Welcome to Blackheart
Blackheart Studio is a DIY studio, originally co-founded in 2019 by photographer Chris Swainston and producer Nicole Prokes in Los Angeles, CA.
The name “Blackheart” came as a memento to 2 close friends, Tim ‘Black’ and Jana ‘Heart’, who had to move out of LA in pursuit of their own business and career opportunities.
Now owned and operated by Chris Swainston and Khaliah Pianta, Blackheart Studio strives to create an optimal environment and personal experience for everyone across the industry scale. With the belief that everyone should feel comfortable and supported in the projects that drive them, no matter the scale or size.
Blackheart expands beyond just a photo studio. With open natural light and modern architectural design, we are a blank canvas for your creativity. Customizable to support any vision from art shows, pop-up shops, special events, or just a simple fitting and business meeting. We’re here to help execute your project.