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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.

Brotherhood, Loss, and Remembrance: Mike’s Story

At the heart of Fracture are stories. The stories that make up every moment and memory that we see getting printed onto glass every day in the Fractory. Sometimes a story touches our hearts in way that makes us want to share it with all our fans. We hope it warms your heart and gives you a glimpse of why we love what we do so much. This is my interview with Mike. Mike runs a YouTube channel for men …

How Printing Photos Can Make You a Happier Person

Recently a study showed that eating chocolate could help you lose weight faster. Even more recently it came out that the report was in fact, bogus. We were sad. People are still finding it hard to believe that eating more Hershey’s will NOT help them shed those extra pounds any faster. We want so badly for the things we love most to be good for us too. Wouldn’t it be great if ALL the things we indulge in were wise …

#GetWellBridget – Helping a Friend of Fracture

Earlier this month we learned of some heartbreaking news regarding one of our former interns. Bridget Anderson was in a terrible accident on Thursday, July 30th during a cross-country bike ride. She was riding across the U.S. as part of her volunteer work for Bike & Build, a nonprofit raising awareness and funding for affordable housing. Bridget and her teammate, Patrick Wanninkhof, a New York school teacher, were struck by a driver who was distracted on her phone. Patrick was tragically killed …

So You Think You Know Your Photography Movies?

We love movies and we love photography. So we figured, why not merge the two together and create a fun quiz on photography movies! We encourage you to put your skills to the test and see if you truly are a photography film buff or if you need to do some post-exam homework to bring up your grade. Photo credits: Charles Haynes, ABC Television, Georges Biard, Andrey Lunin, DrRandomFactor, Stefan Servos, and other Wikimedia Commons public domain images. How’d you do? Let us know on Twitter!

12 Amazing Quotes to Reflect on This Memorial Day

All too often, holidays like Memorial Day are too quickly seen as simply a day off and an excuse to grill out and enjoy a 3-day weekend. But it’s very important to recognize the immeasurably important sacrifice made by so many men and women to provide us with the incredible freedom we enjoy as Americans. We spent some time this week reflecting and wanted to share with you these quotes we’ve found that inspired us and made us think about …

High Five! Our 5 Favorite Links from April

We hope you’re enjoying our curation of our 5 favorite things related to Art and Photography each month! If you have any suggestions, let us know on Twitter! 1. We had no idea  snail pics could be this cool. 2. We were inspired by the love in this mom’s story. 3. We think these photos are… Interstellar! (we had to). 4. We found a cheat sheet on how aperture, shutter speed, and ISO affect our photos. 5. We super-dug these examples of sunshine photography. Hey if you’re reading this on a …