Every week, we go through thousands of VSCO Cam images in search of remarkable photographs to include in the VSCO Cam Weekly Selects. It is always an awe-inspiring endeavor to be exposed to people’s artistry and to witness creatives from around the world sharing their perspectives via VSCO Grid. We learn so much from the photographs you exhibit, and we are so grateful for the role each person plays within the VSCO community.
From surreal scenes where bright colors speak loudly to moments where earth tones accentuate the most sacred and mundane instants of everyday life, this week’s selects aptly portray the beautiful mélange of images we come across. When it comes to photography, there is a phenomenon presently happening around the world, and it is ever growing. We as the collective human race are only beginning to grasp the importance of both our individual and collective perspective of the world at hand. At no other point in time have we had such freedom to share what we are gazing upon or dreaming about. Whether a photograph is matter of fact and poignant or ethereal and dreamlike, it has the ability to move us and make us feel. Let us never stop dreaming beyond the reality at hand; dreams do not sit still. As Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the 18th century philosopher and composer, stated with such simple wisdom, “The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.”
Thank you for never diluting your own expression or rejecting the expression of others. Let’s keep honoring creativity by letting it breath and evolve. Make sure to keep up to date on some of the greatest photography on the web by regularly checking the curated VSCO Grid. Also, thank you for remembering to tag all of your fantastic photos with the hashtag #VSCOcam.
Image by Jenny James
Image by Panda Lam
Image by Andrea Martinez
Each week, we have the pleasure of going through thousands of images in search of exceptional photographs to share to the curated VSCO Grid or in the VSCO Cam Weekly Selects. With engaging subject matter shared from places throughout the world, images uploaded to VSCO Grid are a constant source of fascination.
Compelling photography can be many things; it can be as subtle as a fleeting facial expression or as forthright as an erupting volcano. Every day, photographers around the world are enlisting their voice and vision to record the everyday nuances that surround them. No matter how mundane or regular something may seem, it is important to remember that everything and everyone has a purpose. A photographer doesn’t view the world as a boring place, but rather an endless source of interaction and intrigue. As Elliott Erwitt, the documentary photographer whose B&W photographs captured classic and playful moments, exclaimed, “To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
Thank you for remaining open and mindful of the world around you and projecting that esteem through the photographs you share. To keep up-to-date on some of the most imaginative and original photography on the web, be sure to regularly check the daily curated VSCO Grid. Also, thank you for remembering to tag all of your terrific VSCO Cam imagery with the hashtag #VSCOcam.
It is truly a delight to view the images uploaded to VSCO Grid, to delve into another’s world and comprehend a small piece of their story. Each week, we have the honor of beholding thousands of images and selecting a number of outstanding photos to share to the curated VSCO Grid or in the VSCO Cam Weekly Selects.
As the community of creatives on VSCO Grid has grown, in turn, the breadth of locations, cultures and subject matter has expanded into realms we’d never dreamed of. Whether glimpsing distinctive architecture, the flora and fauna of a particular region, or an unexpected profession, a sense of wonder is often felt discerning unfamiliar scenes. It is easy to forget that what may be a common sight in one location, can be a complete revelation to someone across the globe. Each photographer has the opportunity to project his or her own unique voice, to capture moments with honesty, and to thus unveil something surprising and extraordinary. Ralph Waldo Emerson encouraged such originality when he said, “Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can offer with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation, but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession.”
Thank you for sharing your perspective through photography and allowing others the opportunity to marvel at new sights. Make sure to keep updated on the latest and greatest photography on the web by viewing the daily curated, public VSCO Grid. Also, remember to share all of your awe-inspiring images with the hashtag #VSCOcam.
Image by Ulyana Mizinova
Image by Augusto Rodrigues
Based in Kansas City, Baldwin Denim is a clothing and lifestyle brand centered around creating quality, American manufactured products with a modern aesthetic. Founded in 2009 by Matt Baldwin, Baldwin Denim began with limited runs of men’s jeans, sometimes with as little as 70 units at a time. Because of the company’s attention to detail, high regard for quality, and beautifully minimal design, Baldwin has seen substantial growth over the past five years. They now distribute their goods worldwide, and in 2013, they were one of four companies GQ selected for their Best New Menswear Designers in America program.
