Renovating the Photography Studio
Since moving to our new house here in LA I have been not only renovating our house but have had the great pleasure of renovating the small, but useful studio on the property.
The renovations to the house are massive and costly but the changes to the studio are merely cosmetic and much, much easier... thankfully! Over the course of a couple of weeks I was able to put in a new floor, re-paint the entire studio and add some great lighting modifiers and features. Here are some pics of the great new flooring:
Ashley sitting on the OLD floor
Wilhelmina Model, Maria Breese posing on the NEW floor in the studio.
One other big deal (at least to me) is that I was also able to get my old, broken down and beaten up fan fixed. I was able to buy a Mole Richardson Wind Machine for $25.00 at Hollywood Rental's yearly sale of old equipment. They sell C-Stands, Apple Boxes, Scrims, Lights and many other goodies. While waiting in line to check out I asked one of the workers if they had any Wind Machines. I was happy to learn they had one left but the blades were broken and the Wind Machine needed some love. So, I gladly bought it for $25.00 and took it to Mole Richardson for repairs. After waiting about a month and $1700.00 later, I had a completely new Wind Machine. They re-painted it, cleaned off all the gunk, put on and calibrated new blades and replaced the motor. Check it out -
Here's my newly refurbished Mole Richardson Wind Machine
Now while you may think that's A LOT of money to spend on a wind machine you have to understand the new ones sell for over $9500.00 and the older ones (like I have) sell for about $4000.00. I think spending $1725.00 for a (essentially) brand new Wind Machine is pretty dope. I am happy to have it and it makes a really nice addition to the studio and the overall renovations! 🙂 And, I added the best studio fridge I could find... and it goes up to 11!
The best damn studio fridge I could find. I love this!
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