I’m HOOKED on Instagram and am constantly amazed at the talented photographers that showcase their images.
My mentor with all things Insta-related, my good friend Matt, has a natural talent behind the camera and a pretty impressive Instagram following to boot: @matthewkanniah.
In April, Matt mentioned that I should join him on his next”Instameet“. An Insta-what-now?
Basically, an Instameet is a gathering of people, all with a love of photography, walking around taking street and portrait shots in a cool location. Things that you would never have thought could be “photograph-worthy” also being snapped too.
My first Instameet, thanks to Matt and his mate Keenan (@keenangrams), also freaking talented by the way, was hosted on the public holiday back on 1 May. We had to meet by 8am at a coffee shop in Braamfontein, in downtown Johannesburg. Over a 120 other keen photogs joined us, and all together we went out and explored the streets of Jozi. Yes on foot, with either phones or DSL’s, or both in hand, experiencing town in a completely new rad way!
Just some of the stunning pics that came out of the day:
A photo posted by Michelle (@michelle_echakowitz) on
A photo posted by Ayn Brown 🏡 Joburg (@ayn_brown) on
A photo posted by @fujifilm_sa on
Jozi, my Jozi… I have grown up here, yet there are so many of your streets I am yet to discover and explore. On Friday last week I got the chance to participate in my first InstaWalk thanks to @matthewkanniah, @keenangrams and @fujifilm_sa. And through it, I got to experience more of your beauty, your charisma and charm as we walked the streets of Braamfontein. Thank you for being you Jozi… You have my heart 💕
A photo posted by Jade (@jadewrite) on
*Side note: the last one is mine! I’m really proud of it, so thought I would slip it in there 😉
Want to join the next Instameet?
Yes its rather early for some and it may be a tad cold, but the gorgeous sunrise shots you can get at that time of the day are epic! It really is a fun morning out, so dress warmly, have your batteries charged, and be ready to meet some awesome people as you capture the streets of Jozi.
See you there Igers 🙂 To RSVP, click here >>
If you can’t make it, and still want to follow the day’s exploration, check out the pics under the hashtag #exploreZA.