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Drew Allen

Drew Allen

Director of Content Marketing. Managing Editor. Drummer. Husband. Father. Lover of good stories and great design.

Giving a Voice to Homeless Children through Photography

I’m only young at heart, but I still remember what it was like coming home from school. I remember hopping off the bus, going inside, grabbing a Capri-Sun and doing my homework on our comfy couch, while Darkwing Duck played on the TV. My mom got home an hour later, started cooking a tasty dinner, and a couple of hours later, I was crawling into my own bed in my own room. You probably have similar memories of being a …

Packing Light

Opening a package can be a bit of an adventure. Anytime you do, there is an inevitable phase where you open the box, and, before you see the thing in the box that you actually wanted or ordered, you usually have to dig through some kind of filler. Maybe it’s little styrofoam peanuts. Maybe it’s bubble wrap (very therapeutic), or for the Amazon fans, those plastic packets of air. Sometimes the styrofoam is in giant pieces framing whatever it’s protecting. …

Taking Authentic, Emotional Photos

The joy behind a genuine smile. The tenderness of an embrace. The feeling of the breeze on wind-swept hair. When you first look at a photo, you may only see that one moment of time. But the people in the photo can remember everything that was happening in that moment. That emotion and authenticity can elevate a photo from something functional to something truly inspiring. For Twyla Jones, that authenticity is her passion and the focus of her career. She’s …

Your Grandkids are Stinking Cute

“What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars worth of pleasure.” – Gene Perret I have never seen my mom’s face light up like she does when she sees my little daughter. And as a big fan of my daughter too, that’s no surprise to me. But there’s something special about grandkids. And when you can’t be around your grandkids, photos have to fill the gap. We’re lucky at Fracture …

Twice the Daughters, Twice the Smiles

Not all heroes wear capes. The line is almost a meme itself at this point, but in Larry’s case, it’s true. Make no mistake about it. Larry Katz is a hero. He’s definitely a hero to us, one of our VIP customers since 2012, with over two dozen Fracture prints at his home and office. But besides Fracture, Larry is certainly a hero to his adopted twin daughters, Roni and Rose. Adoption Adventure His daughters, now both ten, were a …

How One Woman Helped Make a Neighborhood Fascinating

This past week has made me so grateful for my house. Here in Gainesville, it’s been either a storm or a sizzling sun, so being inside my walls is about the only way to survive. As grateful as I am for the shelter, the walls of my house are more than just shelter. They’re filled with photos and inspiration, turning my house into a home. The walls of a city are actually not much different. A city’s walls can help …