About Jeannette Viens

Jeannette Viens is pursuing her Ph.D. in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland, with an emphasis on strategic public relations. She obtained a Master of Arts (Honours) in International Relations from the University of St Andrews in 2015. Jeannette has written for organizations such as Space for Arts, Grassroot Diplomat, and Pink Pangea.

Victoria Granof: Flavorful Photography

Victoria Granof is the original food stylist and an artiste extraordinaire. Trained in both the visual arts and classical culinary skills from none other than Le Cordon Bleu, her keen eye for design, color, and texture has created memorable collaborations with some of the world’s best-known photographers, directors, and celebrities. Along with her visual style, she has a way with words and has authored her own cookbooks: Chickpeas and Sweet Sicily.

What makes your job fun?

I get to create and be around food. I also love the collaborative process and working with different creative individuals all the time.

What is your creative process, especially given your love of the collaborative process?

I am a little bit more diverse in what I do than […]

By | May 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Marcel Saba Shares the Agent Perspective

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 […]

By | April 25th, 2019|Interviews|0 Comments

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

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

Karen Frank: Talking Body with ESPN Director of Photography

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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|Interviews|0 Comments

Allyson Torrisi: A Creative Conversation

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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|Interviews|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