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 […]

Covet: The Radical Eye

By | January 5th, 2017|Covet|

 

Iconic modernist photography from the collection of Sir Elton John

Edited by Shoair Mavlian and Simon Baker

Essays by Dawn Ades and Shoair Mavlian Interview with Sir Elton John

Barbara Morgan Brings The Dance to Her

By | January 4th, 2017|Inspirational Spaces|

Barbara Morgan’s dance photos always amaze us with her technicality + aliveness. She built a special space and lighting and brought the dancers to her.

Graham Group, “American Document,” Sophie Maslow, Frieda Flier and Marjorie Mazia – (Starburst), 1938

Phyllis Posnick

By | December 30th, 2016|Photo Quotes|

I don’t have a favourite image. What I love is that things change, accidents happen, the creative process keeps evolving. I love to have fun. I like to do photos with a wink at the subject and not be deadly serious. I like fantasy. We need to dream.

—Phyllis Posnick

Disco Mars

By | December 29th, 2016|Visual Soundtracks|

 

In the Eyes of Laura Mars, Faye Dunaway is a fashion photographer suddenly struck with second sight: the ability to see a serial killer’s spree heinous deeds from a first-person vantage. Terrifying— but thankfully set to a funky disco beat. 

Covet: Peter Lindbergh, A Different Vision

By | December 28th, 2016|Covet|

 

Taschen has published a book of more than 400 images captured by the famed studio photographer Peter Lindbergh. There is commentary throughout from friends and colleagues like Cindy Crawford, Anna Wintour, and Jean Paul Gaultier.

From Vogue’s list of the 10 best fashion tomes of the year.