As phones become cameras that can also make calls, fewer and fewer photographs are ever printed out. The images accumulate digitally, living instead on Instagram feeds, computer backgrounds, or simply in the cloud.
Artifact Uprising is hoping to change that virtual-hoarder mentality. With a focus on authentic storytelling and “inspired by the disappearing beauty of the tangible” as the team’s mantra, the Denver-based company (now a part of VSCO) offers custom, eco-conscious photo prints, cards, and albums, like the brand’s most recent launch, a Layflat Photo Book with ultra-thick pages designed to, well, lay flat, ensuring that panoramic spreads won’t crease.
Here, co-founder Katie Thurmes shows T+L around the office, and offers up her top spots in the Colorado capital.