VSCO Grid: Featured

Yay, it happened! My image was featured on the Interiors gallery of VSCO Grid.

The outcome: hundreds of follows, reposts and images marked as favourited in my VSCO Grid as well as many new likes and followers on Instagram. I'm not a professional photographer, this is something I do as a part of my ordinary life: constant exploration of aesthetics. But it still warms my heart to see also others sharing my sense of beauty.

 

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Ficus elastica

Ficus elastica also known as rubber tree is one of my favourite house plants. Ficus elastica print collection is exploring this unique tone of green the plant holds and experimenting different colors combined with.

Ficus elastica series can be bought from Society6 ›

VSCO Grid

Anyone who's really enthusiastic about photographing and sharing images on mobile probably knows VSCO. It has become a norm for certain kind of mobile imagery; approximating the color saturation and feel of old-school film cameras, VSCO is many designers favorite tool. After using the mobile app for a while I pretty soon signed up for VSCO Grid - back then it felt pretty exclusive since you had to apply for getting in. Unlike Instagram, where tacky selfies represent majority of the content, VSCO Grid is a platform for creatives to show off their best work – a highlight reel that rewards artistic merit and unsung talent. VSCO has been able to maintain the feel of exclusivity and quality on everything they do, and for aesthetic person like me browsing this kind of feed is an amazing source of inspiration.

 

With honor & with distinction


From my images so far two have been selected for the Grid which means these images appear on Curated gallery of VSCO. And two images have received "With Distinction" mention, which means those images appear on curated search results.

 

With Honor

Lisbon state of mind

 

With Honor

Abandoned inside

 

With Distinction

Tones of South Beach

 

With Distinction

Winter light

 

Still today VSCO Grid remains under the radar kind of platform for aesthetics around the world - and I really hope it stays that way. As Joel Flory, one of the founders of VSCO once said:

Quality will forever be in style.

 

 

It's been a long time running

It's been a while since I've posted anything new here, although there has been huge changes in my worklife. Sorry about that.

So, the changes. I no longer work as a full time freelancer. December 2015 I started working for Valve as an art director in their service design unit. Valve was the first agency I started freelancing for back in 2011, so the decision to jump in came quite easy in my confused situation I had back then - I had a lot of work but not the right kind, I was running between agencies and projects and my trusted developer had just taken a full time job in Germany. I felt disconnected. So I started at Valve and after one year I jumped to Mirum Agency where I now work as Lead Art Director steering the design team in Digital services & transformation -unit.

This change means I will be focusing my time on Mirum, and have left out almost all freelance clients. Excited about all the new thing coming my way, but at the same time a bit sad. I've been blessed with great clients and interesting projects, so huge thanks to everyone I've had a chance to work with.

It's been a long time running but something new is behind the door.

 

Travel journals: Wynwood, sometimes I still need you

Our hotel at Miami was located at Collins Avenue South Beach, which is kind of nice if you're all about the beach, but next time I know better and choose Wynwood instead. Beautiful industrial Wynwood is a totally different side of Miami filled with amazing street art, cozy restaurants, shops, galleries and local breweries. I don't know why now but after returning home from this journey all I've been doing is planning to go back. Best word to describe the feeling I've had since is hiraeth - it means homesickness for a home you can't return to or that never was.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

wynwood between lunch and dinner

For some reason we ended up being hungry always in between lunch and dinner time when most of the restaurants are closed. Good thing we found Wynwood Diner during those hungry hours! This beautiful, cozy, all-american dining place had the most amazing mac & cheese, burgers and blueberry pancakes few to mention. And when every single song on their playlist was something I alredy had or wanted to have on my playlist, I knew I found home <3