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Congrats Grace Demarte for winning the 2023 CCP x Hahnemühle Summer Salon GGS sponsorship prize.


New additions to the Gale Street Studio plinth family.  For hire individually or as a set. Click here to see a pricelist. 


We’re looking for one new person to occupy one of our front offices. This would suit a photographer or videographer but we will consider other creatives. 24hr access, private office/storage, discounted studio hire. Available from 1st May 2022. For more information, check out the full listing on Creative Spaces. 


Happy new year! To accomodate changing circumstances, we have made a few simple changes to our offerings and hire rates. As of February 1st, the only hire option for weekends is Whole Studio (Full Day) for $650. To see all our new hire rates, click here. 


Lockdown is ending and we’ll be reopening from Friday 5th November!  🥳


We have plinths for hire! Click here to see a pricelist. 


Another day, another set of Stage 4 coronavirus restrictions. We’ll be closed for a few days, but look forward to seeing everyone as of Thursday 18th February 🤞🏼


Big congrats to Lachie Stonehouse, for taking out the GSS Excellence in Staged Photogaphy at this year’s CCP Salon. We love his piece, titled ‘Madonna and Child Resting with a Gingham Napkin’ 2020. 


GSS Recommends: Magic Hour, Conversations on Photography. A monthly podcast with a gentle focus on queer image-makers. 


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 ✌️️  


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. The Small Studio is suitable for up to 1-2 person crews only. More information →

Full day $330 (n/a weekends)
Half day $250 (n/a weekends)

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. The Big Studio is suitable for up to 8 person crews only. More information →

Full day $400 (n/a weekends)
Half day $300 (n/a weekends)

Whole Studio
This 180m² space is suitable for video shoots, film clips, larger scale photo shoots, 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. The Whole Studio is suitable for up to 15 person crews only. More information →

Full day $650
Half day $400


Do you have equipment I can use? 

There’s 4x c-stands with arms, 12x poly’s, 2x studio camera stands, trestle tables, apple boxes, clothes racks, ladders, tables on wheels, trolleys, 2x steamers and hangers included in the hire.
If you need specific equipment for a shoot, we suggest you contact Camvan, Sun Studios or Offshoot Rentals.

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 including some cute little birds who have nested in the roof, so we don’t recommend the studio if you need to record sound.
The whole studio is required for any video shoots.

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. This is not negotiable.
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 very reasonable. 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 and only available during the week.

Which studio space should I hire?

We get asked this question a lot
Small Studio: suitable for intimate portrait/fashion shoots, small product and still life. Please consider the possibility of another shoot unfolding in the adjacent studio, and whether or not this will impact your own shoot.
If you have more than 3 people in your crew, we ask that you book the Big Studio.

Big Studio : suitable for fashion, product photography, full length portraits, styled shoots. Please consider the possibility of another shoot unfolding in the adjacent studio, and whether or not this will impact your own shoot.
If you have more than 8 people in your crew, we ask that you book the Whole Studio.

Whole Studio: suitable for video shoots, film clips, larger scale photo shoots, projects involving set design, closed set shoots and if you want the privacy of having the whole space and your choice of music. This is the perfect option if you’re after exclusive use of the entire studio, maximum space and freedom.
The Whole Studio can accomodate crews of up to 15 people only.

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.