Michael Newsted x VSCO Cam

While searching through images for the VSCO Cam Weekly Selects, Michael Newsted caught our attention with his fantastic Instagram feed under the username michaelnewsted. Delivering consistently intriguing images, he has a way of making normal situations interesting. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Michael is adventurous and outgoing, thriving on travel and opportunities to build relationships. “I spend most of my time with friends, quite a bit of time with family, & hardly any time by myself. I feel the most inspired & energized when I'm around those closest to me, as well as when I'm meeting new people.” As a people person, it’s fitting that portraiture is what resonates most with him. His iPhone images are a sort of visual diary of his life, encompassing his friends, family, and travels. Touring with his band “The Soil & The Sun”, allows him to photograph in interesting locations and make connections naturally.

In addition to people & travel, Michael is inspired by most things vintage, namely people and items associated with the 1950’s and 60’s. “That's the golden age to me: Marlon Brando, Elvis Presley, Audrey Hepburn, Buddy Holly, Chevy Bel-Airs, VW Beetles, and primary colors. Where would we be without them? In a boring world, that's for sure.”