Tonight is the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes), an event honoring the best in film and American television. 📽️📺 Watch our Instagram story to see what the night is like when you’re walking the red carpet — we’re going behind the scenes with actress and four-time nominee Sofía Vergara (@sofiavergara).
When Christoph Schlein (@christophschlein) got to this moody beach in the Azores, the first thing he noticed was the impressive rock formation – and then a lone surfer. “He was the one and only surfer despite the bad weather,” he says. #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @christophschlein
Walking through Saõ Paulo, a loud noise drew Gabriel Silva's (@_otherego) attention to a house on the side of the road. “There were lots of people working and tidying up inside – it was insanity,” he says. “But this dog was quiet at the window as if nothing was happening.” #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @_otherego
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“Happy weekend, and don’t forget to go to the beach 🌊 ,” writes Muhammad Solihin (@msholihinn) from Batam, Indonesia. This lovely seaside loop = our #BoomerangOfTheWeek. Add #BoomerangOfTheWeek to your next Boomerang’s caption — yours might show up here on @instagram. #Boomerang by @msholihinn
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPgoodnight For some, the world goes to sleep at night. For others, it comes alive. This weekend, the goal is to capture both sides of that spectrum: the bright energy and the quiet rest. Here are some tips to get you started: Whether it’s calming down or speeding up, notice how the energy shifts. Document your family settling in for dinner or take a Boomerang of your friends hitting the town. Focus on light. Whether it’s the blue hue of dusk spreading over your neighborhood or a city skyline illuminated against the night sky, notice how light changes and evolves from bright to dim. Look beyond your immediate circle — how do other people react to the shift from day to night? Take a portrait of a server heading to work or a video of downtown streets emptying as office workers head home. PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPgoodnight 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 @2ches
Sweden’s dreamy forests lay the backdrop for sisters Elin, Lovisa and Therese’s (@sagosystrar) adventures. “We’re driven by our love for fantasy and the dream of feeling like we’re in a fairy tale,” explains Elin. “We do this because of the strong feeling we get when dressing up like this and being in nature. It’s almost like meditation and therapy.” Inspired by medieval times and fantasy movies, the sisters point out that what they do is not LARP (live action role-playing) or cosplay, it’s their own unique variety of self-expression and play. Learn more about the sisters’ fantastical scenes on our Instagram story right now. 🦄✨ Photo of @sagosystrar by Henrik Jensen
“I’m drawn to fantastical and natural elements and dark edgy humor in my characters and storylines,” says comic book maker Kaveri Gopalakrishnan (@kaverigeewhiz), who loves drawing the magical stuff in ordinary life, things that come up when she can’t sleep at 4 a.m., and her “gharelu” (plain, introverted) witch girls. Bangalore, India-based Kaveri thinks of herself, and other freelancer friends, as part of this band of imagined female subjects, describing them as “imperfect, maybe cursing a fair amount, handling mood swings and a full-time career, secret ideas and potions that you develop when most of your day is spent with, well, yourself.” Her illustrations span topics like growing up secrets, body positivity, safe urban spaces for women and questions of privacy. Kaveri examines these themes in her own work and with Kadak Collective, a community of South Asian women who collaborate to self-publish their graphic stories and art. Photo by @kaverigeewhiz
We’re thrilled to announce that our community has grown to more than 700 million Instagrammers. And the last 100 million of you joined faster than ever. We’ve made it even easier for people across the globe to join the Instagram community, share their experiences and strengthen connections to their friends and passions. With new features like stories, live video and disappearing messages in Direct, people now have more ways than ever to express themselves and feel closer to what matters to them. From all of us at Instagram, thank you! Photo by @heysp
Flowers are an endless source of inspiration for Kateryna Dekhtiarenko (@katska_ya), who took this photo on a sunny day at home in Düsseldorf, Germany. “I like the light and the mystery of objects in shadow,” she says. #WHPnaturalbeauty Photo by @katska_ya
In the rolling mountains of the Eastern US, geotechnical engineer Brad Smith (@disasterfilm) took his day off during a work trip to see the woods at sunrise. “One morning of nature was exactly what I needed,” he says. Follow along to see more of our favorite submissions to last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPnaturalbeauty. Photo by @disasterfilm
When Elisa Detrez, one-half of @bestjobers, says hers is the best job in the world, she means it literally. Description? Stargazing in Jordan, swinging in hammocks over sugar-white sand in the Bahamas, exploring the Technicolor markets of India, heli-skiing in a Swiss snow globe. Requirements? “Being curious, open-minded and adaptable,” says Elisa, a 32-year-old former web marketer from France, who snagged the job of her dreams in a 2013 contest. Out of the thousands of applicants competing for one of seven “Best Jobs in the World” with Tourism Australia, Elisa won — she and her partner Max Coquard were assigned to live and travel around Queensland and write a blog for six months. When the adventure ended, neither wanted to go home. “Everyone kept asking us how we could possibly return to a ‘normal life,’” says Elisa, who today with Max, shares tips and details from travels around the globe. “We realized this could be our new life.” 🌏 Photo by @bestjobers
Slowly but surely, greenery takes back control in Artem Rozhnov’s (@artemi) #WHPnaturalbeauty submission. 🌿 Photo by @artemi
A herd of goats race the setting sun in Madurai, India. #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @sreevathsav
Golden braids match golden cornfields in Veracruz, Mexico 🌽 #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @luzzy_luu
Passersby stop to watch a dramatic storm roll in off the coast of Itamaracá Island in Brazil. #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @ytallobarreto
A good splash in the suburbs stars in our #BoomerangOfTheWeek. On a rainy day in New York City, photo editor Kruti Kothari (@o_bani_thani) ventured to New Jersey to visit with a friend over a cup of coffee. “The sun came out just before sunset and gave everything new life. All the kids were running out of their houses with a sense of freedom after a long day at home,” says Kruti. “Adulthood is so much about issues that we forget to lose ourselves in simple joy.” Add #BoomerangOfTheWeek to your next Boomerang’s caption — yours might show up here on @instagram. #Boomerang by @o_bani_thani