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So far Jeannette Viens has created 16 blog entries.

Ellie Pritts: Colorful Collaboration


Photo of Ellie Pritts by Sela Shiloni

Ellie Pritts’ imaginative perspective and polychromatic aesthetic is a powerful artistic expression that deserves and has garnered marvel and attention. Her online presence has equally captivated a multitude of audiences not only through her own Instagram account @elliepritts, but also through the world’s first collaborative photography app, Hippo, which she founded in 2016 before moving on to help launch Apple’s official Instagram account, @apple. She recently joined the Space for Arts team.

What are your favorite stories across your career?

As a photographer, I have shot a lot of musicians and continue to work with many of them, some who are famous and some who are not. One of my favorite memories was when I was working for the […]

By | April 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Karen Frank: Talking Body with ESPN Director of Photography

Color head shot of Karen Frank
Karen Frank, Director of Photography, ESPN

Karen Frank is ESPN The Magazine’s Director of Photography and the driving force behind the annual Body Issue. Space for Arts was lucky to host Karen Frank in Berlin for a Women in Photography event, and is even more fortunate to discuss her career, the industry, and inspirations with her once again.

Karen Frank kisses a unicorn
Photographer: Chris Buck

What have been the defining moments of your career?

I started my career as a photo editor at GQ. It was an amazing experience to start there at a time when print was golden – magazines were fat with advertisements, there was a huge budget for photography and we made photo assignments even for the smallest photo that would run in […]

By | April 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Allyson Torrisi: A Creative Conversation

Allyson Torrisi - black and white head shot
A smiling Allyson Torrisi

Allyson Torrisi has been instrumental in creating visual and dynamic images in the modern magazine world. The current Deputy Director of Photography for People Magazine, Allyson understands style, production, and blending the two for unique memorable photographs and spreads. She has worked for Popular Mechanics, Men’s Journal, Turner Broadcasting, and In-Style Magazine, giving her incredible experience alongside a keen eye for the creative. 

What are your favorite stories across your career?

My all time favorite shoot was the 40th anniversary of the moon walk. Initially, my editor in chief  and I planned on photographing portraits of the three astronauts, but Neil Armstrong did not want to participate. Neil was somewhat famous for not doing press about the moonwalk because he […]

By | March 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In Conversation with Chalkley Calderwood

Photo by Melanie Acevedo

With 25 years of experience as a creative director and now making her mark as a filmmaker, Chalkley Calderwood is a storyteller extraordinaire. Recently working with Space for Arts on their LUX & ASA studio video, her clients include National Geographic, Maven and Hearst. Her film making ranges from documentaries about lobster men to commercial work with hotels to a DIY series for Popular Mechanics that will have you gearing up to get hands-on. Calderwood not only has an eye for the visual, but for the heart of the story, emphasizing the narratives of the people they belong to.

What are your favorite stories across your career?

One of my favorites when I was a Creative Director was a story for Green […]

By | February 14th, 2019|Interviews|1 Comment

In Conversation with Barbara Griffin

Portrait of Barbara Griffin

Photo credit to Art Streiber

Barbara Griffin has a national reputation as a creative director, photo editor, and industry leader. Experienced in creating connections between artwork, stories, and brands, Barbara worked for Turner Broadcasting System for over 20 years transforming ideas into images. Now, she is spearheading her own photography consultation company, Barbara Griffin Productions, L.L.C., and is an acting member of the advisory council for ATL Photo Night and president emerita for Atlanta Celebrates Photography.  Additionally, she recently joined the Space for Arts Advisory Board.

What are the defining experiences across your career?

Having my first magazine job was defining for me because then everything changed.  I had a lot of photo agency experience, but this was where I […]

By | February 4th, 2019|Interviews|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|Interviews|0 Comments

In Conversation with Carol LeFlufy

Carol LeFlufy is the founder of EYE FORWARD, an agency representing photographers and directors with bold, distinctive perspectives who work across all categories. She worked as an assistant to iconic fashion photographer Steven Meisel and as studio manager for legendary portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz. While working for Art + Commerce, she represented Mary Ellen Mark, Ellen von Unwerth, and Frank Ockenfels 3 among others before setting off from New York to Southern California and starting EYE FORWARD. EYE FORWARD currently represents photographer/directors, Michael Christopher Brown, Heather Hazzan, Sam Jones, Spencer Lowell, Bella Newman, Dewey Nicks, Frank Ockenfels 3, Perry Ogden, The Ingalls and Ward + Kweskin. Recently, she joined the Space for Arts Inaugural Advisory Board, which provides leadership in the form of industry specific guidance and insight. SFA and co-hosts APA LA will be hosting Carol and Frank Ockenfels 3 for “Thirty Years […]

By | November 1st, 2018|Interviews|0 Comments

In Conversation with Michele Romero

Filled with experience, advice, and almost unbelievable stories, Michele Romero is a gift to the photography, entertainment, and magazine industries. Senior Photo Editor at Entertainment Weekly, she has an incredible knowledge and sense of creative content production. Space for Arts was lucky to get her on the phone to discuss motivations, inspiration, what she looks for in studios, and just any story she was willing to share with us.

What motivates you to attend events and be open with your knowledge and experience?

Well, I have a personal credo that it is important to give back to society in general. I think if I had a motto I’d be “think globally, act locally.”

It just so happens my skill set is photography.  It is a medium I’ve been working in for 30 years so I can refer to myself as competent.

Working with people […]

By | September 19th, 2018|Interviews|0 Comments

In Conversation with Art Streiber

The photographs of Art Streiber are not just unique or interesting. They are portals to other worlds, other times – where familiar faces are found in curious circumstances.  Art specializes in reportage, portraiture, corporate, entertainment and advertising projects.  His editorial clients have included Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, New York, Fortune, ESPN, GQ and The New York Times Magazine.  He has been named to American Photo Magazine’s list of “The 100 Most Important People in Photography,” and was presented with the Pacific Design Center’s “Star of Design” Award for Photography.  Space for Arts was fortunate to have the chance to interview him about his work, motivations, and expectations of studio space.

 

What motivates you to attend events for photographers and be open with your knowledge and experience?

I’m a big believer in the photographic community and supporting that community.  Photographers have always been competitive, keeping their cards close to their […]

By | September 5th, 2018|Interviews|0 Comments

EyeEm and Space for Arts Team Up to Provide 100 Hours of Studio Time for Photographers in NYC

Beginning today, photographers can apply for up to 10 hours of free studio time

July 12, 2018

Photography community EyeEm and Space for Arts, an online photo studio booking platform, have partnered to provide 100 hours of free studio space to photographers in New York City in the month of August.

Starting today, photographers can apply via this form for ½ day or full day shoots in one of two studios on the Space for Arts platform. Applications will be accepted for ten days, after which EyeEm and Space for Arts will vet each application and pick passion projects to support.

“We’ve always been about the love of photography and sharing important visual stories,” said EyeEm Co-founder and CEO Florian Meissner. “This partnership allows us to provide a space for photographers to do just that, to shoot their passion projects without the burden of spending money on a space.”

The two companies are […]

By | July 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments