The Dale

The Dale

The importance and convenience of having a photography studio are often overlooked. For example, much more space allows for more creative freedom and can put subjects at ease. Photographers can take photos without relying on zoom too much. And, of course, elevated ceilings can make great lighting.

All of these elements are captured by The Dale, a creative studio, editorial location, and a co-working space in inner-city Sydney. It is operated by a creative couple, photographer Daniel Sommer and designer Kate Doyle.

So, what is The Dale all about?

“The studio spans over three levels of the former Hay Loft complex of the iconic Toohey’s/Charlton Brewery in the heart of Chippendale,” says Daniel. “It is a large, 6x6m floor-to-ceiling Cyclorama. It is a perfect location for photography or film shoots, fashion and beauty TVCs, auditions, fittings, music videos, and many more.”

The Dale also houses The Dale Loft, a 100-year-old warehouse space, which is homely and versatile and can be easily altered to suit production requirements. The Dale also features a co-working space, The Dale Desks, where creatives can work, collaborate, and brainstorm.

Who are The Dale founders?

Kate started her career as a designer in the film and TV industry and ran a digital production company. On the other hand, Daniel works as a photographer, retoucher, and educator.

What’s next for The Dale, and how do Kate and Daniel run their business?

Find out more via our latest issue at Performers Connect Magazine.