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Posted in Discovery on August 21, 2014

10 Instagrammers to Follow Right Now

Instagram can be the ultimate visual daydream and serve as a major inspiration source for professional and amateur photographers alike. But it’s not always easy to move past the overwhelming amount of #selfie, #gymflow, or #swag posts that sometimes dominate the popular photo sharing app.  If your timeline could use an update and some major visual stimulation, be sure to check out these 10 talented Instagrammers creating innovative images with their phones.

Instagram name: @thuglifeforevs

With a penchant for color and arranging common (and sometimes unusual) things neatly, Emily Blincoe has what has to be one of the most inspired accounts on Instagram. The Texas native manages to consistently create next-level images in the simplest of ways – and isn’t that the making of any gifted artist?

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Instagram Name: @Nazyxo

Residing in Zanzibar, Nasrin Suleiman beautifully captures the varied beauty of her country and culture. From the white sand beaches of Zanzibar Island to the talented local artisans creating one of a kind art in Stone Town, her account transports you to a breath-taking paradise that will leave you wanting more.

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Instagram name: @Briannyongesa

Brian Nyongesa is a humanitarian and documentary photographer with one of those very rare feeds that make you stop aimlessly scrolling and pay attention. His work runs the gamut of documenting education initiatives, refugee camps, and devastation relief throughout the world; all the while still dignifying and humanizing his subjects.

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Instagram Name: @dirtyyydan

After relocating from Miami to New York, Daniela Spector effortlessly captures the essence of New York in a refreshingly dynamic and romantic way. This cool girl is a master of lighting and her #stridebye captures are not to be missed. Be sure to also check out her #danslefthand hashtag which features minimalist images of her left hand interacting with a bevy of colorful and interesting objects.

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Instagram name: @sanajaverikadri

Mumbai native Sana Javeri Kadri is one to follow for her beautiful images AND witty banter. Beside’s her knack for composition and color, what is most impressive is her ability to delightfully capture the spirit of each subject in the many portraits she takes.

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Instagram name: @findfarah

With each beautifully captured dessert, it’s easy to assume that Farah Guy is a full time pastry chef, when she’s actually a doctor! But the inspiration does not end at her homemade pastries – be sure to check out this account for amazing landscape and nature photos, as well as great floral arrangement ideas. Plus, her cat is just the CUTEST.

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Instagram Name: @visiterlafrique

Created and run by Cameroonian native Diane Audrey Ngako, this account is special because it features several incredible tourist destinations within Africa. From unique local market treasures in Congo and white sand beaches in Rwanda, to dancing with the Maasai Mara tribe of Kenya, this account does a great job of engaging its followers by showing both tourism opportunities as well as the beauty of every day life throughout the continent.

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Instagram name: @connortd

How interesting and rare is it to find a photographer that makes minimalism look and adventurous? Well, Connor Dwyer is able to do just that. He is definitely not one to miss.

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Instagram name: @ohmynessa

Vanessa Granda is a Miami native that takes full advantage of the beauty that surrounds her everyday life. With an affinity for street art, the talented photographer constantly finds new and creative ways to capture the best (and sometimes hidden) gems throughout her city. 

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Instagram name: @thiswildidea

Theron Humphrey is a photographer who captures his dog, Maddie the Coonhound, posing gracefully in the most impressive ways. While it is a wonder that Maddie is able to consistently pose with such poise and grace, what is most delightful is to feel the love and trust that is shared between this dynamic duo.

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With passions in design and photography, Lee Litumbe is a Cameroonian by birth, American by upbringing, and nomad at heart with a deep-rooted appreciation for a well traveled, creative, and adventure filled life. For more of her work and travels, visit www.spiritedpursuit.com and follow her on Instagram @spiritedpursuit.

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Instagram is getting increasingly popular within architecture. With this popularity, it has become a great way to get a daily dose of inspiration with front row seats on the perspectives of some of the most influential architects in the world.

