I’ve been posting to Unsplash for over two years now. If you haven’t heard of the website before, it’s a platform that allows photographers to upload their photos to make them free to use all over the internet for whatever reasons they have (credit never needed, but always appreciated). It’s a swell way to give back to the community that helped so many photographers get their start.
Little did I know, however, just how many amazing people and companies I’d meet through that platform. One of the most notable instances recently was when a company that designs and prints shirts for ZARA reached out to me from a photo I posted to Unsplash, asking if I’d be interested in working with them the produce a shirt based off of the photograph. After a few brief emails and confirmation form the model in the photo, Nyajock Koang, we were full steam ahead.
After the company sent me some renditions and after a bit of back and forth, the shirt went into production. The quantity? 35,000 units.
The shirt is now available in ZARA stores internationally and online in non-US countries.