A flick of the wrist illuminates a room in this spellbinding #Boomerang by @wesleytaylor. 💫 #WHPmagic #Boomerang by @wesleytaylor
Hello, world! Meet today’s #WeeklyFluff, Alfie and Biscuit (@alfie.and.biscuit). These two mini lop twin bunnies live in London and love their treats. Follow @alfie.and.biscuit for more happy — and hoppy — moments in your feed. 🐰 🐰
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Photojournalist Akshay Mahajan (@lecercle) captured this scene during a moment of reflection by the Brahmaputra River. “The river is like an inland sea that mesmerizes,” he says. “Walk up to the edge and stare out at the empty expanse in the hope that maybe a boat will pass.” #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @lecercle
Surrounded by giant concrete tetrapods, a golden retriever partakes in the simple joy of digging a hole at a beach in Japan. #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @slo_mo_life
Tap our profile pic to watch our Instagram story and see what a day is like for singer and songwriter John Legend (@johnlegend). He’s currently on the move promoting his new album “Darkness and Light.” Photo by @bumper3077
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPmagic The goal this weekend is to bring magic to everyday life with surreal and imaginative photos and videos. Here’s how to get started: Seek inspiration from fairy tales and film. Stage a scene with your own magical characters using colorful costumes and props. Find touches of magic in the world around you — whether it’s a prism of light appearing like a mysterious portal on your bedroom wall, or a forest transformed into an enchanted woodland by early morning fog. Create optical illusions with your videos and photos. Make a gravity-defying Boomerang, or shooting from a unique perspective so objects appear smaller or larger in your images than in real life. PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPmagic hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week. Featured photo by @halno
Filmmaker and photographer Gabrielle Menezes (@the_instants) followed Wandjo Kone (pictured), a community health worker in Ivory Coast, as she trudged through a village, visiting pregnant women and girls with HIV. “I think the girls in those situations really need a friend and someone supportive and someone who can explain all of these things to them — to make them feel like they’re a little bit in control of their lives and the health of the baby,” says Gabrielle, who grew up in Zimbabwe and now lives in London. “Wandjo is so good at doing that.” For years, Gabrielle worked as a journalist but is now fascinated by new ways of storytelling. “When I take Polaroids, I no longer have my journalistic hat on. They’re not meant to be documentary images for me,” she says. “They’re meant to be very personal images. They’re meant to be something that really moves people, and not necessarily objectively.” #WorldAIDSDay Photo by @the_instants
Nyimas Laula Li An’Amie (@nyimaslaula) has her #EyesOn a world under the sea. Growing up in Indonesia, an archipelago nation of over 17,000 islands, the 24-year-old photographer spent weekends on the beach with family but had little idea what existed beneath the surface. That all changed when she took up free diving, descending deep into the water, without oxygen tanks. “Being underwater is like being where life starts from,” she says. “Free diving keeps me humble and reminds me that I’m just a tiny human in the big ocean.” Now, exploring her country above and below the water, Nyimas is confronted by scenes that disturb — like swampy fields of plastic waste, skies lost in industrial haze — and those that induce awe, like a pod of melon-headed whales in clear, blue water. “I swam side by side like I was one of them,” says Nyimas of her whale sighting. “Watched them play, heard them sing. They reminded me that on this planet, we’re not the only ones who try to survive. They gave me hope — to keep fighting to save our planet.” Photo by @nyimaslaula
For #WHPthisishome, Kathryn Riley (@k__h__r) captured a moody moment at the end of her street in Massachusetts. “This part of town is almost always referred to as either the ‘sticks,’ the ‘boonies,’ or just straight up the middle of nowhere,” says Kathryn. “To me, this image perfectly captures the isolation of where I grew up.” Photo by @k__h__r
Graphic designer and Don Fisher (@don_fisher) founder Julia Castaño is responsible for the sea creatures that jump out of the ocean and transform into backpacks, card holders and pouches. Julia, who lives in Barcelona, Spain, dreams up goods influenced from a wide array of sources: Scandinavian design, the Mediterranean Sea and the double meaning of the Spanish word “bonito,” which refers to a family of fish but also means pretty. “Everything is focused on the sea,” says Lorena Fernández, who works with Julia. “If we’re going to set up a fish market, we’ll put on aprons. Julia’s guy acts as Don Fisher, the role of the captain. We’re the crew.” ⚓️🐠 To discover more voices from the Spanish-speaking community, follow @instagrames. Photo by @don_fisher
A sketch by Sarah Nisbett (@drawnontheway) evokes the simple pleasure of putting your feet up at home — complete with a furry companion. Follow along as we feature more of our favorite submissions to #WHPthisishome this week. Photo by @drawnontheway
In Portland, Oregon, Camille Trummer (@modernmix) captures family cuddles on a lazy Sunday. The goal of #WHPthisishome was to make photos and videos that capture the essence of home. Follow along as we feature more of our favorite submissions this week. Photo by @modernmix
Three sweet felines star in today’s #BoomerangOfTheWeek 😻. Rosalyn Rodriguez (@mommyro_) was not a cat lover until she adopted one stray from the streets near her home in the Philippines in 2013. Now, she’s mama to nine. “My daily dose of laughter and smiles is from my cats,” she says. Follow @boomerangfrominstagram to see more mind-blowing loops from our community. #Boomerang by @mommyro_
“Representation is so important,” says illustrator, writer and photographer Deun Ivory (@deunivory). “I want to be the photographer creating a movement, somebody shifting the narrative around the way black women are portrayed or the way black women are viewed.” Before picking up a camera, the Chicago-based artist was considering a career as a fashion journalist. While attention to style and aesthetic are ever present in Deun’s approach, people’s responses to her work helped her internalize the profound impact she can have. “I also want to create a space where black women and black little girls feel valued, affirmed, empowered and represented in a very graceful way.” Photo by @deunivory
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPthisishome The goal this weekend is to make photos and videos that capture the essence of home. Here’s how to get started: Show what makes a place feel familiar or comfortable — whether it’s your morning routine at your favorite coffee shop or details of a house that remain unchanged for years. Who are the people in your hometown that bring it to life? Take portraits of family, neighbors, friends or small-business owners who always make you feel welcome. Try using Boomerang or video to capture homespun traditions like playing a favorite board game or the antics of a family pet. PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPthisishome hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week. Featured photo by @thestorkandthebeanstalk