Beautiful brightly lit loft studio with floor to ceiling windows facing north west has wonderful natural in-direct soft lighting all day, small size for a small crew on a budget. ABOUT THE SPACE Perfectly set up for photography, the space has also been used for castings / films / events / meetings. It is ideal for a small crew on a budget that is looking to create visual concepts in an intimate cozy small space. It is located in a gated creative artist collective in Lincoln Heights with a beautiful outdoor area, various textured walls (metal, brick, glass) and lovely landscaping. The space is ideal for: photoshoots, film shoots, meetings, birthday parties, workshops. The great bright even light throughout the day is great for natural light Beauty Shoots, Head shots, Apparel Shoots & Clothing Shoots, Commercial Photoshoots, Fashion Shoots, Product Shoots, and Promotional Photoshoots. I've said that 10 people is the capacity for creatives in the industry because equipment takes up a lot of space. If you're having a meeting or other event however up to 30 can easily fit in the main downstairs. I have a backdrop rig set up against the windows because that is the most length for shooting with studio strobe lights. For using natural light I use the adjacent wall and let light come in through the windows. You are welcome to move the furniture as needed for your project but everything must be placed as it was found. I clean the space before guests arrive, and after guests leave, the cleaning fees, taxes, and all the included free supplies are included within the hourly rate. It's a safe space and clean space, gated and lots of security cameras everywhere through out the property. ACCESSABLE AREAS Main downstairs loft space 700sq. ft., full kitchen, full bathroom, and outdoor patio with grill available during booking. If you'd like to shoot in my bedroom please make sure to ask in advance. The shooting space is WHAT IS FREE WITH THE BOOKING High speed wifi Bluetooth Speakers A/C and Heating Kitchen & Refrigerator Full Bathroom Outdoor patio and grill 3 C-Stands and several Light stands 4 Sand Bags Apple Boxes Reflector Chairs and sofa Projector Large 4 ft glass table with wheels Free usage of seamless backdrops of various colors for portraits, if models walk on the backdrop or you need to shoot full body that costs $5 7 ft Camera Stand with Boom Arm (Perfect for Lay-down Product Photography) BACKDROPS 4ft of your choice of backdrop is included with rent. If you're photographing headshots, 4/5 feet of clean paper behind the subject is enough. However if you need to roll out more for full body shots then I charge $5 extra per roll used for the dirt and signs of use. I have many colors and options - white, gray, black, purple, various shades of blue, lilac, red, pink, yellow, various shades of green. ADDITIONAL RENTAL FEES LED Panel 6x12 inches - $5 (Genaray SpectroLED 240 Bi-Color panel) Dracast LED1000 Pro Bi-Color Panel 12x12 inches 3200-5600K Variable Color Temperature - $15 Strobe Lighting - $15 each (4 available, Alien Bees B400) This Lighting Rental includes wireless trigger, 1 soft-octobox, Barn doors, colored gels Ring Light - LED and a strobe light is available - $15 Ikan Beholder EC-1 Gimbal - $10 Canon 5D III - $95 per day / per shoot inside the studio only Canon 5D IV - $150 per day / per shoot inside the studio only 100mm Canon Pro Lens - $30 per day / per shoot inside the studio only 70-200mm Canon Pro Lens - $30 per day / per shoot inside the studio only 17-40mm Canon Pro Lens - $30 per day / per shoot inside the studio only Manfroto Tripod with a heavy duty Photo Head - $5 Manfroto Monopod with Film Head - $5 Benro Video Tripod with S6 Film Head - $5 AUDIO This loft is not soundproof. Many people have filmed films and music videos in my place and they are happy. However the street is nearby and if you're filming something very intimate like a quiet intimate conversation it might not be ideal. Obviously music videos or something where audio will be replaced it great. CINEMA LIGHTING If you bring your own cinema hot lights that make the space really hot and use a lot of wattage, there will be an extra $20 for electrical bill. ABOUT ME I'm a professional photographer and live in my space. My photography work can be seen on www.elenakulikova.com or on instagram @elenakulikovastudio The upstairs is my bedroom and private space. Some people have requested to shoot in the bedroom and I'm ok with that, just let me know ahead of time. I'm always home upstairs during shoots in case you might need help, and I'm available for hire for photography & videography in case that is needed. Typically people rent my space as photography studio but a few film shoots and ad campaigns needed a bedroom scene so I've also included photographs at the end of my bedroom in case you'd like to photograph there. There are also bts shots I've taken on my iphone at the end so you can have a general idea of camera set ups and what the space looks like with people. I probably have lots of props you might like to use if your shoot calls for it, just ask! Some things that I have that you're able to use as long as you return them to the original places: Books, Colorful art tools such as many pencils/markers/brushes, two vintage typewriters, various vintage cameras, fabric, many clear vases in case you bring over lots of flowers, metal geometric shapes, and clouds! Yes lots of fake clouds enough for a mini 'heavenly' set. EVENT INSURANCE You are responsible for your own insurance. Peerspace is partnered with The Event Helper and you have access to quick, easy and cheap insurance with the following link: https://www.theeventhelper.com/partner/Peerspace PARKING There is plenty of free parking available on the streets nearby. One side of the street is two hour parking, the other side is free all day, please pay attention to street signs when parking. You will be towed if you park in the complex where all spots are designated for residents. TRANSPORTATION Lincoln Heights / Cypress Park Station, Gold Line, is two blocks away. Access to Highways 5 and 110 is just three blocks away. HOURS 24/7 * RETURN THE SPACE TO ITS ORIGINAL STATE I shouldn't have to say this but for some people who don't have experience with shoots, if you move something it needs to be put into it's place, within the hours of your booking. Everything has to be returned to it's original state. * CATS / ALLERGIES I have two cats, super sweet adorable and loving furry animals. One is very shy, and one is very curious and friendly. I keep my space VERY clean so people who usually have mild allergies with other cats don't have allergies in my place but in the case that you are hyper sensitive sadly this place may not be ideal for you. The social kitten who's currently a year old loves photoshoots and people have frequently used him as a model in several shoots. If you need a kitten for your shoot, a very soft cuddly affectionate kitty, then this is your place! This is a loft and there is no separation of rooms therefore the cats are free. I can try to keep them outside or with me upstairs. Please don't book my space and tell me later you or someone else on your crew has severe allergies. * SEE FILMS SHOT IN MY HOME My place has been used in numerous commericals, music videos, fashion shoots, student films, personal projets. Here are a few links that some of my guests shared with me after their videos were completed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYqoKilXyus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWicwDF1j5w https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udKDHWk4IqM
The space is available to rent for responsible individuals that are looking to create in a beautiful and friendly environment, cleaning up after individual use. No Smoking No Loud Music after 11pm Wash any used dishes Clean up after yourself Return used C-stands and other equipment as found Front Door must be locked upon departure
Elena (and Neo) were the best host, the studio is AMAZING, we have a lot of fun my team and I, we will shoot again in the studio and on location!!! Thank you so much 😊😊
The absolutely coolest location you can find with one of the best hosts you can find! She is a fantastic photographer herself! There are so many locations to shoot at her studio is crazy. Outside you have green, brick, window, corrigated metal, a hallway that acts as doorway lighting, interesting gate as a background! Did I mention she has roll down seamless backdrop! 3 c-stands and 2 lightstands! Stop looking this studio is awesome. Can't wait to shoot here again.
My review is well overdue. This space was perfect for my shoot & Elena was so accommodating! Definitely plan to shoot here again. So bright and airy. Everything you need for a shoot (if you just happen to forget) is right at your fingertips. Thanks Elena!! Xo