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Sloika Darkroom: Unpacking Web3 and NFTs with photographers

Sloika Darkroom: Unpacking Web3 and NFTs with photographers

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Sloika Darkroom is where we share stories and celebrate success of photographers in the web3 space. Sloika is a curated photography NFT platform that helps onboard creators to the web3 space.
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1704 NFTs Collected! Collector Spotlight with Leslie Spurlock | Episode #30
In this Monday episode, host Pam Voth interviews prolific art and photo NFT collector, Leslie Spurlock. We learn that she has collected 1,704 NFTs to date (but that number is likely to change by the time you read this). She loves to be an artist’s first collector and finds many of the pieces she buys through her activity on Twitter. She believes we should all do what we can to make the world a better place and actively supports causes and movements that give voice to those who are oppressed. She is also a photographer and is in the early stages of her own future photo NFT drop, so keep your eyes peeled for that. We are also joined by Sloika co-founder, Ev Tchebotarev, who shared some early-week nerd talk about the future vision of web3 and why this bear market is a time when developers can build and anticipate all that might be coming our way. Recorded October 3, 2022. Our speakers: Leslie Spurlock, Ev Tchebotarev, Sara Grayson, Thérèse B, and your host, Pam Voth. Sloika series we mentioned: https://sloika.xyz/aaronsosa.eth/survivors-of-nazism-and-shoah-part-1 https://sloika.xyz/nakulsharma07.eth/chasing-lights https://sloika.xyz/subodhshetty.eth https://sloika.xyz/sungrazers.eth/katrina-whirlds ------------------------------------------ Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
02:18:19
October 04, 2022
The Decentralization in Web3 | Episode #29
In this Friday episode, host Ev Tchebotarev helps to unpack the week’s events in the web3 space. We witnessed Tyler Hobbs launching QQL generative art project and banning X2Y2 marketplace from participation. Azuki was briefly delisted by OpenSea (by the end of the episode it was resolved), showing powers that platforms have over projects and teams. Polly shared the timeline of early Ethereum projects from 2015 to today, so we will need to do detective work to find out who was the first photographer to ever be on-chain?! We touched on the current bear market, looked into OpenSea metrics for the last 2 years, and discussed what photographers can do to ride this out. Recorded on September 30, 2022. Our speakers: Polly Pierce, Laura Abad, and your host, Ev Tchebotarev. ------------------------------------------ Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
01:10:00
September 30, 2022
Sloika Fam Drop Party | Episode #28
Wednesdays are Drop Party days in the Sloika Darkroom. In today’s episode, photographers around the world tell us about their 1/1 series and editions. We learn about the Asiatic lions of Sasan Gir National Park, historic volcano eruptions in Hawai’i, macro smartphone photography of spiders, infrared sci-fi documentary-style photography, a new light painting method that creates a luminous fabric effect, how a certain saxophone evokes deep emotions, a kite festival in India, and how the technique of using ND filters, a tripod, and a shutter release cable brought a creative concept to life in Istanbul. Recorded September 28, 2022. Our speakers included Dr. Vimal Hemani, Joseph Anthony, Kiran, Douglas Lambert, FONDphoto - Sergey Savenko, Paschalis, Bipradev Roy, Yavuz Sariyildiz, and host, Pam Voth. Sloika Series Links https://sloika.xyz/drhemani.eth/the-lion-king https://sloika.xyz/drhemani.eth/hemanjani https://sloika.xyz/josephanthony.eth/savage-beauty-hawaii-volcanos-ethereum-the-merge-1-1 https://sloika.xyz/josephanthony.eth/savage-beauty-hawaii-volcanos-ethereum-the-merge-editions https://sloika.xyz/kiran46.eth/aliens-among-us https://sloika.xyz/douglaslambert.eth/spacecraft-orpheus https://sloika.xyz/fondphoto.eth/gold https://sloika.xyz/fondphoto.eth/light-sculptures-one https://sloika.xyz/pacon76studio.eth/that-night https://sloika.xyz/bipra.eth/liberty https://sloika.xyz/bipra.eth/fiesta ------------------------------------------ Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
