Looking for a Shooting Kitchen in Los Angeles?

By | May 8th, 2019|Inspirational Spaces, Photo Studios|

The Space for Arts (SfA) team regularly hears of people struggling to find a shooting kitchen in Los Angeles. Try these that are listed on the SfA platform.

Modern California Kitchen & Dining Space in Venice/MDR $1,350/day

The professional grade kitchen is a favorite for food and drink related photo shoots, culinary videos, or product demos. Top of the line equipment, Viking appliances and Miele coffee/espresso machine with luxury amenities. Natural light during the day makes this an ideal studio for product shoots.

Shooting kitchen

NY Style Natural Light Loft with a Kitchen $2,000/day

Flooded by natural light and towering ceilings this studio includes a highly flexible kitchen. Multiple, changeable countertops add to this kitchen’s […]

Marcel Saba Shares the Agent Perspective

By | April 25th, 2019|Interviews|

Photo by (c) Ben Baker

Marcel Saba is the founder of Redux Pictures, an award winning New York based commercial and editorial agency with photographers located around the world. Redux artists have photographed portraits of world leaders, CEOs, politicians, athletes and celebrities. They have documented everything from social issues to global issues.

Regular Redux editorial clients include; Afar, Politico, Fortune, ESPN, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, National Geographic, Stern, Paris Match, New York Magazine, Bloomberg, CNN, Reader’s Digest, Time Magazine, People, Rolling Stone & AARP to name a few.

Marcel has served as both President and board member for the Eugene Smith Foundation. He has also served as a faculty member of the International Center of Photography. Recently, he joined the Space for […]

Ellie Pritts: Colorful Collaboration

By | April 18th, 2019|Interviews|


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 whom are famous and some who are not. One of my favorite memories was when I was working for the […]

Karen Frank: Talking Body with ESPN Director of Photography

By | April 2nd, 2019|Interviews|

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 […]

Allyson Torrisi: A Creative Conversation

By | March 4th, 2019|Interviews|

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 […]

In Conversation with Chalkley Calderwood

By | February 14th, 2019|Interviews|

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 […]

In Conversation with Barbara Griffin

By | February 4th, 2019|Interviews|

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 […]

Berlin Inspiration: The LUX & ASA Story

By | December 15th, 2018|Inspirational Spaces, Photo Studios, Uncategorized|

In October 2018 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 Berlin photo 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 it would 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 […]