Sodium Burn Creative + Simulacra Studio present

The Cycladic Fashion

Photography + Video


summer 2018

- Paros, Greece


May 10 - May 15

2,500 GBP

Introductory Price, Limited to 10 Places. First 3 bookings receive a personalised behind the scenes video of their week.

Working with to allow you to make easy, affordable payments


Join us on a five day Cycladic Photography experience and learn hands on professional skills whilst soaking up the Mediterranean sun. Our 2018 fashion photography workshops will place photographers in exquisite, hand-picked locations with three professional models, expert tuition and lavish villa accommodation. Each participant leave with unique portfolio pieces and unrivalled memories from this exceptional part of the world.



we are

The Cyclades, Greece are considered the world’s top island travel destination, followed by Balearics, Sicily, the Maldives and Koh Samui in Thailand.  Now Paros specifically has been voted one of the worlds best island holiday destinations by those who know.

Next year, venture beyond Santorini’s packed streets and Mykonos’ busy beach clubs and head to Paros, a quintessential Greek Isles getaway without the hordes of crowds — for now.

A Cycladic


Stay in Luxury



on Offer

  • 5 day professional photography experience.
  • Shoot with 3 professional fashion models.
  • Professional stylist, make up artist and assistants on set each day.
  • Hands on tuition from seasoned professional tutors.
  • Your own room with en-suite bathroom in luxury villa.
  • Airport Transfers.
  • Your own Quad bike to get you to the locations.
  • Chef prepared breakfast made from local produce.
  • On hand concierge service.
  • Use of all our studio and location equipment.
  • Professional one on one post production workshops.
  • Unique studio water shooting rig.
  • Multiple languages spoken - English, French, Greek, Russian.
  • Packed lunches made with fresh local produce.
  • Ancient Architecture and Volcanic Landscapes
  • Azure Seas and Remote Chapels.


we are


With 30 years combined experience running a successful photographic studio and heading up a luxury creative agency in London, course directors Photographer Francois Boutemy and Designer Chris Charalambous expanded into new realms launching Sodium Burn Creative.

Founded on knowledge gained from working with clients such as Ralph Lauren, The Conran Shop, Universal and Quintessentially, Sodium Burn Creative is bringing contemporary photography and design services to high end villas and restaurants, concept stores and island wear brands.

Our 2018 fashion photography workshops will place photographers in exquisite, hand-picked locations with three professional models, expert tuition and lavish villa accommodation. Each participant leave with unique portfolio pieces and unrivalled memories from this exceptional part of the world.





Day 1  

Arrive on the sunny island of Paros.

We’ll collect you on arrival to Paros and drive you to your villa for a little post travel unwinding. Once everyone’s settled in we’ll head over to our photography studio for the first shoot, utilising a custom built water rig on our open air rooftop with all models. You’ll be able to shoot in shallow water and experiment with flowing, cascading water in perfect afternoon sunlight with a backdrop of distant mountains and near-by sea.

Day 2

Kolimbithres Rocks Mycenaean Acropolis (Koukounaries) - The Ship Yard.

Today we’ll quad-bike into the picturesque fishing village of Naoussa and take a small boat over to the dramatic volcanic rocks of Kolumbithres as the first of two locations. After a relaxing lunch at a much loved local taverna we’ll head off to Monastiri beach, home to the Environmental and Cultural Park of Paros and stunning ship yard.

Day 3

Traditional Streets, Lefkes - Pine Forest.


Today we explore the island taking the winding road up to the Lefkes, 300 metres above sea level. The island’s original capital, is famous for it’s narrow streets, whitewashed windmills, neoclassic buildings and large central marble Byzantine church. Our location will be a small pine forest underneath a chapel bell tower.

Day 4

The Secluded Beach at Santa Maria.

Bring on the horses… Your models will be immersed in the Aegean Sea at two different beach locations today. We’ll take you to a secluded part of one of Summer’s favourite hotspots Santa Maria, then swim with horses at close-by Siparos Beach.

Day 5

The Villa.

You won’t need to stray too far for the final day’s shoot as this will be staged around your very own infinity pool, overlooking the neighbouring island Naxos. At sunset we’ll treat everyone to a chef catered Greek style pool-side BBQ and perfect drinks from island cocktail bar Sante’s head mixologist! The perfect way to round an unforgettable week.





Elle Beth

Elle Beth is a top full time model with over 7 years experience in the industry. 

I have worked both in the fashion industry, for small look books, runway and creative nude art work which I thoroughly enjoy and have been published numerous times in books and magazines. 


Valis Volkova

Valis Volkova is a full time, European model, performer and screen actress. She has a very angular, expressive face and hourglass body, that lends itself well to Hollywood Glamour portraits, pinup, fashion, lingerie and corsetry.

She models regularly in London, Paris and Europe. Recent shoots include look-books for Pinup Girl Clothing, Corset Story and European brand Amentium.


Alice Sherman

Alice Sherman is a freelance model, working in the Fashion industry since 2008. Originally from Moscow, Russia she moved to UK in 2014. She speaks two languages, her native Russian and is fluent in English.





This unique and beautiful home was built with luxury, comfort and simplicity in mind.


Villa Moonlight is located on the Kantinelies hill, above the Isterni area of Paros. As a result, you will be able to enjoy 180 degree sea views. 

Its traditional exteriors hide a modern, minimal interior, decorated in cool white and grey tones. Contemporary furniture is complemented by wooden and stone elements that give a touch of natural warmth. You will feel relaxed and ready to holiday as soon as you walk through the door. 

Tastefully decorated, the villa’s five double bedrooms are all very spacious, offer plenty of storage space and have king and queen sized double beds. 

The open plan living, dining and kitchen area looks out onto the Paros landscape and the Aegean Sea. There are comfy sofas and a second reception area, along with a large dining table with designer chairs and a modern, fully equipped kitchen.

Outdoors, there is an infinity pool with a very well-shaded, purpose-built dining patio that is ideal for outdoor meals and celebrations. If barbecue is your thing, you will love our purpose-built, poolside shaded barbecue area which has fantastic views over the island and the sea and stylish outdoor furniture.




There are various ways of getting to the island. With a new airport on Paros you can fly direct from Athens in 35 minutes and there are frequent high speed ferries from both Athens and many of the other islands. 

We recommend getting to Paros a day in advance of the workshop and we can arrange for you to stay at the Villa an additional night (at an extra cost). If you arrive on the day the course begins you will need to be on the island for the morning flight or ferry.

For more information on travelling to Paros please use the below links.


If you would like to speak to us directly for more information please call us on:

+44 20 7733 1979     +44 796 0124 249