About Van Gothner

Co-Founder of Space for Arts. Founder Adirondack Partners. Entrepreneur, executive, avid cyclist and activist. Thirty + years of experience building and advising companies across a range of industries.

Game Changing Upgrade for |SPACE FOR ARTS|

Today, June 10th, Space for Arts (SfA) is proud to introduce a significantly enhanced and upgraded SfA marketplace platform.

Our community will first notice a new look, heralding the new build of our marketplace platform. This release of our marketplace platform has greatly improved functionality reflecting what studio owners and creatives have taught us over the last 24 months and mirroring the industry’s established business practices & processes.

Our new look is fresher and crisper communicating our core brand tenants of; Trust, Community and Elegance.

Trust – a reliable tool bringing together vetted studios with established production professionals. A trusted professional tool for global professionals

Community – a devotion to the creative community and giving back to this community; through talks, workshops and colloquia that bring the community together. Promoting the community, informing […]

By | June 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Looking for a Shooting Kitchen in Los Angeles?

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 […]

By | May 8th, 2019|Inspirational Spaces, Photo Studios|0 Comments

Berlin Inspiration: The LUX & ASA Story

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 […]

By | December 15th, 2018|Inspirational Spaces, Photo Studios, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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|Events|0 Comments

“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 at the Women in Photography event, the discussion ranged from specific issues surrounding the […]

By | October 18th, 2018|Inspirational Spaces, News|0 Comments

7 New York Photo Studios with Character

Looking for a New York photo studios with character? Iconic images aren’t always shot on a pristine white cyc background. If you are looking for a unique texture or environment you’re often forced to shoot at a drafty location or need to plan to shoot outdoors. Here are seven Space For Arts vetted studios from $500 to $3500 a day that offer tons of character, unique settings and dynamic backgrounds for any price point—all with the amenities of a photo studio rental.

1. Daylight Studio with Props & Personality

Daylight Studio w/ Props & Personality in New York

This creative 2,000 sq ft space is located on the edge of the vibrant area of Williamsburg. It is ideal for Photoshoots, Video Production, and Showrooms. The space has an open plan and a welcoming feel. Large windows fill the […]

By | January 25th, 2017|Photo Studios|0 Comments