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#FilmFriday: Edwin Ortiz Jr. Releases His First Book Entitled “The Odyssey”

Vashties photographer, Edwin Ortiz Jr. just released his first photography book, The Odyssey” and we couldn’t be more proud of him! The title of the book pulls inspiration from the ancient Greek poem, “The Odyssey” by Homer. In Edwin’s words,

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Brooklyn Based Photographer Jazzshoots Details Hip Hop Tradition With Her Photo Series ‘Grillz’

  Erykah Badu Jazzshoots POWER Grillz are a symbol of wealth and power in Hip Hop. You’ve seen them on our very own sweetheart Vashtie. They can cover the entire row of teeth, and others cover one or two teeth,

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#WellnessWednesday: Chiropractic Health Tips For Photographers

PSA: This post is inspired by Edwin Ortiz, Vashtie’s photographer who was experiencing wrist pain. S/O to him!  I’m not sure if anybody told you but being a photographer is harder than it looks. Photography is a action sport, you

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Why You Don’t Need Expensive Equipment To Take Great Photographs

Let’s face it, we all love a great photo. Many of us spend a little too much time on Instagram sifting through beautiful photographs instead of doing our work and we suddenly realize we’ve spent most of the day on

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NEWS: VASHTIE IS LOOKING FOR INTERNS

Vashtie.com is currently looking for writing, videography, and photography interns to join our team! The perfect person would be New York-based and creative with a deep passion for reporting information and capturing the spirit of all things forward thinking. See

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Fujifilm Introduces Instax Mini 9 In New Vibrant Colors

We might recommend for Vashtie to put her current Polaroid camera to rest for a while–and you may need to, also! Earlier in the week, Fujifilm announced their new updated line of their popular instant cameras, the Instax Mini 9. The new edition comes

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CULTURE: Petra Collins Interprets Georgia O’Keeffe in Short Film

Petra Collins, queen of hazy dream aesthetics, has offered her talents to London’s Tate Modern gallery for the UK’s first Georgia O’Keeffe retrospective in twenty years. The notorious Wonderland photographer directed a short film in which she both interprets and

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CULTURE: The Art History Of “The Selfie”

Selfies certainly have tons of history behind the concept but we’re here to explore the art history behind them. Though classically referred to as photographic self portraiture, the “selfie” has been around for over a century. In fact it is pretty

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PHOTOGRAPHY: New African Exhibit Highlights Overlooked Talent

This weekend on May 7, a new exhibition entitled “New African Photography” will open featuring work from 6 different African photographers, including Kristin-Lee Moolman. Moolman (based in Johannesburg) is most recently known for her work in the SS16 lookbook with the

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