For each season, Baldwin Denim unveils a unique collection of jeans, shirts, and jackets. Each collection tells a story, and through Baldwin’s lookbooks, they hope to convey the distinct personality of each. Ryan Strong, Baldwin’s creative director and photographer, works hard to present Matt Baldwin designs in a cohesive and genuine light. “Storytelling is at the core of our brand, and with each lookbook, I want to bring a very specific season and story to life. There's something very prehistoric about storytelling that I think everyone can relate to on some level. Sometimes the shoots can be a short story, and sometimes, they are just postcards, but the final product has to create a romance and emotional connection to our current line. We want to facilitate a connection with our current and future customers.”
For the Women’s Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Ryan produced and photographed a lookbook that is minimal, modern, and refined. Utilizing areas and locations in Kansas City that provided gritty and modern architecture, the resulting photographs perfectly showcase the bold and classic vibe of the Women’s S/S 2014 Collection. Browse the lookbook, processed using VSCO Film, and read on to learn more about what Baldwin upholds in their products.
For their Women’s Spring/Summer Collection, Baldwin focused on the simple, yet foundational aspects of fashion necessary to create a strong outfit. “Our women's Spring/Summer 2014 collection focuses on the essential basics, with a minimalist edge, for any woman's wardrobe. We stuck with a monochromatic color palette that's featured in panel sweaters, oxford shirting, denim and leather combo jackets, basic and screen printed crew neck tees and muscle tanks, chambray and twill fabrics in pants and some really great washes in our denim.”
Baldwin is passionate about their craft and the opportunity to connect with people who purchase their products. “We love what we do. It's really great to be able to wake up and exercise the talents you were born with and then be able to share the result of those talents with others. We love the people we get to share our efforts with. It's really great to see our products being worn, photographed and shared and seeing the smiles on people’s faces when they are stoked to wear something that makes them happy and can inspire them. We’re deliberate in everything we do - from the tailored proportions and fabrics and materials of our pieces to the care we take with each season’s lookbook. Each piece and action we take is a chapter in the overall Baldwin story, and that story is one of timeless modernism.”
Ryan worked hard to find locations that were minimal and out of the norm for Kansas City. “I knew the collection was monochromatic and minimal; so Matt Baldwin and I wanted to juxtapose that against a more urban scene that left room for some grit and texture. I took a day and just drove around downtown Kansas City to scout and really got inspired by the wealth of historic architecture, concrete and grit downtown provided. It proved to be the perfect backdrop to the shoot, and I was also happy to highlight our city in a way that doesn't feel ‘midwest’.”
Each week, we go through thousands of images uploaded to people’s VSCO Grids in search of intriguing moments or scenes. After compiling VSCO Cam photographs from around the world, the photos are then shared to the curated VSCO Grid or showcased in the VSCO Cam Weekly Selects. It is heartening to see the colorful assortment of images shared from places both near and far. No matter where one resides, there exists color, shape, people, places, and things that tell important stories.
This week’s selects provide superb examples of the vivacity we regularly see shared on VSCO Grid. We are overwhelmed by the richness and respect transparent within the photographs people shoot, edit & share with VSCO Cam. Photography has the power to cultivate our mind and soul, and we are constantly surprised with how fresh, new, and relevant modern photography has become. Whether it be a quiet moment employing the muted tones of the M Series or an energetic celebration harnessing the vivid tones of the G Series, your images shine true to the mood and subject matter you focus on. Together, we are expanding the way we see the world, and everyone’s perspective is important. As Jonathan Swift, an influential writer of the 16th century, expressed with such profound simplicity, “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”
Thank you for sharing your perspective through photography and revealing new ways for us to examine the world. Make sure to keep updated on the latest and greatest photography on the web by viewing the daily curated, public VSCO Grid. Also, remember to share all of your awe-inspiring images with the hashtag #VSCOcam.