Here are my top architects, architectural photographs and architectural news to follow on instagram:

1.            Architizer, News  @architizer

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2.            Julien De Smedt, Architect @juliendesmedt​

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3.            Zaha Hadid, Architect @zaha_hadid

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4.            Michel Jojkind, Architect @rojkind

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5.            Vivien Wei Wei Liu, Architect @vdubl

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6.            Henning Lasen, Office @henninglarsenarchitects

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7.            MVRDV, Office @mvrdv

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8.            Snøhetta, Office @snohetta

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9.            Bjarke Ingels , Architect @bjarkeingels

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10.          Dezeen,  News @dezeen

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11.          Archdaily, News @archdaily

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12.          Fernando Guerra,Architectural Photographer @fernandogguerra

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13.          Iwan Baan, Architectural Photographer @iwanbaan

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14.          Pedro Kok, Architectural Photographer @kokpedro

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15.          Tomas Koolhaas,  Documentary shots , about his father, Rem Koolhaas @tomaskoolhaas

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Article contributed by Camila Stadler Buschle @kindofcamila, Constructing Architect M.A.K.

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Bio: My name is Megan McLellan @littlebrownfox and I reside in Vancouver, Canada. You can usually find me out adventuring, dropping my phone in a creek or the like. I love approaching photography rather haphazardly and not really planning too much. Just working with whatever my present surroundings happen to be, whether that be in my home, on a mountain top, or shooting a portrait.

Description: I took this photo at sunset after hiking up to Garibaldi Lake which is located in Garibaldi Provincial Park, British Columbia. This was actually the first hike I ever did (when I was 6 years old) so it’s a pretty special place for me.

Process: This was taken on my iPhone 5s using the native camera app to shoot. For this shot I first used the @SKRWT app because I got the lines on the dock a little crooked! Then I took the photo into VSCO and bumped the exposure way up, and increased the temperature, contrast, and fade. I followed by adding a little bit of magenta to the highlights, and a touch of grain. Presto there you have it!

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Posted in News on July 31, 2014

Instagrams good enough to literally EAT!

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Take #foodporn to the next level by getting your very own Instagrams printed on delicious marshmallows with £2 off using code INK361 at check out!

To order, click on the link in our profile or visit www.boomf.com

Boomf marshmallows come in boxes of 9 and it’s free shipping internationally!

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Posted in Discovery on July 30, 2014

@ink361 + @ampt presents @pdahv

Bio: I’m Mohd Firdaus (@pdahv) from Malaysia. I love all genre of photography. I’ll capture everything. I was inspired by many Igers from Instagram. I love travel a lot. For me traveling brought me to see new places, new culture and meet new people around the world.

Description: This photo was taken in the afternoon during my short visit to Cameron Highland, Malaysia. This road leads to Mount Brinchang and Mossy Forest. I drove through a narrow and bumpy road that blanketed by a tree with constant mist and moisture. What a pleasant atmosphere. I parked my car and saw a stranger walk through.

Process: This photo was taken with my iPhone 5 using the native camera app. The editing process through vscocam like all my photos.

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Like you, we love the idea of showing off our favorite Instagrams as magnets - that’s why we’re so excited to announce our collaboration with Sticky9 - the folks that brought you the original 9x9 Instagram photo magnets!

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To celebrate our new partnership, we are able to bring you a great 3-for-2 special deal on magnet sheets! Order three sheets of magnets for the price of two - and show off more of your favorite Instagrams!

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Magnets come in sheets of 9 in Classic Medium (15x15cm) or Classic Large (21x21cm).

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To order your (as our friends at Sticky9 say) “magnetic mementos”, just visit ink361sticky9.com and enter the code 342INK361 at checkout to get the 3 for 2 offer.

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Organize the people you follow with Circles!

Change the way you view Instagram with one of our best tools to date - categorize and sort those you follow with our new Circles feature, available in both the desktop and mobile version of INK361!

Simply click the circle next to the user’s name in your feed to add them to a circle.

Organize the people you follow with Circles!

Or the circle next to the following button on the user’s page.

Organize the people you follow with Circles!

View your feed according to the circles you created by selecting the name of the circle in the top menu bar under “Feed”.

(NOTE: Because Instagram limits your Feed to only the previous 200 posted pictures, you may only see a few pictures within each Circle.)

Organize the people you follow with Circles!

Edit or delete the lists using the icons under “Feed” in the menu.

Organize the people you follow with Circles!

Sort the view of the “Following” page by using the boxes above the user’s snapshots.

