This short film, written and directed by the brilliant Paul Tellefsen, and featuring some of Instagram’s stars, is basically my source of inspiration right now.
I first joined Instagram around two years ago, but I never really got around to using it as creatively as I would have wanted, and was using it only as a repository of all the (mediocre) mobile snaps I would take then.
After getting a more decent phone to work with (an iPhone 5), I eventually decided to overhaul my entire feed and delete all my past Instagram uploads just last December, in an attempt to maximize my use of this new medium with which to exercise and improve my *skills*.
Anyway, the process has been fun. I’ve been pushing myself to try new stuff, as well as see things from a different perspective.
I will not be leaving traditional photography behind, that much I’m sure of, but at the same time, I’m also not discounting the fact that I have grown to love this engaging visual medium as well.
TLDR: I’ve rediscovered Instagram. And now I’m in it for the long run.