In the latest episode of Picture Perfect, Dutch Photographer Rob Hornstra photographs lounge singers in the restaurants, cabarets and hotel lobbies of Sochia, Russia. We want you to show us photos of the nightlife in your home town. The 3 best pictures will win bags from our Alloy Collection plus a subscription to VICE Magazine.
How to Enter
Install Instagram on your iPhone (it’s free) Follow us on Instagram (goincase) Take a nightlife photo and tag it with: #rhcontest That’s it, you’re automatically entered. You can enter as many times as you want
- Alloy Messenger Pack + a 1 year subscription to VICE Magazine
- Alloy Backpack + a 1 year subscription to VICE Magazine
- Alloy Messenger Bag + a 1 year subscription to VICE Magazine
The person with the most popular photo will win, so tell all your friends to vote for you! They can vote via the Instagram app and on this page, but they must have an Instagram account.
In the case of a tie, we (VBS and Incase) will pick a winner. Also, if we feel a photo does not effectively represent nightlife, or does not otherwise fall within the spirit and rules of the contest, we will disqualify it.
UPDATE: Winners announced!
Congrats, your Alloy Bags will be shipped to you this week. Thanks everybody else for entering the contest. We’ll be hosting a new contest very soon! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay informed!
This design for this wallpaper, utilized in the ninth installment of Curated by Arkitip, was created by Romon Kimin Yang, aka Rostarr. A multi-disciplinary artist, painter and filmmaker living and working in Brooklyn. The graphics, based on a series of paintings inspired by the Tour de France, deal with the nature of competition between individuals, the energy and emotion of the race, and ultimately, the reward.
To celebrate the launch of the Incase for Andy Warhol collection, we’re giving away exclusive Andy Warhol wallpaper for iPhone, iPad and desktop. Select from 6 different designs:
Vice and Incase are teaming up to bring you Picture Perfect, a closer look at the work of some of our favorite documentary photographers. The series brings you inside the photo shoots that grace our pages, and gives an insight into the life of a photographer. To celebrate the series, we’re holding a portrait contest to give you a chance to win camera bags from Incase plus goodies from Vice.
- Ari Camera Bag + 1 year subscription to Vice
- DSLR Sling Pack + 1 year subscription to Vice
- DSLR Carrying Case + 1 year subscription to Vice
Here’s how you enter Follow @goincase and @Vicemag on twitter. Only followers can win (this allows us to message you if you win) Take a portrait photo. It can be of anyone; be creative. Tweet the following message: “My entry for the @goincase & @Vicemag #PicturePerfect contest http://bit.ly/ppptc” with your photo.
All entries must be received by April 8th; winners will be announced shortly thereafter.
UPDATE: Winners Announced!
Awesome job Thomas. We’ll be sending you some iPhone 4 cases for the effort!
We are happy to announce that the new Incase Let’s Be Friends web page has gone live. This page gives you a fully-integrated social networking overview where you can see all of the latest Incase content from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and more, all on a single page. Here’s a quick guide to all the sweet new features.
- The “Find us on Facebook” column shows all our recent posts from our Facebook page.
- “Recent Activity” shows what our friends (and yours) are doing with comments, likes and shares.
- Read what people are saying about us including our own tweets.
- Check out an ever-growing list of our favorite tweets.
- Watch the latest videos that we’ve uploaded to our YouTube channel.
- Browse our YouTube playlists: select a playlist and you’ll be able to watch all the videos in that playlist.
- User reviews: to get your video featured in this list, simply tag your video with “Incase” or hit us up on Facebook or Twitter and we will include it.
Please note: We are not able to accommodate all product review requests due to limited inventory. The majority of Incase product reviews have been done by users who have purchased our products.
- We use SoundCloud to host all the music from our Room 205 sessions. Listen to all the songs and share them with friends, or embed them on your own site.
- Sometimes we like make mixes to share with you, be sure to give them a listen too!
- View all of our most recent photos individually.
- Browse through sets of the latest photos, grouped by theme, event, etc.
- If you shot a cool photo of some of our products, simply add it to the Incase group and you’ll get featured!
- You can also stay informed via email. Enter your e-mail to subscribe to Incase news delivery.
- Get the latest Incase news served up hot via RSS
- Tune into our freshest podcasts on iTunes
- And finally, we have 2 apps in the App Store that are totally free to download.
We have even more fun stuff planned for ya’ll, so Let’s Be Friends and you’ll reap the benefits!
Instagram is absolutely great, you take a photo, apply one of many filters (if you desire) and share it with friends. That’s all there is too it. Sure you can also instantly upload it to a bunch of social platforms such as Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and etc. But the real juice is inside the app, browsing through thousands of photos that people have shot.
A lot of people at the Incase office (and our friends at Day19) are already using Instagram so we decided it was time to to set up an official “goincase” account. So now you can follow us with Instagram for iPhone! You’ll get to see exclusive snapshots from in and around our office, and what goes on behind the scenes. Get the awesome Instagram photo sharing app for free!
Based on the artwork from the José Parlá Curated by Arkitip project, we have created some free wallpaper for your MacBook, iPad and iPhone. Pick from 3 designs.
When filming Kreuzberg, you told us that you used a tripod. How did you alter the tripod to meet your needs?
I actually didn’t have to alter the tripod at all. The big problem was how to attach an iPhone to an existing tripod.
What materials did you use?
I rigged a contraption using a basic steel “T” bracket from the hardware store and attached it to the tripod using a simple wing nut. It was a pretty DIY setup, but worked well for my needs (lock shots, simple pans, etc.).
How did you attach the iPhone 4 Slider Case to your tripod?
I attached the “T” bracket to the iPhone case by punching holes in it and using nylon plugs to keep it in place.
What was your experience like filming and shooting photos with your iPhone 4?
It was actually quite fun. My biggest problem was holding the camera steady when shooting hand-held. Other than that, it worked great. A zoom mechanism would have been handy, but I quickly got around it.
Do you feel that iPhone 4 will spark an increase in DIY filmmaking? If so, how?
I would hope so. Again, I don’t really think a camera makes a good film. The person looking through it has to have good ideas. That said though, being able to just pull an iPhone camera out of your pocket with a few seconds notice was a really nice plus. A lot of my favorite shots in Kreuzberg were taken that way. I would see something and within seconds be shooting. That’s hard to do with even the simplest SLR or video camera.
What kinds of projects would you like to see other people create using iPhone 4?
The phone/camera hybrid offers an amazing intimacy when shooting. Subjects aren’t intimidated by a camera on a phone. It somehow seems less serious. This is really helpful in getting subjects to relax. I would hope that people would continue to explore this intimacy and make very personal films on the iPhone 4 that couldn’t be obtained any other way.
And now, a few questions for you…
- Do you find that you take more photos and videos with your iPhone 4 than with your camera?
- How has the iPhone 4 changed the way you make and edit video?
- Has there ever been an unexpected situation when your iPhone 4 came in handy?
Leave us a comment with your answers. If you leave one of our favorite comments, we’ll send you an iPhone 4 case.
The following people won a Paul Rodriguez Slider Case:
Mario P.: Rollin’ in Mexico.