Photo Shoot-Insider Look

Take an inside look into our photo studio today for a glimpse of an average day in our “office”. Here at Modern Vice Studios, we’re always busy, whether that be for photo shoots of our own, or others. Today we’re focusing in on some of our collections including one of our favorites-Snake Skin!

Never a dull moment here in the Garment District. Today we began shooting a new video featuring our Snake Skin Collection. What does this mean exactly? It will be available for your viewing soon, but it also means we’ll be working in the studio all week.

We decided to give you a sneak peak. If you want to see more come visit us at our Flagship store and get a tour around our studio and boutique!

Come by soon and book your an appointment for some photo fun of your own!

The Latest Shoot At The Studio- Vroom Vroom

We had another great shoot at the studio last week.  We had a full biker female biker gang come in and do a collaboration with Modern Vice for some amazing-looking boots.  This is what happens when you bring two creative forces together to make something great.

Yep, that’s right.  We brought in a motorcycle into our studio on 38th st.

The photographer did an especially good job of capturing this boots the way they needed to be captured.

It was really just a great shoot all around.  It really shows what is possible at the studio.  No shoot is too big or too small!

Shooting In New York City

What makes shooting in NYC so unique?  Any city you would try to do a photo shoot in will bring its unique challenges.  New York is no different.  Especially if you are in Manhattan, finding an ideal place for rental can be tricky and difficult.  What are the challenges NYC brings to the table?

Storage Space– Space is limited in New York.  You might find a great studio space to rent, but finding a place to lock up all of your equipment the day before is always an issue and might not be too easy in some cases.  This usually isn’t an issue in most other cities and is particular to New York.

Freight Access Again, space in Manhattan is quite limited.  You might find a place with an elevator, but that elevator might be very tiny and might not fit the equipment and accessories that you would want to bring.  Finding a place with freight access is key to your success a lot of times.

Schedule- A lot of people who want to do shoots in New York don’t have the flexibility to do the shoot during normal business hours.  Finding a place that is flexible and allows weekend and night shoots can be tricky at times.  There is a huge demand for a space that does that, but the supply isn’t always there.

Parking- This is the biggest issue in Manhattan.  Parking can be an absolute nightmare in the city.  You might be able to find a good spot, but normally that will come with a high cost.  You have to figure the cost of parking into your budget before you select a location because depending on how much it is, it could make a big difference.

There are certainly more challenges to doing shoots in NYC, but this is a good, quick and dirty list.  We feel our studio addresses these concerns and could be one of the best options for you!

Ready For NYC Fashion Week

Here at Modern Vice Studios, we are super excited for NYC Fashion Week.  See the official site here for more information about the schedule and the events.

What do we love so much about the week?  Well, first it brings all the best people in fashion into NYC.  We get to see what the next big trends are going to be and we get to help our sister brand, Modern Vice, get its name out there and show off its stuff as well.  Certainly New York City comes alive during this week, and there are some amazing parties to attend as well.  We also love that we get to meet with some of the best photographers in the world.  Being in Manhattan, we get access to some top photographers who happen to reside in the city.  We are very lucky to be stationed here.  At the same time, it’s great to get to see such talented photographers from places outside the city come into our city all at once.

We would love for people to stop by our space during fashion week, whether for a quick rental or just to see the space.  We are going to be hosting a couple of parties as well, so if you have any interest, please send us an email and we’ll let you know more details.

We are looking forward to going to the shows and we hope to see you there as well.  We hope to spend the time getting to see some amazing fashion in motion, and we hope to get the word out about our wonderful space here.  NYC Fashion Week is one of the best times of year for us, and we are so excited that it is almost here!

3 Great Reasons To Pick Us For Your Next Rental

We think we provide one of the very best values and coolest spaces in all of NYC (not just Manhattan).  If you are looking for a rental space for your next photo shoot, we think you should highly consider us.  Why do we think this?  Well, we thought we would come up with 3 of the top reasons why you should choose us for your next NYC photo rental.

Incredibly Unique Space

We feel that we have one of the most unique spaces of any business in all of New York City.  We have a large photo studio.  Attached to that is an extra event space that we call the “shoe box.”  You can have an event there, or you could simply use that as extra storage space.  We also have a showroom for our sister brand, Modern Vice, where we show off our amazing collection of shoes.  Also in our space is the only shoe factory in Manhattan.  If that all doesn’t get you excited, I just don’t know what will.


We know that it’s hard to find a studio space that is available at nights and/or on weekends.  That’s no good because a lot of people in NYC can’t do shoots during normal business hours.  We took that into account when we came up with our scheduling.  We decided to make ourselves available 24 hours a day.  That means whenever you want to do a shoot, you can.  We will work around your schedule and not vice versa.


For all the things that you get and the space itself, we represent one of the best values out there.  We do have an amazing space, but we don’t charge you an arm and a leg for it.  We’re not in this business to make as much money as humanly possible.  We want to make sure our customers feel that they are getting an extremely high value when they do a rental with us.  We feel that we have achieved that goal.

We hope you agree that we present a very unique value proposition to the NYC community.  Give us a call and book your next rental with us!

Any Type Of Client

If there is one thing you can say about running a photo studio in NYC, it is that the city has a vast, diverse set of potential clients.  NYC is known for housing big fashion brands.  It’s one of, if not the, biggest fashion capitals in the world.  Holding photo shoots for big brands comes with certain requirements.  But does Modern Vice Studios just cater to the big New York brands?

We certainly have the capacity to hold a photo shoot for a big brand.  However, our space is very versatile, and we don’t seek out any specific type of client to hold a shoot.  We will work with just about anyone in any capacity.  We’ve done shoots for authors looking for head shots for their book.  We’ve done a shoot for a small startup company looking to take a couple of product shots.  We’ve done photo shoots from the smallest of small to the very large ones too.  We don’t look for any particular type of client, and we are capable of of being a great solution for just about anyone.

We have an incredibly flexible space.  The main space is very large and can fit the needs of most photo shoots.  If necessary, we also have a showroom and lounge area.  Part of it works as a store for our sister company, where anyone in NYC can come up and check out their shoes.  The rest is a great extra space for those looking for that extra lounging area.  We also have another area that we call the “shoe box,” that people can use for extra storage space as well.  All in all, it’s a space that can fit any photo shoot, whether large or small.

NYC is a very unique place with a wide-ranging number of people and companies who need to do photo shoots.  We built our space to cater to any type of client that New York has to offer.