chelsea daylight studio

Our Studio

Conveniently located in the vibrant Chelsea neighborhood in NYC, elk studios is a beautiful and intimate, studio rental space. We have a spacious daylight shooting studio with unobstructed southern and western exposures -- with a corner cyclorama, skylight option, and blackout capability.  Equipment rental and full pre and post production services are always available. 

Select clients: American Express, APA, ASMP, Billboard,  Bobbi Brown, Cosmetics, Brooks Brothers, Fast Company, Glamour, L’oreal, NBC, New York Magazine, New Yorker, Nylon Magazine, Paper Magazine, Red Square, Pictures, Refinery 29, Target, The Telegraph, Vanity Fair, and VFILES

Select celebrities shot @ elk: Laverne Cox, Lorde, Cat Powers, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Nina Adgal, Avril Lavigne, Mary J. Blige, Anna Netrebko, Harvey Fierstein, Rebecca Hall, Chris O’Dowd, Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Wurtzel.


A private corner cyclorama + prep area. Clients love the beautiful daylight filled space with direct southern and western exposures and the fact that the studio can be closed off for private shoots. The space has full blackout capabilities and an optional top floor skylight. 



The space is an open area layout that is ideal for staging/prep areas, client/talent green rooms or for set building. The space is open to the reception and lobby areas but can be closed off upon request by a temporary wall for more privacy. Large windows with direct western exposure fill the space with light while industrial building details and hardwood floors give it a loft-space and penthouse feel.


Taking full advantage of the combined 2000+ sq feet, our clients often enjoy shooting in one studio, while staging/prepping or creating a talent/client green room in the other. Also recommended if your production involves a large amount of equipment and people, or, similarly, if managing what goes on in both studios (sound control, privacy, etc.) is important to your production.


Our prep areas include multiple large surfaces and a large make-up table. We also have 2 bathrooms that function as excellent changing rooms. Clients love our large and modern kitchen area for set breaks and mealtime.