UPCOMING EVENTS

09.09.17
"PURSUIT in NY" // Worldwide InstaMeet 16 (#WWIM16💌)
NEW YORK CITY, TBD
STAY TUNED

UPCOMING CITIES
TORONTO, MIAMI, BOSTON


RECENT EVENTS

06.17.17
"PURSUIT IN LA" // #POPxLA
Venice Beach BoardwalkLOS ANGELES
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Video/Edit by: Nick Trance - @nick.trance

A big thank you to everyone who came out to our first POP meet in Los Angeles!
such an Amazing Day with Amazing company. A SPECIAL thanks to @woodsnap for supporting prizes towards various portrait challenges.

Share your photos via #PoPxLA by Sunday, july 2nd for a chance to win one of the portrait challenges below and the best photos will be shared on PoP's Instagram and stories.

PORTRAIT CHALLENGES

"Classic"

  • 1 overall winner; courtesy of Woodsnap

  • 2 runners-up; Swag (Spring Mag, Totes, Metallic Pins) by PoP

"Creative"

  • 1 overall winner; courtesy of Woodsnap

  • 2 runners-up; Swag (Spring Mag, Totes, Metallic Pins) by PoP

"LA Vibes"

  • 1 overall winner; courtesy of Woodsnap

  • 2 runners-up; Swag (Spring Mag, Totes, Metallic Pins) by PoP

Thank you to friends of POP for spreading the word and supporting us for the Instameet.

PHOTOGRAPHERS
@clinteastwood / @kingvuddha / @jethroalaba / @jaredsvisuals / @devintimothynelson / @justinquebral / @thestreetsensei (NYC BASED)

MODELS
@matisoncard / @dathias / @hannahdo_@kimmyisskinny (NYC BASED) / @litaflita (NYC BASED) / @denny623 (NYC BASED)

TEAM POP in LA:
@saunakspace / @dennistejero / @5thphvse


RECENT EVENTS

06.10.17
"POP SPRING MAG LAUNCH PARTY & Photo EXHIBITION"
Warehouse Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Click here for all the photos from the launch party.

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POP SPRING MAG LAUNCH PARTY & PHOTO EXHIBITION
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday, June 10th to celebrate launch of our Spring Issue 002 and photo exhibition jointly sponsored with AdoramaPix and Warehouse Studios in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

A special thank you to Host Haythom - "Hayoner" / DJ Kevin - Stadium Status / DJ Martian / Live Painting by Artist Shei Phan / Glowstick Performer Jefferzon Alvin

Click here to check out photos from the event.


RECENT EVENTS

04.08.17
"PURSUIT OF FILM" w/ LOMOGRAPHY
THE BOATHOUSE, PROSPECT PARK, NY
2PM – 5PM
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THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO CAME OUT TO OUR first film photography RETRO themed instameet in partnership with Lomography in celebration of National Film Day!

National Film Day was on Wednesday, April 12th and PoP partnered with Lomography to throw an Instameet using film and Lomo Instant Automat cameras! An amazing day with the PoP and Lomography teams as attendees got to shoot with test film cameras (developing & processing included) and various Lomo Instant Automat cameras, courtesy of Lomography. The best photos from the meet are showcased at a Photo Exhibition currently up at the Lomography store in NY and celebrates the diverse talent of both the Lomography & Pursuit of Portrait communities. PLUS, there are Prizes for the best photos to be announced!

Thank you to friends of PoP who were present at the meet.

GUEST MODELS:
@boufyy // @kathryntcarter // @denny623 // @litaflita // @ramonnunez_

GUEST PHOTOGRAPHERS:
@cvatik // @pumpkinspicenyc // @austinwrogers

STYLING:
@denny623 // @dennistejero


03.25.17
"PURSUIT OF KINDNESS"
GANTRY PLAZA STATE PARK, NEW YORK
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Photo Credit: @forourseasons

Photo Credit: @forourseasons

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO "PURSUIT OF KINDNESS" to celebrate The World Wide InstaMeet Weekend #WWIM15 on Saturday, march 25th in gantry plaza state park.

Share your photos of the meet via #PoPxCHI for a chance to win prizes towards various portrait contests, including a chance to donate to your charity of choice provided by Kindness.org, a grand prize of a brand new Fuji XT20 Kit provided by Fujifilm, yearly learning scholarships provided by Skillshare, giveaway swag by PoP and prizes by Palladium BootsWoodsnapSoltau NYCPhoto Shelter and W New York – Union Square.

