I transformed from VSCO to Mastin Labs about a year ago and use these presets as starting points. Ever since VSCO was released I have been working in Lightroom and really learning how every slider effects my images. My biggest problem is consistensy and hopefully I will find that here.
I still shoot some 35mm film (Tri-X and Kodak Gold) but it is not cheap here. I want my digital files to look as good as possible with a film look that I like so much (love Kodak). I almost only shoot for myself and documenting the life of my three daughters.
I am a huge fan of Black And White so I had to convert one image that I thought was best in monochrome. Really like them grainy and contrasty. Here I also took down the highlights just a bit.