02:42:47
September 29, 2022
From Active Volcanoes to Cyberpunk | Episode #27
In this Monday episode, we ask photographers to tell us about a shot that defined their style. Along the way, we find inspiration from painters like Gustav Klimt and fine works of literature. We learn how the Fujifilm system is well-suited for color palettes found in Japan and Hong Kong, why shooting the active volcano of Stromboli doesn’t require a telephoto lens, how one artist is spreading inspiration through his iPhone photography, and find an unlikely connection in the search for the lost mural of Leonardo DaVinci. Recorded September 26, 2022. Our speakers included MVP_ModernVintagePhotos, Dave Yoder, Ev Tchebotarev, Steven Bezzio, Pete Burkeet, Dylan Newton, iTatchero, and host, Pam Voth. Links to Sloika Series https://sloika.xyz/modernvintagephotos.eth/fine-art-nudes https://sloika.xyz/daveyoder.eth/15-years-in-italy https://sloika.xyz/picklefig.eth/techrunners ------------------------------------------ Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
02:45:40
September 26, 2022
The Hardest Web3 Challenge For Photographers | Episode #26
In this Friday episode, host Ev Tchebotarev helps to unpack the week’s events in the web3 space such as the Wintermute $160M hack. We also dive into why "your own smart contract” might not actually be your own. Several photographers shared their responses to “what is most difficult for you in web3.” Our conversation with speakers on stage covered the importance of building connections within the community, experimenting with different ways of connecting throughout web3, balancing our mental health, and the real-life dangers of toxic positivity. Recorded on September 23, 2022. Our speakers included: Ev Tchebotarev, Adam Carity, Polly Pierce, and Treelana. ------------------------------------------ Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
01:52:34
September 23, 2022
Female Muay Thai Fighters to Street Portraits | Episode #25
In this Monday episode, photographers share updates about what they’re working on now that the ETH merge has come and gone. We hear about the FightHers collective’s drop that showcases female photographers who shoot female Muay Thai fighters, onboarding women into web3, experimental photography, receiving feedback on your own work, some unique perspectives on street photography, and the challenge of shooting live volcanoes. Recorded on September 19, 2022. Our speakers included KOBgyeiStudios, Tiffany Lai for Fighthers Collective, Yavuz Sariyildiz, Dave Yoder, Joseph Anthony, and host, Pam Voth. Sloika Series Links https://sloika.xyz/fighthers.eth/iron-sharpens-iron https://sloika.xyz/yavuzsariyildiz.eth/ghosts-in-the-city https://sloika.xyz/daveyoder.eth/15-years-in-italy https://sloika.xyz/daveyoder.eth/fashionista ------------------------------------------ Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
02:16:26
September 19, 2022
Post ETH Merge Ways to Accelerate Photo NFT Sales | Episode #24
In our Friday edition of the Sloika Darkroom, co-founder Ev Tchebotarev takes the mic to recap highlights from the week plus talk about strategies NFT photographers can implement to accelerate their sales. The ETH merge was completed successfully on September 15 reducing the blockchain’s energy consumption by ~99.95%. Looking ahead, we’ll see the Ethereum roadmap that will include the use of L2 chains to store more data, compression algorithms, and sharding. We unpack the details shared in the latest issue of Sloika’s newsletter about ways to accelerate photo NFT sales. We cover the 3 tiers of collectors: whales, mid-tier (often, tech entrepreneurs), and creator/collectors, and discuss how a useful strategy might be to release work that is appropriately presented and priced to each tier that includes both 1/1 art and editions. Recorded on September 16, 2022. “Retweets are free, so let’s use them to support other artists.” Speakers included Ev Tchebotarev, Dylan Wade, and host, Pam Voth. ------------------------------------------ Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
01:44:32
September 16, 2022
Alcatraz to the Vatican by Way of Istanbul (But First, The Merge) | Episode #23
