Monday, October 29, 2012

Photobooths and Polaroid


Pumpkin Picking with the Girls!
















Dollinger’s Pumpkin Farm in Channahon, Illinois
Polaroid SX-70, Polaroid Land Camera 250 and Polaroid Spectra SE
Expired Polaroid Softtone, FujiFilm FP- 100c, FujiFilm FP-3000b and the Impossible PX-70 New Formula!! 

Rachel, Kelly, Meags and I all went pumpkin picking last Monday and even though it was pouring out when we got there the rain started to clear and we had a wonderful time! I haven't been pumpkin picking since I moved to Chicago and it was wonderful doing fall activities in the mid-west.

Filter After Hours




Chicago, Illinois
Polaroid Land Camera 250
FujiFilm FP-3000b

My internship with Filter Photo Festival is almost done and what an experience. A lot of talented people viewed my portfolio and I heard a lot of interesting things. Here are some instant photos of all the wonderful people I got to work with!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

MIA

Sorry I've been lacking on posting, I've been so busy with my 21 credit hour semester, internship with Filter Photo Festival and a job. I've never been so busy and I have no idea how I am awake right now. Hopefully things will come down after the festival and midterms. I have been photographing and I developed six rolls! So new post will happen soon. Can't wait to enjoy all the beautiful colors of fall!

I'm a Semi-finalist!!



NOVEMBER 15TH AT DOUBLE DOOR 8PM

Hello everyone, once again I want to take you ALL for voting and making me get to the Semi-Finals for RAWards 2012! Could not have done this without all your support!

So here is the deal:
There are five other photographers (including myself) all fighting to represent the city of Chicago. The winner will be announce at the end of the showcase! There will be a live voting from the audience (one vote per craft) and three judges will also have 50% of the say as well. Here is what I need you to do:

1) Come to the showcase!!!! Tickets are $15 
www.rawartists.org/chicago/rawards2012
2) Bring everyone you know, spread the word! Buy your friends and family tickets too! I need as many of my friends as possible so I can get the most votes. I need bodies!!!
3) Vote for me!!
4) Have a good time and drink beer.

I just need to see your lovely faces: See my artwork and vote for me :D

If I make it to the finals then another round of judges will narrow it down from 50 photographers to 10, then those 10 photographers will go to Hollywood. 

If I win Photographer of the Year this is what I'll win:

- Consultation with Markus & Indrani, Celebrity/Award-winning Photographers from Bravo's Double Exposure
- Consultation with Jody Domingue, Celebrity Photographer
- Half a day at Jody Domingue Studios
- Exhibit in Downtown LA Artwalk
- Placement in Artspace Warehouse
- Opportunity to include art/prints in IndiExhibit celebrity award show gift bags (3 events)
- $500 gift certificate to Nations Photo Lab
- 1000 printed IndieCards from Bands on a Budget
- Write-up feature on Artslant.com
- Write-up feature on Staged Incident
- RAW's Golden Ticket: Unlimited free showcases in any RAW location (50+ cities) during the 2013 season
- RAW:Photographer of the year Winner's Seal & Accolade
- RAW On-Camera interview
- Honored at RAWards 2012 Ceremony as RAW:Photographer of the Year
- Featured on RAWartists.org 

SO I NEED YOUR HELP! After this showcase it's out of yours and my hands. So please, help me reach a dream of mine to show my work around the USA.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

RAWards 2012! Nominate me!



Hey guys! Most of you know that I showcased my artwork with Raw: Natural Born Artist at Double Door back in June and now the RAWards is finally here! Basically I need as many votes as possible so I can win top three photographers in the city of Chicago: if I win that then I go to semi finals, then finals which will be in Hollywood CA! I get tons of prizes and show off my work to a lot of important people. 

How can you help?

Voting starts October 1st until October 15th and the best part is YOU CAN VOTE ONCE A DAY FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS!

How do you vote?

1. Go to http://www.rawartists.org/laurenwilkins and click REGISTER at the top of the homepage
2. Input a valid email address (only have to do this once)
3. Verify the email address by checking your email and confirming it
4. Log-on with your new registation and vote!
5. come back the next day to vote again! One vote per day and per email ;)

If I win I'll make everyone whiskey cupcakes, yeah I'm serious.

Tell everyone, please and thank you :)