Wanderlust Vintage here in Portland has been putting on monthly artist window series with local illustrators and designers to create these incredible art displays and unique items for sale in the shop. I came by to shoot Kate Bingaman Burt‘s opening.
Kate is a local illustrator here in town, and I can’t think of a better way to describe her work than fun. You’ve probably seen some of her charming illustrations somewhere: she’s done work for Madewell, Girl Scouts, Etsy, VH1, Baby Gap, Poketo & Target, Real Simple and Nature’s Path just to name a small few.
She went above and beyond with her window display, drawing on the windows with illustrations of items from the shop, cards for sale with those illustrations, and took the coolest wall of chain-linked paper printed with her drawings beyond any 1st grader’s wildest dreams. Her work is so colorful, playful and full of life. If you meet her it makes sense–she is always laughing, smiling and supporting the people around her.
Vanessa and Dan at Wanderlust were the consummate hosts, and they are so fun and friendly. You feel welcomed right when you meet them. Their shop is full of finds I can honestly say are really unique. They have a lot of locally-made stuff, but their vintage collection is chock-full of gems from a wide range of decades–just really special pieces.
I wanted the black and white photos to kind of have that 70′s photojournalistic feel so went with a 3200 ASA for that grainy look. I had a blast.
Client: Wanderlust Vintage
Photographer: Kelly Searle