In this Wednesday edition of the Sloika Darkroom, we gathered for a Drop Party to hear from Sloika photographers around the world about their upcoming or current series and editions. To kick things off, we started with the discussion of the Ethereum merge happening in about 13 hours from our recording. Our host, Pam Voth, had a brief talk with Sloika co-founder, Ev Tchebotarev, about what that will mean for all of us. His message basically is that the Merge is happening, nothing can stop it,  and everything will be just fine. To commemorate the occasion, he’s got his first soul-bound token (SBT). Great to hear! After that our conversation covered topics like creative collaborations, NFT collectives, female Muay Thai fighters, Alcatraz, the Vatican, Istanbul’s Galata Tower and Galata Bridge, conservation safaris and Asiatic lions. We also learn a bit more about upgradable NFTs, 0xSplits, Shopify token-gating, and the innovative plans some NFT photographers have for their own future web3 roadmaps. Our speakers included Ev Tchebotarev, Joseph Anthony, Polly Pierce, Tiffany Lai, Dr. Vimal Hemani, Yavuz Sariyildiz, Sushen Talwar, Dave Yoder, Hakan Biyiklioglu. These are the Sloika series we discussed https://sloika.xyz/pollyshot.eth/the-wonder https://sloika.xyz/fighthers.eth/iron-sharpens-iron https://sloika.xyz/drhemani.eth https://sloika.xyz/josephanthony.eth/city-to-wilderness-sri-lanka https://sloika.xyz/ericpare.eth https://sloika.xyz/yavuzsariyildiz.eth/ghosts-in-the-city https://sloika.xyz/sushen.eth/alcatraz-the-rock https://sloika.xyz/daveyoder.eth/15-years-in-italy https://sloika.xyz/daveyoder.eth/euphoria-in-the-presence https://sloika.xyz/hakanbiyiklioglu.eth/galata-blues ------------------------------------------ Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
03:19:05
September 14, 2022
Encounters In The Woods | Episode #22
Sloika Darkroom Mondays are for inspiration, but that can come in many forms! We ask “what do you need to get better at?” but the answers soon lead us to scary and funny stories of possible ninjas in the woods, fog machines, and camping encounters with raccoons, snakes, giant leatherback turtles, and dangerous snakes. But on the slightly more serious side, digital art collector AlphaTrilogy suggested a while back that photographers should think about sharing behind-the-scenes video footage that shows how we go about creating photographs, so that is certainly something we can all work on. Our Twitter Space got rugged in the middle of a story, so we re-convened in order to hear the rest of it. Recorded September 12, 2022. Our speakers included co-host Dima Chatrov with Michael Hartley, MV_ModernVintagePhotos, Dave Yoder, and your host, Pam Voth. ------------------------------------------ Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
02:10:57
September 12, 2022
Pushing Art + Technology Limits: Authenticity of 1/1 NFTs, Update On ETH Merge, Artist's Smart Contracts | Episode #21
In this Friday episode of the Sloika Darkroom, CEO and Co-founder, Ev Tchebotarev leads us in our regular tech talk to bring everyone up to speed on recent events and issues in the web3, crypto, and NFT photography space. Our talk covered the news of Coinbase bankrolling the lawsuit, Tornado Cash, Sloika’s first uniquely non-upgradable smart contract and how it delivers benefits compared to other smart contracts and platform contracts like those on OpenSea, SuperRare, Foundation. How collectors like AlphaTrilogy prefer "frozen metadata", Sloika grants for female photographers, young photographers, and photographers in emerging markets, the ETH merge and its relationship with TTD (Total Terminal Difficulty), and Ultrasound.money to track the Merge. We also brought several speakers to the stage for a conversation about building integrity and credibility in the web3 space especially surrounding the definition of 1/1 NFT art and editions in light of a thread highlighted by the collector Ashtar. Recorded September 9, 2022. Speakers included Ev Tchebotarev, Subodh Shetty, Pelin Genc, Ashton Tekno, Dave Yoder, Thérèse B, Polly Pierce, Steve Bennett, and Pam Voth. ------------------------------------------ Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
02:28:57
September 09, 2022
From Pope Francis to Chasing Storms with Sloika Photographers | Episode #20
