Photographers: Staff Picks

At about.me, we love to get excited about photography.

Each week, our team sees hundreds of new pages pages created with beautiful photos. Your personal page gives you the opportunity to highlight your best photos. If you’re a photographer or artist, we recommend you add a link to your portfolio; if you’re an avid Instagrammer, add your Instagram profile.  Your page is a great place to showcase your best photo, or a photo that captures what you’re passionate about now.

Our Staff Picks this week are talented photographers who use their pages to point people to their photos.

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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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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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3 Instagram Takeovers That Wow + Inspire

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.

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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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Guest Instagrammer: The Ever-Evolving Renaissance Man

Niraj Mehdiratta is a bit of a modern renaissance man.

You could say he can do it all, except he has his sights set on more. After a stint in finance, Niraj took his talents to the food industry and opened up his first restaurant. Not one to be defined by one aspect of his personality, Niraj can be spotted snapping photos of friends or curating his impressive shoe collection.

Niraj’s interest in photography only came recently, after being inspired by the people and places around him. Despite having only a bit of experience under his belt, it’s clear that this is one of his callings. Niraj’s Instagram feed is full of perfectly plated meals and wanderlust worthy adventures. We’re excited to have him as our Guest Instagrammer this week. Head over to our feed to see Niraj’s snaps of the week and read on to hear all about this multi-talented guy.

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