#TacomaSlam - Photographer Ticket
Time & Location
About the Event
Portrait Slam is heading to Tacoma! Please join us for a Pop Art themed slam at Tacoma's Lemay Collections at Marymount, the PNW's largest car collection. Find fashion inspiration in Pop Art's vibrant primary colors and exploration of popular culture & consumerism. As always, don't be afraid to get weird. In the words of Jean-Michel Basquiat: "I don't listen to what art critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is."
Location by the Lemay Collections at Marymount
Lenses by Tamron USA
Free camera rentals by Robi's Print Design Center
Pop Art themed wardrobe by Bon Voyage Vintage
*Prizes to the model who rocks Bon Voyage Vintage's wardrobe with the most creativity and to the photographer who gets most creative with Focal Point Photography's camera gear!
Sunday, June 6th
10:00am: Wardrobe & check-in begins
10:45am: Everyone should arrive by this time
11:00am: Introductions begin (please don't miss this!)
11:15pm: Shoot begins
1:00pm: Final shots
1:15pm: Announcements/group photo/return wardrobe & lenses
General ticket: $35
VIP Subscribers: $25 https://www.portraitslam.com/plans-pricing
Guest ticket option for creatives of color: https://www.portraitslam.com/guest-pass
The Lemay Collections at Marymount - 325 152nd St E, Tacoma, WA 98445
Perhaps the most well-known artistic development of the 20th century, Pop Art emerged in reaction to consumerism, mass media, and popular culture. It began in the late 1950's, thrived throughout the 1960's, and continues to influence art and fashion today. Pop Art draws upon everyday objects and media like newspapers, comic books, magazines, and other mundane objects to produce vibrant compositions. Iconic works of Pop Art include Roy Lichtenstein's bold comic-style paintings, Jean-Michel Basquiat's cryptic graffiti, Takashi Murakami's "Superflat" anime, Andy Warhol's soup cans, and Marisol Escobar's pop & folk infused wooden sculptures.
A Pop Art themed wardrobe will be provided on location by Seattle's Bon Voyage Vintage for models to incorporate into their look, beginning at 10am - please don't miss this! Prizes will be awarded to the model who rocks Bon Voyage's wardrobe with the most creativity. For further wardrobe advice and to reserve outfits before the slam: please reach out to them on Instagram at @BonVoyageVintage. You can also find inspiration in this Pop Art Fashion on Pintrest and search #PopArtFashion on InstagramConsider late spring weather and expect to layer up or down, bring base neutrals you're comfortable in, and sturdy shoes to take full advantage of the space.
Jennifer Wang (aka @JenniWangMakeup) and Emily De Rosa (aka @EmilyStarForage) will be offering free makeup styling on location before the slam. Spots are limited. To schedule an appointment with Jennifer & exchange ideas on styling, please write to them on Instagram at @JenniWangMakeup and @EmilyStarForage. Thanks Jennifer & Emily!
*First slam as a model? Have more questions? We created a video for you: https://www.portraitslam.com/videos
We appreciate it when photographers dress in sync with the vibe and rock the theme, but they aren't expected to. Photographers should wear comfortable shoes and arrive with their camera ready to shoot. Please arrive between 10:00am and 10:45pm. After checking in, explore the space for inspiring portrait locations, check out Robi's camera gear and Tamron's selection of lenses available for borrow, take a few test shots, and chat with fellow creatives. Introductions start at 11am. After intros, we begin each slam by pairing everyone up. Please be prepared to work with many different models in quick 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.
**First slam as a photographer? Have more questions? We created a video for you: https://www.portraitslam.com/videos
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, group size will be limited in accordance with state regulation, and the expansive location 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 will be required to wear a mask. Models can remove their masks when shooting, once the slam officially begins. Participants must respect physical distancing throughout the slam. 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 portraitslam.com/rules. Your ticket will become non-refundable after May 30th. We're always open to suggestions for other models or portrait photographers to consider inviting, please let us know.
For further questions, please reach us at:
*Thank you Tamron USA for making this slam possible! We appreciate your support & collaboration.
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