instagram “I hate sneakers getting old and tired. My art acts as a way of preserving them,” say UK graphic artist and director Phil Robson, aka “Fury” (@filfury). Using his own photographs and some Photoshop ingenuity, Fury creates digital sneaker mashups of things like insects, bats, skulls and moths. To create a butterfly from a pair of Nike Air Max 93s, Phil plays off the sneaker’s various textures. “I love the shoe's paneling, the soft curves of the upper and the harsh rubber chiseled sole. The two surfaces contrast, and makes me think about a before and after, like the soft wings of a butterfly have come from the hard casing on the cocooned sole.” Fury is especially drawn to objects that have bold forms, symmetry, and sharp angles. “I love taking the recognizable textures from my favorite shoes and making a new form with them," he says. “I guess it was a natural progression for me to mix my passions.” To see more of Fury's creative sneaker mashups, follow @filfury.

Photo by @filfury
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instagram Every Sunday we post a weekly roundup on our blog (blog.instagram.com) featuring some of our favorite photos and videos from the week. Congrats to those whose photos and videos are featured this week! @ana_yturralde @aqilahidris @denstorm @galaxie_noire @inessitao @leapinglotus @light_bandit @michelleocm @ursulabach

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instagram “It's way more than you can imagine,” says Jessica Rose Yurasek (@missjessrose), describing Black Rock City, the site of the annual Burning Man festival. Each year, a global tribe of artists, makers, and performers converge in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, birthing a pop-up city of more than 60,000 “Burners” and their acts of radical self-expression.

In contrast to the inhospitable physical terrain, which ranges from scorching heat to torrential rain, Jessica sees Black Rock City as an inspirational place of generosity and creativity. The weeklong gathering culminates with the burning of a towering wooden effigy known as “the Man”, and then disperses, taking care to leave no trace in the desert. “If we as humanity can build this,” she says, “then I have hope for our future.” To see more photos and videos from Black Rock City, tap the blue location text above, browse the #BM2014 hashtag and follow @missjessrose.
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instagram For Chelsea Cates and Quinn Corbin, each fantastical C+C Mini Factory (@ccminifactory) photo begins with their vast collection of miniatures and found images. “The tone is meant to be playful and theatrical,” Chelsea says. “Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's absurd, and sometimes we're not even sure what those animals are up to—they have secrets.” For more from this strange, small world, follow @ccminifactory.

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instagram Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPtimelapse

The goal this weekend is to capture creative time lapse videos. Some tips to get you started:
Unlike slow motion videos that are meant to highlight a single moment, time lapse works best when showing a scene over a period of time. Experiment with how time lapse can reveal the rhythms of nature or the patterns in the way groups of people move. Next, remember that time lapse is also a great way to show process. Whether preparing a meal from start to finish or documenting a work of art as it takes shape, think about the otherwise long actions that you can speed up and show in their entirety. Finally, for those on iOS, try using Hyperlapse from Instagram to film your shot. If you're on Android, check out apps like Lapse It, Time Lapse and Frame Lapse.

PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPtimelapse hashtag to videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own videos to the project. Any tagged videos taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured Monday morning.

For more examples and inspiration, check out blog.instagram.com.
Featured video by @ara.foto
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instagram Look closely at a corner shop in East London and you'll see everything is not as it seems. The Cornershop, opened by artist Lucy Sparrow (@sewyoursoul), is actually an art installation that consists of 4,000 items all handmade from felt. From Heinz Baked Beans to Digestive Biscuits, everything in the shop is hand-stitched, and the whole shop took Lucy eight months to assemble. “I wanted to create something that surrounded people completely,” says Lucy. “I hope this project reminds people just how much the cornershop cements life in local communities.” The installation runs until August 31st.

To view more photos and videos from Lucy's East London Cornershop, tap the blue location text above, browse the #thecornershop hashtag and follow @sewyoursoul.
Photo by @helloandywest
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instagram Douglas Coupland's show at the Vancouver Art Gallery (@vanartgallery) is highly interactive. “It's creatively satisfying to crowdsource objects,” the artist says. “In this show, I have works made from crowd-sourced Lego, chewing gum, plastic bottle lids and cigarette foil. Anything can be beautiful.” And they encourage photography. “When everyone's taking pictures, everyone becomes a curator,” Douglas says. “How they document the show becomes an art exhibition that they now can store forever.” To see more photos of “everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything,” which closes on September 1, tap the blue location text above.
Photo by @yvarcade.
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instagram Before he became a prolific, semi-anonymous creator of dachshund-themed collages, David Carnie’s biggest claim to fame was coining the term “bromance” in the mid-90s. (“I’m sorry,” he says.) For the past year and a half, however, David has produced a dachshund collage nearly every single day under the pseudonym @acidinvader—an anagram of his name.

