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Matt snaps up additional studio space at Royal Quays base

Photographer, Matt Hale, marks his four years at Royal Quays with a new studio.

Matt, from Tynemouth and owner of the Time Freezer Photography Gallery and Studio has re-modelled his gallery in order to give more space to his studio.

Matt, said: “I have been a tenant at Royal Quays for four years with the gallery being my first commercial venture. However, I wanted to develop the studio aspect of my work. It is a real passion of mine and since re-modelling I have 20 sqm of studio space to work with including 10 foot high ceilings and a viewing room. It’s ideal for family portraits, an offering I am really keen to progress with.

“I have been fortunate in that the gallery has helped me to build a name for myself. I have always had a passion for photography and love capturing great images and iconic scenes or landmarks. The gallery is called the ‘Time Freezer’ a name derived from the idea of freezing a moment in time forever.

“Currently, my most popular image is ‘Robin and the Bear II’, taken exactly two years after the original at the famous Robin Hood Tree at Sycamore Gap on Hadrian’s Wall which sold out after just a year.

“The centre is ideal for me as I live in the local area and with free parking it is very accessible for customers to visit. I am very much looking forward to the festive period and showcasing my images at various Christmas markets.”

Centre manager at Royal Quays Outlet Centre, Judith Ramshaw, said: “We are pleased to see that Matt is doing well and his business is going from strength-to-strength. He provides a specialist offering to the centre and we wish him the very best of luck as he develops his studio.”

Royal Quays has 50 stores which employ around 500 staff, making it an important employment hub for the North Tyneside area.

It is home to a number of top brands offering up to 60% off RRP such as Nike Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Clarks, Next and Mountain Warehouse and fashion department store, Quay Concessions, along with a vast range of local, independent retailers specialising in areas such as sport, fashion, jewellery, music and electrical items.

As well as attracting famous brands, since it was opened in 1996, Royal Quays has achieved great success in assisting local retailers looking to get to the next stage of their development.

Packages include competitive and flexible rent agreements that can be linked to store performance as well as expert advice from the on-site management team on marketing, shop design, presentation and sales.

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