Sophy Holland: Connections Through the Camera

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 […]

By | August 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mathieu Young: Meaningfully Specific

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 […]

By | August 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Travis Keyes: Pursuit of Photography

After a career in the nightlife and entertainment industry, Travis Keyes forged a new path, finding fulfillment in photography. He has worked with clients such as Sony, Airbnb Plus, the Clinton Foundation, and the Philadelphia 76ers. His commitment to photography goes beyond his in-demand aesthetic. As Chairman of the Board APA/NY- American Photographic Artists, Travis is just as focused on his work behind the scenes to help build the photography community and give back to the industry. SfA was fortunate to hear his stories, advice, and insight.

A self portrait of Travis Keyes

Why is it important to give back to the industry?

As human beings, we thrive on music, art, and culture. When times are dark and questionable, art becomes a very important escape outlet. Like music it has […]

By | July 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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

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

SFA and EyeEm Workshop Welcomes José Cabaço, Tutes, and Thomas Welch

Space for Arts and EyeEm hosted José Cabaço, Tutes, and Thomas Welch for a stimulating workshop on brand photography in a welcoming West Village studio. The three speakers, each with a wealth of experience, were invited to share their stories and secrets to success in shooting for brands. From the photographers in the audience, it was only positive feedback and rave reviews.  Rarely is there an intimate setting where photographers not only have access to these talented creatives, but were able to mix, mingle, socialize and connect in a way that impacts careers.

An issue with technology altered the intended speaker order in a move that could be likened to divine intervention. The change produced an organic flow of presentations; each talk seemed to parallel the typical career path, growing in sophistication, delving into more advanced niches, and ultimately touching upon many of the […]

By | May 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sally Singer Leads Space For Art’s Premiere Talking Pictures

The West Village studio was electric, with creativity buzzing among the 75 photographers, producers, writers, and art/creative directors who gathered to exchange ideas.  Sally Singer, Vogue’s Creative Director, Digital led a discussion that inspired and enthralled.

Singer has an impressive resume of professional experience in magazines. Her career started with the London Review of Books and British Vogue. She first joined the American Vogue in 1999, working as a fashion news and features director, before transitioning to T: The New York Times Style Magazine in 2010. After a two year stint as their editor-in-chief, she returned to Vogue as their Creative Digital Director. Her professional experience is more than a mark of achievement, it’s a mastery in storytelling. In her career, Singer has been tasked with bringing fashion to new platforms and has charged ahead, […]

By | May 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Art Streiber for Entertainment Weekly, Walking Dead Cover and Portraits

Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln decimate a red velvet cake, defile a confetti gun for Art Streiber’s “Walking Dead” triple-cover shoot for Entertainment Weekly.

If you are like us, you have been anxiously awaiting the return of The Walking Dead. When we had a chance to put together a talk with Art Streiber and EW’s Michele Romero discussing their work together (including this Walking Dead cover shoot) we lurched forward and screamed ‘Brains!’ I mean ‘Yes!’

Next Thursday 10.26 we are going deep into zombie land and beyond exploring Ideas, Process, and Collaboration with these two creative photo powerhouses. RSVP here on the Society of Publication Designers site.

Thanks to Stockland Martel for the images.

Walking Dead Photo Art Streiber

Photo by Art Streiber for Entertainment Weekly.

Photo by Art […]

By | October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 Great NYC Studios for Shooting Video

Finding a great and affordable studio to shoot video in New York can be a challenge. At Space For Arts we have a wide selection of unique photo studios and locations, below are 10 of our best NYC studios for video (don’t miss our popular listing of 12 photo studios under $650 a day). We have included both clean white studios and spaces that border on locations with lots of character and natural environments.

Here are 5 clean white studios perfect for video:

This spectacular Chelsea studio has high ceilings, huge windows, a skylight, a cyclorama, plenty of power, and state of the art EQ rental in house. It also has a removable wall for two medium size studios.

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By | September 12th, 2017|Photo Studios, Uncategorized|0 Comments