Drake’s known for a lot of things: being emotional, coining YOLO, being emotional. But one thing he’s not known for is being sweet and highly caloric. Instagram account @drakeoncake combines two drastically different things and brings them together, like sewn-in dickies. Created by New Orleans backer @joythebaker, the account is cake porn combined with Drake lyrics. It’s so ingenious it’ll make you wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself. Oh yeah, we know: cause we hate cooking.
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Creative designer/photographer Omar Reda has, like most people, a love/hate relationship with the city of his birth, Tripoli, Lebanon. In his photography, you can see the love he has for the city, from the way he captures the beauty of its architecture to the way he captures the soul of the locals. But Reda’s frustrations with a city gripped by poverty, corruption, and political tension also show in his photography — and it’s literally written all over it.
In Reda’s untitled series of Instagram photos, he takes pictures of the sights around Lebanon and adds sarcastic and sometimes enlightening words on top of his photos. From critiquing the city’s small pockets of nostalgia that’s devoid of technology to showcasing the large income gap between millionaires living in condos right above the slums, Reda’s series is both clever and eye-opening. His photos prove that a pretty picture always has more to the story. And fortunately for us, we’ll always know what that story is.
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While Instagram has its fair share of foodie photos and fashion snaps, there seems to be one genre of photography that truly encapsulates every type of user: landscape. The problem is, with everyone and their mom having an Instagram account and instant access to filters, cropping, and tagging, it can be difficult to truly find the cream of the crop. I hate to say it, but Instagram is about as oversaturated as an ocean floor sponge. But that being said… I present you with Adam Senatori.
What makes Senatori’s photography work so unique, particularly on the Instagram front, is that not only is he a professional photographer, he also has a pilot’s license. While a majority of his posted imagery finds its roots in Wisconsin, the unique perspective of his photos makes them more astonishing than 99.9 percent of the photos you’ll see your friends post of the Eiffel Tower… or the Empire State Building… or the Golden Gate Bridge… or the… well, you get it.
Also a fan of the tilt-shift effect, @adamsenatori adds a whole other layer to his photography, giving it a miniature aesthetic quality that truly makes you rethink the way you see the world. So here’s what I have to say: drop one of the Kardashian sisters and start following this guy. I promise, you’ll feel more enlightened.
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