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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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’.
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.
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! […]
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?
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]