Take a peek behind the lens of our about.me community.
Instagram takeovers allow us to showcase the lives and artistic talents of our community members. Today, we’re looking back on three of our favorite takeovers and featuring some of their best photos on our Instagram feed.
First off is a takeover from photographer and world traveler Graham Michael Freeman. Graham enjoys waking up early to chase the sunrise and taking landscape photographs at sunset. The images below of a breathtaking Australian sunset and a sea-kayaking trip in Tasmania are just two examples of the beauty Graham captures on his adventures. You can check out his full takeover here.
A while back, I set myself the goal of watching the #sunset every day for a month. 🌅 Whether I was stuck in traffic or out hiking in the bush, I tried to set aside a few minutes each day to stop and take it all in. Some of them were soft and subtle, others were overshadowed by bad weather, and occasionally there’d be one like this one in #Australia’s Northern Territory, which would completely blow me away. – @insta_graham23
My job takes me to some of the most remote places and often requires that we get very creative with our modes of transportation. 🚣 For this particular trip, we had to catch a small plane out into #Tasmania’s South West, and then spent 3 days sea-kayaking to get up close to some of the most pristine and untouched wilderness in the world. – @insta_graham23
Aspiring psychologist, artist and lifestyle blogger Shayda Nematollahi took over our Instagram and gave us a taste of her vibrant life in Miami. Shayda believes in the power of a positive mindset and uses her creativity to inspire people to live out their fullest potentials. Be sure to read our full interview with Shayda here.
Last is the talented Steve Carter whose takeover beautifully captured his love of community and appreciation for meaningful spaces. Steve took us on a visual journey to an abandoned subway station, local Rochester small business and to the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge as pictured below. Don’t miss his full takeover here.
I just recently returned from a trip to #SanFrancisco, and before getting into photos from around Rochester, figured I should share something from my trip. 👍🏼 I love #traveling. In the last year I’ve made trips to #California (twice), Seattle, Alberta, The Bahamas, Florida, Chicago and Virginia. It may be cliché, but traveling makes me feel alive and inspired. When I get back home, I always feel more motivated. This was my first time exploring San Francisco and it was amazing to be able to do it with good friends. Such a beautiful city. Can’t wait to return! – @stevecarter
This is my city: Rochester, NY. Tried to find a photo that best captured the essence of the city and landed on this one. I love the juxtaposition of the #natural beauty alongside the #urban environment. Everything you need in #Rochester is within 20 minutes (that’s what we say at least). – @stevecarter
Anna Lizaur is a Marketing Manager with about.me. She graduated from the University of Virginia. Anna is fluent in Spanish and can count to 100 in Chinese.