In this Wednesday Drop Party episode of the Sloika Darkroom hosted by Pam Voth, we hear photographers worldwide share their 1/1 NFTs and editions. After a quick technical discussion about how to play music at the beginning of a Twitter Space, we dive into a conversation with Sloika-verified photographers starting with Houston Vandergriff, whose Twitter handle is DownsandTowns. One of the images we discuss was inspired by storm chaser and NFT collector, Leslie Spurlock. Co-host Subodh Shetty is gearing up to photograph the wildebeest migration in Tanzania and related a story about a domestic donkey that joined the Masai Mara migration. We also learn about collaborating artists, DeGods, Yoots, Degens, Bored Ape Yacht Club, and other activities on the Solana, Tezos, and Ethereum blockchains. Photographers are using innovative ways to release their images as NFTs including introducing gamification, perks, and scarcity. Along the way, several live sales happen and NFT collectors talk directly with artists about why they collected certain pieces that use focus stacking, Lee 10-stop ND filters, and composite layers created using Adobe Photoshop. Our conversation touches on Pope Francis, Kashmir saffron fields, cyberpunk portraits, getting laid off from a job, OpenSea, and Vitalik Buterin’s comments about the Ethereum merge, splurge, purge, surge, and verge. Recorded on September 7, 2022. We were joined by speakers including Subodh Shetty, Houston Vandergriff, Katie Vandergriff, Polly Pierce, Pelin Genc, Dave Yoder, Madhur Nangia, Yavuz Sariyildiz, Steve Bennett, Sushen Talwar, Arun Kumar Nalimela, Kafeel Gillani, Dylan Newton, Joseph Anthony, and Vinayak Bhat. Sloika series we discussed: https://sloika.xyz/downsandtowns.eth/moyamoya https://sloika.xyz/pollyshot.eth/the-wonder https://sloika.xyz/yavuzsariyildiz.eth/ghosts-in-the-city https://sloika.xyz/stevebennett.eth/moon-drops https://sloika.xyz/sushen.eth/tales-of-new-york https://sloika.xyz/pelingenc.eth/geometry https://sloika.xyz/arunkumarnalimela.eth/super7 https://sloika.xyz/arunkumarnalimela.eth/sinthan-top https://sloika.xyz/arunkumarnalimela.eth/yamuna-ghat-the-magic-of-seagulls https://sloika.xyz/madhurnangia.eth/a-layer-of-life https://sloika.xyz/picklefig.eth/the-guardian https://sloika.xyz/picklefig.eth/techrunners https://sloika.xyz/josephanthony.eth/city-to-wilderness-sri-lanka ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
03:41:38
September 07, 2022
"I Photograph Because..." — Stories From The Artists | Episode #19
In this Monday episode of the Sloika Darkroom, your host Pam Voth talks with NFT photographers and asks them to fill in the blank for this question, “I photograph because…” After Subodh Shetty shares his wine-buying strategy (go for pricey with a beautiful label), our conversation takes us around the world and we learn that photography has some pretty deep meaning for people.  For some, photography is a way of life and a sort of therapy that helps them deal with life’s challenges. We hear stories of how photography inspired people to find the strength to quit a job that didn’t make them happy. Recorded on September 5, 2022. We were joined by a long list of speakers including Ev Tchebotarev, Subodh Shetty, Deborah Berry, Yavuz Sariyildiz, Dileep Kumar Jain, Jason Betzner, Mike Bass, Arun Kumar Nalimela, Artzy Dreams MaryAnn, Sasikiran Vals, Grams, Steve Bennett, Bipra, Ratnadwip, Kafeel Gillani, and Dima Chatrov. ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
03:22:31
September 05, 2022
The Merge Is Near | Episode #18
On this Friday episode of the Sloika Darkroom, hosts Ev Tchebotarev and Pam Voth talk about the latest developments in the NFT marketplaces that affect NFT photographers and collectors. After wishing Keanu Reeves a happy birthday, we dive into some technical topics like the Ethereum Merge, how Ledger and NFT marketplaces will be pausing transactions during the Merge, John McAfee documentary on Netflix, decisions by NFT marketplaces like X2Y2 and Sudoswap are making NFT artist royalties on secondary optional, the Beeple $1 mint, wash trading, and creative collaboration within collectives.  Topics covered: ETH merge gets closer Ledger and NFT marketplaces are pausing trading ahead of the Merge Happy Birthday Keanu Reeves (and welcome to the NFTs) John McAfee Netflix documentary "Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee" Beeple (Mike Winkelmann) and the key to growing a loyal following Creators' royalties are at risk of disappearing due to marketplaces changes How marketplaces seed liquidity, the right way and the "other" way Collectives to help usher an era of collaboration  We were joined by a great cohort of speakers, including Victor Fernandes, Michael Hartley, Steve Bennett, Pelin Genç, Polly Pierce. Recorded on September 2, 2022. ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