MEET HASHTAGS: #WWIM15, #WWIM15POP, #PursuitofPortraits
PRIZES: Check out the eventbrite for details/mandates on Prizes

Many thanks to the guest creatives at the meet.
GUEST PHOTOGRAPHERS:
@cvatik / @ari.weiss / @kaitkeem / @thestreetsensei / @dustingenereux / @marshallsharp / @diegopalomino / @austinwrogers

GUEST MODELS:
@kirsten_brooke / @denny623 / @richardsin_ / @chizzychang / @angemariano / @moesph_oreo / @kaitlynmikayla

SPONSORS:
A special thanks to FujifilmSkillsharePalladium BootsWoodsnapSoltau NYCPhoto Shelter, Kindness.org and W New York – Union Square for supporting prizes and being sponsors for the event. 

Meet Cover photo @jsn.liu and @jissaann


RECENT EVENTS

03.18.17
"PURSUIT IN CHICAGO"
Millennium Park, CHICAGO

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO the very first Pursuit of Portraits meet in Chicago!

Share your photos of the meet via #PoPxCHI for a chance to win prizes towards various portrait contests, including a grand prize of a brand new Fuji X100F provided by @Fujifilmx_US, gifts by Palladium Boots, yearly scholarships provided by Skillshare, Swag Package by PoP and prizes by Woodsnap and Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. Thank you for supporting prizes and being sponsors for this event.

Many thanks to our friends who will be present at the meet:
GUEST MODELS: @kristiantalan / @alisimes / @ms_yasia / @samistoked / @marindelmar / @chloeskoczen / @conwaterman
GUEST PHOTOGRAPHERS: @waddy722 / @notnicer / @johnsonluii / @smallbatchphoto / @jonfromchicago / @thatanvar @toritorsion
POP TEAM MEMBER @dennistejero will be facilitating the event.

We look forward to seeing you all!

– Team at Pursuit


02.06.17
"POP UP AT THE W"
W NEW YORK - UNION SQ
21st Floor

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01.02.17
"HELLO 2017" MEET
Location: UMPIRE ROCK, New York City

"Hello 2017" - A big thank you to everyone for coming out for the #hello2017xPoP Instameet! What a great turnout! It was cold and wet and yet it was amazing to see hundreds of you come out with your cameras to connect, create and collaborate for the pursuit (and passion) of portraits! It was great to meet old friends and make new ones. Share your best portraits via the meet hashtag and we will share our favorites on our Instagram over the month of January! 3 lucky winners will also get a chance to takeover the PoP IG account for a limited time.

Thank you for all our support. We couldn't have done this with without you!

Header Image - Models: @ramonnunez_ & @litaflita


PAST EVENTS

09.28.16
"TWILIGHT" MEET
Location: piER 64, New York City

The team at Pursuit of Portraits would like to thank all +100 of you for coming out to the Twilight Instameet with co-host @creativelive on Wednesday, September 28th at 6:30 pm at the Pier 64. Despite the inclement weather, we had a great turnout and an amazing time shooting portraiture with lights. Our thanks also go out to our co-host Creative Live and visual artist & night photographer Matt Hill, for showing us some tips and tricks for twilight + night portraits. Thanks to @adoramapix and @woodsnap for supporting portrait categories.

Meet Official Hashtags:
Remember to include all meet official hashtags in the captions of all your posts: #PoPxCL, #creativelive, #pursuitofportraits

Portrait Categories & Prizes:
Submissions for all our portrait challenges must be shared using the meet hashtags by Saturday, Oct 5th at 11:59PM EST to be considered.

PORTRAIT CATEGORIES & PRIZES:

"Creative" - Sponsored by Woodsnap
1 Winner & 2 Runners: Gift Certificates by www.woodnsnap.com

"Twilight" - Sponsored by AdoramaPix
1 Winner & 2 Runners: Gift Certificates by www.adoramapix.com

"Best of All" - Sponsored by CreativeLive + Pursuit of Portraits
1 Winner: CL's Photo Week 2016 Bundle ($499 value) +  Pursuit of Portrait's print magazine launch issue, a PoP metallic pin, tote & a chance to curate/takeover the PoP IG page for 3 days!

PARTNERS:
We would like to thank Creative Live; our co-hosts and our sponsors; Woodsnap and AdoramaPix for their support, giveaways and prizes towards the portrait categories.


