Carine Buchanan

Carine Buchanan

Art Director and Stylist. Creative Director and Co-Founder of Studio CirculaireUnited Kingdom
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Carine Buchanan

Carine Buchanan

Art Director and Stylist. Creative Director and Co-Founder of Studio CirculaireUnited Kingdom
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Creative Director and Co-founder of Studio Circulaire
  • Ultrafabrics
    UltrafabricsPhotography, Creative Direction and Copywriting celebrating sustainable Material Innovation. Ultrafabrics approached Studio Circulaire to tell their ‘material innovation’ story, commissioning us to provide both images and copy for press, social media, web and print that highlight their work on sustainability and use of new and innovative materials, such as Tencel™, REPREVE® and ECOVERO™.
  • Dombo Cup
    Dombo CupSustainability is not black and white. While we were waiting to (safely) get back to work, I co-founded Studio Circulaire with James and we did our first studio shoot while in lockdown. We chose Richard Hutten's black and white Dombo Cups and 'Transparency' as the theme to challenge what we think we know about design and sustainability but also to ask questions and start conversations. If people are really doing what they say, they'll welcome the opportunity to tell you their story.
  • Studio Circulaire
    Studio CirculaireWhen we started working together five years ago, I was a creative director and James Oaten a photographer, but on every project, every collaboration we worked on together, we did bring so much more that we started talking about Studio Circulaire. The Lockdown has been the time to turn an idea into reality so here we are, we're back planning and creating, safely of course and with new challenges so come look around and get in touch.
  • Artemide Tolomeo
    Artemide TolomeoArtemide Tolomeo - shot at home in lockdown. The words 'Home Studio' used to mark people out as amateurs: low budgets, small spaces, photoshoots on kitchen tables, limited equipment, no props, no sets, no assistants, no runners... Coronavirus changed all that. With the photo studios closed, the mark of the best photographers, stylists and art directors is to get incredible results from these challenging circumstances.
  • Rodney Kinsman - 'The Logical Art of Furniture' - The Aram Gallery 7 Nov - 14 Dec 2019
    Rodney Kinsman - 'The Logical Art of Furniture' - The Aram Gallery 7 Nov - 14 Dec 2019AD and Styling photo feature for the exhibition.
  • OMK1965
    OMK1965Commissioned by OMK Design to art direct and style lifestyle shoots to relaunch their ‘1965’ classic furniture range.
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Projects credited in
  • Buy now, pay later
    Buy now, pay laterImages to accompany a short blog post on demanding more sustainable and recyclable packaging for single use. For more information:
  • Matt Davis Ceramics
    Matt Davis CeramicsMatt Davis is an Artist and Designer based in the UK. His current body of work marks society in the information age and is concerned with a post-contemporary aesthetic in the form of hyper-real vessels. “Are these renders…?” ‘Hyper-real’ ceramics demand hyper-real photography and art direction. The images are stark and graphic, and force the viewer to question whether what they’re seeing is real.
  • Baines & Fricker
    Baines & Fricker“I always wondered who did this…” Publicity images for London Design Fair and Clerkenwell Design Week. Whenever we share our portfolio, everyone recognises this project. Colourful furniture in an industrial setting, we were fortunate to be the last people to shoot in the now-demolished Circus Street Market in Brighton.
  • Melver Design
    Melver DesignMelver pour Le Bon Marché. After seeing his work at Maison & Objet, the famous Paris department store stocked the Barnett pendant light. Also on Houzz and Eporta. The shoot promoted sustainability as well as the quality of the materials by building the set using the same Valchromat panels the client uses to construct the lights.
  • OMK 1965
    OMK 1965Relaunching not one but four design classics. Founded in 1965 by Rodney Kinsman RDI, OMK’s products are regarded as icons of 20th century British design. OMK 1965 presents a new collection formed of these classic products combined with new designs, marking their return to the retail and contract markets in 2017. Shot in two locations to show how adaptable the OMK 1965 range is - whether a contemporary home or a stylish restaurant. The ‘1965’ range has been featured at Clerkenwell Desi
  • OMK Design
    OMK DesignWe were commissioned by OMK Design to shoot their new ‘Bridge’ table and ‘Link’ modular seating system, for their brochure, website and publicity materials for international trade fairs. Shot in a studio location over two days, we took our inspiration from OMK’s photoshoots from the 1970s, drawing on the company’s history to showcase its new designs for public spaces.
Work history
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    Studio Circulaire logo
    Creative DirectorStudio Circulaire
    United KingdomFreelance
    Co-founder of Studio Circulaire
    Art Director and StylistCarine Buchanan
    United KingdomFreelance
    Art Director and Stylist
  • Set Design
  • Styling Shoots
  • Styling Direction
  • Photoshoot Planning
  • Prop Sourcing
  • Location Scouting
  • Creative Direction