Before (Morgan’s old room) and after (studio space)
Ever since my friend Brian moved in, my other roommate (and Brian’s girlfriend) Morgan and I converted the middle room of our railroad apartment into a studio. Because Morgan and I are artists and have both longed for a personal workspace without spending an ungodly amount of money to rent an actual studio, Brian moving in has been quite beneficial for all parties involved — including my dog Nico, because she has another caring individual to look up to as well spend some quality time with another living organism equally as furry.
So let me explain the set up: I hung the old shelves that our old roommate Patrick left behind, bought a steel workbench, and covered one side of the room entirely in cork for us to hang drawings, paintings, etc. I bought some clamp studio lamps for adequate lighting (and offset the disgusting yellow glow of the ceiling lights), and for my photography and video shoots, I bought a backdrop support system including a bunch of muslin black, white, and green screen backgrounds. Furthermore, I added a floating rack so the three of us can display our zine collections and a locket/closest combo to store supplies.
All in all, with my own personal space to work on projects, I’ve felt more productive and more comfortable in my creative endeavors. Confident, even.
Attached are some pictures: