Creative meetings in the photo studios of Manfred Esser
Creative communication emerges in a creative environment: where better to meet and meet than in the loft-like photo studios of star photographer Manfred Esser.
Former Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher sat in the mask as did pop-titan Dieter Bohlen, Michael Jackson's sister LaToya and actor Mario Adorf. Countless Polaroids, small greetings and large-format glossy photos of the stars and celebrities hang in the spacious, loft-like studio rooms of photographer Manfred Esser. This Bergisch Gladbach creative centre can now be rented - as seminar lofts for meetings, workshops, meetings and conferences in an extremely exciting environment. The over 100-year-old former industrial rooms with intermediate levels, large window fronts, small niches and the very special charm of a photo studio offer a truly extraordinary atmosphere for seminars in the most variable way. In addition, the 1,500 square metre park-like garden can be used for a wide variety of outdoor activities, through which a rushing natural stream flows.
Out of the daily grind - into creative brainstorming
"I know that myself, sometimes you just have to get out in order to develop new ideas and create new creativity," says Manfred Esser. "And that's exactly what I'm offering here: Rooms, far away from everyday life. I think it also brings extraordinary results and new ideas to meetings and seminars." Manfred Esser offers three room variants and two seminar packages: A small, charming Loft III with 55 m² offers enough space for smaller groups or yoga classes. The next bigger and more spacious Loft II with 165 m² has a cloakroom with make-up places, a fireplace room and a bar. It is perfect for larger groups and also offers retreat options for group work thanks to its variable layout. The largest Loft I has 200 m² of space on two levels, a ceiling height of 5.50 metres, floor-to-ceiling windows and a presentation area for visual media the size of a cinema screen. There is room for 60 people in a relaxed atmosphere, and here too individual rooms and areas can be used separately from the large group. Through a ground-level gate, even a car or larger parts can be driven in for a presentation. Through an outside door you can get from here directly into the park-like, quietly situated garden, which the stream divides into two large areas, connected by a bridge, with old trees and lots of greenery.
Clear pricing policy through flat-rate packages
"Transparent prices were important to me" says Manfred Esser about the clear rental prices. The small Loft III is available for 150 Euro per day, the two larger ones for 250 Euro. He offers two packages for this purpose. Package 1 includes a beverage package (13 Euro per person) with coffee and tea (Fair Trade), organic apple juice and water. Package 2 (28 euros per person) includes drinks, technical equipment and seminar equipment such as beamer, flipchart and lectern, as well as snacks and treats for seminar participants. On request, an extensive catering can be booked in addition. It goes without saying that you can photograph very well here. If you like, you can book Manfred Esser and his team right away and receive a high-quality photo documentation of the seminar or portraits in real star quality.
Parallel use by photo studio and seminar rooms
Manfred Esser continues to use the rooms as a photo studio. Stars and celebrities still come and go here. "Above all, I am currently heavily involved in the development of new artists," says Manfred Esser. TV production companies also frequently come here to set up large, elaborate sets and shoot TV shows. His wife then came up with the idea of using the rooms additionally as seminar rooms. Melanie Engelmann has a degree in psychology, specializes in legal psychology and often needs conference rooms for her work. "And so we thought to ourselves, why shouldn't she do this here", explains Esser. It quickly became clear that the large and small lofts were perfectly suited for holding workshops and seminars. "This is how the idea for the GL seminar loft was born," says Manfred Esser.
About the company
For decades, Manfred Esser has been an established photographer on the market. Especially national but also international stars and celebrities, big music labels and TV production companies book Esser when it comes to putting the stars in an extraordinary light. Product and advertising photography for agencies and direct customers is also part of everyday business. In addition, the spacious and excitingly divided studio rooms can be rented by television productions and photographers.
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