InstagramInstagram2017-10-23Photo by escalhuda
Even the best duos can be out of sync — Gabriela’s ( escalhuda)WHPperfectpair submission proves this can (sometimes) be the case. https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/p640x640/22801959_770127936445426_5650829445611651072_n.jpg2017-10-23
http://instatbt.com/Place/minneapolis-minnesota/214063175Minneapolis, MinnesotaPhoto by dottidee
“No two kitties are more of a perfect pair than Darwin and Darcy,” writes Sarah ( dottidee) in her caption for WHPperfectpair.
InstagramInstagram2017-10-23Photo by merypace
Two times the 🌊🌞 for WHPperfectpair.
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project. https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22709147_731582483710014_5920404807406845952_n.jpg2017-10-23
http://instatbt.com/Place/leblon-rio-de-janeiro-brazil/212921038Leblon, Rio De Janeiro, BrazilPhoto by 100limitefilmes
“Highline isn’t a sport, it is a way of life,” explains Brazilian adventure photographer Murilo Vargas ( 100limitefilmes). “It’s all about what happens when nature and adrenaline combine. No doubt you have to be ready for action, physically and emotionally. You’ve got to be healthy, practicing as much you can to be ready. And you’ve got to keep your mind free.”
On today’s Instagram story, Murilo takes us on a seaside sunrise excursion with highline athletes. Watch now to see them in action at the Leblon Lookout in Rio de Janeiro.
http://instatbt.com/Place/tokyo-japan/7226110Tokyo, JapanPhoto by wallah
Rain at twilight set the scene for Alan Kastner ( wallah) as he took photos using a long exposure in Yanaka, his neighborhood in Japan’s capital city. “Storytelling and conveying the mood of a given moment are the elements of utmost priority in my shooting,” he says. 📷 TheWeekOnInstagram
InstagramInstagram2017-10-22Photo by annimagines
On a sunset walk in Crimea, photographer Anna Fedorova ( annimagines) made such an impression on a herd of gentle donkeys that they followed her back to her car. “One donkey turned his head like he was showing us we could leave,” she says. “And I clearly saw the picture that I wanted to keep as a memory of this very moment.” TheWeekOnInstagramhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/p640x640/22639257_860619584114492_5069782883711844352_n.jpg2017-10-22
http://instatbt.com/Place/jakarta-indonesia/214427142Jakarta, IndonesiaBoomerang by tot.aw
Greetings from Jakarta! Meet Edi, Erwin and William, the trio behind tot.aw — short for TOTally AWesome. This Indonesian pop-up restaurant serves quick bites, but they’re famous for a cake constructed of instant noodles, sausage, chicken and even cheese.
Watch our story right now to take a closer look at this savory work of art. 🍜
http://instatbt.com/Place/tre-cime-di-lavaredo/263902787Tre Cime di LavaredoPhoto by its_jjayjay
Nico the golden retriever was in the right place at the right time with his human friend Julian Troi ( its_jjayjay) to catch this stunning scene in Italy’s Dolomite Mountains. “We were surrounded by wind and snow, but soon the fog disappeared and the sun shone through the clouds,” says Julian. “Even Nico seemed to be really impressed by the scenery.” 🐶 TheWeekOnInstagram
http://instatbt.com/Place/marimurtra-botanical-gardens/237207579964379Marimurtra Botanical GardensBoomerang by kosh_dp
Anastasia Kosh ( kosh_dp) ... or a modern-day Alice in Wonderland? 🐰 Just in time to celebrate Boomerang’s second birthday this weekend, the 27-year-old photographer (and self-proclaimed fairy) from Moscow flew up a flight of stairs and into our BoomerangOfTheWeek.
InstagramInstagram2017-10-20Featured photo by markabramsonphoto
Weekend Hashtag Project: WHPperfectpair
Some things are just better together. This weekend, the goal is to take photos and videos that capture duos that complement and enhance each other, as in this featured photo from Mark Abramson ( markabramsonphoto). Here are some tips to get you started:
A hammock and a book, coffee and bagels, two best friends — some things just naturally go together. As you go about your weekend, take photos of some of your own perfect pairs.
Not every match is so simple! Keep an eye out for more surprising duos — much like this pedestrian and matching billboard — that might be hidden in plain sight.
