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Por·trait SLAM noun

  1. A collaborative event for models & portrait photographers

  2. An opportunity for local businesses to support & creative community 

  3. An explosion of imagery produced from a single event 

Portrait Slam was created for anyone in the Pacific Northwest and beyond who uses photography as a personal and/or professional means of expression, with a hunger for honing their craft, plugging into a community of artistic collaborators, and playing creatively. 


Past participants include working professional models, theater and screen actors, social media influencers, cosplayers, musicians, professional photographers and videographers, film photographers, wedding, maternity, and family photographers, and students. 

Our first slam was hosted at the historic Elks Lodge in downtown Medford, Oregon in September 2018. Local models and photographers explored every nook and keyhole of the then-vacant property. We've been hosting slams in communities across the PNW ever since, including:

  • Thomaston, CT: Railroad Museum of New England

  • Hartford, CT: Arbor Light Studio

  • Middletown, CT: Studio 52 North

  • Bridgeport, CT: The Knowlton 

  • Seattle, WA: 210 Studio, Illuminate Seattle, Kolors Studio 

  • Tacoma, WA: Lemay Collections at Marymount, The Press Room

  • Portland, OR: Lan Su Chinese Garden, Empowerment Central, Selfie WRLD PDX, Moto Corsa

  • Salem, OR: The Gray Lab, Powerland Heritage Museum

  • Eugene, OR: Shelton McMurphey-Johnson House, B&R Auto Wrecking, Artistic Outlet Media Studios 

  • Grants Pass, OR: The Loft: A Creative Space, Moments on the Pond

  • White City, OR: Industrial Complex

  • Central Point, OR: Hanley Farm, B&R Auto Wrecking

  • Medford, OR: The Lodge on Central, Downtown Medford, Medford Warehouse, Lady Geneva B&B, Lotus Hair Body & Soul, Inn at the Commons, The Hafer House, The Urban Cork, Lumiere Salon, Stay Rogue

  • Ashland, OR: Galacticamp, Skylark Assisted Living, Belle Fiore Winery

  • Redding, CA: Redding School of the Arts

  • Chico, CA: Chico Air Museum

  • Grass Valley, CA: St. Joseph's Cultural Center & Museum

  • Auburn, CA:  Park Victorian Hotel

  • Antelope, CA: J&W Jeep Wrecking 

  • Sacramento, CA: Scandia Fun Park

  • Folsom, CA: Folsom Powerhouse State Park

  • Oakland, CA: Oakland Aviation Museum 

  • Santa Rosa, CA: Pacific Coast Air Museum

  • Reno, NV: The Virgil 

  • Las Vegas, NV: The Game Nest

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