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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.