#UrbanSlam - Photographer Ticket
Time & Location
About the Event
Portrait Slam is back in action! Please join us for a 1990's streetwear themed slam at the Urban Cork in Downtown Medford. Find style and vibe inspiration from your favorite fashion iconics of the era and don't be afraid to get loud. Biggie Smalls said it best in 1996: "Stay far from timid, only make moves when your heart’s in it, and live the phrase ‘sky’s the limit"...
Location by the Urban Cork
Free camera lens rentals by Focal Point Photography
Armored vehicles by the Oregon National Guard
Curated wardrobe by Tia Reagan Creative
Makeup styling on location by Liza Blunt
Prize by @BohoBella to the model who rocks Tia's wardrobe with the most creativity
Saturday, April 3rd
4:00pm: Wardrobe & check-in begins
4:45pm: Everyone should arrive by this time
5:00pm: Introductions begin (please don't miss this!)
5:15pm: Shoot begins
7:00pm: Final shots
7:15pm: Announcements/group photo/return wardrobe & lenses
General ticket: $30
VIP Subscribers: $20 https://www.portraitslam.com/plans-pricing
Guest ticket option for creatives of color: https://www.portraitslam.com/guest-pass
The 90's, commonly regarded as the "Golden Age" of hip-hop, was rich with ground-breaking music and greatly influenced 1990's streetwear style. During the 90's: A Tribe Called Quest debuted, the Fresh Prince moved to Bel-Air, MC Hammer rocked parachute pants, the Beastie Boys released Ill Communication, East Coast feuded with West Coast, and Salt-N-Pepa became the first female rap group to win a grammy. Movies and TV shows that feature iconic 90's streetwear fashion include White Men Can't Jump, Pulp Fiction, Clueless, In Living Color, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
American sportswear brands had a huge impact on 90'streetwear fashion, most notably Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, Kangol, Starter, Champion, and Supreme - as did cultural brands like FUBU, Phat Farm, Baby Phat, Pelle Pelle, Ecko, and Wu Wear. Bold patterns and colors were popular in the early 90's. Camo patterns in the late 90's. Denim dungaress made a comeback, often worn with one or both straps unclasped. Sports jerseys, letterman's and snapback hats were extremely popular. In New York, Timberlands and Lugz boots paired perfectly with oversized jeans, puffy jackets, and hoodies.
*This theme is not a costume. Challenge yourself to incorporate 90's streetwear fashion into your own unique style & seek vibe inspiration from your favorite aspects of 1990's swag. Help inspire others by sharing outfits and/or accessories on Instagram - tag @portrait_slam and we'll share it. As always, we celebrate individuality & creativity: please feel free to express that uniqueness. In other words, it's ok to get weird!
A 90'streatware wardrobe will be provided on location by Downtown Medford's Tia Reagan Creative for models to incorporate into their look, beginning at 4pm - please don't miss this! A gift bag from Medford's Boho Bella will be awarded to the model who rocks Tia's wardrobe with the most creativity. For further wardrobe advice and to reserve outfits before the slam: please reach out to Tia on Instagram at @TiaReaganCreative. Consider early 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.
Makeup: Liza Blunt will be offering free makeup styling on lcoation before the slam, by appointment. Spots are limited - don't hesitate to reach out to Lizzy on Instagram at @liza.blunt to schedule and exchange ideas. Thanks Liza!
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 4:00 and 4:45pm. After checking in, explore the space for inspiring portrait locations, check out Focal Point's gear, take a few test shots, and chat with fellow creatives. Introductions start at 5pm. 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.
Dallas, OR's Focal Point Photography (Oregon's best independent camera shop) will be on hand with an assortment of lenses and gear for photographers to borrow during the slam. Don't miss this incredible opportunity! Come early and check our Focal Point Photography's selection before intros begin at 5pm. Thanks Focal Point!
**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 March 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:
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