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Below is a list of everyone (with a link to their feature) who contributed to it and its side project, Trois x Trois. Thanks guys and girls!
François Coquerel (+ mixtape), Amy Lombard, Anya Jasbar, Alex Goss, Ariane Schrack, Lewis Chaplin and Alex F. Webb, Jan Postma, Raoul Gatepin, Andrew Musson and Randall Phenning, Shane Lavalette, Patrick Tsai, Nicholas Hance McElroy, Randall Phenning (again), Hin Chua, Daniel Augschoell, Bryan Schutmaat, David Luraschi (+ mixtape), Adam Golfer, Eddie Geisinger, Alejandro Cartagena, Bobby Doherty, Aaron Fowler, Cyrille Weiner, David Brandon Geeting, Julien Magre, Jake Dow-Smith, Mark Peckmezian, Rafa Castells, Estelle Hanania, Ben Alper, Keith Davis Young, Sophie Morner, Daniel Shea (+ a studio visit), Glen Erler, Thomas Prior, Jesse Hlebo (+ a studio visit and a mixtape), Elinor Carucci, Steven Brahms, Guy Archard, Robin Schwartz, Emiliano Granado, Nathanael Jonas Turner, Romke Hoogwaerts(+ mixtape), Jason Hanasik, Tema Stauffer, Jody Rogac, Kevin Charles, Joe Nigel Coleman, FMJ Botham, Trevor Clement (+ mixtape), Raimond Wouda, Andreas Till (+ mixtape), Bruno Zhu, Christopher Schreck (+ mixtape), Ace Kieffer, Romain Courtemanche, Alex Howard, Sasha Kurmaz, Alex Martinez, Max Marshall, Elizabeth Weinberg (+ a studio visit), Letha Wilson, Asger Carlsen, Johnny de Guzman, Charlie Engman, Adam Kremer, Francesco Nazardo, Brendan Baker, Dimitri Karakostas, Graham Walzer, Jeff Luker, Jeff Hamada, Maciek Pozoga, Oscar Mendoza, Philippe Gerlach, Osma Harvilahti, Sam A. Harris, Winslow Laroche and Julian Berman.
photographs by Nathanael Turner
Where is your studio exactly and how long have you been working there?
My studio is in my house in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles. I have been working here since I moved from Brooklyn at the end of November 2012.
What are the pros and cons of your studio?
Pros: amazing light, lots of room, a private space. Can’t really think of any cons, maybe this carpeting that I’ll eventually get rid of…
How many hours do you usually spend there per week?
Depends on if I’m shooting or not: generally I am here when I wake up and it’s the last place I go before bed. Sometimes I work late into the night and other times I get it all done during the day. That’s the benefit to Los Angeles to me—I can go on a hike when it’s light out and then come home to finish up working. I love the flexibility.
Do you have your own daily routine within the studio? For exemple, do you usually start by answering your emails then get to work etc?
Usually I wake up, make some food, go get an iced coffee, and head to the computer. I usually check my emails on my phone right when I wake up, because a lot of things happen on east coast time. So then it’s to the computer to go through emails, and editing/color correcting shoots, or digging through files for various projects. I don’t really shoot much in here, but this is where I do all of my desk/computer which ends up taking the vast majority of my time, as any working photographer knows! I have so much more space now than I did in New York so I shoot a lot in my backyard or around the neighborhood.
Are there things you deliberately forbid yourself to do/have within the studio in order to be more productive?
Not really - I think it’s such a treat to be able to make my own schedule that I have been pretty good about getting to work when needed.
Do you sometimes wish you shared your studio with one or a few other artists?
When I was living in Brooklyn and had an office in my apartment, I really wished I could have had a shared space with others. I even looked into it for a while. There’s something about New York that made me really feel like I needed to be around other people all the time. Now that I live in LA, you spend way more of your time at home, so I don’t mind being solo at my studio. You also have to make way more of an effort to go out, so there is less distraction and I find myself being far more productive here in LA than in NYC.
What is your favorite track to edit photos to?
for more of Elizabeth’s work, please visit www.elizabethweinberg.com