By Shawna Cheng in New Art on Friday 24 April 2015
For the 365-day Project, Meghan Maconochie creates unique artwork using pencil shavings that she posts regularly onto Instagram. Each piece of artwork references pop culture and other unique subjects, some taking only ten minutes to do and other taking hours on hours.
Finding Marguerite is a very unique photo project from David Inden. A few years ago David came across a small Russian nesting doll and decided to name her Marguerite. After moving to Seattle, Inden decided to view his new home through the eyes of Marguerite, so he kept her with him at all times and takes pictures of her in various places in Seattle.
It might be sexist. It also might be a tad (a lot) creepy. But if someone’s going to go to the effort and create an Instagram account and fill it with pictures of cute guys (Parisian guys at that!) on the Metro, I can’t help but support the cause.
We’ve seen plenty of amusing Instagram accounts in our time, but we’ve never seen a London pigeon Instagram account. The account, @pigeon_stories, was launched late last year and details the daily life of the ‘vermin of the sky’. Those poor pigeons get a bad rap.
Oh, to have the amazing eyes of Christoph Niemann, we would then see the exciting possibilities of the mundane everyday. A paper roll can be a pouting lip. An ink pot transforms itself into a camera.
Oh, Dad. If only you knew you were Internet famous! Paired with the hashtag #BaeCaughtMePosing, pictures of dads at their most goofy have been uploaded to a very funny Instagram account called Fashion Dads. To get an idea of what the Instagram account is all about, just picture your dad and his favourite daggy outfit. Yeah, the whole account is full of these pictures.
At eight, Kristina Pimenova has been dubbed ‘the most beautiful girl in the world’. Which, naturally, begs for intense debate. The Russian supermodel models for Armani and Roberto Cavalli and has been on catwalks since the age of three. She has well over 2.5 million fans on Facebook and almost 500,000 avid followers on Instagram.
We can’t get enough of watching this Shiba Inu stoically trying to swim in mid-air, but just… can’t… reach the water with his woefully short legs. Thanks to this video by graphic designer Tommy Returntables on Instagram of his dog Maruko doing just that, our day has been made.
Let’s face it, if you’ve had too much time on your hands, you’ve probably wondered a lot of strange things, and photographer Victorija Pashuta is no different. She’s created a new photo series called ‘If guys were social networks’ and used all our favourite websites to imagine just what the typical guy would look like if those sites were anthropomorphized.
Bros being Basic is any gal’s worst nightmare. It’s an Instagram account that features shots of guys trying to take on ‘girly’ poses, like many females exhibit in their social media pics. Sexist? Yeah. Funny? Kinda. Some shots see guys with hands on hips, pouting into the camera.
Let’s face it, wherever they go tourists always end up doing the same thing. In London for example, tourists follow the same old beaten paths to take the same old photos and this video proves it. Created by filmmaker Lorenzo Antico, London In A Day is a collection of photographs from across Instagram put into a cool stop-motion video.
Back in the seventies, there was nothing better than gathering the family for a slide night, but since new technology has taken over our lives, we never get to enjoy those evenings. Now, thanks to a tiny gadget called Projecteo, you can relive the cheesy nights of the seventies.