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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Looking Back on How One Stylist Has Fun with Food

Tyna Hoang is constantly having fun with food.

From styling to enjoying, this Austin-based food stylist incorporates delicious food into her life every single day. Sounds like a dream job, right?

Tyna took over our Instagram feed to share her favorite photos. From snaps of her favorite food stylings to her adventures all over Texas and beyond, Tyna’s photos were double tapped by many. In case you missed it, check out her interview and all of her beautiful photos below or with the hashtag #TYNAaboutdotme.

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Guest Instagrammer: Adventures in Food + Aesthetics

Tyna Hoang operates in all things food.

No, really – she loves it so much she’s made it her life’s work. As a food stylist and owner of a catering company, Tyna surrounds herself with #EEEEEATS every single day.

Sounds like a dream life, no? This Austin-based creator has an eye for clean, colorful aesthetics and an appetite for everything delicious, which is why we wanted to share her gorgeous shots with you.

As our Guest Instagrammer of the week, Tyna will be taking over our Instagram feed, sharing snaps from her delicious and eclectic life. Head over to our feed and follow along with the hashtag #TYNAaboutdotme.

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Looking Back on How One Creative Evolves

Niraj Mehdiratta is always seeking evolution. 

As the owner of Apothecary Café + Wine Bar in Austin, Texas, as well as constantly seeking new creative outlets, Niraj keeps himself busy as a jack of all trades.

Missed Niraj’s takeover of our Instagram? Read up on his interview here. You can also check out all of his snaps with the hashtag #NIRAJaboutdotme on Instagram or by taking a look below! 

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