Lauren Bilanko, Brooklyn 2020

Lauren Bilanko

Photographer, Artist, Interactive Storyteller & Entrepreneur

Lauren was born in Chicago and graduated with a photography degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She moved to Williamsburg Brooklyn in 1999 with a duffle bag of clothes and her Nikon 35mm slung over her shoulder. Over the years she met so many amazing people and traveled all over the world to take photographs professionally.

She then fell in love with Luis and together they opened the Twenty Sided Store in April of 2011. Her storytelling developed into writing and producing interactive immersive experiences. She has written and published nine adventures and is currently working on a science fantasy universe called Mira

You can find her drinking cold brew iced coffee at a neighborhood cafe, live streaming on 20sidedTV with her cat Arrow curled in her lap, or chatting with customers at Twenty Sided Store.

Working Relationships

I have worked on countless commercial and editorial photography projects in the fashion, food, and music industry.

Photographers and Directors I have had the honor of working with include Howard Schatz, Bruce Wolf, Olugbenro OgunsemoreChris Strong, Frank Ishman, Ray Adams, Geoff Green, Dan Forbes.

Clients and Creatives I have worked with and who continue to inspire me include Frankie Rose, Tara Stiles, TV on the Radio, Sunny Atema, Pansy Division, Ivéta Gourmet, Todd James, Stefanie Syat, Dana Schechter, Caroline Yes, Ingrid Ammann, Stefan Pokorny, Brian Brown, DJ PreSkool.

Besides Twenty Sided Store, I have also created custom interactive experiences for Wizards of the Coast (Dungeons & Dragons), Nitehawk Cinema, and Jupiter Disco.

This website is a work in progress, if you are interested in seeing more examples of my work, please let me know.