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How Sketching Creates Great Photography

Leading up to our event with The Society of Publication Designers with Art Streiber and Michele Romero we were able to get some time with Michele to talk process. As the senior photo editor at Entertainment Weekly she is often charged with creating iconic cover images in short time frames. At Space for Arts we know that finding the perfect photo studio in New York or location in Los Angeles is just one part of the process.

Sketching and reference have been essential tools for Michele, sparking collaboration and creative thinking at a weekly magazine —particularly in creating covers. Below she shares sketchs and refrence images for shoots with some of the most popular entertainment franchises out today including, The Walking Dead, Mr. Roboto, Stranger Things and Guardians of the Galaxy.

 

The Walking Dead 100th Episode EW Cover Sketches and Reference

By | October 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Art Streiber for Entertainment Weekly, Walking Dead Cover and Portraits

Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln decimate a red velvet cake, defile a confetti gun for Art Streiber’s “Walking Dead” triple-cover shoot for Entertainment Weekly.

If you are like us, you have been anxiously awaiting the return of The Walking Dead. When we had a chance to put together a talk with Art Streiber and EW’s Michele Romero discussing their work together (including this Walking Dead cover shoot) we lurched forward and screamed ‘Brains!’ I mean ‘Yes!’

Next Thursday 10.26 we are going deep into zombie land and beyond exploring Ideas, Process, and Collaboration with these two creative photo powerhouses. RSVP here on the Society of Publication Designers site.

Thanks to Stockland Martel for the images.

Walking Dead Photo Art Streiber

Photo by Art Streiber for Entertainment Weekly.

Photo by Art […]

By | October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 Great NYC Studios for Shooting Video

Finding a great and affordable studio to shoot video in New York can be a challenge. At Space For Arts we have a wide selection of unique photo studios and locations, below are 10 of our best NYC studios for video (don’t miss our popular listing of 12 photo studios under $650 a day). We have included both clean white studios and spaces that border on locations with lots of character and natural environments.

Here are 5 clean white studios perfect for video:

This spectacular Chelsea studio has high ceilings, huge windows, a skylight, a cyclorama, plenty of power, and state of the art EQ rental in house. It also has a removable wall for two medium size studios.

2. Bright, […]

By | September 12th, 2017|Photo Studios, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pop-Up Event with Photographer Noah Fecks and Food Stylist Victoria Granof, Space For Arts x Society of Publication Designers

For our second Pop-up collaboration, Space for Arts joined with The Society of Publication Designers at one of our favorite shooting kitchens. Photographer Noah Fecks and Food Stylist Victoria Granof spoke about their new personal collaboration Toast Water.

About Toast Water:

“Toast Water is a culinary art book created by photographer Noah Fecks and renowned food stylist and author Victoria Granof. Together they illustrated vintage recipes from Noah’s Nana as a bound volume of inspiring photographs and original text. The size, binding and cover of the book is inspired by children’s holy books and was printed at a press that specializes in the manufacturing of Torahs.”

It was a boisterous night discussing the sometimes beautiful sometimes hysterical Toast Water.

 

 

 

By | June 22nd, 2017|Pop Up, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stay Inspired, Four of our Favorite Photographer Quotes

Sometimes we need so inspiration to keep focused. We gathered a few quotes from four of our idols to keep us thinking and shooting.

Make sure to visit Space for Arts we are adding new photo studios in New York and Los Angeles weekly.

“I like to  photograph anyone before they know 
what their best angles are.” –Ellen Von Unwerth

 

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. 
The more it 
tells you the less you know.” –Diane Arbus

 

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” –Henri Cartier-Bresson

“The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer.” –Robert Mapplethorpe

 

By | May 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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 […]

By | April 21st, 2017|Covet|0 Comments

6 Excellent Los Angeles 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 […]

By | April 18th, 2017|Photo Studios|0 Comments

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

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!

By | April 11th, 2017|Launch, Pop Up|0 Comments

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

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.

 

By | April 5th, 2017|Launch, Pop Up|0 Comments

12 NYC Photo Studios Under $650 a Day!

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 12 of our best for under $650 a day, choose from spaces  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 […]

By | February 21st, 2017|Photo Studios|0 Comments