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Category Archives: instagram
I’ve actually highlighted the instagram feed of Australian Karina Sharpe before -but her prolific creating and super unique point of view made me think this might be the spark of light on your hump day! Her mission after all is “to make your mind smile”….
Visual artist/art director/image maker and relentless creative; her personal work stands up and waves every time I scroll past it in my (packed!) instagram feed. The images you see here are a side effect of being Karina – not even her commercial or commissioned work which is equally cool and ready to be explored on her site.All imagery by Karina Sharpe from her instagram feed
Enjoy this look at the crazy bustling bubble of Tokyo by prolific image maker and roving New Zealander; Tim Lambourne of The Shutter Pirates.
I love his commentary about his use of instagram as a medium to document, share, connect and explore and I think we can all relate the dramatic U-turn he experienced in his opinion of the app!!
Enjoy xImages courtesy of Tim Lambourne.
Follow his instagram for more!
“About this time, two years ago, I got an email from Julia asking if I wanted to contribute to a series of posts she was doing.
I like Studio Home, I like taking photos as well as writing words and I’m very vain so contributing to her blog was a no-brainer.
The series was a peek into people’s homes and environments shot entirely on Instagram.
I wasn’t that into Instagram at the time. I thought it was self-involved, lame and doing a disservice to photography.
Now, you gotta remember, this was the 2012. It was a different time. Free love was in the air, conformity was being rejected and hundreds of thousands of soul seeking wanderers had made their way to upstate New York for the inaugural Woodstock music festival.
I saw myself firmly as a not square, and like, only squares use Instagram, man.
I asked if Joe (my photography partner over at theshutterpirates.com) and I could contribute our posts on like, 35mm film. Because that’s real, man.
Julia, kindly, pointed out that the post was based around showcasing Instagram as a visual medium.
We agreed to go our separate ways, and I never contributed to that series.
About four months later I got my first iPhone, joined Instagram, fell in love with it and uttered lame ass self-serving phrases that no one really listened to like …”Instagram’s actually pretty cool, like, if you’re a photo person, it’s really great for that.”
Fast forward two years and Instagram now competes with 35mm camera for my photographic attention. More often than not it wins. I love it. I love posting photos. I love liking photos. I love looking at photos of pretty girls, cool clothes and awesome spaces, or, if I’m lucky, pretty girls wearing cool clothes in awesome spaces.
I emailed Julia with my digital hat in hand, asking if I could make amends and contribute some of the Instagram photos I had shot on my phone camera machine.
Julia, malevolent and wonderful Julia, agreed.
Here, for you, are eight photographs of my new home, Tokyo, shot on a Samsung Galaxy S5, which really is a remarkable form of modern camera, and put through a series of filters.
I’m currently based in Mishuku, one stop from Shibuya (famous for Shibuya Crossing, that giant intersection you often see in movies, ads and tour-diary style music videos from bands doing their first world tour). ”
I can hardly believe it but my 2 month stint in Mt. Tamborine is coming to an end of Wednesday. NO idea where the time has gone but I have relished every second of this magical lush bit of the Gold Coast hinterland. In fact I found it so magnetic that I have done far less exploring of the region than I had planned….content instead on exploring my front doorstep instead.
For those of you that follow me on instagram you will have been inundated with my adventures and the hashtag #mttamborinecottage. Everything was so damn photogenic!
Studio Home instagram feed – shot of a Fort Standard bottle opener at Everyday Needs
Want more Insta food?
Kelsey Genna : One of NZ’s most exciting bridal designers, Kelsey has a gorgeous feed with pics of her dresses in action and her studio. Not to mention her new blog The Flower Bride which is pretty damn lush!
Twoone: is a Japanese born, Melbourne based INSANELY talented artist. His feed covers his street work around the world, his gallery shows and some process shots. I’m addicted. I’ve also posted about him here before.
Want more Insta food?
You can check out the two other posts I have done of my down under favourites here.
Mind blown, yes?!!!
I follow young Australian artist; CJ Hendry on Instagram and spend ALOT of time marveling at her large scale work alllll done in pen!! I can’t tell you much more about her as my interweb sleuthing has come up with nothing but her instagram profile. I seriously suggest you start following her or in the very least boost your hump day by checking it out.
This is an awesome little video she posted yesterday – gives a great impression of the scale of work she does (with a simple PEN!!)
There has been a pretty interesting initiative humming away in the background for the last (almost…) 100 days. A NZ based programme, inspired by an idea born in a Yale classroom – the 100 Days Project is nearing the end of its 3rd year. There are an increeeedible array of projects being documented around the world under the simple directive : “Choose one creative exercise, and then repeat it every day for 100 days. Record each daily effort and see what evolves in the work and in the self over time.”
Instagram has been a favourite forum for these dedicated people to share their projects and two in particular have really captured me as a fan! (Hint – search #100daysproject) Homestyle editor and foodie extraodinaire; Alice Lines producing a new meal every day! And the whimisical illustration and collections in this post of Erin Ellis. Erin is an American born designer/illustrator who’s heart got stolen by the New Zealand environment and way of life while travelling. She now splits her time between Down Under and her New Jersey home which has led to a really beautiful and varied showcase of wildflowers in her project!
The 100 Days Project wraps up this weekend with a public show at The Nathan Club in Britomart, Auckland. I highly recommend checking out the other projects and if you are able, drop by and see what a little self discipline can acheive!