To be honest, Instagram has become quite trivial to me. You get fed with a numerous of photos that really makes no impact on you. It's unpersonal, you double tap it and then you move on to the next. It doesn't make you feel anything. It's basically the same stuff you see everyday from those you follow. People upload 'like-safe' content, nature, reflections, puddles, travel, copying each others photos and etc...By saying that, I'm perfectly aware that I tap into this mechanism as well. And lately I have felt the urge to break free of this habit.
Instagram is strictly bussiness, and oh boy it is good bussiness, but I fell like if you focus only on the bussiness aspect, you end up loosing the honesty of your photography. For those who shoot primarily for work is cool with me, I do it for the love of it, heck thats even why I bring my camera when I do the grocery just in case I see something worth shooting.
The sponsored posts have begun to irritate the shit out of me. As recent as yesterday I posted one myself - realizing that I got lost and caught up by what I have come to despise. Thats why when I work with brands, I try really hard to make them understand that the art of photography is the very core for me. I'm not interested in my work turning into something purely concerning exposure of a product for my followings. I have the feeling that people follow me because of my work and approach to photgraphy, and seeing and using them as strictly marketing value, is just wrong and the art of photography isn't acknowledged in this type of sponsored work.
I create and deliver photography often used as social media content. I don't consider myself a blogger, I am not solely a carrier of advertisment - I am a photographer. I use Instagram and my (photo) blog as a outlet for my photography. To share and to inspire. My work and these platforms have growned a lot in size of audience, which can be used for marketing blurring and challenging the lines. But my craft is photography and it will always be where my heart lies.
I took my friend Bobby Anwar out to my secret spot, a spot that have yet not been killed my Instagramers...
I recently told my girlfriend about this awesome and very inspirational documentary 'Finding Vivian Maier' that I saw a few years ago and we decided to watch it together. It really got me out of that Instagram thing people have been doing for so long.
We've all seen the numreous accounts that repeatedly portrays Copenhagen with beautiful building facades, people on bikes and etc, why not doing something different for a change and break out of your feed?
This young chap was taking 5 from work I took one 1 from him to shoot some photographs.
The subway seems like a good place to take a break from the world outside.
I asked her what she was listening to... she didn't answer.
Believe it or not, this was a candid shot.
How I prefer my selfies
We are all born as champions
I met my writer friend Mansoor that I've haven't seen for almost a year.
How we all feel about exams.
We all need that break from something.
Portrait of me taken by my talented girlfriend Alona Vibe