Spacious and empty loft space (about 1900 sq.feet) with a column in the center and two huge windows facing north. Freshly renovated wooden floors, great lighting throughout the whole day, full blackout curtains, perfect for photo or video shoots, personal trainings and rehearsals. Half a block from 116th subway station on the 6 line, easily found street meter parking for $1/hour, third floor walk up, no elevator, and no WiFi. Also, two fan but no AC. Access to the roof with lovely inner city feel to it. Right in the heart of Spanish Harlem. Equipment available: A stand with backdrops (Free): 1 Black Impact Muslin Background 10' x 24' 2 Gray or Blue Impact Muslin Background 10' x 12' Light Meter, Sekonic L-558L (additional $10) 2 Interfit Honey Badger lights with Soft Boxes (additional $20) Bowen light with Soft box (additional $40) Impact Circular Collapsible Reflector with Handles (Free) Sound system You are welcome to bring your own equipment.
Our space is available for the contracted rental times only. Time for load-in, load-out, clean up time and any other access to the space must be included in the contract. Please, No smoking in the building. Overtime can be accommodated depending on availability. Overtime is billed at 1.5x normal rate. Please inquire before placing a booking request. Our calendar may not reflect our actual availability. Once you book, you will be given the address and our contact information. Make sure to save the phone number and review the instructions for arrival. Equipment must be restored at the end of the rental period. If the equipment is damaged or not returned to its resting positions, or the room is not left in clean, professional condition, renter will incur an additional fee. If you group has more then 10 people, there is and additional surcharge of $20.
Alya was a joy to rent from! The space was even better than we imagined. There was plenty of natural light and it was vey clean. We'd love to have another shoot there one day!
I did a fashion photo shoot at the studio. The studio is exactly as the pictures, very spacious. The only downside is that there’s no A/C yet so it can get pretty hot when using continued lights. But the owner did mention this in the listing and we were aware of this in advance. The equipment could use a bit of upgrade (such as sandbags, etc), but in general it was great experience—the owner Alya was with us during the shoot and she was very helpful and attentive. She responded to our questions and problems and she’s very nice! All in all, it was good experience and we’d book again!
This place rocks beyond my expectations. I have wanted to organize my extended family pictures for a million years now. My brother and I both have little kids and both of our places are less than perfect to take on the task. When we contacted Alya, the owner of this loft, we were right away sure of coming to the right place. She is also an artist and the space was filled with inspiring images and energy. We were able to use her vast open space for laying out letters, maps, pictures, diaries and make sense of it all. Plus, there is always a word of advise from a professional, who answered our questions with much needed information for us to be able to make an educated decision. 5 out of 5 stars!! Thank you Alya.