Thursday, March 21, 2013

Foto Care Featured Studio: elk rentals

We're loving elk rentals in New York City! Located at 164 W. 25th St. (SE corner of 7th Ave.) on the 12th floor, this quaint studio is a perfect place to shoot. With two natural light studios, a kitchen, Foto Care rental equipment, skylight and black out options, elk is diverse and convenient.

Foto Care: When was elk rentals established?
elk rentals: We opened our renovated top floor studio in Summer 2012, shortly after constructing our corner cyclorama.

FCWhere is elk located
ER: We are located in Chelsea, specifically 164 W. 25th St. (SE corner of 7th Ave.) on the 12th floor. Most closely accessible by the 1, C, E, F, and M trains at 23rd street,
but the N, Q, and R are within walking distance as well from 23rd street.

FC: What kind of studio space is available? What amenities are included in these studios
ER: There are two spacious shooting studios, one with a corner cyclorama and both with blackout capability and skylight option, as well as a kitchen that can be used for shoots, plus two bathrooms.

elk rentals serves as a space to cultivate ideas and create outstanding visuals. The design is bright, natural, and airy, influenced by the space’s exposed beams, factory windows, and industrial skylights. Sliding barn doors, with exposed hardware, close off the studio, charmingly highlighting the historic feeling.

Amenities include: Two studios, totaling 2,400+ square feet shooting and prep space. Two bathrooms, a kitchen and prep areas. Full blackout capabilities and optional skylights. Unobstructed southern and western exposures.

FC: What equipment is available
ER: Equipment rental plus full pre and post production services are available. We have editing suites, makeup tables, expendables and, through our partnership with Foto Care rentals, a full range of lighting, grip and photographic equipment - all of which we can have waiting for clients onsite when they arrive to shoot.

FC: Why should photographers choose elk rentals
ER: elk rentals was founded by a two-person shooting team who really understand what's needed in studio rentals, since we shoot ourselves.
We are a collective of like-minded creatives offering comprehensive photography, design and production services. Our creative studio serves as a space to generate ideas and create exceptional visuals. It is a warm and welcoming environment.

Many portrait and fashion photographers (shooting for Amex, New York Mag, The New Yorker, etc.) are drawn to the space for high-profile celebrity shoots not only because of its privacy, but also because of its intimate, warm feeling. We are a boutique photography studio, so we take the time to get to know our clients and establish long-standing relationships.

Whether it's for photography, video, casting, events or something else, elk rentals is the perfect place for clients who enjoy working with us as much as we do with them. Put simply: we're more than just a place to shoot.
elk rentals is truly an amazing space with a lot to offer. Check out some photos of the elk rentals space below:

Testimonial from photographer Chris Anderson: “Daylight, Daylight, Daylight!  I shoot at elk rentals because of the intimacy of the space.  It really puts my subjects at ease and lets them open up."

For more information about elk rentals, visit their website at
Phone: 212.252.8550