Hans Zimmer’s Studio

Update! I got to spend a whole afternoon with Hans!

To get that full story, see “Hans Zimmer in His Studio.”

First Round – Hi Res Versions Now Avail

When I first got to Hans Zimmer’s Lair, I posted a few photos, but only one had the hi-res link. I know sometimes people like to click through to see the huge size and check out all the details.

Now, you can click through all of them here below. To see the full size, click on the photo, and then click on the “O” for “Original size” at the top of the SmugMug page. It’s a little hard to see there – it’s right beside the “X Large” text at the top.

Hans Zimmer's Studio I don't know if words do it justice, but I hope these photos do. The studio is even bigger than I thought, and I was reminded of the Crimson Lounge in Chicago.  In fact, I pulled up the image on my laptop there on the table to compare textures and light.  I thought everything worked well together -- the decadence and richness of the decorations integrated with the technology.   I don't know if there is a word for such a look... It's something out of a Phillip Pullman novel, somewhere between Steampunk and Techno-boudoir.  Again, words fail.The first two photos I have placed on Flickr.  You can click on them to go to Flickr and then zoom into the full-res size.  Amazing details -- especially in the chair photo. I'll post more in coming weeks, months, and years, as usual.  So, stay tuned... my ongoing quest continues!- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Daily Photo – Hans Zimmer’s Studio

It takes me a long time to process these photos, as you guys know by now. This is good and bad… One side-benefit of the “good” is that it allows me to leave many open threads and story-lines that are continued for months and years on end (much like Lost, where certain bits get lost forever). For example, I know everyone is waiting to hear about the dead body I saw in Indonesia… people love dead body stories. But you have to wait for the next Indonesia street shot for that! Hehe…

Today, I have three more photos from the studio.

The first is his massive bank of monitors that almost circumnavigate his keyboard. His team blanked out all the monitors so I could not capture his next secret project (which is not nearly as cool as his secret project with me, which is, indeed, so secret that Hans does not even know about it yet).

The second photo is of his grand piano where I assume his plans many of his compositions. He had a very cute photo there of his son, like any good dad. I normally don’t re-arrange scenes, but I did move that photo to protect the privacy of the family.

The third photo is the serpentine wiring system that keeps all the electrons flowing in the right directions. Seeing this, I’ll no longer fret the next time I need to go re-wire my home stereo.

  • casusan

    Oh wow! These are cool shots Trey! You are funny with your comments….yes, I feel a little better about my wiring now too!Interesting to see his place.

  • I finally took some time to peek at your photos. Hans is one of my favorite composers. I’ll have to spend some more time here! Thank you for sharing.

  • Very nice!

    I love the story on how you got to visit his studio.

    Thank you.

  • Suzi Duke

    YAY!!! At last! My hubby is doing the happy dance today. Thank you very much for sharing the hi-res of these others, Trey. Beautiful captures of a mind-blowing studio.

  • Richard

    Love the colors and textures in there, especially the piano.

    I notice on the first hi-res.. isn’t that one of your shots on the little laptop? That’s pretty cool… 🙂

  • If your eyes ‘eat’ HDR photo…those HDR photos are more than enough..:)

  • Thanks!

    Suzy – no problem 🙂 I remember that you wanted the full-res version! 🙂

    Richard – yes that is my laptop hehe

  • Jay

    Anybody know what nearfield speakers those are right behind his monitors?

  • Wow, what a neat studio!!! Thanks for sharing, Trey. It’s good to be back online!!!!

  • Trying to make some out of the interior photography…

  • Bumpus

    as an IT professional all I can do is frown when seeing that wireing closet in pic 3. 😉

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  • Mats

    @ Jay

    The near field speakers are Quested monitors which can be found on this site: http://www.quested.com/

    Does anybody know what grand piano that is?

  • Mats

    I am not sure, but I think it is a Bosendorfer Model 214. If anybody knows for sure what model Hans Zimmer’s piano is, I would really appreciate it! 🙂

  • Is this the Laboratory of infamous Megamind?
    I just went to the fantastic 3D Megamind movie tonight and
    was really blown away by your cool music production.
    The movie has a great storyline … I really liked it!

    Hans please contact me … [email protected]
    I would like to feature you on our new Major Harmony® website.
    See ” Major Music Players ” (web page).

    We have an amazing music breakthrough …

    I invented a new way to speed learn Applied Harmony using the Harmony Matrix®.
    If you want to see how the entire music system “connects” in its super working organization,
    be sure to visit the Major Harmony® website.
    This site presents the Free Online Supersonic Music Course.
    It is new patented music theory! Music is now simplified by colors, patterns and cartoons.
    College level composing concepts can be taught to a much lower level of music education.

    Cool studio! – Hans

    Mark Herrick

  • Sharon

    Great Pictures.
    I love the painting I wounder who the artist.

  • Chris Fowerbaugh

    Is there anybody who can give me a contact to his studio or the people who work for him.

  • wow just amazing! big fan from puerto rico

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  • Amazing studio!
    3 midi keyboards and an uncountable amount of controllers!
    I’ll probably have a heart attack if I see this with my eyes! 😀

  • great studio!

  • Incredible! Superb pics, and a great insight into Mr Zimmer’s composing lair! 😉

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  • Incredible Man

    easy to do, all you need is money.

  • Feby Yolla

    Is there anybody who gives me a contact to his studio or even the people who help him?


  • I never realized he was in to skulls wow that’s a shocker

  • wow that is cool

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