Ellie Pritts named Director of Digital Marketing

By |2020-02-12T20:42:42+00:00February 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|

SfA is pleased to announce that Ellie Pritts has been named Director of Digital Marketing.  Recently, she chatted with us about joining SfA and her journey from photography to digital marketing.

You’ve been involved with SfA for about a year now, what has drawn you to a more formal and involved role?
It really comes down to two things: passion and company culture. As a photographer and production professional, I am innately passionate about the many ways Space for Arts seeks to improve the studio booking process. The need for a comprehensive solution is definitely there, and I truly believe in Space for Arts’ ability to revolutionize that part of our industry. But perhaps more importantly, the company culture can’t be beat! Betsy and Van are not only hard working and intelligent, they are incredibly compassionate and transparent. I value these qualities very highly in myself, and […]

Shannon McKenzie Joins SfA Advisory Board

By |2020-01-30T14:31:05+00:00January 30th, 2020|Interviews|

Shannon J. McKenzie is an industry leader in digital media. As the Director of Product Development at NBCUniversal, McKenzie has led the design and development of enterprise platforms and consumer products. As an Emmy winning producer, McKenzie has created and produced over 800 digital experiences for entertainment, news, film, and sports. She has brought the world’s largest stories to screens of all sizes; including The Olympics, The World Cup, The Super Bowl, The Oscars and more. McKenzie also holds multiple patents and has designed and developed technologies for creative management platforms, analytics products and consumer facing sites and apps. SfA is excited to welcome her to the Advisory Board.

What are some of the challenges and highlights producing technical products for such big media events like the Super Bowl and the Olympics?

The biggest challenge is the level of coordination required. Most production teams work cross-functionally, today, but with […]

Space for Arts featured on WWD

By |2019-12-07T16:31:44+00:00December 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Space for Arts was recently featured in an article on Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), a digital fashion-industry trade journal. Speaking with co-founders Elizabeth Davison and Van Gothner, the article focuses on Space for Art’s technology advancements to streamline the studio booking process.

Read the full article here: New Platform to Ease Clunky Process of Booking Studio Space

APA’s Juliette Wolf-Robin Talks Advocacy & Supporting the Creative Community

By |2019-11-22T14:36:45+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Juliette Wolf-Robin is the National Executive Director of American Photographic Artists (APA). From her time at Creative Blackbook, Alternative Pick, Found Folios, Creativity Magazine and WPP's Brand Union, Juliette's career has focused on supporting creators–helping them market their work and connecting them with those that can hire them

Sally Singer: Behind the Scenes

By |2019-09-24T13:55:20+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Interviews|

Sally Singer, Vogue’s Creative Digital Director, is a master in storytelling, finding new ways to provoke our imagination and capture our attention. Singer has an impressive resume of professional experience including  the London Review of Books and British Vogue. She first joined the American Vogue in 1999, working as a fashion news and features director, transitioned to T: The New York Times Style Magazine in 2010, then returned to Vogue as their Creative Digital Director. Singer has fostered creativity to continually shape the way fashion exists in our world.

Photo by Paul Jasmin

What have been some of your career highlights?

A couple of years ago when Chelsea Manning was released from the penitentiary, my colleague Jordan Bikham and I created and sent her a capsule wardrobe for when she exited prison. Given that she was imprisoned before announcing […]

Michele Romero joins SfA Advisory Board

By |2019-09-13T14:30:53+00:00September 13th, 2019|News|

Space for Arts (“SfA”) is very pleased to announce that Michele Romero has agreed to join our Advisory Board.

Michele Romero is a senior level Creative Director of Original Image Content with a focus on global pop culture for brands with worldwide social media reach.  She spent 29 years at Entertainment Weekly Magazine as a Photo Editor–from start-up until it’s recent move to a monthly brand. Michele has produced award winning work from concept to final product with renowned professional photographers such as, Brigitte Lacombe, Mary Ellen Mark, Anton Corbijn, Art Streiber, Martin Schoeller, Platon, Peggy Sirota, Marco Grob, Michael Muller, Danny Clinch, Dana Lixenberg, Dan Winters, Ruven Afanador, Frank W. Ockenfels 3, and Richard Phibbs among others.

Michele is known for her original ideas that have become memorable covers, movie posters, and advertising campaigns. She is passionate about the history of photography and art and […]

Joe Pugliese: Documenting Our Times

By |2019-09-09T00:02:05+00:00September 9th, 2019|Interviews|

Joe Pugliese has photographed scientists, authors, performers, creative geniuses, and everyday people and documented their fascinating stories. His photographs of prominent and prosaic peoples have garnered recognition and respect, such as earning him the APA National 2018 Photo Contest “Best of Show.” Space for Arts was fortunate to speak with Joe in between his travels to capture the culture and stories of our time.

What has been a favorite part of your career?

I think meeting people in the public eye – not so much celebrities, but people who are doing interesting things that are culturally or technologically ahead of their time. Steve Jobs stands out in my mind as an example. I was lucky to meet him, and in a normal world he would still be with us, making all sorts of inventions. That situation reminds me how important it is […]

Miranda Penn Turin Reveals the Epic – Part I

By |2019-08-28T13:44:52+00:00August 28th, 2019|Interviews|

With an intention to reveal the epic, Miranda Penn Turin has captured the heroic, the beautiful, and the humanity in her photographs regardless of where she is in the world. A specialist in portraits, fashion, and beauty, her clients include Coty, Max Factor, Sony, Universal, Bloomingdales, Fox, Warner Bros. Records, Converse, Conde Nast, the Four Seasons, Chase, MTV and many others. Her images of the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu provide the cover art for the New York Times top ten bestseller The Book of Joy. She currently works with Voices 4 Freedom, a humanitarian organization combating human trafficking. She will be sharing her stories and insights in the upcoming “An Evening with Miranda Penn Turin.”

This is the first article in a two-part series with Miranda Penn Turin, focusing on her insights to the industry.

What are the biggest challenges […]

Sophy Holland: Connections Through the Camera

By |2019-08-16T16:32:59+00:00August 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

With over 12 years of experience in the fashion, advertising, and film industry, Sophy Holland is a photographer and director who captures the humanity in all of her projects. Alongside her photography for many globally recognized brands, she made her directorial debut with  ‘Brace’, the short educational film supporting gay & trans youth against gang violence in London. Holland continued to direct a mixture of advertising and humanitarian oriented film projects, including:  ‘Illustrated Man’ and ‘Unravelling the Pink Ribbon’ which explore the history of tattoo culture and the history of the BCRF and BCA fight against breast cancer, respectively.

You’re well known for these personal passion projects that connect the power of photography and film with humanitarian issues. What inspires you in these instances?

For me, it’s not even about inspiration per se. When you’re a natural humanitarian or empathetic, then these […]

Mathieu Young: Meaningfully Specific

By |2019-08-07T15:47:51+00:00August 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Mathieu Young defines being an artist and an entrepreneur. As a photographer, he has shot for Amazon, AmEx, AT&T, Bose, Bank of America, Folgers, HBO, Marriott, Netflix, Petfinder, and Paramount Studios. He run a pop up music and dinner series in collaboration with the California State Parks Department called Kensington Presents. Additionally, he is the founder of Art of Freelance, an accelerator for creatives. Space for Arts was lucky to be able to speak with Mathieu about his experiences, owning a studio, and being strategic in the changing photography industry.

How did you land the American Express account?

A tiny bit before landing the account, I was mostly doing entertainment photography. I had been photo assisting people who did entertainment, so I just sort of followed and landed into it without consideration. It was a thing I knew. Then I made a […]