04:04:42
September 02, 2022
Furthering Collaboration Between Artists | Episode #17
On this special Wednesday episode of Sloika Darkroom, we discuss how collaboration between photographers, movie makers, song producers, animators, and AI can produce works of art that are unthinkable when we would do arts by ourselves. We also covered how platforms, like Instagram, influence creative choices, such as cropping and composition.  Mike Bass sang a song, and speakers shared their experiences. On this episode, guests are: Grams, Dave Yoder, Waleed Shah, Pelin Genc, Mike Bass, Polly Pierce, Lucidfo20, Xano (Goblin Dragon) and Basil (MVP_ModernVintagePhotos). Co-hosts Subodh Shetty and Ev Tchebotarev. Recorded on August 31, 2022.  Check out these Sloika series that were discussed: https://sloika.xyz/daveyoder.eth/fashionista https://sloika.xyz/gramsdidit.eth/flyvory https://sloika.xyz/lucidcreationzltd.eth/hawksbill-turtle https://sloika.xyz/pelingenc.eth/the-red-dome https://sloika.xyz/pollyshot.eth/venus-genesis-ii https://sloika.xyz/modernvintagephotos.eth/fine-art-nudes ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
02:32:54
August 31, 2022
What inspires you to photograph? | Episode #16
On Monday, Sloika Darkroom asks photographers... what inspired you to photograph? Our host Pam Voth is joined by a co-host Dima Chatrov on his special day, along with great speakers: Vivek Sadasivan, Adam Carity, Lina Chu, Dave Yoder, Donna Martinez, Abhinand Reghu, Ksenia, Joseph Anthony, Pelin Genc, Laura Abad, Dileep Kumar Jain and Vik. We talk about all things that makes photography as art so special and what surrounds it, to quote one speaker, “Photography is a combination of rock climbing and fishing”. For many, photography is an essential tool to be able to express themselves, for some others it is a meditation to be all alone with the nature, capturing this essence with the camera.  This episode was recorded August 29, 2022. Check out these Sloika series that were discussed: https://sloika.xyz/dimachatrov.eth/under-another-sky https://sloika.xyz/viveksadasivan.eth/sadasivan-tiger https://sloika.xyz/carity.eth/abstract-anomalies-genesis https://sloika.xyz/linaoutdoors.eth/orange-playground https://sloika.xyz/daveyoder.eth/fashionista https://sloika.xyz/donnamartinez.eth/gypsum-lines https://sloika.xyz/josephanthony.eth/city-to-wilderness-sri-lanka https://sloika.xyz/pelingenc.eth/geometry https://sloika.xyz/pelingenc.eth/the-red-dome https://sloika.xyz/lauraabad.eth/undressing-giovanna https://sloika.xyz/dileepjain.eth/hindu-kush-himalayas-aerials ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
02:01:08
August 29, 2022
How To Avoid Social Engineering Scams And Keep Your Wallet Safe | Episode #15
Join this special Friday's episode of Sloika Darkroom with our host Pam Voth and co-host Ev Tchebotarev. In this episode, we are touching upon all topics technical: Ledger and Trezor hardware wallets Crypto wallet safety Social engineering scams Announcement by X2Y2 on creator royalties ETH merge Managing multi-sig wallets Sloika's Spatial integration Value and decisions of having art in a multi-chain world Differences of building a brand in web2 vs web3 Sloika Vault, a space for art collected for the Sloika's Permanent Collection, announcement coming soon Sloika’s photo grant program for female photographers Supported 64 photographers with an art display in Times Square The very first Retro Week to bring highlight to the earlier photo series is wrapping up We were joined by a great cohort of speakers, including Steve Bennett, Subodh Shetty, Dave Yoder, Sushen Talwar, Polly Pierce, and Joseph Anthony. Recorded on August 26, 2022. ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
03:24:09
August 26, 2022
Retro Week Continues, We Hear Artist Stories from All Around the World! | Episode #14
