Who is behind strangetown studio?:

David Rann

I'm a full time professional photographer (specialising in "people") and photography tutor with over 30 years' experience in the industry. I still run various training events through FOTO-CLUB and have previously taught at Solihull College and Stratford-upon-Avon College. I have a First Class BA(Hons) in Photography and an MA in Fine Art.

Although I've had various studios in Birmingham and currently have another studio in the Jewellery Quarter, I've loved the Telsen building since I started rehearsing here with my band (called, spookily, Telsen) in 2015 and thanks to my photographer friend, who is also based in the building, I was occasionally able to use the many wonderful corridors and stairwells for shoots and workshops. So when I decided to revive the studio hire aspect of my business, Telsen seemed like the obvious choice.

And why "strangetown"? From the song "Strange Town" by The Jam. 


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Want to know more? Contact us here:

Strangetown Studio, Unit 319, Telsen Building,

55 Thomas Street, Aston, Birmingham B6 4TN

Parking: There is free on-street parking in both streets that the Telsen building stands on the corner of. Let us know if you're bringing any heavy props or equipment and we'll meet you at the door to help you unload before you park.

Getting In: Go to the main entrance on the corner of Thomas Street. If arriving during normal "office hours" (whatever they are), you may find that the outer door is already open and then it's simply a matter of pressing buzzer number 319 and we'll let you in. At other times, please call or text on the number we give you on confirmation of your booking and again, we'll come and let you in.

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