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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Exploring Art, Light, and People With A Thoughtful Photographer

When Ellie Thomson’s compelled by an emotion, she takes a photo.

Ellie is a student at Indiana University with a strong presence on Instagram and a passion for taking beautiful, clean photos that play with light. In addition to photography, Ellie enjoys keeping flowers, exploring farmer’s markets and appreciating thoughtful design.

This week, we’re thrilled to have Ellie takeover our Instagram feed and share photos from days in her life. In our interview, Ellie explains how she keeps a cohesive visual presence on Instagram (and why it’s important to do so), what she likes to photograph the most, and which contemporary “iphoneographers” inspire her.

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Peek Into One Blogger’s Vibrant Guide To Wellness

Since 2013, Charlotte Dupont hasn’t gone a day without taking a photo.

Charlotte’s taking her passion for photography to our Instagram this week where she’ll share snapshots of a day in her life as a content creator and health coach.

Charlotte is a California native currently living in Portland who plans to embark on a journey as a digital nomad traveling to countries across the globe. Read on to hear Charlotte’s advice on becoming active in the Instagram community and how photography allows her to create something beautiful every day.

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Dive Into The Life of a Traveler and Digital Nomad

Juha Liikala has always been an independent thinker.

Growing up, his parents pushed him to hustle 24/7 and Juha quickly learned how to get things done. Juha’s entrepreneurial spirit was born out of this push and he grew up selling Christmas cards (for up to 8x their original price!) and making money as a traveling IT guy.

Now, Juha lives life as a digital nomad. Juha travels the world and works as a developer. Our team is lucky to have Juha takeover our Instagram feed this week and share beautiful snapshots of his adventures around the world. Read on to learn why Juha believes everyone is at least partially a digital nomad these days, where his favorite destination has been and how he feels free daily and achieves happiness in his work.

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Natural, Spontaneous, and Raw: Behind the Lens of a Passionate Photographer

Alex Georgiades doesn’t believe in planning.

Instead Alex feels his best photos are spontaneous, capturing real emotions and allowing viewers to feel the intensity of a moment. Alex is a world traveler who loves to photograph new people and places.

As our Guest Instagrammer this week, Alex will be taking over our Instagram feed, sharing beautiful snapshots of a day in his life. Read on to learn what inspires Alex, when he first became interested in photography and his tips for being proud of what you share in a culture of comparison. 

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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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