On Wednesday, Sloika Darkroom shares the mic with photographers discussing photography stories, from all types of photo series, old and new. Our host Pam Voth is joined by co-host Subodh Shetty. Recorded on August 24, 2022. Our guests on this episode include: Subodh Shetty Steve Bennett Charles Martinez Fabio Antenore Koray Ozpalamutcu Pelin Genc ImaGhostXO Vik Taak Paul Moon Ash Page DaisaTJ Amit Sharma Yavuz Sariyildiz Dylan Newton Kirit Prajapati Joseph Anthony Dileep Jain Grams Sloika drops we discuss on the episode: https://sloika.xyz/stevebennett.eth/moon-drops https://sloika.xyz/stevebennett.eth/northeastern-native-12-volume-1 https://sloika.xyz/deftony83.eth/flight-glory-vol-1 https://sloika.xyz/fabioantenore.eth/guardians-of-the-sea https://sloika.xyz/korayozpalamutcu.eth/thalassophile https://sloika.xyz/pelingenc.eth/geometry https://sloika.xyz/imaghostxo.eth/52bodies https://sloika.xyz/viktaak.eth/ballet-bond https://sloika.xyz/paulmoon.eth https://sloika.xyz/ashpage.eth/white-sands https://sloika.xyz/daisa.eth/misplaced https://sloika.xyz/agyaat.eth/man-nature-machine https://sloika.xyz/yavuzsariyildiz.eth/ghosts-in-the-city https://sloika.xyz/picklefig.eth/techrunners https://sloika.xyz/picklefig.eth/the-guardian https://sloika.xyz/kirit143.eth/to-the-moon https://sloika.xyz/josephanthony.eth/city-to-wilderness-sri-lanka https://sloika.xyz/dileepjain.eth/hindu-kush-himalayas-aerials https://sloika.xyz/gramsdidit.eth/windowseat https://sloika.xyz/gramsdidit.eth/beardown ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
04:53:32
August 24, 2022
Retro Week on Sloika... Let's Hear Your Stories! | Episode #13
On Monday, Sloika Darkroom kicks off a whole new experience, a Retro Week. Web3 space moves so quickly that it is important to pause for a second and give our attention to the pioneers of the photo NFT scene that minted their photo series months ago. In this episode, Sloika host Pam Voth is joined by co-host Dima Chatrov, and a rich variety of speakers, including Charles Martinez, Ebrahim Elmi, Jassi Oberai, Austin Swisher, Nicola Manfredi, Arun Kumar Nalimela, Harini Choski, Hrant Khachatryn, Don Marqvez, Ev Tchebotarev, Pelin Genc, Paul Seibert, Anil Prabhakar, TylersJourney, and Dylan Newton. This episode was recorded August 22, 2022.  ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
02:26:59
August 22, 2022
Demystifying the Merge and Other Blockchain Questions with Sloika Co-Founder and CTO Arseniy Ivanov | Episode #12
Join this special Friday's episode of Sloika Darkroom with an equally special guest, Sloika co-founder and CTO Arseniy Ivanov. In this episode, we are touching upon all topics technical: Tornado Cash, Ethereum Going Green, potential hard forks, energy use with proof of work and proof of stake chains. Arseniy is joined on stage with a co-host Pam Voth. Speakers on this episode are: Eric Paré, MVP, Joseph Anthony, Polly Pierce, Sushen Talwar, Dave Yoder, Michael Hartley, Pelin Genc, Subodh Shetty, HChip, Steve Bennett, Vivek Sadasivan. Recorded on August 19, 2022. ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
03:42:57
August 20, 2022
Negotiating Access | Episode #11
On Wednesday, Sloika Darkroom shares the mic with photographers discussing photography stories and touching on how important it is for photographers to gain access in order to be able to fulfil their vision. Stories from behind the scenes, unexpected sales, and more in this supersized episode! Our guests on this episode: Matt Humphrey, Basil (MVP_ModernVintagePhotos), Joseph Anthony, Olga Merrill, Bipradev Roy, Dylan Newton, Dileep Jain, Grams, Laura Abad, Pelin Genc, Brian Berkowitz, Ratnadwip Saha. Host: Pam Voth. Recorded on August 17, 2022. ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
05:19:34
August 17, 2022
Setting Intentions | Episode #10
On Monday, Sloika Darkroom shares the mic with photographers discussing the topic of setting intentions and sharing stories about their photo work. Our guests on this episode: Laura Abad, Soumya Geetha, Janna (fenixjanna), Joseph Anthony, Alexxa Walker (Realalexxawalker), Kathryn (Phos3), Filip Borelli, Dave Yoder, Lina Chu, and Pelin Genc. Host: Pam Voth. Recorded on August 15, 2022. ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
02:31:46
August 15, 2022
What's After Merge? Unpacking Vitalik Buterin speech at ETH Toronto with Ev Tchebotarev | Episode #9
