In Conversation with Michele Romero

By | September 19th, 2018|Interview|

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 […]

In Conversation with Art Streiber

By | September 5th, 2018|Interview|

Art Streiber’s photographs are not just unique or interesting. They are portals to other worlds, other times – where familiar faces are found in curious circumstances.  Art specializes in reportage, portraiture, corporate, entertainment and advertising projects.  His editorial clients have included Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, New York, Fortune, ESPN, GQ and The New York Times Magazine.  He has been named to American Photo Magazine’s list of “The 100 Most Important People in Photography,” and was presented with the Pacific Design Center’s “Star of Design” Award for Photography.  Space for Arts was fortunate to have the chance to interview him about his work, motivations, and expectations of studio space.

 

What motivates you to attend events for photographers and be open with your knowledge and experience?

I’m a big believer in the photographic community and supporting that community.  Photographers have always been competitive, keeping their cards close to their chest. But […]

Guest Post: Tips for an Independently Produced Photoshoot

By | July 24th, 2018|Hyperfocus, News|

Courtesy of the Art of Freelance. Original article published here.

Putting together a photo shoot 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.

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 there any action you hope people will take after they see them?

You need to have a vision that you’re […]

EyeEm and Space for Arts Team Up to Provide 100 Hours of Studio Time for Photographers in NYC

By | July 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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 […]

“Creative Space” Mission with EyeEm Kicks Off Summer Projects

By | July 11th, 2018|Launch, News, Photo Studios|

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 […]

SFA collaborates with Art of Freelance Showcase 2018

By | June 19th, 2018|Interview, Upcoming Event: LA|

Space For Arts is proud to recognize and collaborate with an organization that provides another resource for creatives to achieve utmost efficiency and success. The Art of Freelance has been running for four years in various forms, under the leadership of Mathieu Young, CEO & Founder. A creative freelancer for 15 years, Mathieu is grateful for a career that has allowed for dream chasing and working on projects he loves with the support of a great team. But, he admits it was a slow build with many small steps forward including a goal-setting strategy that optimized breaking down individual components and self-created sense of accountability. Yet, many of his friends were struggling with accomplishing the same tasks.

Mathieu explains, “Creative freelancers are not always attuned to the disciplines of creating deadlines, structure, and accountability. So, we wanted a way to create a framework to help […]

Announcing the Inaugural Advisory Board

By | June 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

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 […]

Dan Winters Shows Impeccable Range as Talking Pictures Speaker

By | May 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Dan Winters is not just an artist with talent and passion, but a photographer with range. Photos of celebrities, politicians, families, friends in individual portraits or photo essays for magazines, newspaper – he seems to have covered it all. He’s had regular assignments for magazines such as Esquire, GQ, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, New York, Wired, Fortune, Discover, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Life, Newsweek, Time, and many other national and international publications. His clients include Nike, Microsoft, IBM, LG, ABC, Warner Brothers, Paramount, DreamWorks, Columbia TriStar and Twentieth Century Fox. He has been recognized time and time again by the industry and even awarded the prestigious Alfred Eisenstadt Award for Magazine Photography. And so, as he spoke to the packed audience in the Manhattan loft studio, […]

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

By | May 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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 […]

Sally Singer Leads Space For Art’s Premiere Talking Pictures

By | May 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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, […]