Beware: Nic Cage is taking over Instagram

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 28 November 2013

A new web app appropriately called ‘Feeling Cagey?’ is out where random Instagram selfies turn into the lovingly handsome face of Ghost Rider himself, Nicolas Cage! Created by Josh of the marketing company Gamaroff, the app was constructed using ‘OpenCV software, which performs facial recognition on a live feed of selfies’.

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Chinese artists will handpaint your Instagram Pic

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 22 November 2013

If you think you’ve got an Instagram pic worthy of wall space, pixeli.st might be for you. This company offers handmade oil paintings from your face Instagrams and photos, with the tagline ‘your pixels, our paint’. It’s really quite amazing how realistic their paintings are.

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Historical events as told by Instagram

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 16 November 2013

You’re either a fan of Instagram or you want nothing of it, but hey, it’s here to stay. And imagine if Instagram had been created years before, when historic events were taking place: the moon landing, the first Apple computer, Rosa Parks sitting on a bus seat. Imagine the classic captions caught at such moments! […]

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Selfies at Funerals

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Wednesday 6 November 2013

Sometimes you just need to take selfie. And sometimes you really need to get a selfie with your grandmother’s casket in the background. This shouldn’t be a real Tumblr. But I’m kind of glad it is. Can we just take moment to notice the hashtag use here? “#photoof theday”? Really?

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Breathtaking Instagram photos by Ben Schuyler

Abby Yemm Contributor

By Abby Yemm in New Photography on Friday 1 November 2013

Need something cool and inspirational to add to your Instagram addiction? Follow Ben Schuyler. Not only does this Pacific Northwester take breathtaking photos, he writes rich, poetic narratives to accompany each post. It’s voyeurism for the intellect: learn a little about different regions, trades, music choices and outdoor spaces while keeping up with Schuyler and […]

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Does David Guttenfelder have the world’s best Instagram account?

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By Alexander Hotz in New Photography on Wednesday 23 October 2013

David Guttenfelder is the Associated Press’ chief Asia photographer. Currently he has the impossibly cool gig of being being the world’s literal window into North korea. Guttenfelder posts some of his coolest snapshots on Instagram. If you’re not following him you are failing at life. Do it now.

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22-carat gold toilet paper for just US$1,376,900 per roll

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Friday 11 October 2013

I used to resort to a cheesy joke about using 20 dollar bills instead of 100s as toilet paper. But I think someone at Toilet Paper Man beat me to my punchline. These guys sell a roll of 22-carat gold TP for just US$1,376,900 per roll. Don’t believe me? Apparently Instagram celebrity Kelly Wearstler found a roll and […]

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Celebrity selfies: Neil Gaiman, Tilda Swinton and more

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 7 August 2013

So, selfies, these ubiquitous self-portraits that everyone takes on their cellphones. It’s such a huge phenomenon that The Guardian asked some celebrities to share their take on the selfie. Looking at Tilda Swinton’s selfie, it looks like she may well be an avid Instagramer.

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Figure 1 is like Instagram for doctors

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Thursday 27 June 2013

This is probably the most educated form of social media I’ve come across. It’s a sort of Instagram for medical professionals. Known as Figure 1, the app invites doctors to take pictures of ailments and fellow doctors can give feedback and suggestions on their post. This app isn’t for casual socializing and flirting like most […]

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Artist Tweets everything he eats

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Thursday 20 June 2013

Dutch-Brazilian visual artist Rafaël Rozendaal has a Twitter feed which he updates religiously with tweets of what he eats. It’s perfectly mundane and perfectly fun. Actually, it comes across as showing up the ridiculousness of all these food Instagrams that choke the Internet highway every second.

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Projecteo: a tiny projector for your Instagram photos

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Wednesday 5 June 2013

Every Instagram user knows that you can use the built-in filters to give your photos that vintage feel, but now you can take that retro obsession to a whole new level. Introducing Projecteo, a tiny projector that lets you bring your favorite Instagrams to life. It’s about the size of a matchbox, and each wheel […]

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Around the world in 80 Instagrams

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Monday 13 May 2013

Do you dream of floating down the Nile river and gazing on the Great Pyramids? Do you fantasize about strolling beside Stonehenge and picnicking in its shade? Thanks to the power of Instagram, you don’t have to take a year off from work to see all the sights and wonders of the world. This cool Google Earth map comes […]

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Disturbing Instagram photos from the Boston bombing manhunt

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Friday 10 May 2013

These photos of residential houses surrounded by SWAT teams and Humvees are a little disturbing. As some of the captions state, ‘It’s not a movie’, and ‘May this nightmare end soon’. These are real life photos from real life people with no agenda. The snapshots were taken via Instagram during the lockdown manhunt for the Boston bomber. […]

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New Pantone food pairings by dschwen

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By Maria Niarchos in New Photography on Friday 3 May 2013

Say hello to yet another collection of brilliantly put together Pantone porn. Instagramer, dschwen is driving the Pantone Pairings Project, one swatch at a time. The simplicity and constraints around his pairings are the real power-punches. As a sucker for anything Pantone, the gawking that followed my find of dschwen’s work doesn’t need explaining.

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James FrancoTV: the ugliest Instagram account ever?

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Friday 19 April 2013

Most of these images should just have the caption “Was he high?” James Franco’s Instagram account is honestly the most hideous account I’ve ever witnessed. Which is extremely surprising considering how gorgeous the guy is. I mean really, a screen shot of Justin Beiber with Microsoft Paint letters on top? He even leaves all the crop […]

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