About us

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Created in 1976, the PIN-UP studio enjoyed immediate success thanks to its founder, Jacques BERGAUD, a most colorful individual and visionary in his field. Once the studio opened, Mr. Bergaud designed the service offering along the lines of a turnkey solution ready for use by photographers. Regardless of the request received, the response had to be rapid and relevant.

In 1991, Jean Nouvel’s rehabilitation of an adjoining building provided PIN-UP with the opportunity to expand its floor area to 4,000 m2, in a move that strengthened the studio’s leadership position in the European market. The 7 individual studios, the mobile platforms and 2 outdoor decks are able to house all the photography equipment and lighting necessary, as well as an interior decoration service, a laboratory and a restaurant.

The company’s takeover at the end of 2009 by Jacques-Antoine GRANJON, founder of the e-commerce site vente-privee.com, was not left up to chance, but instead was a fundamental part of the impetus to restore PIN-UP‘s inherent strengths.

Major renovations were undertaken right from the start in order to respond as effectively as possible to the latest demands expressed by both photographers and their clients. The PIN-UP studio’s high-level standards have set the stage as the preferred partner of photographers, brands, press groups and advertising agencies.