The space is an eclectic, spacious 1920's fabrication warehouse. The space has been successfully used for multiple photoshoots and workshops. 2,700 square foott mainspace is very open and furniture and plants can be rearranged depending on your needs. Photo & Video Shoots: The main loft space has plenty of natural light. There is southern/warm light and northern/blue light. There are large blinds on the southern windows to muffle light exposure when needed. Workshops & Events: We have a long table accommodating up to 12 guests. There is kitchen with bar you can use for catering, along with two bathrooms. Further, there are smaller rooms available for phone calls or break-out sessions. The space is located in the middle of West Oakland and can be reached fast and easy via the Bay Bridge. Street parking is available on site. The closest BART station is West Oakland. 20 minutes by foot and 8 minutes by bike. This is in the heart of West Oakland with easy access to SF, Berkeley and downtown Oakland.
For Photo & Video Shoots: As the warehouse is part of a multi-unit, work-life lofts building, we do have HOA rules in place that govern photoshoots. Important variables are how many people you have on your team. How much equipment and props you will have to haul in and out of the building. Please check in with us to obtain the house rules and discuss logistics. For Workshops / Events: We ask to limited workshop participants to 12. If there are more, please check with us.
The space was great - large, well-lit and exceptionally quiet. The light is actually great in the morning as well as afternoon (different looks). The host was very accommodating about moving furniture, time and other details. I think we'll rent it again.