Offscreen + Unsplash

Here at Unsplash we’re huge fans of a good story, and even more so when it’s on the printed page. From reading their (gorgeously printed) magazine, it’s obvious the folks over at Offscreen feel the same way. So we were elated when Offscreen agreed to collaborate on a photo prompt with us.

Published three times per year, Offscreen Magazine is a thoughtful deep-dive into the entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking of people working with technology. It’s easy to forget that every website we visit and every device we use are the result of a long creative struggle by real people. Offscreen offers a window into the lives and careers of those people.

In an industry that prides itself on forming human connections, our world of apps and gadgets can sometimes feel pretty dehumanizing. To maintain your creative spirit, it’s important to disconnect once in awhile. In that spirit, Offscreen and Unsplash want to know how you disconnect and recharge. What’s your favorite way to log off? We want to see your photos of the moments you spend away from screens (except your camera screen of course).

How to submit a photo:

  • Submit your photos that show us your favorite way to log off

  • You may submit as many photos as you wish.

  • Submit a photo to Unsplash as normal but add “life off screen” to the photo story (its caption).

  • All photos must comply with Unsplash Photo Submission Guidelines. All photos on Unsplash are licensed under the Unsplash License which means they can be used for anything for free.

  • All photos must be submitted by June 2nd, 2017 at midnight EST.

Photo selection:

  • After your photo is submitted to Unsplash, it will be reviewed for approval by the Unsplash Editorial team, based on the guidelines above. The photos that are approved will show up on the Offscreen collection page.

  • The Unsplash Editorial team, with the help of Offscreen founder, Kai Brach, will select 10 featured photos from that collection. If your photo is selected, you’ll be notified by email and your photo will be featured on the homepage of Unsplash.

These 10 photographers will also be:

  • Featured in the Unsplash Curated email that gets sent to the Unsplash community.

  • Featured on the Unsplash homepage which gets viewed more than the cover of the New York Times.

  • Featured on the Unsplash and Offscreen Instagram accounts.


'Life Offscreen' Curated Collection

Introducing the 10 curated photos from those submitted.


It always feels great to hear from our photographer community in Slack (which you can join for free) or on Twitter / Instagram / Facebook. Thanks to everyone who takes the time to recognize the awesome people that make up our community.

Annie Spratt