How Instagram Is Helping Photographer Communities Meet Up Offline
The mini documentary "From Followers To Friends" reveals Instagram's real-world creative networking.
Social media networks have enabled the world’s population to connect and communicate in a way no one could have predicted. Direct messages, chats, video and image sharing platforms that can reach millions of people across the globe are now considered the norm. A new project highlights this phenomenon in an entirely new way, showing how Instagram has lead to its users connecting in real life, and not just through likes and comments on the social network.
Created by Oscar Nilsson, “From Followers To Friends” is a mini documentary that explores the communities who have consciously connected, followed and built relationships with each other via Instagram because of their shared passion for photography. The community members meet up in person in and around San Francisco and take part in photography walks, visiting iconic or idyllic locations and sharing their ideas, tips and techniques and inspirations along the way.