Once you’ve found an interesting pairing, how can you use camera tools to further enhance the match? Try taking a Boomerang of two running buddies or a video of a dog and cat strolling through your backyard.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the WHPperfectpair hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week. https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22708810_525840314416610_8232693338466156544_n.jpg2017-10-20
http://instatbt.com/Place/michigan/419614710MichiganVideo by angel_dancer_1
“The more the better.” This is Angelnae Randalle’s ( angel_dancer_1) stance when it comes to practice. On average, the 14-year-old, who currently lives in Michigan, rehearses 24 to 30 hours a week — and that number only goes up when a competition or convention is on the horizon. You might be surprised to learn that Angelnae started dancing just three years ago; her grandmother signed her up for her first class and passed away shortly thereafter. “She was my biggest supporter,” says Angelnae. “I think she is very proud of me.”
See what a day in Angelnae’s life is like. It’s on our Instagram story right now.
InstagramInstagram2017-10-19Photo by brittneybeadle
Brittney Beadle ( brittneybeadle) does not put off anything for tomorrow. “Do it now,” she advises. “Live in the moment and enjoy your life.” In May 2015, Brittney was diagnosed with metastatic (stage 4) breast cancer, at the age of 18. “I felt I was alone,” Brittney says. “There are some young women in their 20s who I found, but still no one who was “my age” young, with breast cancer.”
By sharing her journey, she hopes to help others in a similar position. “Whenever I have to go through a new treatment that’s really hard — like when I had radiation to my brain — I think, ‘OK. Yes, this sucks. I have to do this. But you know what? I get to live.’” BreastCancerAwarenesshttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/p640x640/22708698_1684015711628882_80171109382619136_n.jpg2017-10-19
InstagramInstagram2017-10-18Photo by samlaks
“I love connecting with people,” says documentary photographer Samyukta Lakshmi ( samlaks). “I think it’s a privilege when people open up their lives to you and let you tell their story through photos.”
Samyukta is currently on the ground in her hometown of Bangalore, India, for the five-day Diwali festival, a Hindu holiday celebrated throughout the world. “ is the festival of lights,” she explains. “It is the celebration of good over evil, light over darkness.”
Watch our Instagram story right now to take in the sights and sounds of celebrations from all over India. https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22580926_1864493890531513_1305567915071766528_n.jpg2017-10-18
http://instatbt.com/Place/polanco-mexico-city/432476489Polanco, Mexico CityPhoto by manumanuti
For Manu Espinosa Nevraumont ( manumanuti), weekends are spent taking photos with friends — and colorful backdrops. “I wanted to express how important photography is to me, and how it’s a part of my everyday life,” says Manu. “This photo includes one of my favorite places in the city and one of my closest friends.” WHPmyeveryday
http://instatbt.com/Place/franklin-tennessee/216075401Franklin, TennesseePhoto by shaina_sullivan
After becoming a stay-at-home mom, Shaina Sullivan ( shaina_sullivan) focused more on capturing everyday moments with her camera, like this one between her son and his great-grandmother. “Never did I imagine life every day with a child, but now that it’s here, I can’t picture life any other way.” ❤️📷 WHPmyeveryday
http://instatbt.com/Place/los-angeles-california/212999109Los Angeles, CaliforniaVideo by domingoxlatarde
The energy and movement of downtown Los Angeles made its way into designer Domingo’s ( domingoxlatarde)WHPmyeveryday submission. “My inspiration was the interaction between people and the city,” he says. “Every day on my way to work I see all different types of people. There’s always something happening in downtown LA.”