David began collaging as an exercise in creativity after receiving a daily dachshund calendar as a gift from his parents. “At the time, I had a soul-crushing job that was rendering me mentally bankrupt,” David says, “so I gave myself an assignment: make one piece of art every day for one year.” A year came and went, and he kept going.

While the resulting works feature dachshunds amidst seemingly random scenes, David says “there’s the occasional smarty-pants reference to literature, mythology, fairy tales or music.” To see more of David’s whimsical wiener dog works, follow @acidinvader.

Photo by @acidinvader
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instagram A crowd gathers to marvel at #hurricanemarie’s swells building in Newport Beach, California. “I wanted to capture the madness on the beach as well as the madness in the water,” says Instagrammer Justin Speaks (@jstnspks), who took this image in the storm's earliest legs at a popular surf spot called ‘The Wedge.’ “Everyone who has lived around here has seen hundreds of photos of this beach... but this is different. It's a very serious situation out there for the surfers.” Photo by @jstnspks 5d

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instagram Old taverns, abandoned docks and ghost ships are all part of "Ghost City" (город-призрак), a park located in the small town of Seredinkovo in the Russian countryside. The park premises were originally constructed as a Russian movie set in 2010, and were designed to look like an 18th-century European city.
Now open to the public, the former film set allows visitors to explore the "city" and dress up in period costumes. With replicas of prisons, gallows, hotels, cemeteries, a fort and more, the park offers opportunities to capture time-worn landscapes for visitors and Instagrammers alike.
For more bizarre and beautiful photos from "Ghost City," tap the blue location text above.
Photo by @polosatenkaya666
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instagram Seventeen-year-old Mark Otto first started experimenting with color when he was living abroad in Hungary, away from his family and friends. “I realized the city felt a little too dark and it made me a little sad,” he says. "I started to use Instagram to showcase the few colorful things I could find.” After he returned to Ohio this year, he continued to use photography—and minimalism—as a way to express himself. “Minimalism kind of showcases the color as the subject instead of the background,” he explains. “I'd have to say that colors are probably the best thing to happen to our universe.” From Polaroids of his friends to a back-to-school pencil set, his Instagram feed also uniquely, and unabashedly, explores what it's like to be in high school. “I believe that our generation is using the Internet to make connections and showcase our art,” he says. “Young adults totally own the Internet world.” For more vibrant moments from Mark's high school experience, follow @markotto.
Photo by @markotto.
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instagram “I’m redefining myself as a photographer in my home country,” says photojournalist David Guttenfelder (@dguttenfelder). Based in Japan and India for the past 15 years, David worked across Asia, from war-torn Afghanistan to reclusive North Korea, where his Instagram feed became an unique window into a secluded world. This year, he returns to the United States as a National Geographic (@natgeo) photography fellow, working on a long-term project about the ecosystem surrounding Yellowstone National Park. National Geographic was given a preview of Instagram’s new Hyperlapse app, and David was one of the first photographers to try it out, recording the bison that he now shares the road with on his daily commute. “I will spend the next year in America's Wild West,” he explains, adding: “What could be a more perfect homecoming?” To see more of David's videos and photographs, follow @dguttenfelder.
Video by @dguttenfelder
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instagram Today, we’re excited to announce Hyperlapse from Instagram, a new app to capture high-quality time lapse videos even while in motion. Hyperlapse from Instagram features built-in stabilization technology that lets you create moving, handheld time lapses that result in a cinematic look, quality and feel—a feat that has previously only been possible with expensive equipment. From documenting your whole commute in seconds or preparing your dinner from start to finish to capturing an entire sunset as it unfolds, we're thrilled about the creative possibilities Hyperlapse unlocks. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create.

