Color Curious + Matt Crump

When we think of color, we think Matt Crump . Photographer and Instagram king, Matt finds color in everything. For our #CallingAllCurious campaign it was an obvious match to work with Matt and ask for some inspiration. Focusing on bright hues Matt created the digital movement #candyminimal , featuring photos with candy-colored negative space, and an endless summer vibe. Taking curious objects, our most colorful smalls and a whole lot of imagination Matt created images that will leave you in awe.

Q: What's a (curious) habit of yours?

A: When I go to Disneyland, I spend the entire time taking pictures and don’t ride a single ride—not because I hate rides, but because I don’t want to run out of sunlight.

Q: Where is your favorite place to find color?

A: Theme parks are rife with color, and so are farmers' markets. (Oh, and the beach. And San Francisco. Actually all of California. And Europe.)

Q: What curious object do you never leave home without?

A: Right now, there’s an assortment of pool floatie noodles in the back of my car. Never know when they’ll come in handy.

Q: Who would make the soundtrack to your life?

A: 100% without a doubt Katy Perry. Lana Del Rey and Nicki Minaj may make an appearance.

Q: Where do you seek inspiration?

A: I’ve learned to look for inspiration everywhere, because then I can be inspired by everything. For instance, I blew up some balloons for a recent project, then popped them after I was done. I liked the way the popped pieces of balloon looked, so I used them to make a few more photos—I even used them in my Color Curious series!

Want to take your own #candyminimal photos? Matt gives viewers a few tricks to capturing images that will help create your own eye candy.

1: Capture the moment finding a singular subject and focus in front of a uniform background. He sticks to walls or a clear sky since they're easier to color-correct.

2: The crop is a crucial component. He gives subjects negative space to suggest a dramatic larger-than-life feel. Matt's four key adjustments are hue, brightness, contrast and saturation.

3: When choosing a filter it's best to pick something that helps create your own unique style. 

Matt recommends using apps such as PicTapGo, VSCOcam (our favorite), Diptic, Touch Retouch, Instagram and more. To check out his full tutorial, stop by this self-proclaimed candy-colored minimalist's website

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