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Drew Allen

Drew Allen

Besides being the managing editor of this blog, I'm also a drummer, a husband, and a father, not necessarily in that order. I love good stories, and great design, and I probably quote the Office more than I should but less than I could.

How to Use Our New Photo Editor

We didn’t make a big announcement about it but, at the beginning of this year, we released a major overhaul to our photo editor. Now that the hustle and bustle have calmed a bit, we wanted to take another look at what the new photo editor can do, and how easy it is to use. To do that, we made this little video of Kelly from our marketing team using our new photo editor to prepare her photo to be …

Booklovers at Fracture: 5 Books We’ve Been Loving

Behind every Fracture print hanging in every home and office, is a team of over 70 amazing people who work hard to deliver excellence with every photo we ship. And when we’re not busy working, you can find many of us with our nose in a book. Or at least a Kindle. Maybe even Audible playing in our headphones. I asked our team what books they were currently enjoying and we got over 30 books in response. So we picked …

Just Like Mom Taught Us

We learn so much during the first phase of life. When the world is new, every day is filled with the opportunity to learn and grow. From first steps to schoolyard squabbles, each experience and each challenge brings with it lessons that will shape the people that we will become. And for so many of us, the most important lessons that we learn when we are young are the ones that we learn from our moms. Some are habits that …

100 Photos and a Decade of Travel

Some people travel to see new places — to take a photo in front of the Eiffel Tower or tour the Louvre and see the Mona Lisa because they know that they might never get the opportunity to see it again. Others travel to have new experiences — to taste the sugary beignets at Cafe du Monde or explore the mountainous Andes by horseback. Zach Mueller grew up in the Northeast, but went to college and grad school down in Texas and …

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. …