#WWIM16💌 is the weekend of September 8-10. Find an InstaMeet near you:

  • about 20 hours ago
    Photo by @jessartes A pile of stones stood in for a tripod as Jessé Manuel (@jessartes) posed in these roadside latrines with his friend — and an unexpected third party. “Inside one there was a baby rattlesnake. We only noticed after we’d taken lots of pictures!” 🐍 #TheWeekOnInstagram
  • about 21 hours ago
    Photo by @nastyagooz Deep in Ukraine’s Carpathian Mountains, photographer Anastasiia Guz (@nastyagooz) spent time in a small house with only one type of resident nearby. “In this photo, I’m petting our lovely neighbors,” she says of the horses. “Although it was the early morning, and they would have liked to nibble grass more.” 🐴🐴 #TheWeekOnInstagram
  • about 22 hours ago
    Video by @mrsjaydefish Jayde Fish’s (@mrsjaydefish) artistic road from admirer to muse is a Cinderella story. “I had been working on my tarot [card] series, which was inspired by Gucci’s (@gucci) new designs, when creative director Alessandro Michele (@lallo25) found me on Instagram,” says Jayde, a freelance illustrator and designer who lives in San Francisco. “I had been hashtagging #AlessandroMichele, respectfully, as my source of inspiration, and it just so happened that he was paying attention.” A few seasons back, her illustrations were incorporated into designs that hit the runway, and she continues to collaborate with Gucci today. Jayde’s passion for tarot, a deck of divination playing cards originating in 15th-century Europe, carries through her work. “I feel that the tarot is a beautiful way to think inwards about who you are and who you want to be. Each character has a deep connection with nature, the universe and the spiritual world, and I feel there’s something very romantic about that.” Watch our Instagram story to see Jayde’s coverage and illustrations from Gucci’s show at Milan Fashion Week.
  • 2 days ago
    Photo by @geoffreyberliner for @penumbrafoundation “The greatest artists, the most eternal artists, the ones that really have longevity, are the ones that were dedicated and devoted to their work and gave parts of themselves,” says Geoffrey Berliner, executive director of the nonprofit Penumbra Foundation (@penumbrafoundation). “Great art stems from great tension and great investigation and great suffrage and great living.” The New York City organization is on a mission to bring together the art and science of photography through programs and workshops for aspiring and veteran photographers, alike. In the digital age of point, click, delete, repeat, he believes it’s more important than ever to preserve and explore archaic formats like tintype, one of the earliest (and most complicated) photo processes made popular in the 1860s, as a means to develop voice and creative literacy in the next generation’s great artists. Great art, Geoffrey believes, starts with story: “When you teach a kid comprehensive storytelling, that one kid can go forth and create work that can make a huge impact in the world.” Watch our Instagram story to see Geoffrey and other artists in Brooklyn at Photoville, a pop-up village of shipping containers featuring photo exhibitions from all over the world.
  • 2 days ago
    Photo by @zahramonsef It wasn’t the colorful hair accessories that drew Zahra Monsef’s (@zahramonsef) eye at this weekly Monday market — it was the car they’re sitting on. “The Paykan is an old and memorable car for most Iranians,” Zahra explains. “It inspired me to take this photo.” 🚘 #TheWeekOnInstagram
  • 2 days ago
    Photo by @poli_gri A feeding frenzy took place when Polina Grigorieva (@poli_gri) and her son tossed bread into a crowd of sea gulls. “Most of all in this photo, I like the moment of fleeting summer,” she says. 🌞 #TheWeekOnInstagram
  • 3 days ago
    #Boomerang by @angiegoesboom On an adventure with her husband, Angie Sayers (@angiegoesboom) captured our #BoomerangOfTheWeek in a field of sunflowers. “They bring happiness,” says the Denver resident. “I can’t help but smile when seeing them and while being surrounded — they just have this effect on you.” 🌻 Add #BoomerangOfTheWeek to your next #Boomerang. Yours might show up here on @instagram.
  • 3 days ago
    Featured photo by @filipefoto Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPdynamic Ready, set, go! This week, the goal is to create photos and videos that capture energy and movement, as in this featured photo by Filipe Costa (@filipefoto). Here are some tips to get you started: Use Instagram’s creative tools to showcase kinetic energy in your daily life. Try a Boomerang of a morning running group or a Hyperlapse of an arena filling up with fans. Or make a Rewind in Instagram Stories of your dog playing fetch then share your video to your feed. Decide on a type of movement you want to focus on — sporting events, urban commutes, fall activities like apple picking — and go get in on the action. Let your camera lens draw your eye toward the most animated parts of the setting. Consider a scene that might at first glance appear calm and still. Where can you find the subtle forces of energy, and how can you highlight them in a single image? PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPdynamic hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.
  • 3 days ago
    Photo by @elias.williams Twenty-six-year-old photographer Elias Williams (@elias.williams) works quietly and methodically with his large-format camera, a cumbersome device about the size of a toaster oven. “Visually committing to a space or a person, setting up the camera, getting under the dark cloth, seeing upside down and backwards, focusing a loupe [magnification device] on the ground glass, putting in the film holder, cocking the shutter and pressing the cable release — it all makes for a slow, hands-on and therapeutic process that demands focus,” explains Elias. “Because I’m a very introverted person, the camera itself works as a great icebreaker for first time interactions when making portraits.” These images emerge from a mutual sense of curiosity between the photographer and the photographed, often within blocks of his home in New York City’s South Bronx. “I try to connect with people up to the moment where they allow me to represent just a piece of their complex, true being.”
  • 4 days ago
    Video by @roru_tan Hello, world! It’s time to meet today’s #WeeklyFluff: Piyo (@roru_tan), a snuggly bunny whose twitchy nose, perky ears and chubby cheeks have us feeling all kinds of 😍. Follow @roru_tan to make sure you never miss a moment of this little fluff hopping into her rabbit-shaped bed. 🐰
  • 4 days ago
    Starting today, you can play with face filters while sharing live video. Whether you’re channeling a kitten or want to add some stars or rainbow light to your face, you can easily try on face filters while connecting with friends and followers in the moment. To use face filters in live video, tap the face icon in the bottom right corner before or during your broadcast. Tap any filter to check out a new look, and play around with as many as you’d like. You can also try on the new sunglasses face filter — available exclusively in live video for the next week — and tap to change the scenery reflected in your lenses. When your broadcast has ended you can share a replay to stories, or choose “Discard” and your live video will disappear from the app as usual. Face filters in live video will be rolling out globally over the next several weeks. To learn more about this update, check out
  • 5 days ago
    Video by @e_known Enon Avital (@e_known) reached for a bottle of honey, not an inkwell, when he wrote a message of good wishes for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. “At the beginning, I was doing traditional typography — just ink on paper, pencil on paper. Nothing like I’m doing now,” says the New Jersey-based designer and web developer. But eventually Enon looked to more unconventional materials — everything from kiwi to pencil shavings — and turned them into Hebrew typography. “I like the pieces I can eat at the end. That’s always fun,” he says. Rosh Hashana begins this week and focuses on leaving the old behind and embracing the new. “We drop all negativity,” says Enon. “When the community as a whole asks for forgiveness and resets, we are all refreshed. That is what Rosh Hashana is all about.”