Are you a street photographer or do you know of someone who is? We can think of one, in particular (our talented photographer, Rob Lewis) who would be a perfect candidate for the contest we just got word of. In support of the launch of its new Niko Camera Backpack, Chrome Industries is running a campaign to find the next great urban photographer with its Streets of Chrome contest. The contest, which encourages street photographers from all over to submit their photos, runs from January 22nd to February 14th. Photos will be judged on creativity, originality and the ability to capture the essence of the streets (c’mon, Portland, we’ve got this). Chrome’s expert panel of judges, legendary street photographers Brock Fetch, Rickey Powell, Tod Seelie and Ken Goto, will choose the finalists. The winner will then be determined by open voting on www.streetsofchrome.com. Besides everlasting fame and glory, the winner will take home the grand prize of a Fujifilm X-Pro1 compact-system camera, a Fujifilm X-Pro1 35mm F/1.4 lens and a Chrome Niko Camera Backpack for a total value of over $2,000. The new Niko bag has, as with all Chrome products, a lifetime guarantee. It’s designed for street photographers and action videographers who need a covert utility bag.
Want to know more? There will be a photo exhibition right here in Portland this Friday (1/25) from 8-11PM at 415 SW 10th (next to The Cleaners). Along with photos by the contest judges, there will be beer, music and “possibly some flashing”. The work of Portland’s own local legends, Jon Humphries, Brenton Salo, Damian Riehl and Jason Finn will also be on display for you to check out. Let’s show the world the immense creativity of our Portland street photographers!
For an extra chance to win something, check out Tod Seelie’s blog, SuckaPants.
Streets of Chrome Photo Exhibition
Friday, 1/25, 8-11PM
415 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205