These photographs capture vintage recording studios that are still operating in the UK today…
In the age that we live in technology has become so compact, widespread & available that it’s now possible to record a studio quality album using only a laptop. One would think that this would eliminate the need to spend large amounts of money to rent out a studio on a day-by-day basis. Prices have been cut but that being said, many studios prevail today and it’s down to the fact that there’s nothing quite like the creative process of recording in an actual studio.
Guardian/Observer photographer Katherine Rose travelled the country, photographing vintage recording studios of all shapes and sizes, commercially run and privately owned, still operating today and steeped with heritage over the decades.
From an isolated environment-inspired space built on a swamp in Bath, to a studio inside the hull of a ship on the Thames, check out a selection from the images below.
All Photos via The Guardian, a full gallery can be viewed here