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„I never photograph for likes“. Dino Kužnik on originality, trends, and shitty motels

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 – in collaboration with This Ain’t Art School.  Dino Kužnik a graphic designer and a photographer, or rather curious observer, lives and works in New York. He is originally from Slovenia, but has lived in the US for about 4 years now. He officially started taking photographs when in college in Ljubljana, Slovenia around 2005. Dino was inspired by his grandfather, who was a hobby photographer. When he was younger, they would spend countless hours just browsing through his collection of the Nat Geo magazines (all the way from the 60s) and books. Later in college, he tried a few of his film cameras just for fun, and got completely hooked on the feeling of not seeing the photos right away. The trips to the processing …

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„Stealthy Pursuit“ of Buildings. Thaddeus Zupancic on his Photography of Brutalist Architecture in London

On occasion of the exhibition „Elbphilharmonie Revisited“ at Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Anika talked to three photographers, who are well know for their architecture photography on the photo-based social network Instagram. In our interview they talk about work, Instagram and the architecture that fascinates them. Thaddeus Zupancic is one of the three interviewees.

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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 …