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Instagram: The ‘homeless’ chief executive

I have said in the past how I find the excuse of ‘art’ or worse ‘arty’ Instagram pictures pointless and irritating. The application of filters to a dull image does not make it art. However if it encourages people to take more pictures and to do that with purpose and seriously then I have to concede it is a positive thing. This story found on the BBC and written by Phil Coomes is interesting in that the protagonist uses his Instagram daily posts to ensure he gets out and looks.

Cillin Perera travels a lot. As the chief executive of a couple of companies, he is constantly moving from one place to another and, like many others, has turned to photography to record his journeys and keep in touch with family and friends.

He began taking pictures on his phone and rediscovered his love of photography, something he had not done since his days at Harvard in the late 1990s.

Soon he was using an iPod to shoot, with the results being uploaded to Instagram under the name @homelessCEO – his username reflecting his nomadic existence.

_80410795_2014-09-12budapest

_80410793_2014-04-22brussels

_80410801_2014-05-27torino

see the rest here

 

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2 responses to “Instagram: The ‘homeless’ chief executive

  1. Angeline M January 23, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    I have also begun to use instagram as a means of keeping my eyes open for good scenes to shoot. I do think it keeps the creative juices flowing. I really threw open the instagran doors on my last vacation. It is perfect for that as well as the everyday. Thanks for the link to Cillin Perera.

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