About us 


Pictures by Sage Hurter and Ffion Roberts

Collaborators: Michelle Hurter (youth coordinator and worker) - Coed Cae Interact Youth Group - The Gellideg Foundation Group - The Arts Council of Wales - The Lottery Community Fund - The Martin Parr Foundation - Merthyr Tydfil Labour Club - The Gurnos Club - The National Museum of Wales - Sebastian Bruno - Rebecca Kinkade - Elinor Evans (make-up artist) - Alex Morgan (hair stylist) - Mikka McDonald (youth coordinator) - Emma Brewin (fashion designer)- Emma Beynon (creative writing workshops) - Cadi Lane (custome maker) - Charlie Haslam (set designer) - Danielle Westwood (set designer) - Jenni Ferlo - Adam Murray (curator)  - Claire Huss (graphic designer / art director).
We are a photography-based creative studio that creates workshops, publications, films, and exhibitions.

We work with professional artists, communities, and youth workers to deliver workshops to young people living in underfunded areas. The workshops are centered on costume making, photography, set design, and creative writing. The workshops allow the young people to collaborate with us and be a part of the image-making process as well as introducing them to new creative skills.

Our aim is to achieve social as well as creative outcomes. Since 2015 we have worked with over forty young people aged 8 to 15 across the South Wales Valleys. We aim to continue delivering free workshops across Wales but also internationally.

Please, get in touch if you want to collaborate with us.


Clémentine Schneidermann is a French photographer and educator based between Wales and France. She holds an MA in documentary photography from the University of South Wales and has recently completed a practice-based PhD at the University of South Wales. She is interested in new approaches in documentary photography through engagement and creativity. She published her first monograph, I Called her Lisa Marie in 2018 (Chose Commune) created over a five-year period between Memphis and South Wales focused around the figure of Elvis Presley. Alongside her personal projects she also regularly collaborates with fashion magazines such as Vogue Italia, Dazed and Self Service. She is a co-founder of Ffasiwn Stiwdio.

Charlotte James
is a Creative Director, filmmaker, and educator from Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. Since 2014 Charlotte has been focused on making work that is socially engaged with community participation. She is interested in exploring different avenues in order to collaborate with communities through fashion, film, creative workshops for youth working alongside photographer and educator Clémentine Schneidermann on their long term project “it's called ffasiwn”. Charlotte's upbringing and the people she grew up around have had a massive influence upon her work. In homage to her youth, a large portion of her work has been made in her hometown, featuring family, friends, and locals to the area. Charlotte’s personal work has led her on commercial collaborations through creative direction, styling, casting, and filmmaking for BBC New Creatives, Ace & Tate, Gucci, Helmut Lang, and Sony Music.

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Ffasiwn Stiwdio is a community interest company registered in England and Wales

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