BY AMANDA BALTAZAR
MID-SIZED SEATTLE SPACE
DRAWS IN A CREATIVE CROWD.
BELOW: BEHIND THE
SCENES IN FLUTTER'S
THE KEY TO FLUTTER STUDIOS IN SEATTLE
“There isn’t anything else like us here—it’s either
full service or no service and I like where we are, in
the middle,” says owner David Wentworth. “We have a
great basic production space.”
Wentworth, an editorial and advertising photogra-
pher, began renting the FLUT TER Studios space (in his-
toric Pioneer Square) in 2013 as his own studio, shared
with a fellow photographer. But after a year, he decid-
ed to start renting it out to other photographers as well.
“The idea was to get creative energy in [the stu-dio], instead of it sitting empty when I’m not using it,”
he says. He was using it himself four or five times per
month; now, it’s rented out three or four days every
week—mostly to creative advertising photographers
and directors, many of whom tend to work in fashion
and luxury products. Commercial clients range from
Tommy Hilfiger to Kenneth Cole and New Balance.
To get FLUTTER Studios o; the ground in its early
days, Wentworth held a few events, including an arts
event and live music shows, which he says “were important, especially to set the tone for the overall vibe
and energy [he] wanted in the space.” But mostly, he’s
relied on word of mouth to bring in business.