One Traveler’s Passion for Education + Empowerment

What do you get when you mix adventure with a love for storytelling?

You get Giselle Gonzales.

A Pacific Northwest native at heart, Giselle has made it her mission to travel the world, empowering and inspiring those she meets along the way. Lucky for you, she just so happens to chronicle those adventures beautifully on her Instagram and blog.

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How One Creative Finds Therapy In Taking Photos

For Jonathan Martin, the act of taking a photo is more important than the photo itself. 

This Phoenix based freelancer has been playing around with cameras from the fifth grade, when he discovered his knack for composition on a family vacation. Since then, he’s found a passion for shooting clean, yet contrasting images without taking himself too seriously.

We caught up with this budding photographer to learn more about what inspires him, his favorite artist to jam out to during a photo shoot, and how he persuades his friends to model for him. (Hint: It involves fast food.) 

Be sure to follow along on our Instagram feed as Jonathan posts his favorite photos, plus a few more fun facts about himself throughout the week. 

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Minimalism and Capturing Emotion In the Everyday

Shawn Roller’s photos suspend us in time.

Whether Shawn’s taking a snapshot of his daily commute to work or capturing a moment at a river in Uganda, he consistently captures our attention and makes us feel. This week, Shawn will be taking over our Instagram feed, sharing photos that evoke his minimalistic yet highly detailed style. Follow along this week and comment to let us know which photos are your favorites.

We sat down with Shawn to discuss how he chases balance, where he gets inspiration and what his advice is for artists who want to get their work noticed. 

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Living the Adventure with a Travel Photographer

What sparks your wanderlust? Is it seeing a photo of a gorgeous beach? How about the array of delicacies in a foreign country you have yet to explore?

For Ken Kaminesky, the lure of his next adventure comes from the unknown. He’s even said that his “favourite place to photograph is the next place I’m travelling to.” As a travel photographer whose work has been featured in National Geographic and The New York Times, Ken’s work seems almost too perfect, and definitely sparks a little wanderlust in all of us.

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Chasing Adventure with a Travel Photographer

Ken Kaminesky chases adventure.

With his work gracing the cover of National Geographic and in The New York Times, this travel photographer has as knack for capturing picture perfect moments in the world’s most beautiful places.

Ken caught the photography bug during college and since developing that first roll of film, he’s never looked back. After dabbling in portrait photography as a young creative, Ken is now knee-deep in the world that is travel photography. From his popular travel photography blog to his photography touring company, Dream Photo Tours, Ken is busy traveling the world and snapping pictures of it.

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Looking Back on How One Artist Creates Light

For Sofia Hellsten, creating something new is a part of her daily routine.

Her light-filled images snapped everywhere from Sweden to Tuscany made us want to elevate our Instagram skills. Sharing snaps of her adventures, Sofia took over our Instagram feed and did not disappoint. From a delicious breakfast snapshot to her favorite vacation spot, Sofia’s grams inspired us to hop on a plane and enjoy the world that awaits us.

Missed her takeover? Check our all of her beautiful and colorful images below or with the hashtag #SOFIAaboutdotme and don’t forget to read up on her foray into art and what inspires her in our interview here.

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Chasing Light + Color Through Sweden

Sofia Hellsten enjoys building anything from the ground up.

From snapping photos to painting to whipping up a delicious breakfast, this Sweden-based photographer and student thrives off of creating things with her own two hands.

Sofia’s whimsical Instagram feed plunges us into wanderlust mode. From her adventures through Europe to a mouth-watering shot of her favorite meal, the beautiful simplicity in her photos captivates us.

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