On this episode of Sloika Darkroom, we unpack a speech by Vitalik Buterin on the future of Ethereum after the merge, and what impact it will have on decentralized identities, NFTs, gas fees, scalability, and more. Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, gave a talk at ETH Toronto this week, revealing some of his "wishlist" on how he sees the future of Ethereum should unfold. What it means for the photographers and artists? Let's get to it. Your co-hosts are Ev Tchebotarev and Pam Voth. They are joined by guest speakers Dima Chatrov and Joseph Anthony. Recorded on August 12, 2022. ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
01:49:29
August 12, 2022
New Drops on Sloika and The Stories We Share | Episode #8
In this party-open-mic episode of Sloika Darkroom, our guests share their new work and the stories behind the shot. Our guests on this episode: Brian Berkowitz, Basil (bigpigbig), Waleed Shah, Matt Humphrey, Dileep Jain, Pelin Genc, Julien Sunye, Olga Merrill, Byron Grobler, Joseph Anthony, and Deborah Berry. Recorded on August 10, 2022. ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
04:59:16
August 11, 2022
The Most Expensive Mistake in Photography? | Episode #7
In this Monday episode of Sloika Darkroom, our guests share their experiences with the most expensive mistake they have made while on a photography trip or a photo job. Guests on today's episode are: Olga Merrill, Laura Abad, Dave Yoder, and Madhur Nangia. Our co-hosts are Pam Voth and Dima Chatrov. ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
01:48:49
August 09, 2022
Unpacking Ethereum Merge, Hard Forks, and Solana Wallet Hack with Ev Tchebotarev | Episode #6
In this Friday episode of Sloika Darkroom we go deep on web3 technology. Ev Tchebotarev unpacks the details of the upcoming Ethereum Merge, staking of Eth to earn rewards, Solana wallet hack, and more. Ev is joined by co-host Pam Voth and other speakers, Eric Paré, Hakan Biyiklioglu, Dima Chatrov, Grams, Dileep Kumar Jain and Subodh Shetty.  ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
02:03:46
August 05, 2022
Street Photography vs Photojournalism with Pulitzer Prize Winning Photojournalist Scott Strazzante | Episode #5
In this Sloika Darkroom episode, our special guest is a Pulitzer prize winning photo journalist Scott Strazzante, talking about his professional journey and the differences between street photography and photojournalism. Co-led by our co-hosts Dima Chatrov and Pam Voth, this episode also features photographers Tyler James, Dave Yoder, Thérèse B, Nate Spotts. ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
01:57:06
August 04, 2022
All The New Drops on Sloika | Episode #4
In this episode of Sloika Darkroom, we pass the mic to a variety of talented photographers and talking about all the new drops that are happening this week. Hear stories behind the art, artistic motivations, and everything in between in this XL-sized episode of Sloika Darkroom.  ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
05:27:56
August 04, 2022
From Pre-Launch to Sold Out in 3 Minutes with Dubai Photographer Subodh Shetty | Episode #3
In this special Sloika Darkroom episode, our special guest, professional photographer from Dubai, Subodh Shetty is sharing stories and going through a live mint of 60 editions of his special duo TITAN drop. While on air, the edition sold out in a record 3 minutes, with all 60 editions claimed by fans and collectors.  ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
01:26:16
August 03, 2022
The Landscapers Collective Featuring Collector NorCal Guy | Episode #2
In this Sloika Darkroom episode, we celebrate The Landscapers Collective, a group of 25 photographers who came together as a Collective to release the first landscape-only collection. Meet the core team behind the collective, learn how Collective helped onboard new artists into the space and ensured diversity, and learn how NorCal Guy swept the floor, collecting 22 out of 25 NFTs.  ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
01:32:21
August 03, 2022
Collective Lab Inner Journeys | Episode #1
In this Sloika Darkroom, we meet the team behind Collective Lab, a group of 9 photographers from 7 countries behind the very first audio-visual experience on Sloika. ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://sloika.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloikaxyz Telegram: https://t.me/sloikaxyz Discord: https://discord.gg/FJpYyVPBY2 Instagram: https://instagram.com/sloika.xyz Newsletter: https://sloika.xyz/subscribe
02:34:57
August 02, 2022