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

In Conversation with Frank Ockenfels 3

Frank Ockenfels 3 is a photographer driven by a curiosity that creates a visual language of kaleidoscopic abundance of imagery and emotion. He has captured portraits of many prominent celebrities, taking the familiar face to a more primal and dark corner of his mind. His use of non-photographic elements, such as collage, has marked him as a unique collaborator of art.

 

What motivates you to participate in events like “Thirty Years and Counting”?

 

Inspiration for younger artists often comes from hearing from the experiences of older artists. When asked to do this talk, I was excited. I’ve done lectures about myself quite a bit, probably enough. Carol and I have a unique relationship. I don’t think there’s been any other photographer who has had the same agent for the same amount of time as us. She’s always been supportive of my work. She’s always […]

By | November 13th, 2018|Interview|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

Guest Post: Tips for an Independently Produced Photoshoot

Courtesy of the Art of Freelance. Original article published here.

Putting together a photo shoot for the first time? Or are you looking for new and improved ways to refine your process? Our tips below will set you up for success and provide insight about how to execute a photoshoot you’re proud of.

Have a vision

It all starts here. Your job as an artist is to find a way to translate your ideas, experience, passion, curiosity into imagery that inspires your audience. 

Start with the end in mind. Imagine you have successfully completed this photoshoot. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Who would you ideally like to see these photos (“everyone” is a bad answer. Get specific.)
  • How do you want your audience to feel after they’ve seen these photos?
  • Is there any action you hope people will take after they see them?

You need to have a vision that you’re […]

By | July 24th, 2018|Hyperfocus, News|0 Comments

“Creative Space” Mission with EyeEm Kicks Off Summer Projects

Space for Arts and EyeEm teamed up this summer to sponsor a mission looking for photographic representations of creative space. Creative space is a concept embracing the mental, physical, and emotional environments within which creativity operates. It is something you must carve out and claim for yourself. The mission launched June 13th, with a week for photographers of all levels from across the globe to submit their favorite shots.

EyeEm is the world’s leading mobile photography community marketplace, making it a prime resource for photographers, producers, and creative directors alike. Unlike platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat, which focus on real time communication, EyeEm is building the next generation photography content platform. The Berlin-based company has created a rich digital archive of photos. Photographers retain their rights and are in control of choosing which photos to sell to brands, agencies, designers, etc. And with millions of images to […]

By | July 11th, 2018|Launch, News, Photo Studios|0 Comments

SFA collaborates with Art of Freelance Showcase 2018

Space For Arts is proud to recognize and collaborate with an organization that provides another resource for creatives to achieve utmost efficiency and success. The Art of Freelance has been running for four years in various forms, under the leadership of Mathieu Young, CEO & Founder. A creative freelancer for 15 years, Mathieu is grateful for a career that has allowed for dream chasing and working on projects he loves with the support of a great team. But, he admits it was a slow build with many small steps forward including a goal-setting strategy that optimized breaking down individual components and self-created sense of accountability. Yet, many of his friends were struggling with accomplishing the same tasks.

Mathieu explains, “Creative freelancers are not always attuned to the disciplines of creating deadlines, structure, and accountability. So, we wanted a way to create a framework to help […]

By | June 19th, 2018|Interview, Upcoming Event: LA|0 Comments

Covet: The Radical Eye

 

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

By | January 5th, 2017|Covet|0 Comments

Barbara Morgan Brings The Dance to Her

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
By | January 4th, 2017|Inspirational Spaces|0 Comments

Covet: Peter Lindbergh, A Different Vision

 

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.

By | December 28th, 2016|Covet|0 Comments

Herbie Hancock’s Groovy Soundtrack for Antonioni

 

Is listening to music from movies about photography sort of like reading from writing about architecture? Anyway, we love Herbie Hancock’s swinging sixties soundtrack to Antonioni’s Blow Up. 

 

You can always find killer photo studio rentals at Space For Arts!

By | December 23rd, 2016|Visual Soundtracks|0 Comments