Michele Romero joins SfA Advisory Board

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 […]

By | September 13th, 2019|News|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

Guest Post: Tips for an Independently Produced Photoshoot

Putting together an independently produced photoshoot for the first time? Or are you looking for new and improved ways to refine your process? Our tips below will set you up for success and provide insight about how to execute a photoshoot you’re proud of.

Courtesy of the Art of Freelance. Written by Mathieu Young. Original article published here.

independently produced photoshoot

Lifestyle shoot by Mathieu Young.

Have a vision

It all starts here. Your job as an artist is to find a way to translate your ideas, experience, passion, curiosity into imagery that inspires your audience. 

Start with the end in mind. Imagine you have successfully completed this photoshoot. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Who would you ideally like to see these photos (“everyone” is a bad answer. Get specific.)
  • How do you want your audience to feel after they’ve seen these photos?
  • Is […]
By | July 24th, 2018|Hyperfocus, News|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

“Creative Space” Mission with EyeEm Kicks Off Summer Projects

Space for Arts and EyeEm teamed up this summer to sponsor a mission looking for photographic representations of creative space. Creative space is a concept embracing the mental, physical, and emotional environments within which creativity operates. It is something you must carve out and claim for yourself. The mission launched June 13th, with a week for photographers of all levels from across the globe to submit their favorite shots.

EyeEm is the world’s leading mobile photography community marketplace, making it a prime resource for photographers, producers, and creative directors alike. Unlike platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat, which focus on real time communication, EyeEm is building the next generation photography content platform. The Berlin-based company has created a rich digital archive of photos. Photographers retain their rights and are in control of choosing which photos to sell to brands, agencies, designers, etc. And with millions of images to […]

By | July 11th, 2018|News, Photo Studios|0 Comments

Announcing the Inaugural Advisory Board

Space for Arts is pleased to announce the establishment of its Industry Advisory Board. The Advisory Board’s purpose is to provide leadership in the form of industry specific guidance and insight. Members of the Advisory Board will act as informal ambassadors for SFA, helping to lead our growing presence and acceptance within the photography community. We are pleased to welcome industry leaders Marcel Saba, Carol LeFlufy, and Barbara Griffin as the founding members.

Marcel Saba is the founder of Redux Pictures, an award winning New York based, commercial and editorial photo 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 such as healthcare, immigration, and poverty, to global issues such as the economy, the environment, and war. In addition, their extensive travel, food, and lifestyle […]

By | June 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

How Sketching Creates Great Photography

Leading up to our event with The Society of Publication Designers with Art Streiber and Michele Romero we were able to get some time with Michele to talk process. As the senior photo editor at Entertainment Weekly she is often charged with creating iconic cover images in short time frames. At Space for Arts we know that finding the perfect photo studio in New York or location in Los Angeles is just one part of the process.

Sketching and reference have been essential tools for Michele, sparking collaboration and creative thinking at a weekly magazine —particularly in creating covers. Below she shares sketches and reference images for shoots with some of the most popular entertainment franchises out today including, The Walking Dead, Mr. Roboto, Stranger Things and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Sketching Photography: The Walking Dead 100th Episode EW Cover Sketches and Reference

By | October 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Space For Arts Launch at Norwood

On Tuesday November 15th the Space For Arts team gathered at the Norwood Club on West 14th street in New York to celebrate the launch of Space For Arts –the only studio listings website built specifically for the photography community. We were joined by a select group photographers, studio owners, agents, photo producers and editors. Delicious cocktails lead to exciting conversations about the evolving photo industry and challenges of managing a studio in NYC. We are looking forward to our next gathering, join Space For Arts now to receive regular updates.

By | November 29th, 2016|News|0 Comments