Kanji Ishii Studio is a production space for the renowned photographer located in the Greenpoint district of Brooklyn, NY. Kanji Ishii is well known for his luxury product and beauty photography, working internationally with global brands and magazines to create compelling imagery for editorial and commercial copy. The 4,500 square foot space accommodates the full scope of studio activities including two shooting bays, a post production area with eight workstations, a client lounge, client & staff toilet rooms and storage. In addition to the functionality required to enable the physical setup and computer processing of the imagery, the space had to comfortably accomodate a clientele that could be present for shoots lasting many hours. Nero Marquina marble volumes anchor floating aluminum foam planes, all set within the heavy timber warehouse building. Black paint covers the ceiling and flows down the walls and columns to a common datum line capping the traditional photographer blackout curtain.