Designer turns Al Quoz warehouse into photographic studio
Designer, Mohamed Kashif, has converted an old warehouse, used for ship building in Al Quoz, into a photographic studio.
A photographer by profession, Kashif worked with Sajjad Ahmad Contractors and architect Marvin Motan to realise his dream.
The Light House Studio is equipped with high-spec facilities, offering rental of studio/equipment, photography and other services including printing and repairing.
In-house facilities include a lounge area with iPads, dressing rooms, lockable cabinets for models and production staff, a hair and make-up area and kitchenette.
“Being a photographer as well as a designer, I wanted to give the warehouse the feel of a fashion photography studio so worked on several sketches and looked at magazines for inspiration,” said Kashif.
“I wanted to keep the design minimalistic and simple, putting a lot of white pieces everywhere to give it a clean, open and spacious feeling. The concept was to have a one-stop shop for all photography needs.
“The toughest challenge was getting the permissions; this was a long and tedious procedure; apart from the overall approvals, there were permissions for the toilet fittings and mezzanine floor for the offices.”