InstagramInstagram2017-10-17Photo by artdr3am
Comfortable, secure, confident in your own skin — this is what body positivity means to Leia Immanuel ( artdr3am). For the past three years, Leia has dealt with hormonal acne. “I used to try and cover it all up with makeup,” says the eighth-grade student from New York. “Slowly, I began to accept that my acne is natural. I’ve grown more comfortable in my skin and body, and it’s changed the way I’ve seen people and the world.” Her advice to others? “Self-confidence comes differently for everyone. Being confident in your skin takes time and learning. Stay true to yourself and most importantly, keep an open mind. People are different, and when you accept that, you can accept your differences.” NationalBodyConfidenceDayhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22500421_1497515343674457_8415846137130385408_n.jpg2017-10-17
http://instatbt.com/Place/stockholm-sweden/213094275Stockholm, SwedenPhoto by kutovakika
“Fragmented” was the word that came to mind for Veronika ( kutovakika) when describing her day-to-day life. “Thus, a picture of a puzzle,” she writes in her caption. “Every day might not be a dance on roses, but sometimes the puzzle comes together just right.” 🌹 WHPmyeveryday
http://instatbt.com/Place/sicilia-italy/249785880Sicilia, ItalyPhoto by its_me_zazie
Lines from a poem by Australian poet Erin Hanson provide daily inspiration for Alessandra ( its_me_zazie) and her children: “And you ask, ‘What if I fall?’/ Oh, but my darling,/ What if you fly?” 🕊 WHPmyeveryday
http://instatbt.com/Place/new-delhi-india/214928742New Delhi, IndiaPhoto by vineet_vohra
Every morning for the past five years, photographer Vineet Vohra ( vineet_vohra) visits the bus terminal to observe “different people, buses, changes of weather and changes of mood.” 🚌
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, WHPmyeveryday.
http://instatbt.com/Place/daylesford-victoria/218827992Daylesford, VictoriaPhoto by milkwood_permaculture
From the golden pellets of sprouted grain they feed their chickens to the ingredients that make it to their kitchen table for supper, nearly every bite of food Kirsten Bradley and her family eats is grown on the sustainable farm where they live in Victoria, Australia. “Homegrown food tends to be very delicious,” she says. Kirsten is part of Milkwood ( milkwood_permaculture), a school where people can learn how to build sustainable farm systems. Along with an extended community of educators, Milkwood offers courses on everything from natural beekeeping and mushroom cultivation to biointensive growing, an organic vegetable growing method designed to maximize harvest in small spaces.
Soon it’ll be growing season in Australia, so Kirsten's family is busy planting tomato, pepper and eggplant seedlings and making sure the bees pollinate their fruit trees in hopes of a big summer bounty. And then? They wait. “Growing of food is not an instant process, and it needs patience and perseverance,” she says. “But watching people bloom out of consumerism into makers and doers is really quite beautiful.” WorldFoodDay
Watch our Instagram story to see what life is like at Milkwood.
InstagramInstagram2017-10-15Photo by kyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyle
Round and round we go. 🌀 TheWeekOnInstagramhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/p640x640/22430074_724364277757217_7058150594829090816_n.jpg2017-10-15
http://instatbt.com/Place/21st-century-museum-of-contemporary-art-kanazawa/21686540321st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, KanazawaPhoto by ayane7628
It only took 20 or so jumps for Ayane Motomitsu ( ayane7628) to perfect her form in front of this art exhibit in Japan. 🏊♀️ TheWeekOnInstagram
http://instatbt.com/Place/madrid-spain/127963847Madrid, SpainPhoto by cocodavez
Artist Coco Dávez’s ( cocodavez) “faceless faces” give pop culture icons a new feel. “I started with a portrait of Patti Smith. I was going to throw it away, but before doing that, I had so much paint left over that I did a brushstroke on the face to fill in all of that,” says the artist from Madrid of discovering her signature style. “A lightbulb went off.”
When she was 21, Coco went to live in London with the intention of studying photography, but painting still called to her. Her inspiration? “Artists from the 20th century like Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder and David Hockney.”
Get to know Coco’s world and colorful style on today’s Instagram story. 🎨
InstagramInstagram2017-10-14Photo by bakedbymelissa
Melissa Ben-Ishay transformed her passion into her livelihood — but it only happened after she came up against some tough times. “In the summer of 2008, I was fired from my job in advertising,” says the 33-year-old from New York City. “Instead of feeling sorry for myself, I went home and I baked four batches of cupcakes (s’more, peanut butter cup, cookie dough and tie-dye).” The very next day, her best friend’s sister shared the treats at the public relations agency where she worked, and the right connections were made. “The rest is history!” says Melissa, who is the president and chief product officer of bakedbymelissa. The company currently has 13 retail locations in the US plus a nationwide shipping operation.