09.17.16
"PICNIC POTLUCK" MEET: prospect park, BROOKLYN
POP MAG LAUNCH PARTY: W NEW YORK – UNION SQUARE

The entire team at Pursuit of Portraits would like to thank all +200 of you for coming out to our "Picnic Potluck" Instameet in Prospect Park and to the "PoP Mag Launch Party" at the W New York - Union Square! What an amazing day and turnout at both the events. Check out some of the photos from the launch party on our FB Page. We do want to apologies all those who were not able to get access to the launch party. We will make sure our next event is age-friendly. For everyone who took photos at the Instameet, please remember to share them using the meet hashtags by Sunday, October 2nd at 11:59PM EST. to be considered for any one of the portrait categories. See UPDATED Portrait categories below.

Meet Official Hashtags:
Remember to include all meet official hashtags in the captions of all your posts: #WWIM14POP, #PursuitofPortraits and #WWIM14

Portrait Categories & Prizes:
"Classic" - Sponsored by AdoramaPix
1 Winner & 2 Runners: Gift Certificates by www.adoramapix.com

"Portrait in the Park" - Sponsored by Woodsnap
1 Winner & 2 Runners: Gift Certificates by www.woodnsnap.com

"A View from Above" - Sponsored by FoodKick
1 Winner & 2 Runners: Gift Certificates by www.foodkick.freshdirect.com

"Best of All" - Sponsored by JBL
One lucky winner will win one Xtreme speaker, courtesy of JBL.

PARTNERS:
We would like to thank FoodKick for graciously providing picnic essentials for everyone at the potluck and for supporting a portrait category with gift certificates. We would like to thank JBL for keeping the energy high by donating a splashproof, JBL Xtreme speaker toward our Picnic Potluck Instameet and the "Best of All" category. Our thanks also go to AdoramaPix & Woodnap for supporting prizes towards portrait category challenges for the Instameet. Lastly, we would like to thank W New York - Union Square for hosting us for the launch-party and to AdoramaPix for sponsoring the photo exhibition. Thank you to our friend DJ Eli Fola for the music that definitely set the mood for the night at the Launch Party.


04.23.16
"HELLO EARTHLINGS" MEET
Location: TURTLE POND, CENTRAL PARK, NYC

The entire team at Pursuit of Portraits would like to thank all +250 of you for coming out to our "Hello Earthlings" Instameet in Central Park! We couldn't have asked for better weather or a better group of portrait-lovers to celebrate Instagarm's World Wide Instameet Weekend in honor of Earth Day.

Meet Official Hashtags:
Remember to include all meet official hashtags in the captions of all your posts: #WWIM13POP, #PursuitofPortraits and #WWIM13

Portrait Categories & Prizes:
Submissions for all our portrait challenges (excluding the "Earthlings" category) must be shared using the meet hashtags by Sunday, May 8th at 11:59PM EST to be considered.

Portrait Categories & PRIZES:

  • "Environmental" - Sponsored by Pendleton (@pendletonwm)
    1 National Park Blanket Grand Prize, 2 National Park Throws for the 2 Runners-Up
  • "Street Style" - Sponsored by Daniel Wellington (@danielwellington)
    1 Winner & 2 Runners-Up: Watch by www.danielwellington.com
  • "Classic" - Sponsored by AdoramaPix (@adoramapix)
    1 Winner & 2 Runners-Up: Gift Certificates by AdoramaPix.com
  • "Creative" - Sponsored by Palladium (@palladium_boots)
    3 Winners: A pair of any style of shoes each by www.palladiumboots.com
  • "Earthlings" - Sponsored by TenTree (@tentree)
    1 Winner & 2 Runners-Up: Gift Certificates by www.tentree.com
    For eligibility, attendees and followers of @Pursuitof Portraits globally can share portraits showing love for trees via for a week starting April 22nd and TenTree will plant 10 trees for every photo shared via ‪#‎hugatree‬, ‪#‎WWIM13POP, #LifeonEarthWWIM13. We are all about small steps towards being able to give back and make a difference. And this awesome category celebrates Earth Day Weekend promoting Instagram's ‪#‎LifeonEarthWWIM13‬
  • "Best of All" - Sponsored by Fujifilm (@fujifilmx_us)
    A grand prize giveaway of a Fujifilm X-E2S with XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS kit (Value $999.95)

PARTNERS:
We would like to thank all our sponsors; Fujifilm, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Daniel Wellington, Palladium Boots, TenTree and AdoramaPix for their support and awesome prizes for each of the portrait categories. We would also like to thank W Hotels Times Square for hosting us for the after-party and North River Lobster Co. for accomodating us with priority boarding for the boat ride after the after-party!

