True to Santa Barbara form, we appreciate a good eco-friendly approach to living and design. It’s a great way to create a celebratory atmosphere while refreshingly curating a theme with what is already on hand.
As Toad & Co. joins us once again for their regular photoshoot, we wanted to switch it up and highlight a crucial part of their production team. Their make-up artistry master and beauty doctor, Tomiko Taft. She has worked for Toad & Co. on all their studio photography projects, but her skill and expertise expands far beyond catalog shoots. Fashion editorials, the silver screen or the music industry to weddings and personal celebrity clients.
We all have memories as a child, picking those delicate little dandelion flowers. Taking a deep breath, giving it one mighty blow and hoping all of our wishes would come true. Make-A-Wish® is joining forces with people like you across the country, to make sure the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions really do come true.
Local activewear company Horny Toad stopped by the loft to shoot their Fall 2015 catalog. These guys love to use sustainable fabrics like organic cotton, Merino wool, recycled polyester and Tencel in all of their clothing. Whether you're a rugged outdoorsman, a traveler, a yogi or just looking for everyday functionality, Horny Toad is got you covered.
Dresses are a girls best friend, that, up and coming designer Catherine Gee surely knows. She stopped by the Narrative for a photoshoot featuring a beautiful line of dresses she has in the works. You'll definitely want to stay tuned for her website launch! It's coming soon!
It's no secret.... 240 STUDIO LOVES four-legged furkids. We have a special place in our hearts for smiley, misunderstood, uber huggable canines and welcomed these beautiful Pit Bulls with open arms and delicious treats!
Want to win a FREE photo shoot for YOUR Furry Friend?
240 STUDIO will be hosting a complimentary Pet photo session with Pets In Focus for one lucky contest winner! The contest is running until the end of September and requires a picture submission and accumulating votes on the Pets In Focus Facebook page. There is still time to submit your pet’s pictures here:
The submissions so far have been fantastic! If you haven’t seen them yet, you MUST check ‘em out. Who can resist a sleeping Pug?? Definitely not us!
Submissions and votes will be accepted through the end of September, so get out some delicious treats, kindly ask your furkid to show those pearly whites and snap away!
Hi my name is Brooke and I am the new 240 STUDIO intern. I love the outdoors and was fortunate to grow up in a beautiful, small town called Sonora in Northern California.
I’m currently a junior at UCSB and a former member of their women’s water polo team. I recently left the world of water polo, and now yoga and anything to do with the ocean have become my biggest passions. I’ve always wanted to learn to surf and would be stoked to have 240’s Chris Orwig give me a lesson or two (hint, hint).
When I’m not floating around in the ocean I eat lemons. I know it sounds strange but lemons are my favorite food in the entire world! Lemon bars, lemon juice, lemon gelato, or just peeled like an orange. I really like lemons.
I am so excited to have the opportunity to be apart of the 240 team, their fun spirits and teamwork create such an amazing environment (along with the fact that there are 12 tubs of ice cream in the freezer)!
Stay tuned for more from me….!
When I first walked into the raw space of 240 I freaked out. The walls and floor radiated warmth and the 20' ceilings gave me the height I needed to shoot several set ups in one day. We've brought in sand for a beach and snow for the holidays and the walls all have a subtle glow that photographs beautifully under the gorgeous northern light. We've installed blackout shades for the 24 windows and sky light, but I've never had to use them when working with my Norman studio strobe lights.
Kelly Kirlin shoots Samantha at 240 Studio in Santa Barbara. We had to sneak her in the back door down by the storage faciliity to get around the paparazzi outside. Sam's a natural talent and Kelly made it all happen in SB. Who needs to deal with LA when the talent comes up to SB ;) ?