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Years ago, artist Madelynn Furlong (@wideeyedlegless) turned to Instagram in search of a new creative outlet. Madelynn is now a successful designer, stylist and blogger in Minneapolis, and her photos on Instagram continue as an expression of her art, refined into a casually elegant, almost black-and-white style. "Over the past few years I have been slowly rooting myself in minimalism," she explains, "and my feed isn't the only thing that has turned basically black and white—my house and wardrobe both have as well!" Although her photos often feature sleek interiors and crisp fashions, Madelynn says that it's her own personality that makes her work special: "I focus on contrast, clean lines and the rule of thirds, but still with a heavy dose of whimsy because that is what makes me, me. When it comes down to it, just take pictures of things that you think are beautiful and inspire you—that's all that truly matters!" Photo by @wideeyedlegless
“The places I can go are limited,” says Instagrammer Yafiq Yusman (@_yafiqyusman_) of his tiny island-nation home of Singapore, “but the photo possibilities are limitless.” Yafiq, who studied architecture in college, enjoys capturing Singapore’s rapidly changing cityscapes through puddles left by the city’s tropical climate. “Singapore is a modernized country, but there are still places where you can see the olden days,” says Yafiq. “The alleys in Little India, China Town and Boat Quay are a few of my favorite spots and great for puddle shots.” For more modern photo opportunities, Yafiq favors Raffles Place, a square surrounded by the city’s tallest buildings. And for those seeking respite from Singapore’s fast-paced metropolis, he suggests tracking down a hidden reserve called Punggol Beach. “The best time to visit is during the sunset. It's beautiful.” To see more of Singapore’s diverse architecture through the lens of a local, follow @_yafiqyusman_.
Photo by @_yafiqyusman_
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPTheGreatIndoors
The goal this weekend is to take beautiful and creative photos of interior spaces. Some tips to get you started:
The make-or-break part of shooting any interior is the light. Shoot when the space is flooded with soft, natural window light and turn off any electric lights you can control. Next, before you start shooting, take some time to declutter the space. If it's a room of your own, tidy up and make sure decorations are simply and elegantly arranged. Don't be afraid to rearrange your home to get the shot you want! Finally, pay careful attention to perspective and aim to keep vertical lines parallel. Many mobile phone cameras let you enable a grid when shooting. Turn it on to help you get your lines nice and straight.
PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPTheGreatIndoors hashtag to photos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs to the project. Any image taken then tagged over the weekend is eligible to be featured right here Monday morning!
For more examples and inspiration, check out blog.instagram.com.
Featured photo by @lifeserial
Thor is becoming a woman—and comic book artist Fiona Staples (@fionastaples) is creating a groundbreaking Marvel (@Marvel) cover for the iconic character.
Fiona’s Instagram photos are a comic book fan’s dream, showcasing glimpses from her upcoming special projects. But the Alberta-born artist also shares beautiful in-progress sketches, featuring well-known faces from within the comic world and beyond.
Fiona joins other artists at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014, a massive community event that is becoming more and more gender-inclusive every year. "I think comics have a bit of a reputation for tacky and exploitative images of women,” she says, “but that's becoming a thing of the past.” To see more of Fiona's work, follow @fionastaples.
Loki sketch, photo by @fionastaples
Blank canvases were once intimidating for the artist Shantell Martin (@shantell_martin), whose black-and-white work travels across surfaces from crisp white shirts to refrigerator doors. "I used to worry, 'what if I make a mistake?'" she says. "Then I realized that it's all a big mistake. You just have to follow the pen and hope the pen knows where it's going." To follow Shantell's pen, find her on Instagram: @shantell_martin.
Photo by @shantell_martin