The UK's Number One Retro Studio for Product Photography, Invisible Mannequin, Cut Out Photography, Fashion & Pinup Photography, Makeovers & Boudoir Shoots

Frankie & Gerry's Retro Studio is the only purpose built retro inspired photographic studio located in Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Whether you have products which need shooting or you just want to visit for one of our famous pinup makeovers, we're here for you.

Pink Kitchen


We have standard paper backdrops in a variety of colours and our purpose built retro studio sets including our 1950’s lounge, 1960’s lounge, 1950’s inspired pink / blue kitchen, 1950’s pink bedroom and our 1950’s 1960’s Retro Rockabilly Cocktail bar.

The Retro Studio is available for hire to both commercial and amateur photographers. Models, make up artists and hair stylists can all be supplied upon request.


We work with clothing brands to produce magazine standard images. You send the clothing, we shoot it and return it. Getting your images right is one of the most important ways to sell your products. Magazine’s insist on invisible mannequin shots to fit in with their standard format. This type of photography is also known as cut out photography or ghost mannequin photography.

Cut Out Invisible Mannequin Photography

We can produce excellent quality product images. Whether your product photography requires a model or needs to be taken as a stand alone image we can deliver excellent results to suit your needs.

Our team of experienced professional stylists can transform you into a modern day pinup.  Our professional photographers and retouchers will create a beautiful pinup image for you to keep. Our work is so good it’s regularly shown in pinup publications worldwide.

Hen Party packages are available for groups wanting to share the pinup makeover experience.

Retro styling is a major influence within fashion and today’s pop culture. Finding suitable locations can often be difficult. We have the perfect solution here at Frankie & Gerry’s Retro studio.

When you step through the door of our retro studio, you will be transported back in time through our 1960s Lounge, 1950’s living room, 1950s pastel pink and blue diner inspired kitchen, 1950s Rockabilly Bar and the 1950s pink Bedroom Jayne Mansfield would feel at home in.


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42-44 North Bridge Street,

T: 07399141189