Every week, we curate 12 exceptional images for the Weekly Selects, which are chosen out of thousands of photographs uploaded to people’s personal VSCO Grids. We are constantly finding ourselves inspired by the way people see and capture scenes around the world. This week’s selects do a good job of representing the amount of diverse and eye-opening content that is shared using VSCO Cam.
It is so exciting that we live in a time where photography is accessible not just to the few, but to the masses. Using a phone to take a picture doesn’t make an image any more or less valuable; it is the content of the image that gives it its worth. Whether it is a 10 megapixel or 30 megapixel photograph makes no difference; technicalities become trivial as long as the photograph strikes up a conversation with the viewer. The best photographs are the ones that ask questions and dare to enliven our spirit. As the famous photo surrealist Man Ray revealed, “Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others of a more curious nature will ask ‘why’. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.”
Be sure to keep up-to-date with the latest and greatest of photography on the web by visiting the daily curated, public VSCO Grid. Also, thank you for remembering to tag all of the courageous and attentive imagery you share with the hashtag #VSCOcam.
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.
Every week, we go through thousands of images that have been uploaded to personal VSCO Grids in search of exceptional imagery. Spanning locations around the world, your images show us intimate scenes and enlighten our everyday experiences. The photographs below are wonderful examples of the illuminative imagery we see everyday.
Sometimes, it is easy to forget that the mere process of taking a photograph is a phenomenon that clashes against humanity’s transitory existence. A moment in time frozen and immortalized, a photograph allows one to re-live a personal experience or learn from another’s. It is easy to pass through life remaining ignorant to the underlying struggles, themes, and triumphs that affect each and every one of us. It is a sincere hope that through the barrage of images, advertising, and entertainment existing online, that we as a creative community would continue to lift up and bring to focus those images that cause us to feel and learn something new. Photographer Walker Evans' timeless images documenting the Great Depression unearthed the strength of humanity despite the grim realities of the period. He stated with such passion and insight, “Stare. It is the way to educate your eye and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.”
Thank you for being proactive in sharing the moments that you find important. To keep up-to-date on the latest and greatest of photography on the web, be sure to regularly check the curated public VSCO Grid. Also, be sure to include the hashtag #VSCOcam when sharing all of your engaging VSCO Cam imagery.
Image by Jessica Sly
Image by Nikita Gorodnichenko
Every day, we browse through thousands of images from around the world, selecting photographs for the VSCO Cam Weekly Selects and the curated VSCO Grid℠. Each image we come across is one-of-a-kind; however, it is fantastic to see that many of the photographs we come across correlate with one another. The selects this week are a perfect example of the interactions and themes that occur not just singularly but across the VSCO Cam images uploaded worldwide. The image of a woman cradling a newborn and that of a family’s handprints within cement, the photo of a person projecting music through a boom box and an image of a huge crowd celebrating a performance, the deer standing on cement and the tree growing within the confines of a building: all these moments, when displayed near each other, interact in a special way.
We are constantly inspired by your images and there is beauty in the way you capture meaningful moments. Whether they push forward human consciousness or reflect on nature, color, and light, it is wonderful to live within the experiences you photograph. As the classic black and white photographer Aaron Siskind stated so passionately, “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever…it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
Thank you for sharing your images with the world and being a part of the constant interaction and inspiration through the VSCO community. Remember to keep up-to-date on the latest and greatest imagery on the web by frequenting the daily curated public VSCO Grid. Also, be sure to tag all of the images you upload to the web with the hashtag #VSCOcam.
Image by Shari Gerstenberger
Image by Ara Medicis
Daily, we go through thousands of images uploaded to VSCO Grid in search of exceptional photographs to showcase in the VSCO Cam Weekly Selects. In this week’s selects, there are moments that border on the surreal and other moments that hinge upon interaction and color. It is amazing the diversity that people achieve through their VSCO Cam images.
Uploaded to VSCO Grid, we see everything from instances of solitude, which shed light on the correlation between civilization and nature, to moments capturing motion, which provide a physical sense of what it means to be alive. No matter what a photograph tells, we are always encouraged by your insight into such diverse and wonderful scenes. As Ansel Adams, a master of black and white landscape photography so wisely stated, "To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things."
Thank you for sharing all your enlivening moments to VSCO Grid. Also, view inspiring imagery from contemporary photographers around the world by frequenting the daily curated public VSCO Grid. Please remember, when sharing your images to include the hashtag #VSCOcam.
Image by Rena Malka Wasser