Studio Visits: Photographers Offer a Peek Inside Their Studios

March 6, 2016

© RJ Muna

One of the studios at RJ Muna’s Left Space in San Francisco's Mission District. Muna created several rental studios in the facility to help cover the cost of building his "dream space."

Maintaining a studio can be a financial burden, but photographers who work in well appointed shooting spaces they outfitted and decorated to suit their needs say they enjoy many advantages they would hate to give up. Here, photographers across the U.S. share what makes their studios helpful to their work—not only when they’re shooting for clients, but also when they’re experimenting creatively.

Jeremy and Claire Weiss’s XIX Studios
With a ski lodge-like barroom and several offices for rent, the Weiss’s L.A. studio acts as both a community center for creative people and a smart real estate investment.

RJ Muna’s Dream Studio
Muna used his experience shooting in studios all over the world to create his ideal San Francisco space, which includes four rental studios and common areas that help clients relax and reset.

Inside the 57,000 Sq. Ft. JohnsonRauhoff Studio
Once an auto dealership, the sprawling JohnsonRauhoff studios employs 12 staff photographers, adaptable shooting spaces and 11,000 sq. ft. of storage.

BurkleHagen Food Photography Studio
The food photographers reveal how they’re attracting clients to Cleveland using their 6,000-square-foot studio.

JUCO Studios
Julia Galdo and Cody Cloud’s L.A. studio features “lovely” natural light, vintage décor, outdoor space and a quiet office.

Henry Leutwyler’s Second Home in NYC
Leutwyler’s studio features modern design, space for three setups and an expansive view of the New York City skyline.