Picture Ray Studio is one of the most versatile and user-friendly spaces that you’ll find in Manhattan. Located across from Barney’s Co-Op on West 18th Street, this space is all about making it easy for you.
What makes this space so special? Anyone who has run a photo shoot or large event will quickly see the first bonus: ground floor access via car. That’s right, nestled on West 18th Street, this space has a driveway that comes right into the space. So, you’ll be able to move all of your equipment, tables, product, whatever you need, into the site without stairs, elevators, or freight elevators with limited hours. Need to photograph something huge? Drive it right in. You can photograph or feature cars, horses, whatever it is that you need, with ease. The back wall has a large seamless white backdrop built in, making for an easy product shoot.
Built-in photo backdrop, with retractable curtain.
Plus, the space has polished cement floors which are easy to clean up after any shoot, and even a large drain in the floor making it possible to create water or ice environments for a shoot, and then drain them when you are done.
But, we love this site for much more than photography. The extra-large 4200 square foot floor plan and high ceilings also make it an ideal venue for meet-ups, weddings, or presentations.
A Tribeca Film Festival event hosted at Picture Ray Studio.
Additional features to make your event a breeze include a comfortable client area, make-up and wardrobe area, steamers/irons/garment racks, wireless internet and an ipod-ready stereo system.
Comfortable client lounge area.
For photography shoots, a full range of support is available, from curtain system to full grip/lighting/set supply rental.
Brian, the onsite manager, has been running the space for several years, and he knows the ropes of both space rental and customer service – so he knows how to work with you to make the space work for whatever it is that you need. Whether you’re planning a wedding, a meet-up, or a photo shoot, Picture Ray is worth a look.
A wedding hosted at Picture Ray Studio.
Easy subway access (A-C-E-F-1-2 lines are all within a 5 minute walk) will make it as easy for your clients and guests as it is for you.
Picture Ray Studios layout.