We built Glass for you

Glass is founded by Tom Watson and Stefan Borsje. For years, it felt like we didn’t have a home for our photography on the internet. We built Glass for you, but we also built Glass for us.

Independent and proud

Glass is an independent company. We charge for our product. We haven’t taken any venture capital or outside funding. With your help, we’re building a sustainable home for photographers on the internet.

Recent press

"We only answer to our community, which means all the decisions we make are in the best interest of our community and our business. We think it’ll be such a powerful shift in how these apps are made that we’re betting our company on it." — Om.co

"...it's evident that a lot of work and care has gone into its creation. The app's design is at a high level, and features are well thought out, especially regarding security and privacy." — Apple Insider

"Glass welcomes both amateur and professional photographers, whether the user takes their photos with an iPhone or with expensive top-of-the-range equipment." — PetaPixel

"...it’s an absolutely lovely, exquisitely-designed app. It’s downright serene scrolling through my Glass timeline..." — Daring Fireball

"Photographers will be excited by things like P3 color profile support, minimal compression, and EXIF data behind your photos."
— Product Hunt

"[The company] is very clear that they are not trying to replace Instagram, but rather just create a safe place for those who wish to just share their photography." — Laughing Squid

"Glass immediately strikes me as the best possible crossover between Flickr and Instagram." — The Sweet Setup

"From the moment you open the Glass app, it’s clear that the emphasis is on the photography itself. When you follow photographers, their posts will appear in a feed of images designed to minimize distractions."
— TechCrunch

"By self-funding Glass to this point, and to now be funded by members, we’re able to align our decisions with our community. High growth startups use tracking, ads, and algorithms to hook their users. They’re endless engagement machines, fighting for your attention. We’re able to forego all of that and we think that’s what makes Glass special."
— TechRadar

"For years, social media platforms have become increasingly centered around algorithms, advertisements and distracting features rather than the celebration and enjoyment of content in its purest form. This is not the case on Glass."

Media resources

Email press@glass.photo for interview requests, product demos, and more.

Press kit

Download the kit (76mb) with logos, product images, founder photos, and team bios.