Hyperlapse from Instagram is available today for iOS devices in Apple’s App Store. It is currently only available for iOS.
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instagram This weekend, 175 years since photographic processes were first created, a group of Instagrammers celebrated the anniversary by exploring the overlap between old and new forms of photography in a daylong workshop at The Photographers' Gallery (@thephotographersgallery) in London. Armed with vintage instant film cameras as well as smartphones, Instagrammers experimented with new techniques in printing Instagram photos using Impossible Project (@impossible_hq) Instant Labs and film. “People enjoy seeing an image being created right in front of them, so there's a really natural synergy between Instagram and instant film,” says InstaMeet organiser Tom Skipp (@tomskipp). “It was great to be able to share something simple and beautiful with people that are so passionate.” To view more photos and videos from the Impossible Project InstaMeet, follow @tomskipp, @impossible_hq and @thephotographersgallery.

Photo by @london_streetphotography
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instagram Hello, Instagram! It’s time for the #WeeklyFluff! Meet Momo and Milo (@momomilochub), two playful shorthairs that hail from Toronto, Canada. To add an adorable double dose of feline fluff to your Instagram feed, follow @momomilochub. 7d

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instagram Every Monday we share some of our favorite Weekend Hashtag Project submissions on our blog at blog.instagram.com. Congratulations to @suzysaysrelax, @shaneml, @jasonbodak, @karlstream, @jeffro, @nonametwentyseven, @vladimir.rosario, @americangarage and @kneeseespieces who all had featured submissions for #WHPcarcorners! 7d

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instagram To fans of the novels and the BBC series, the locations featured in the Sherlock Holmes stories are almost as iconic as the characters themselves.

The most famous of all is 221B Baker Street, the home of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Although London's official Holmes museum now bears that number, the address was completely fictional when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published the first “Sherlock” novel in 1887—building numbers on Baker Street did not yet extend that high. The flat shown on the British television show is actually located on the much-quieter North Gower Street, near Euston station.

Other notable filming locations for the television series include Speedy's Cafe in London, which is a fan-favorite lunch spot, and St. Bart's Hospital in Smithfield, which is the oldest hospital in Europe and the site of Sherlock's final showdown with arch-nemesis Moriarty.

Photo by @janhan513.

For a photographic tour of Sherlock's London, check out the Instagram blog: instagram.com/blog. To follow “Sherlock” at the 2014 Emmys, browse the #Emmys hashtag.
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instagram "When I hear music I like, my mind turns into a pinball machine," says Nabil Elderkin (@nabildo). “Music, traveling and even some self-doubt are probably what drive me the most creatively." Though Nabil is perhaps best known as a video director—his recent work includes John Legend’s "All Of Me" and Beats by Dr. Dre's "The Game Before The Game"—Nabil also self-identifies as a photographer and “amateur professional.” "My film work can be pretty dark," he admits. "I like to think I am a little more approachable and humorous on Instagram." His account reflects this playful, almost music-video-like sensibility, and often feels like a scrapbook of vibrant street photography from his international travels. "I chase birds all over the world with my iPhone,” jokes Nabil. "When I get off a plane in a new place, my lungs fill with a new air." Photo by @nabildo

For more musical moments from Nabil's journeys, follow @nabildo.
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instagram Every Sunday we post a weekly roundup on our blog (blog.instagram.com) featuring some of our favorite photos and videos from the week. Congrats to those whose photos and videos are featured this week! @aliarkady @gamaley @kirstinesall @mafmalafaya @mybeigelife @nesamkeshavarz @wancrnls @wangslok @zacharygray

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instagram “This time-lapse shows flowers opening on a ‘Daydream’ hybrid echinopsis cactus,” explains succulent enthusiast Greg Krehel (@echinopsisfreak). “The video shows eight hours of action. The flowers open overnight and rarely last more than a single day.” After years of owning desert-loving cacti that succumbed to Miami’s sogginess, Greg one day inadvertently took home an echinopsis, a genus of frequently-flowering cactus that thrives in humidity. What started as a chance encounter soon became an obsession. “Now I’m at 100 echinopsis species and hybrids,” says Greg. Through time-lapse photography, Greg is able to capture, condense and share his many cacti’s brilliant blooms. As Greg explains, “my passion for the cacti themselves has morphed into a passion for imaging them.” To see more vivid time-lapse videos of Greg’s diverse echinopsis family, follow @echinopsisfreak.

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