Photo Stories

Emotion has a powerful influence over our everyday purchasing decisions, and this year, new research from the research consultancy Brand Keys revealed just how far that influence goes. In 1997, researchers found that rational considerations weighed more heavily than emotional ones when driving brand loyalty. However, that’s changed today, with emotional considerations outpacing rational ones.
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As the days grow shorter, tree swallows and monarch butterflies begin their migrations. Garden spiders weave their webs, visible in the morning dew. Over warm water, the cool autumn air creates ethereal fog. The green leaves turn to shades of lemon, amber, and mahogany. The quality of the sunlight itself also changes at this time
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After a rainy summer’s day in Iceland, Daniel Gastager watches the clouds part to reveal a spectacular sunset. While exploring the vast desert in Namibia, Emilie Ristevski spots an enchanting wild oryx in the distance. On Indonesia’s Sumba Island, Daniel Kordan comes face-to-face with the “dancing mangroves”—trees that seem to come alive at sunset. Meanwhile,
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The life of a professional photographer is defined, in part, by the once-in-a-lifetime moments: the trips to faraway places, the collaborations with stylists and other artists, and the chance to work with inspiring brands. But behind every exciting moment are countless not-so-exciting moments: the travel logistics, the gear rentals, the invoices, the bills, and perhaps
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In 2020, IKEA joined forces with Vox Creative and Escape, an RV and tiny home builder, to build a mobile tiny home in hopes of promoting awareness around sustainable and affordable living. Complete with solar panels, kitchen surfaces made of repurposed plastics, and sustainably grown pine paneling, the house clocks in at just 187 square
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Alice has a personality and a face, but “she” doesn’t exist—at least not in the traditional sense. Inspired, in part, by the Lewis Carroll character, “Alice” was created by the artist Robert Alice in collaboration with a synthetic media company called Alethea AI. Her “face” was built from generic CGI stock models, and she can
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It’s a trend you’ve seen all over your social media feeds, initially popularized by brands like Sephora, Apple, and Gap and proliferating under hashtags like #flatlay, #flatlays, #flaylaystyle, #flatlaytoday. “Flat lay photography” is exactly what it sounds like: a straight overhead-style shot of objects arranged neatly on a flat surface. The curated Instagram page @flatlays
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If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a piece of prehistoric wildlife, look no further because we’re giving twenty lucky people a rare and exclusive NFT of the first feathered dinosaur uncovered in the world. Interested? All you need to do is enter your VAULT profile link for a chance to win. If you’re not registered
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In 2006, Edward Steichen’s 1904 picture of a pond in Westchester County, New York, bathed in moonlight, fetched a whopping $2.9 million at Sotheby’s. In 2011, Andreas Gursky’s photograph of the Rhine river sold for $4,338,500 at Christie’s. And in 2020, even at the height of the pandemic, an Ansel Adams print, created at Grand
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According to research recently released by Oxford University, vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian diets aren’t only healthier, but in countries like the US, UK, Australia, and parts of Western Europe, they’re also cheaper. What’s more, researchers found that it would be possible to make sustainable and healthy eating affordable everywhere within the next ten years, as
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$20 for a stack of 50 business cards. $9.99 per month for graphic design tools for social media, plus $13 for a social media planning tool. $39 for client management software, and $79 for search engine optimization (SEO) tools. The costs of freelance life and marketing your photography business are real—and they can add up
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