“There is no better way to learn than through experience and by surrounding yourself with people who have skills that you don’t,” says Melissa of her team. “The opportunity to collaborate with hardworking, passionate, like-minded people is the best part of my job.”
We’re celebrating NationalDessertDay with the Baked by Melissa team! See more on our Instagram story now. https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22500103_1636347496439875_6518687103130271744_n.jpg2017-10-14
InstagramInstagram2017-10-14Photo by carlos_oses79
One of these things is not like the other… 🐑 TheWeekOnInstagramhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22430556_364432017340521_2937147762287837184_n.jpg2017-10-14
http://instatbt.com/Place/stockholm-sweden/213094275Stockholm, SwedenBoomerang by macro.girl
Today’s BoomerangOfTheWeek is brought to you by Sofia Englund ( macro.girl) with the help of some ferrofluid, a liquid that becomes strongly magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field. She calls it her “weird stress ball” — but to be clear, that’s weird in a good way.
Add BoomerangOfTheWeek to your next Boomerang. Yours might show up here on instagram.
InstagramInstagram2017-10-13Featured photo by _nguan_
Weekend Hashtag Project: WHPmyeveryday
There’s beauty in the everyday. This week, the goal is to take photos and videos that capture moments from your daily life, as in this featured photo from _nguan_. Here are a few tips to get you started:
As you go about your routine, note the shapes, shadows and colors you pass by. What details stand out when you pay attention?
Take portraits of the people you regularly spend time with, like your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Use your camera to explain a part of your daily life and culture to someone who lives on the other side of the world.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the WHPmyeveryday hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week. https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22344630_644636782399297_1318413183001559040_n.jpg2017-10-13
InstagramInstagram2017-10-12Photo by heyshalice
“Just be yourself” is a defining motto for 18-year-old Shalice Ader ( heyshalice), who was diagnosed with alopecia when she was less than 2 years old. “That motto has stuck with me and motivates me every day,” says Shalice, who has lost most of her body hair to the autoimmune disease. “And I want to share that message with my followers — the only way you can love yourself is to be yourself.”
After wearing a wig for most of her years growing up in Oahu, Hawaii, Shalice decided she didn’t want to hide her baldness anymore. “It was tough because I became insecure,” she explains. But by removing wigs from her daily life, Shalice opened up and gained confidence. “I think my alopecia has made me stronger. If I didn’t have it, I would not be the person I am today.” 💪 https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22344338_157922711462305_8533339013371658240_n.jpg2017-10-12
InstagramInstagram2017-10-12Photo by dallasclayton
“I write kids’ books, because it’s a thing that very few people do in the world,” says Dallas Clayton ( dallasclayton). “It’s very much like telling someone that you sell rainbows or produce magic from your fingertips.” Today, Dallas’ aesthetic and stories go beyond the pages of books and get translated to different surfaces. Even murals. “I love to go to a place, take something that’s drab and add a little bit of color to it collectively with good people who want to share in an experience,” says Dallas, who prefers to let the walls speak to him — rather than go into the process with a set plan or crew. “I just want it to be participatory. I don’t even want to be the one painting the thing. I want everyone to be painting the thing, and I want everyone to know that they could paint the thing. There’s an elementary school down the street from you right now that doesn’t have a mural in it that you can go paint for totally free and stoke out a thousand kids.”
We’re partnering with artists from the Instagram community, like Dallas, to turn city walls around the world into colorful murals, inspiring KindComments. Visit a wall, take a photo or video and share KindComments to make someone’s day. If you can’t check out a mural in person, participate by using one of the new kindness-themed heart-shaped stickers in Instagram Stories. These are also created by members of our global community. https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/p640x640/22426888_490702004648863_8208927132638773248_n.jpg2017-10-12
http://instatbt.com/Place/lofoten/400808241LofotenPhoto by damonbeckford
Damon Beckford ( damonbeckford) spent two weeks camping and exploring on Norway’s northern islands when he captured this autumnal image for WHPseasons. “I like how the colors of the trees pop against the rocky mountain.” 🍁
http://instatbt.com/Place/indiranager/1896054003951421IndiranagerPhoto by sunsights
Fallen petals decorate the supermarket ceiling as sunsights stocks up on spices. “Winter is setting in. Time for broths, soups and spicy curries.” 🌶 WHPseasons