Let’s say you usually do location photography but you occasionally need studio space. Or you have a studio, but your camera room is frequently idle while you’re working on other tasks. Peerspace brings together people who want to rent a location with location owners who want to share their space, including photo studios and locations suitable for photo shoots.
Peerspace recently extended its service to Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and Boston, giving it a major presence in nine major markets (San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Seattle, and Austin) as well as rental spaces in 45 of 50 U.S. states.
Available spaces range from the sublime (a Palladian mansion) to the delightfully dreadful (a set used in “The Walking Dead”). Photographers interested in sharing their space can become a host in any city. Payments are made to hosts via direct deposit after the booking, minus 15 percent for Peerspace.
Joan Sherwood is senior editor of Professional Photographer.