Event Post Photo Credit: saunakspace, Model: @scarlet_sage


04.30.16
"PURSUIT IN SEATTLE" MEET
Location: DISCOVERY PARK, SEATTLE
co-Host: @igers_seattle

The entire team at Pursuit of Portraits would like to thank all +75 of you for coming out this past Saturday to our first Instameet in the Pacific North West; "Pursuit in Seattle" meet with co-host @igers_seattle.

Meet Official Hashtags:
Remember to include all meet official hashtags in the captions of all your posts: #PursuitofPortraits, #PoPxSEA and #Igers_Seattle

Portrait Categories & Prizes:
Submissions for all our portrait challenges must be shared using the meet hashtags by Saturday, May 7th at 11:59PM PST to be considered.

PORTRAIT CATEGORIES & PRIZES:
CLASSIC - 3 Winners: Sponsored by Leonard & Church (@LeonardAndChurch)
ENVIRONMENTAL - 3 Winners: Sponsored by Woodsnap (@Woodsnap)

PARTNERS:
We would like to thank our sponsors; Leonard & Church, Woodsnap, Moment Lens and Creative Live for their support, giveaways and prizes towards the portrait categories.

HOST TEAMS IN ATTENDANCE:
Pursuit of Portraits: @skinnywashere, @aundre, @deejayforte, @saunakspace
Igers Seattle: @yomichaela, @mrvalography

Header Photo Credit: @yomichaela


PAST EVENTS

02.20.16
"IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE" MEET
Location: BATTERY PARK, NYC
co-host: @moodygrams

A huge thank you to everyone who came out for our “In the Mood for Love” meet, co-hosted in partnership with @moodygrams, in New York City’s Battery Park this past Saturday, February 20th. We loved meeting all 250 of you, and are excited to see all of the work you collaborated together to create this weekend. Check out our official hashtags #PoPxMoody and #pursuitofportraits for photos from the meet.

Portrait Challenges & Prize Details
For more details on the portrait challenges and sponsors and prizes, please visit our eventbrite page.

Partners
We would like to thank our co-host @moodygrams for this partnership. We would also like to thank our sponsors; W Hotels, AdoramaPix, ShopHex, Jack Erwin, Langly, Woodsnap and NewYork.com for their support and awesome prizes for each of the portrait categories. Special thanks to The Malt House for hosting us for the after-party.

Click here to download Press Release


10.04.15
"For The Pursuit" MEET
Location: CENTRAL PARK, NYC
co-hosts: @centralparknyc & @instagramnyc

Thank you for attending the "For the Pursuit" meet in Central Park on Sunday, October 4th in partnership with @centralparknyc and @instagramnyc. A big thank you to @instagram for this opportunity during the worldwide instameet weekend. Check out our official hashtags #wwim12pop and #pursuitofportraits for photos from the meet.

Portrait Challenges & Prize Details
For more details on the portrait challenges and sponsors and prizes, please visit our eventbrite page.

Partners
We would like to thank our co-hosts, Central Park Conservatory and Instagram NYC for this amazing partnership. We would also like to thank our sponsors Triumph Hotels, Moment Lens, Woodsnap, Just Porter, NewYork.com and Social Print Studio for all the amazing prizes and the support.

Click here to download Press Release

 


11.15.15
"THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL POP" MEET
LOCATION: SINGAPORE

In collaboration with @calvinavigator, the first Singapore's Edition of PoP (#pop_sg1, #pursuitofportraits_singapore) took place on Sunday, 15 November 2015! Together with @bearfangs and @zooliejoe_gf, the meet brought together aspiring portrait makers and photo enthusiasts keen to explore more about portraiture; all fueling the goal to connect, collaborate, share, inspire and be inspired!


10.04.15
"FOR THE PURSUIT" MEET
LOCATION: LAKE EOLA, ORLANDO, FL

This one took place in Orlando, Florida; in partnership with @IGers_Orlando@ricoa87 and @erniewlemon! A huge thanks to Rico, Ernie and Igers Orlando for partnering and organizing this one. Check out#wwim12pop_orl for all the shots from this meet.



05.09.15
The FIRST "PURSUIT OF PORTRAITS" MEET
LOCATION: THE HIGHLINE, NYC

The first @pursuitofportraits Instameet co-hosted with @skinnywashere was organized on The Highline on May 05th, 2015 with a participation of about 50 people including photographers, iphoneographers, stylists, models and a curious group of people keen to know more about portraiture. Click here for more photos from the meet.