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Meet Paxton Maroney of STUDIO NO.3 | THE WAREHOUSE in Deep Ellum

Today we’d like to introduce you to Paxton Maroney.

Paxton, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started my studio in late 2016 in Expo Park and recently moved it to Deep Ellum. It’s where I call home now. Studio No. 3 | The Warehouse is my personal and private art and photography studio… but, I do rent it by the hour now 🙂 It’s such a wonderful space full of North facing natural light. I wanted to give others the opportunity to use it. You can see images here and how to rent the space:) 

Has it been a smooth road?
I’ve been professionally shooting for 13 years now and nothing is a smooth road;) I’m very thankful to have this space to work in as well as giving others that opportunity.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
I’m a local artist and photographer. I specialize in composite photography and creative post artwork on imagery for clients on top of creatively photographing you. Instead of finding a photographer and artist and designer… I am all of these things. You get to come to my private studio for your shoot and we work together to create the best imagery for your brand. I am a creative/art director and can conjure up a concept custom made just for you based on our consult sessions. From my personal artwork that is for sale on my website to my work with local clients… Studio No.3 is the home base for all of these projects 🙂

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I have watched the photography industry change so much over the last 20 years it’s mind-blowing. I’m 41. So watching this very specialized work in film go-to digital… where anyone and everyone can click a button and say they are a photographer… is crazy. The instant gratification movement. Might sound harsh but to survive in this heavily content created world now with social media… you must have an eye. You must be technically skilled. But most of all you have to have this ever-burning passion for learning and ambition to push through those really rough times. As an artist, I’ve been told no numerous times before I got a yes. As a photographer, I’ve been taken advantage of more times than I can count. It’s not easy being self-employed in any capacity.

Having the will to keep going and continually making good work because it’s what you love… I think is the key to at least being somewhat stable;) The positive thing I have seen is creatives moving back into film. Now brands want this nostalgic feel you can’t obtain digitally and it’s really neat to see so if you are newly back into film or have been doing it for a while. Studio No.3 is the perfect place to do this in. Plus, Photographique (that will develop your film) is just around the corner from me. Actually a 3 min walk from my studio! Of course, all digital photographers are welcome 🙂 I shoot both!


  • Studio Rental is $100/hr

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