About Van Gothner

Co-Founder of Space for Arts

Berlin Inspiration: The LUX & ASA Story

In October the Space for Arts team spent the better part of a week in Berlin introducing SfA to the local market.  During the course of the team’s stay a number of studios were visited. The team was fascinated by the story of Lux & Asa,in the Lichtenberg neighborhood of Berlin, as told to them by co-founder Jan Kraus.

“We opened our doors in March 2016 after Max and I spent a year renovating and rehabbing the space.   We were a bit naïve about how much work itwould take to renovate 3,250 square feet of space in an industrial warehouse,creating a photo/film studio from scratch. I guess it was good that we just started working without thinking too much about the challenge we were facing. Without the help of friends and family and most importantly, Bruno, we would not have been able to create the […]

Frank Okenfels 3 & Carol LeFlufy Talk About Photography and their 30-year Collaboration

Space for Arts together with American Photographic Artists’ LA chapter hosted Frank Okenfels 3 and Carol LeFlufy on Wednesday evening November 7th at Edge Studios in LA.  Carol and Frank have worked together for 30 years and this event was the very first time they had appeared on stage together to discuss their long-standing partnership.  The standing room only audience was captivated and entertained by Frank’s stories and Carol’s sometimes snarky color commentary, often triggering great laughter.

 

Frank and Carol’s collaboration began in the late ‘80’s in NYC when, as Frank described it, he found his way around town on a bicycle and had a pet rabbit named “Fish”.

 

The arc of Frank’s career progression was illustrated with his work and antidotes starting with his break through shooting Tracy Chapman for Rolling Stone, his longstanding rapport shooting David Bowie and his having Bruce Springsteen sing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”.  Many […]

By | November 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SFA Enters Berlin Scene with “Women in Photography” Event

Space for Arts’ co-founders culminated a 4-day visit to Berlin by hosting Karen Frank & Allyson Torrisi for a discussion of their work and “Women in Photography” for an invited group of studio owners, photographers and creatives.

Allyson, Deputy Director of Photography for People Magazine formerly of Popular Mechanics, described her creative process and the planning of the photography used in Popular Mechanics illustrating articles on topics as diverse as the iPhone, shale fracking and nuclear power plants.

Karen Frank, Director of Photography of ESPN Magazine presented iconic images from ESPN’s much heralded “Body Issue.”  Karen described the inspiration, process and sensitivity needed to capture powerful images of elite athletes while nude.

During the post presentation Q&A the discussion ranged from specific issues surrounding the planning and execution of some the […]

By | October 18th, 2018|Inspirational Spaces, News|0 Comments