The chicken sheds
Based out of a small studio unit in Cragg Vale near Hebden Bridge called The Chicken Sheds, due to its former history as the home of the World Famous Thornber chicken breeding company, in 2006 Prodoto Photographic Studios was hatched.
Like its birthplace which has grown into the highly successful Dean Hey Country Business Park, PRODOTO also grew rapidly. Initially specialising in product photography, one of PRODOTO's homeware clients, Dunelm, asked them if they could shoot lifestyle room sets. Never a business to turn down a challenge, the tiny studio became a room set with barely room for the photographer.
The success of this opportunity heralded a new era for PRODOTO, so as the next door unit became available PRODOTO took it over. And then the next. And the next. Knocking through each time to create a bigger and bigger space.
Eventually, The Chicken Sheds had no more room to give. PRODOTO had well and truly outgrown its coup; new premises were needed.