Organize the people you follow with Circles!

Best thing is, Circles even works on our responsive site for your mobile too!

Organize the people you follow with Circles!

In addition to the benefits the INK361 web viewer already has in place - such as Statistics, Alerts, and Albums - the new Circles feature further improves the efficiency and experience of viewing Instagram photos.

We hope you enjoy using this tool as much as we do!

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@ink361 + @ampt presents @racheycakes

Bio: My name is Rachael Fouchier @racheycakes and I have lived near Vancouver, Canada my whole life. I love to travel but I am always happy to come home to such a beautiful place where I can find balance between urban and nature adventures. I love how taking photos has made me open my eyes to see what’s happening around me more fully, I’m now able to see so much more beauty in my every day as I am always looking at pictures.

Description: I took this photo at Buntzen Lake, a local favourite spot for me, near Vancouver. This little house has a tendency to look a tad different every day and its really great to see how this scene changes with the seasons. I took this photo early spring this year.

Process: Like all my photos, this one was taken with my iPhone 5, using the native camera app to shoot. This particular shot I put through VSCO to process. Increased exposure, highlights and shadows quite a bit and also increased contrast a touch and sharpened the image just a touch. I then applied the VSCO preset M6 Fade mid strength.

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Posted in Discovery on July 02, 2014

@ink361 + @ampt presents @tang310

@ink361 + @ampt presents @tang310

Bio: My name is Patrick Tang (@tang310) and Street Photography is a hobby of mine. I reside in Los Angeles, Ca so I’m close enough to travel throughout Southern and Northern California, Las Vegas, and Arizona frequently. Photography is my form of relaxation and a way to get away from the busy life. Through mobile photography, I’ve been able to see the world differently and enjoy and capture the little things that we take for granted a lot of times.

Description: This photo was taken in Big Bear, California right before the sun went down. As I was driving, I saw the sun setting and the colors in the sky forming. I had a feeling it would be a sunset I wouldn’t want to miss, so I immediately pulled over and snapped this shot.

Process: I enjoy post processing a lot due to the many different variations you can make 1 photo look. For example, I’ve seen several people take the same exact photo of a landscape scene but they all looked so unique due to their tones and creative editing style. My process for this photo was very easy. I used the average camera app and then did some contrast, saturation, and ambience adjustments in Snapseed.

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Posted in Discovery on June 12, 2014

5 cool brands that inspire

5 cool brands that inspire Photo by @missionbicycle

Instagram is a great source to find inspiration across a broad range of design disciplinaries from architecture to design, photography and styling, just to name a few. In this digital age, brands are using Instagram to showcase their products by using some aesthetically stunning imagery that creates the image for the brand. The below accounts are some accounts showcasing amazing styling and visual curating work that reflects their branding image through their Instagram feeds.

5 cool brands that inspire

1. First Base @thisisfirstbase – An Australian based clothing brand brining you stunning black and white images of not only their clothes, but also a feed full of styling inspiration and quotes that reflect life on coastal shores.

5 cool brands that inspire

2. Larsson & Jennings @larssonjennings - A London based company, producing watches with British Aesthetic combined with Swedish minimalism. Who knew close ups of hands and watches can be so visually interesting and beautifully curated.

5 cool brands that inspire

3. TSUKI @tsukistore - an e-store that producing soy and gel candles packaged in glass scientific flasks. The imagery from their beautiful styling of their products from the website flows through to their instagram feed and will sure inspire your inner interior designer.

5 cool brands that inspire

4. Pantone @pantone - For the graphic geeks out there, Pantone has become somewhat of an agency cult (at least it was for me). Pantone’s feed showcases just how easily their colours are integrated into everyday life. I just absolutely LOVE the simple yet effective flat lays of Pantone swatches with physical objects that have the colour to match.

5 cool brands that inspire

5. Mission Bicycle @missionbicycle – based in San Fransicso, Mission Bicycle showcases their custom bike builds against some beautiful San Fran backdrops. If you’re a fixie fanatic like myself, then this site has provided some solid colourway ideas that has helped me build some of my own personal bikes to date.

Article by Lisa Zhang an architect from Sydney currently living a new type of city life in Shanghai. She also blogs at www.devious-studios.com, Instagram @deviousstudios

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