still hire the studio?

You’ll need proof of public liability insurance to hire the space. We want everyone to have the peace of mind that they are covered if an accident occurred. We are responsible folk and encourage you to be too.

I’m a student, can I get a discount?

Our prices are already reasonable, we can’t lower them further. However we do have a sponsorship program available with some institutions. Please chat with us about getting your school on board.

I only need the studio from 10am–3pm. Can I book a half day?

You’ll need to book the whole day.  Half day shoots are from 8am–1pm or 1pm–6pm.

Which studio space should I hire?

We get asked this question a lot, so made this little guide to assist:
Small Studio: suitable for smaller portrait/fashion shoots, small product and still life.
Big Studio : suitable for fashion shoots, product photography, full length portraits, styled shoots (if the idea of a flash going off in the adjacent Small Studio doesn’t sound right for your shoot, then  Whole Studio hire is for you).
Whole Studio: suitable for video shoots, film clips, larger scale productions, projects involving set design, closed set shoots.

We’ve got a set to build. Can we come and bump in the day before?

Absolutely. Additional hourly rates apply, or you may consider another half day booking.


2 Gale Street
Brunswick East 3057
0468 323 462