5 Unsplash Photos We Love
Hello, high res heaven. If you haven't been introduced already, meet Unsplash. This magical website features "free, do whatever you want" high res photos from photographers the world over. With ten new photos released every ten days, their curated collection of images is our go-to source whenever we're having a Goldilocks moment and need something "just right". We get a lot of messages asking where to find the art we feature - secret's out: it's often Unsplash. So today, we're laying out a few favorites in one spot. Best part? You don't even have to go hunting for the photos. You can download them here, and upload them straight to our site for framing.
Make a Statement
If you're looking to shake up your style go big and then lean. Yeah, you heard us right. The beauty of high resolution photography is that you can print and frame an image large, and then get creative with how you show it off. This vintage typewriter photo in our classic gold Richmond frame measures about 26" by 40". And yes, while we could (and have) hang this beauty it also looks great leaning next to a chair (like you see here), or resting on top of a credenza.
Work Double Time
You might remember seeing this gorgeous diptych from our collab with Parachute. (If you missed it, you can check it out over here.) To create the look, we took one high res photo, cropped it into two halves, and framed each half separately. This is quite possibly our favorite frame trick because it's just so versatile. Not only can you hang the pair as a diptych for major impact with the convenience of smaller art (each of these will fit in your back seat), but you can always break the set apart and hang (or lean) each piece on its own. Want to try this idea with a different photo? We suggest looking for one that has some movement to it. (Like the rolling fog in this one.)
Anchor a Gallery Wall
Every gallery wall needs an anchor piece, and the contrast in this beach photo made it an easy choice. It's got everything a strong lead needs - color, texture, contrast, movement, and more. We printed this one at about 16" x 20" and opted for no mat to keep the aesthetic clean and bright.
Hang Above a Bench
Burl wood is so hot right now. Photography that's largely black and white with only subtle hints of color looks amazing in Cairo. And this album stack photo really fits the bill. The tiny type on the spine combined with the subtle bits of color on the covers that wrap over onto the front - it's simply beautiful. The perfect art addition to any music lover's space. We sized this photo at around 20" x 11", and paired it with a clean white mat for a crisp, clean look.
Mix with Minis
Just because you can go big with high res photos doesn't mean you have to go big. We love the idea of mixing 'em in with photos of your very own for some variation. Here we created this curated collection by adding this beautiful peony profile shot to some other moody floral Instagrams. This allowed us to create a triptych of Insta Minis worthy of this living room credenza.
You've got the photo, now go get it framed.