Every weekend, we like to share a list of links that the VSCO Team enjoys. Highlighting projects ranging from the socially conscious to the adventurous and artistic, we can’t get enough of the wonderful happenings that people share around the world. Below is a handful of things that we have recently found intriguing.
Styld.by is a global platform that began in 2012 as a way for Gap to connect with and showcase creatives who are passionate about fashion. Hosting a collection of images by fashion icons & bloggers, the varied looks and personalities documented on Styld.by showcase their personal style and seasonal trends.
We worked with Gap to curate six artists from the VSCO community and put them in pairs to create polished, lifestyle images, incorporating Gap’s latest collection. Amanda Jane Jones & Nathan Michael were two of the creatives we paired. We tasked Amanda with styling the shoot & modeling, while Nathan was the man behind the camera, capturing the following images and processing them with VSCO Film.
Currently based in Chicago, Amanda Jane Jones is a designer for the lovely Kinfolk Magazine and Artifact Uprising. Multi-talented with style to spare, Amanda is also a blogger for Oh Happy Day, a photographer, a letterpress artist and most recently, a mother. Her design and classic style lends an artistic aesthetic to the collection.
Nathan Michael, her photographic counterpart, is a traveling man. Born in England and living all over the US before settling in Chicago, he is a photographer and designer whose unique style lends itself to striking imagery. He is a born storyteller and a creative mind perfectly compatible with capturing Amanda’s style and charisma.
View additional images from Amanda Jane Jones & Nathan Michael's collaborative shoot on Styld.by's VSCO Grid.
On Tuesday, we introduced VSCO Cam for Android, and we couldn’t be more happy to include Android users and their creativity into the VSCO community. We believe intriguing photographs aren’t made solely because of specific devices or technicalities. Beautiful images are created by people. We want to thank you for being part of this wonderful community, which we hope will always revolve around the love of photography, honoring the artist, and revering even small moments in life.
Below is a sample of some of the exceptional mobile imagery, shot on Android devices, that we have come across. All of the images below were processed using the new VSCO Cam for Android and culled from people’s personal VSCO Grids.
Again, thank you for utilizing VSCO Cam to its fullest and for keeping this community a positive place built around encouragement, enlightenment, and a common respect for fellow artists.
Based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Lindsay Rhee is a photographer who shoots shoes and product for a fashion company by day. Despite photographing from 9-5 for work, Lindsay also spends her free time capturing moments that document the beauty of daily life. Whether she is walking the streets of her hometown of Toronto or adventuring in a far off destination, Lindsay is always equipped with a camera. “A lot of my photos are of the everyday, mundane things: a delicious latte, pretty flowers on my neighbor's lawn, my feet on some old vintage tile. I am drawn to simplicity. You can find beauty in the most unexpected places and in the most unexpected ways.”
Read on to learn more about why Lindsay uses VSCO Cam and VSCO Grid on her Android phone. All of the gorgeous imagery below was processed using the new VSCO Cam for Android and culled from Lindsay’s VSCO Grid.
Lindsay has found VSCO Cam to be the photo app that helps her achieve a consistent and fitting tone for the scenes she captures. “Essentially, VSCO Cam is able to produce an end result the way I envision and see the image at the moment I take it. That is extremely hard to find in a phone app, especially for an Android. Not only is VSCO Cam easy to use, it has the best actions and functionality. I am a huge appreciator of the flexibility and the quality of photos VSCO can provide.”
The aesthetic that VSCO Grid has to offer is something that Lindsay admires, not only in the way her images are displayed, but also in relation to the level of curation that VSCO Grid promotes. “I appreciate VSCO Grid for focusing less on popularity and more on content. It’s not so much about the likes and reposts but more so about showcasing quality, clean and simple photos, and I respect that. A lot of us can so easily get caught up in the excess, but really I think a good photograph can usually speak enough for itself.”
Evan McAlister is a graphic designer residing in Atlanta, Georgia, who holds a zeal for environmental photography. Evan’s love for photography was sparked while taking photo courses in college. Around the same time, his travels to the National Parks further peaked his interest. “I remember distinctly going to Yosemite for the first time and seeing Half Dome. This was definitely a turning point for me. My love for travel and photography go hand in hand. It serves as an amazing tool to remember the places that I've been and hopefully shows others the scenes that I am experiencing.” The environments and landscapes Evan captures within his frame show the whole scope of the scene.
The following set of expansive, breathtaking imagery was created with the recently released VSCO Cam for Android and culled from Evan’s VSCO Grid℠.
Evan has an appreciation for nature and environments that drives him to explore and photograph distinctive landscapes. “Nature has been the biggest inspiration for me to take photographs. I can't help but be inspired by its variety and scale. I think my favorite type of landscapes are the ones that are drastic and out of the ordinary. I'm always looking for a new place to explore.”
Working as a designer for an advertising agency for over six years, Evan has cultivated an aesthetic that happens to lend itself directly to the use of VSCO Cam and VSCO Grid. “As a graphic designer, I love the simplicity and user experience of the VSCO app. I also really enjoy the filters that are available. They are subtle but really improve the overall quality of the photographs. I love the fact that I can upload photos from my mobile app directly to my Grid. I use the site to send to friends and family more so than any other site.”