Death to the Stock Photo
Where we come from
About a year ago we noticed an less-than-awesome industry pattern: too many extraordinary brands, bloggers, and creatives struggled to find images that fit their vibe + tribe.
Turns out, the solution lay on our laptops. We had files upon files of our own photos gathering dust. We figured: why not spread ‘em around?
So we started sending image packs directly to friends, writers, artists, freelancers, and businesses via email.
The goal? To help more brands create rich digital experiences that elevated their visual aesthetic… without shelling out wads of cash, or their sanity. And the response. was. massive.
As our members list grew, so did our vision. We built some digital digs. A 5-city road-trip happened. We began to include stories with our image packs, so our users would know they came from the heart. We kicked off a premium membership option with total access to 400 photos and counting.
And there is so, so much more to come.
Where we’re going
We love helping creatives live their passion, and do more great work. Now, we’re walking that talk on a bigger, more sustainable scale.
Starting in August 2014, part of our premium membership profits will funnel straight into funding for creative projects around the world. So far, we’ve sent photographers all over the US and Canada to take new shots for our image packs, and handed other talented folks the cash to craft their dream projects in their home cities – with more greatness on the way.
Know someone who’s perfect for our funding project? Want help getting things moving on your next big idea?
Drop us a line. We’ll see what we can do.