Yay, I’m celebrating all of my
1,000 1,600 24,000, 38,500, 54,500 and growing Instagram followers, thanks guys!
If you know me at all you know that I have a deep dark and time consuming obsession with Instagram. It’s something I can’t really explain. Throughout the months I’ve built relationships with fellow Instagramers and have learned a lot about what images draw me in and which types of things I have fun shooting.
I love Photography
Since I was eight I always loved photography. I made my parents sign me up for a course at Miami’s Museum of Science where I learned about light and developing film, real film as in Kodak, not digital. As time passed I made sure to always sign up for photography classes in high school and University.
I loved portraits and was obsessed with shadows. I was that annoying girl who would ask strangers if I could take their picture, as in multiple pictures, no matter where I was or who the subjects were. The camera made me confident and I cared more about the shot than feeling embarrassed.
The idea of being a photographer intimidated me, maybe because back then in the 90’s photographers were more like celebrities. Instead I took the Advertising path, which still called for creativity and off the wall ideas. Instagram has helped pull out the wanna-be-photographer in me and I love it for that.
If you followed me since the beginning, then you remember all that #italyporn I shared from vespas and fiats to bridges and ruins… all day long! Let’s not forget coffee, wine and pasta.
Here are some VERY old Italy images I took before Instagram featured me twice. My style has since changed, and most definitely so has the editing.
This social platform is a mecca for self-obsessed people off all ages. When I first started using Instagram I took lots of food shots and shots of things I thought my friends would enjoy, so stayed away from the daily ‘me me me’ shots. However, I do have a few in my feed. I prefer to take weird and interesting shots of myself that make people smile.
What hashtags are you obsessed with? Leave your Instagram name in the comments, so I can make sure to follow you!