VAL Original Apparel is a creative lifestyle and apparel company created by photographer Vincent Loomis in order to feature landscape photos in new ways on clothing, accessories and other day to day products. As a sole proprietor, the website, products and images are created by myself, and fulfilled through a variety of Printing and Drop-shipping companies to always find the best products and get them to you at the best prices and highest quality.
My name is Vincent Loomis, owner of VAL Originals and VAL Original Apparel. I am 23 years old, from CT and I work full time in a packaging position as well as part time in the US Marine Reserves as an Artillery Mechanic.
Beginning my photography journey in 2016 with my very first camera, a Nikon D3200, I was a landscape photographer. At the time, I worked at a scout camp and explored the woods for possible compositions. I pulled inspiration from my favorite landscape photographer Thomas Heaton to adjust the way I viewed the world around me and to devote myself to getting up early and staying out late to get just the right light and the right atmosphere for my images. Over the next 3 years of going out and shooting, I got more flop images than frame-worthy captures. However, what I did get every time, was experience and the joy of getting out and immersing myself in the outdoor world. I created a photography account on Instagram and began sharing my photos, getting feedback, building a following and then decided I could do more. I wanted to insert my photography into people's everyday life, and the idea VAL Original Apparel was born. I understand that most people don't want to pay for a landscape print to hang in their home that means nothing to them but what's on the canvas. So I began to cut apart my images and create simple designs for common items.
Now, I split my free time between my shop, my landscapes, and my new found love for portrait photography, and growing my skills and knowledge in each field.
Feel free to contact me at any time to give feedback, ask questions, or make comments about the shop or photography