The Uk CitySlickers are ambassadors for Lomography in their own city. They have become well known contributors to the Lomography Magazine, and get freebies, opportunities and LomoLove from us! Sound good to you? Well if you like analogue photography and writing, you could join them!
What the hell is a CitySlicker?
A CitySlicker is a person hand picked by Lomography who regularly writes interesting lifestyle pieces about life in their town. Each month Lomography will set a writing task for all the CitySlickers, for instance….
‘Review a clubnight in your town or city’
‘Try out the brand new XXX camera and write about your experience’
‘Fill us in on life at your uni’
…….or something similar! Here are some UK CitySlicker articles that have already been published…
UK CitySlicker Marianne: Say Hello to Nottingham!
UK CitySlicker Claire: We Are Leeds!
UK CitySlicker Sam: Hello and an Introduction to Oxford
UK CitySlicker Georgia: Norwich - Finer Than Fine!
UK CitySlicker Marianne: Gamecity6 Festival
UK CitySlicker Sian: Oh Hey, Exeter!
UK CitySlicker Jessica: A View of London
UK CitySlicker Matthew: Welcome to Oxford
UK CitySlicker Sam: Christmas Parties at Trinity
UK CitySlicker Georgia: A Dark and Subtle Christmas in Norwich
UK CitySlicker Claire: Beer-Fueled Christmas Party Carnage
As well as setting your monthly tasks Lomography will give you support in publishing and publicising your writing. We also often get invited to festivals and events around the country that we can’t go to, so we will be happy to pass these on to you from time to time so you can go and shoot them and review them as your monthly task. Alternatively if there is an event you particularly want to cover we can use our evil powers to try and get you a press pass! (This has already worked for two of our City Slickers, lucky devils!)
How to apply
Please send an email outlining why you think you’d make a great CitySlicker to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to include which city you live in!
Please note that at this time this opportunity is only open to people who live in the UK. This is a voluntary, unpaid opportunity. We are looking for around ten CitySlickers around the UK. You do not need to be an experienced, published writer, but experience will help us to choose you, so please include any relevant links in your application.