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In the first week of October, Paul Moakley, deputy photo editor of Time magazine, was focusing a lot on his publication’s Instagram feed.
He had one photographer in Puerto Rico documenting the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and another in Las Vegas covering the mass shooting that had just taken place there. Both journalists’ work would go straight to Instagram, telling stories through single images, short videos and Instagram Stories.
“If it’s news photography, it’s ending up on social media first,” said the photo editor.
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When you think of quintessential Bali accommodation, a cosmic paradise with life-sized monopoly pieces and pop-art futurism probably isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. But that’s exactly what you find behind the doors of Luna2, an out-of-this-world studiotel (studio + hotel = studiotel) in Bali.
Named after the first spacecraft to land on the moon in the late fifties, British founder and designer Melanie Hall centered the hotel on nostalgia, futurism and fun — which is spotted everywhere from the lobby to the pool.
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Say it with me now… “Dream Life”!! *sigh*
There are a lot of bloggers out there traveling around the world and filling your Instagram feed with gorgeous destination photos. But there are very few who have actually cracked the code and figured out how to make money. Alyssa Ramos is one of them. This 29-year-old is the definition of a digital nomad success story: A solo adventure traveler and entrepreneur, she travels full-time, runs the site My Life’s a Movie and has racked up over 125,000 followers on Instagram. Her favorite slogan? “Dreams don’t work unless you do.”
If you’ve ever planned a vacation abroad, you’ve probably spent some time with Lonely Planet. The company is the largest travel book publisher in the world and offers plenty of free resources on its website and in the Lonely Planet Guides app. The latter provided the inspiration for the latest Lonely Planet project, a new iPhone app called Trips (also coming to Android this fall). At its core, it’s a crowdsourced version of the Guides app. But instead of featuring contributions from Lonely Planet experts an
Chris Burkard is not your average creative entrepreneur. The 31-year-old who is known for his epic surfing photographs, often in the coldest corners of the world, has a massive Instagram following of nearly 3 million, but still argues that he is a hustler.
His photographs are splashed on Prana ads, on Huckberry.com, and featured in Sony’s marketing, to name a few of his clients.
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To those who might say the experiment is condescending, Young says that’s not his goal. He does not want to criticize those who write or like pop poetry, he said, but instead hopes it leads younger people to think more about what they read (in addition to being a poet, Young is also a high school English teacher).“I think the younger generation is mostly interested in ‘fidget-spinner’ poetry. Like they’re just scrolling on their devices, to read something instantly, while the libraries are empty. I think people today don’t want to read anything that causes a whole lot of critical thinking,” he said. “And so in a lot of my captions, I try to talk about the real stuff.”
It’s so cool that social media outlets such as Instagram are allowing more photographers & artists to be “discovered” and brought into the traditional outlets.