Langdon Clay ‘Cars’ New York City, 1974 ‐ 1976

By | April 21st, 2017|Covet|

We’re fascinated by this new book from Langdon Clay. Cars were an indispensable aspect of twentieth‐century culture, both for their utility and aesthetics. From 1974 to 1976, Langdon Clay photographed the cars he encountered while wandering the streets of New York City and nearby Hoboken, New Jersey at night. Shot in Kodachrome with a Leica and deftly lit with then new sodium vapor lights, the pictures feature a distinct array of makes and models set against the gritty details of their surrounding urban and architectural environments, and occasionally the ghostly presence of people.

Langdon Clay was born in New York City in 1949. He grew up in New Jersey and Vermont and attended school in New Hampshire and Boston. Clay moved to New York in 1971 and spent the next sixteen years photographing there, around the country and in Europe for various magazines and books. In 1987 he […]

6 Excellent Los Angeles Photo Studios

By | April 18th, 2017|Photo Studios|

In the months after we launched we focused on NYC photo studios, but it’s been exciting over the last weeks to begin adding studios and locations in our second city, Los Angeles. Studios in L.A. are often much more affordable and because space isn’t such a premium we have discovered really unique large studios. At Space For Arts we have a wide selection of unique photo studios and locations. Below we have gathered 6 of our best Los Angeles studios, choose from spaces for $300 to $3,000 a day.

1. 7,000 sq ft Downtown L.A. Stage $750

A beautiful 7,000 sq. ft. photo studio and production facility located on North Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles’ Chinatown. Their 3 stages include natural light, hair / makeup green rooms, and production areas, as well as a private […]

Pop-Up with Time’s Kira Pollack. Space For Arts x Society of Publication Designers

By | April 11th, 2017|Launch, Pop Up|

We held our first Pop-Up event collaboration with the Society of Publication Designers at this wonderful Meatpacking studio. Time Photography Director Kira Pollack shared her inspiration including the cinematic work of photojournalist James Nachtwey.

Below are some shots from the first in what is sure to be an inspiring collaboration.

Special thanks to our host Hyuna!

Kira Pollack at our first Pop-Up Event with The Society of Publication Designers

By | April 5th, 2017|Launch, Pop Up|

We are thrilled to have Kira Pollack from Time joining us for our first Pop-Up collaboration with The Society of Publication Designers. The talk will take place Thursday, April 6th at 7pm in a photo studio in the meatpacking district of Manhattan.  You can RSVP here on the SPD website. Below she shares with Charlie Rose Time’s 100 Most Influential Photos of All Time project.

 

10 NYC Photo Studios Under $625 a Day!

By | February 21st, 2017|Photo Studios|

Working with a tight budget? We know it can be challenging to find the right NYC photo studio for a shoot, and that it gets exponentially harder on a limited budget. Luckily, at Space For Arts we have a wide selection of affordable photo studios. Below we have gathered 10 of our best for under $625 a day, choose from spaces literally packed with props and character to all-white, bright, crisp and clean cyc studios.

1. Greenpoint BK Industrial Studio

This industrial studio is located in a historic Greenpoint Warehouse on the Brooklyn waterfront. With distressed walls perfect for a shoot that needs some character this studio includes plenty of amenities, included are: hair and makeup station, garment rack and steamer, equipment rentals, a freight elevator, wi-fi, and booming speakers.

 

2. Clean Modern Midtown Studio $600

7 New York Photo Studios with Tons of Character

By | January 25th, 2017|Photo Studios|

Iconic images aren’t always shot on a pristine white cyc background. If you are looking for a unique texture or environment you’re often forced to shoot at a drafty location or need to plan to shoot outdoors. Here are seven Space For Arts vetted studios from $500 to $3500 a day that offer tons of character, unique settings and dynamic backgrounds for any price point—all with the amenities of a photo studio rental.

1. Brooklyn photo Studio and Prop House

Brooklyn photo studio and prop house

This 4,000 square foot, ground-floor studio space is unlike any other we know! With a 26′ x 26′ white cyclorama, several “ready to go” location backdrops, 14 foot high ceiling and thousands of props, the creative possibilities for your production are limitless. Note, they are one studio space, and do not host multiple productions […]

William Claxton

By | January 24th, 2017|Inspirational Spaces, Photo Quotes|

 

“Photography is jazz for the eyes.

 

— William Claxton

 

Of course we love William Claxton’s record covers, another great example of the cross-pollination between photography and music. Claxton’s books remain in publication, but did you know that he is also credited with creating the ‘first fashion video’ with his 1967 film Basic Black, shot with his wife Peggy Moffit? A must-watch, and a must-revisit source for a wealth of ideas.

 

Looks Galore: Cass Bird

By | January 20th, 2017|Looks Galore|

Cass Bird has a whole career of documenting and portraying femininities, so it makes sense that she shot this amazing group portrait of the leaders of the Women’s March on Washington for Vogue in a Bronx warehouse studio. It’s the intensity of this shot that grabs us, the engagement of each and every subject as they look poised to burst out of the frame like sprinters leaping out of the starting gate. But the shot also telegraphs the electricity of the group, ready to act together for a common purpose– while notably the story behind the photo shoot tells that this was only the second time the contingent had all met each other.  Iconic.

 

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Good News: Ektachrome

By | January 18th, 2017|Hyperfocus|

By now you’ve heard that Kodak is bringing its legendary film stock Ektachrome back into production. We can’t wait! Why not Kodachrome too? KODAK explains that the skills required to successfully develop Kodachrome have been lost when the film stock was discontinued. Here’s to hoping that Ektachrome sees the same return to usage that vinyl records and analog cassette tapes have enjoyed in recent years.

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5 NYC Natural Light Studios You Need to Know

By | January 11th, 2017|Photo Studios|

Sometimes only natural light will give you the intimate and authentic feeling your photograph needs. Find that golden hour any time of year (for as little as $500 a day) at one of these five favorite natural light studios at Space For Arts.

“Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” – George Eastman

1. Tribecca Photo Studio

Tribecca Photo Studio

This one room Tribecca photo studio is bright and airy with a crisp and clean with a separate make-up room and kitchen. It’s extremeely affordable at just $700 a day.

2. Midtown Manhattan Loft

Midtown Loft Photo Studio

Measuring 2,600 usable square feet with 11 foot ceilings, this Midtown Manhattan Loft Photo Studio offers abundant daylight […]