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Welcome to the only urban jungle photo studio spaces in New York. We offer 20 feet of 10-foot-tall floor-to-ceiling southwest-facing windows which illuminate over a dozen plants, including palm trees and succulents and plants like bird of paradise, monstera, ficus, asparagus fern rubber plant and many more. We offer FREE five foot wide seamless with any booking, up to two per booking, after they are $10 each. Each 9 foot seamless is $20. MATKA was founded in 2018 in a DIY loft space in Bushwick. We started with hosting our friends and small clients for shoots and film nights. The MATKA team envisioned an inclusive space that welcomed all skill levels of photographers and artists. We have grown into three spaces, each with an assortment of beautiful plants and trees. MATKA has hosted a diverse range of clients and events, from ad campaigns to branded content to music videos to meditation sessions to bridal showers and proposals to trade for portfolio shoots. Clients include Vogue India, Sol de Janeiro, Etsy, Out Magazine, CBS News, Rifle Paper Company, Tushy, Dagne Dover, Makari, Otis, Teen Vogue, VitaCoco, MisterWives, Ariana Bohling, Crabtree & Evelyn, among others. Our staff of assistants can bring you from the lobby into our studio and help you get started, or we can do a contactless check-in. MATKA (pronunciation: “maht-kah”) means mother in Polish. MATKA was founded by a professional fine art + commercial photographer originally from Poland and a model from Philly who dabbles in film + tv and poses for painters. Both have been living and working in New York City for over 14 years. Our unique experiences working in the art world(s) allow us to understand the mechanics that lead to a great session, whether it be a photo shoot or an art class. Erica + Maciek have been working together for a decade on creative endeavors, both professional and personal: we have been published together and separately, organized photography workshops, traveled the world. He has lectured to art students at colleges in the city and she’s posed for them. We have worked with 5 year old beginner art students and 95 year old career artists. All of our lighting equipment and grip is FREE. X2 Profoto D1 X1 1200 watt Light Panel X1 Profoto 2x3 softbox X1 Profoto extra small softbox X2 Pocket Wizards X1 Profoto umbrella X1 Arri 650 continuous light X3 c-stands X2 kit stands X2 sandbags X1 8x8 silk (one stop) X5 stingers X2 power strip X2 sawhorses X1 4x4 plywood X1 clothing rack X1 steamer Our space is situated just a one-minute walk from the Morgan stop on the L train and thus close to many restaurants, bars and shops in the East Williamsburg/Bushwick area like Roberta's. NO GLITTER OR CONFETTI ASK US ABOUT OUR STUDIO SPACE RIGHT NEXT DOOR! OKNO IS 1500 SQ FEET WITH 40 FEET OF WINDOWS! CLICK ON OUR PROFILE TO SEE
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SC W. booked a baby shower for 25 people
Great space and very nice nice to work with. I had a venue fall through just a week before our event and was very grateful for the quick communication and booking. The space was lovely, great set up and had everything that we needed!
Brandon W. booked a production for 4 people
Amazing studio with amazing people! They have a variety of backdrop colors and great natural light. Will definitely be booking again in the near future!
Savanna T. booked a photoshoot for 1 people
The space + plants were gorgeous and the host was communicative. The studio is also within 5-10 mins walk of the subway which is a plus.
Lebo L. booked a production for 9 people
Such an amazing space with incredible natural light, the plants really bring the space to life and the team is absolutely lovely and really helpful!!
Josh E. booked a marriage proposal for 2 people
Absolutely fantastic spaces and host. Had a great time with this particular location and the host was incredible. Definitely will use for future events!