When I look for a studio, I generally go for anything with enough space to handle what I plan to shoot. I don’t put a lot of thought into the actual architecture of the space; usually I don’t have the luxury of that. But what if I did? In Japan, one architect has made a perfect studio to take advantage of ambient and fill light in the best possible way.
FT Architects designed the studio to best recreate Rembrandt lighting using architecture, a completely unique take on light manipulation, as photographers generally take care of this with light modifiers such as soft boxes or, in the case of natural light, reflectors.
“In terms of functional design, this photography studio is a remarkable achievement. Opposite the angled skylight is a smaller window, one that produces enough light to fill in the shadows not illuminated by the key light. All the photographer has to do is place his subject in position between these sources, and at the right time of day, his subject is light perfectly with little manipulation needed. It’s as if the studio is an extension of the photographic process, a large lighting system envisioned by the architect and client.”
I don’t know about you guys, but I would kill to have a studio like this. It would immediately put me in a creative mood. For a full gallery of images, head over to Coolist.