About Brighton Body Casting
BRIGHTON BODY CASTING TODAY
Jamie founded the business in North London in 1996. He moved the business to Brighton ten years later and here set up the UK's first and only high street body casting studio. We have rapidly become the premiere body casting service in this country and around the world. Having won several awards we are recognised as highly skilled artisans, producing work of the absolute highest possible quality.
Jamie now concentrates on his fine art career producing world renowned sculptures and photography. He still works from the same studio overseeing the body casting work carried out by a close band of cheerful assistants from our huge new purpose built workshop in Hove.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
From humble beginnings has grown a highly successful business. Jamie began taking casts of himself in wax as part of his Experimental Studio Art degree at the University of Hartford in the USA, being awarded a Bachelor of Fine Art Summa Cum Laude (with highest honours).
However it was whilst working in SFX that Jamie learned to make body casts to the exacting standards required by the film industry. He cast stars such as Jackie Chan and worked on epics such as Casino Royale, Chalotte Grey, Blackhawk Down and V for Vendetta.
Realising the potential for this process to be used for portraiture Jamie began offering his services to the public from his home in London, in between working on films. After winning a large commission for a new London sex museum he moved to Brighton to afford more space to work. It was at this time he decided not to return to the film business or to London. He set up Brighton Body Casting in the famous seafront arches and the rest, as they say, is history.
TV companies flocked to Brighton to film this unusual business in these famously beautiful artist's arches with panoramic sea views. A victim of his own success, in 2009 Jamie had to move to a new studio in the South Lanes shopping district to accommodate the growing business. "The view may not be as good but open arches were no place to cast naked ladies in mid-winter", Jamie wryly quips. To accommodate the ever increasing client list, in 2014 we moved once again to a huge new studio near Hove station and have since opened a beautiful new showroom around the corner. Business, as they say, is booming!
Jamie has become one of Brighton's best loved artists and one of the city's well known characters. Having succeeded at establishing a new art business in an unknown marketplace, Jamie's motto is "if you build it they will come". He was right. He is a writer on the local art scene and also founded The Sussex Artists to share his knowledge and success with the next generation of artists.