Believe it or not: this is THE most Liked photo ever on Instagram

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Photography on Tuesday 3 June 2014

“ENOUGH!” is about right when you hear another tidbit about Kimye’s OTT wedding but one extra nugget surely can’t hurt? So, do you know that the extremely orchestrated photograph of the very first wedding kiss between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West – yes, that one with the millions of flowers sacrificed for the pre-divorce ceremony – has more than 1.92 million likes on the bride’s Instagram page?

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Oh snap, now you can pay for food with Instagram snaps

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 21 May 2014

Is Instagram becoming the new online currency? In London, that was temporarily the case with a pop-up restaurant accepting payment in the form of Instagram snaps with a specific hashtag. Behind it was frozen food company Birds Eye, which wanted to promote a new line of products.

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A photo series of pizzas hanging out in unusual places

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Or alternatively titled: ‘Pizzas that decided to hang out in places that are not my belly’. Los Angeles-based photographer Jonpaul Douglass’ ‘Pizza in the Wild’ photo series began after seeing a funny pizza graffiti near his home. He then decided to place real-life pepperoni pizzas on random objects and places, capturing the humorous scenes on his iPhone and posting them on Instagram with the hashtag #pizzainthewild.

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Star Wars Instagram releases photo from behind the scenes

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Cool Websites on Saturday 29 March 2014

Many Bothans dies to bring you this information: Star Wars have launched their Instragram account. From Darth Vader’s fencing double to the ‘high-tech’ storm trooper stunt equipment, these photographs from behind the scenes on the Return Of The Jedi will put any Star Wars fan over the moon. But wait… that’s no moon! Personally, as […]

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Evocative photos of Lake Superior ice caves blocked for five years

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Travel on Monday 27 January 2014

The ice caves of Apostle Islands, Wisconsin have been inaccessable since 2009, and as of recently, you can reach then for the first time in 5 years by hiking across a frozen Lake Superior. These photos from Instagram photographers show the beauty of this frozen wonderland of needle-like icicles. This is next on our list […]

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This Instagram account shows miserable men out shopping

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Friday 24 January 2014

These men have not suffered a death in the family. They’re just the ‘miserable men’ of shoppers, waiting outside stores as their spouses, friends and family members shop ’til they drop this holiday season. And these men don’t take a shopping trip sitting down or standing up — as you can see from this hilarious […]

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North Korea seen through David Guttenfelder’s Instagram snaps

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Saturday 28 December 2013

Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder has been able to capture never-before-seen images of North Korea and share then on Instagram. Recently North Korea relaxed their laws surrounding the internet so foreigners are now allowed to carry their phones ‘with an activated 3G network’. Guttenfelder explains his motivation behind the snapshots: ‘Through social media, I’m trying […]

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Star Wars now has an Instagram account

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 11 December 2013

Last December 2, an awesome thing from a galaxy far, far away happened. Star Wars finally launched its own official Instagram account, to the delight of fans around the galaxy. In just two days since launch, it already has 86,801 followers.

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Instagram photos printed on marshmallows

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 7 December 2013

Know what you could do with those Instagram photos of you and your ex? Have them printed on marshmallows and burn them on an open campfire! Then eat them with murderous delight! *Insert maniacal laugh* UK-based Boomf has created a way for Instagrammers to send them their photos via connect feature and have them printed on a 4cm x 4cm marshmallow.

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Crowdsourced short-film about stitched together Instagram clichés

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Tuesday 3 December 2013

Instagram can be a place that’s not only about selfies and what people had for dinner. Take for example what French art director, Thomas Jullien, did with 852 different photos from 852 different Instagram users. He created a crowdsourced short-film about stitched together Instagram clichés. It begins with an alarm clock going off then quickly […]

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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, 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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