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Andy Kassier: No shortcut on the road to success

You need more than great hair and an Instagram account to be successful, and Andy Kassier is the living proof for that. An old cliché says that we all create our own fictional characters on social media: We are more beautiful, more successful and always in the right places. Kassier has mastered this art. He lives and works worldwide and in the internet, took up shooting pictures when he was 12 and started working freelance when he was 15. He started his art project and founded his personal brand in 2012.

Instagram Talks: @reppink likes Pink

Instagram is all about selfies, sunsets, breakfast and pets, Instagram filter hell and wellness heaven. The prejudices stick. But anyone who looks a little further will find Instagrammers, that found their way to photography via the app and its social network. On a regular basis, we talk to them. Marlène Meyer-Dunker lives, works and takes photos in Düsseldorf. Two years ago, Marlène discovered Instagram and at some point decided to become a photographer. She used to be a theatre actress, now she is the assistant of a photographer in Düsseldorf. How did you find out about Instagram? In March 2015, during a lunch break in my kitchen, I discovered Instagram on my new phone. I had always taken photographs with my old phone, but it was never that much fun. So, I created an account and played around. The first images I took were of a broccoli and a red pepper. broccoli #pattern #texture #abstract #minimal Ein von @olgaknipper gepostetes Foto am 4. Mär 2015 um 7:27 Uhr Instagram and or versus photography? Instagram and …

Instagram Talks with @tomskipp. Exchanging Photographs in Rwanda

Instagram is all about selfies, sunsets, breakfast and pets, Instagram filter hell and wellness heaven. The prejudices stick. But anyone who looks a little further will find Instagrammers, that found their way to photography via the app and its social network. On a regular basis, we talk to them. Tom Skipp is a Photographer from London, England. He has worked as a Graphic Designer and Art Director, specialising in design for the music industry, working with design legends Peter Saville & Vaughan Oliver on various projects. During that time he created his own imagery through the means of Illustration and Photography. He worked as an Art Director for a charity magazine in Kigali, Rwanda during which he started a collection of photographs. Tom presents a series he photographed while living in Rwanda, East Africa. 21 years after the Genocide, the trauma is hard to understand for an outsider. Using his Instagram account,  @tomskipp presented scenes and people as he found them. The only exchange was that of the photograph. In some cases Tom returned to the subject with …

Fragmented. #veränderedeinePerspektive with Helin Bereket

Helin Bereket, photographer from Berlin, is one of the ambassadors of the #veränderedeinePerspektive photo contest for Huawei, hosted by photographer Michael Schulz aka @berlinstagram, the design blog Ignant and our very own Anika’s photography project This Ain’t Art School. We talked to Helin about her series Fragmented which has been made for this contest.