How many times do you take a photograph that never sees the light of day? If you’re anything like me, it’s a lot. The current photo-count on my iPhone is over 2,000. That’s over 2,000 memories that I always intend to get printed or do something with, but in this digital time and age, it’s far too easy to forget and let the story fade.
The question “what are we leaving behind?” is exactly what prompted Jenna Walker to quit her job and pursue photography. And it wasn’t long before her sister Katie Thurmes and husband Matt joined her, and Artifact Uprising was born. They didn’t exactly know what they were doing, but they knew why: to capture the “disappearing beauty of the tangible,” pushed forward by the truth that everyone has a story to tell. It took years to develop their impressive line of premium photo books, prints and gifts, but by staying the course, they were able to go from launching their business from a basement in late 2012, to a team of 14 and a partnership with VSCO.
Creatively-driven and committed to celebrating the authentic, Artifact Uprising urges you to get off your device and into your life, something we should all make a priority. Today, we’re thrilled to have Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer Katie Thurmes share some insight into their business; from the desire to create the next bigger thing, to believing in what you’re building, to the importance of giving your creativity room to breathe. –Sabrina