VSCO has announced the launch of VSCO Open Studio, a free-to-use photography studio in the NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. ‘It’s expensive to rent studio space for your passion projects. We get it,’ the company explains, saying that is why it decided to launch a free workspace replete with a permanent cyclorama, lighting equipment and gear that can be borrowed.

The Open Studio is located in VSCO’s NYC office, and while it is free to use, there is limited availability and therefore a $250 deposit is necessary to reserve the space. Those who fail to cancel at least 72 hours before their scheduled session will forfeit the deposit. Up to six people can be on the premises (though special permission for higher numbers can be requested), and the photography must be for a non-commercial project. Sessions are available once a week for 2-hour blocks.

VSCO has temporarily stopped accepting requests due to high demand.

Via: VSCO Blog