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Mars Effect: Download the new Nike Sportswear x VSCO filter

Image by Wells Baum

The new Nike Sportswear x VSCO filter dropped while I was on vacation last week in the Dominican Republic. It paints a Mars-like effect on your photos. This is how VSCO describes it on its blog:

“the preset creates a bold, duotone look using strong black and red hues. The tonal range of each image is remapped to these two colors, resembling the innovative look and expressive style of Nike Tech Pack.”

As I typically do with every new preset release, I go back and try it on recent photos to see what works. Portraits and scripture seemed to work out best. Here are some of the ones that came out.

Jimmy Chin teaches adventure photography

Processed with VSCO with tech preset
Processed with VSCO with tech preset

Push the limits of photography

Processed with VSCO with tech preset
Processed with VSCO with tech preset

Nike has sponsored a VSCOCam filter before with the NikeLab ACG x VSCO. It also featured a dark aesthetic.

I love creative accidents. I originally applied the Nike Sportswear preset on this image and the changed it to preset X5 but the sky retained some of the red and black from the Nike preset.

You can see a bunch more pictures from the trip on the VSCO Grid and on Instagram (@bombtune).


Mark Zuckerberg’s Hoodie

via giphy

Hoods are cheap instant anonymizers. They protected graffiti artists and skateboarders as they trespassed to perform their art. They protected muggers as they performed their art too.

I love the hoodie. I wear one to work at least twice a week. I don’t think of it as a rebellious symbol or a cloak, more of a convenience since you just throw it on. It also protects you for from the occasional unexpected drizzle.



We need reassurance because we need help deciding.

Reassurance is social. We can’t possibly reassure ourselves, since we’re the ones doubting.

But what happens when we can’t get a second opinion? That’s when we have to make our own decisions.

Whether you know it or not, your brain is going through or has already gone through a deduction process.

For example, in buying a new pair of shoes:

  • Is this the right pair of shoes?
  • Do they fit?
  • Do I really need a new pair?
  • Are they comfortable to walk in?
  • Can I afford them?
  • Is today the only day they’re on sale?
  • What do I do with my old shoes?
  • Do they match what I often wear?
  • Where will I most be wearing them?
  • What will others think of them?

Most of these questions are predetermined before you even go to the store. The reason you’re trying shoes for example, may be because you actually need a new pair.

Whatever we decide, we’ll still seek social approval. We need others to justify our choice, even if they lie to us.

The smallest decisions can pose tough gut checks. No one can possibly decide for you because they can’t understand the countless variables and thoughts going through your mind. The choice is yours.

If you understood everything I said, you’d be me ― Miles Davis