Date : January 25, 2020
Purpose behind Vincetta's Photo Series
The main focus in my work is connecting people with their truest selves - unsubscribing to what is " on trend" and encouraging you to find the fullest expression of yourself without comparing to others.
Providing a space for people to feel safe, seen, and heard has always taken priority here. Humanity over profit. This intersects with re-defining standards of beauty + luxury while exploring what it means to be a human being in a world of hyper capitalism and conformity.
Contest Submission Guidelines
Here is how this Remote Photo Series will work. Ideally, this will include at least one Vincetta piece, but if you don't own anything from the brand yet, don't worry about it :) Read below for other imagery options.
Submit the following via email with subject : Photo Series
- 2-3 self portraits, this can also include mood imagery of things around your home, or what you see on a walk that inspires you, ways that support you in feeling grounded. (Will share examples in e-mail and instagram stories SOON).
-A short story about your personal evolution - 2-3 sentences. See some simple prompts below. Improvisations encouraged! Just be YOU. Share what is on your mind and in your heart.
- I DEFINE MYSELF BY ...
- I FEEL MOST GROUNDED WHEN...
- I HOLD GRATITUDE FOR ...
- THE WAYS IN WHICH I VALUE MYSELF ARE ...
- WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE NORMALIZED IN THIS WORLD ...
-Bonus : One thing about Vincetta that really resonates with you.
- EVERYONE WHO SUBMITS will will receive a $50 gift card to use on any ready-to-ship items and have their stories featured once the project is fully rolled out.
- ONE PERSON WHO SUBMITS will receive a $300 gift card and one year free to Patreon (which includes an unlimited discount code). They will also be featured on the website and Vincetta's Instagram Feed.
*Gift Cards must be used on ready-to-ship items only + will expire on May 31, 2021. Minimum Purchase Requirement of $100.
Email email@example.com by March 31,2021
Now, a bit of history around Vincetta's Photo Series.
In the study of these photo series, the goal was to capture people and not focus on reaching this perfect ideal of a perfectly curated image.
Long story short, this is one of the many ways I've explored challenging beauty standards, providing a space for others to feel seen/heard, and encouraging people to find their fullest form of self expression.
The Vincetta Brand as a whole is focused on connecting people with their truest selves - unsubscribing from societal norms and what is "cool or on trend". A large part of the ethos is focused on mental health, inclusion, and sustainability.
We unsubscribe to the concept of a traditional demographic and prefer to focus on the human being, rather than the concept of traditional beauty or size/age/gender conformity. In the photo series, while aesthetically I would love to evolve them, the concept and substance is fully there and we've had the opportunity to photograph so many interesting individuals.
In challenging the status quo, I've been on a mission to explore ways we can show that every day situations and people can also be aspirational - showing that we are simply enough as we are. This photo series has been one of the many ways I am experimenting with this theory. It's been so much fun to put together and at each of our pop-ups, we all have a really nice time.
Since we won't be holding in person events anytime soon, this seems like a great way to connect and reach even more of Vincetta's people than we would at a pop-up. I genuinely would love for you to participate.