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Sat, Jun 26


Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House

#AndrogynySlam Model

Join us Saturday, June 26th as we break down style stigmas & stereotypes with an androgynous style themed slam at the SMJ House in Eugene, OR featuring wardrobe by The Clothes Horse, camera gear by The Shutterbug, armored vehicles by Oregon National Guard, and prizes! Sponsored by Tamron USA

#AndrogynySlam Model
#AndrogynySlam Model

Time & Location

Jun 26, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House, 303 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401, USA

About the Event

Portrait Slam is returning to Eugene, OR! Come explore the world of androgynous fashion and defy convention at the 'Castle on the Hill" featuring:

Location by @ShletonMcMurphey

Wardrobe by @TheClothesHorse_Eugene

Camera gear rentals: @ShutterBugOregon

Armoured Vehicles by @OregonNationalGuard

Sponsored by @TamronUSA

Prize to the model who gets most creative with The Clothes Horse's wardrobe & to the photographer who gets most creative with Shutter Bug's camera gear


Saturday, June 26th

6:00pm: Wardrobe & check-in begins 

6:45pm: Everyone should arrive by this time

7:00pm: Introductions begin (please don't miss this!)

7:10pm: Shoot begins 

9:00pm: Final shots/announcements/group photo


General ticket: $35

VIP Subscribers: $25

Guest ticket option for creatives of color: 


303 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401, USA


The term androgynous originates from the Latin word ‘androgyne’ which describes a mix of male and female physical characteristics. Androgynous fashion means clothing and accessories designed to avoid creating a distinction between masculine and feminine physical characteristics and can be used to express non-binary gender identity. Androgynous fashion is about embracing one's own identity. It’s not lesbian, tomboy, gay, butch, girly, or manly. It’s not masculine or feminine, it’s both. 

The classic androgynous look embraces clean lines, classic pieces, and simple shapes. Androgynous looks are gender neutral. This slam should inspire you to play with blurring the lines between men's fashion and women's fashion. The theme is not a costume - learn more about adrogenyous fashion by searching #AndrogynousFashion on Instagram, or browse Pintrest for inspiration. Please feel free to express your own unique style and, as always, don't be afraid to get weird. 


Please arrive dressed in theme and ready to shoot. An androgynous-themed wardrobe will be provided on location by Eugene's The Clothes Horse for models to incorporate into their look, beginning at 7pm - please don't miss this! If you'd like, visit The Clothes Horse from now until the slam to set aside or purchase items - just let them know you're there for the slam.  Prizes will be awarded to the model who rocks The Clothes Horse's wardrobe with the most creativity and style. Consider June weather and expect to layer up or down, bring base neutrals you're confident in, and comfortable shoes to take full advantage of the space. 

First slam as a model? Have more questions? We created a video for you:


Are you an MUA interested in helping style models? Please let us know!


We appreciate it when photographers dress in sync with the vibe and rock the theme (not required). Photographers should wear comfortable shoes and arrive with their camera ready to shoot.  Please try to arrive by 6:30pm. After checking in, explore the space for inspiring portrait locations, take a few test shots, and chat with fellow creatives. Introductions start at 7pm. Afterwards, we begin each slam by pairing everyone up. Please be prepared to work with many different models in quick 10 minute sessions. Videography, off camera flash, and film photography are welcome but please check in with us before flying a drone. Photography assistants are required to purchase a general ticket. 

The Shutterbug and Tamron USA will be on-hand offering free camera lens rentals throughout the slam - this is an excellent opportunity to try new equipment!

First slam as a photographer? Have more questions? We created a video for you:


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, group size will be limited in accordance with state regulation, and the expansive space provides ample space for everyone to observe responsible social distancing. Masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and bottled water will be provided for participants based on CDC recommendations. All participants be will required to wear a mask. Models can remove their masks when shooting, once the slam officially begins. All Portrait Slam props, equipment and supplies will be sanitized before, during, and after the slam. If you aren't feeling well, please stay home. Let's collaborate to have a safe and creative slam.


This invitation is required to attend. We work hard to curate a balanced & diverse group of creatives. To reserve your spot, please register and purchase your ticket after reading & agreeing to our rules on our website at *We will only be hosting one group for this slam.  Your ticket will become non-refundable after June 23rd. We're always open to suggestions for other models or portrait photographers to consider inviting, please let us know. 

Cover photo credit: Model: Dylan Gates. Photographer: Emily Bickel Photography


For further questions, please reach us at:

(541) 690-9293 

Instagram: @portrait_slam



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    A printed ticket will not be required upon arrival. Tickets become non refundable after June 23rd. Thanks for joining us!

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