Instagram has an enormous community of photographers, both amateur and professional. That means there is a lot of competition out there. Photographer and artist Paperboyo found a clever and hilarious way to stand out…
1. His Instagram account is truly a rollercoaster of fun.
2. He just spouts inspiration.
"Hey Daenerys- can your Dragons do this?" I went back to @rotoruanz after the Topdeck trip because I'd heard about so many other things I wanted to check out here, including having a traditional hangi meal with Maoris here at @te_puia. I also had the opportunity to shoot photos of the geothermal areas alone at sunset which was amazing (you might have been able to tell from my insta stories on the day that I was in my element) @purenewzealand #rotoruanz #tepuia #newzealand #gameofthrones
3. It takes some cutting and pasting.
I loved Wellington! We didn't get too long in the Capital but I managed to cram in the incredible @te_papa museum before riding the @wellingtoncablecar up the hill to find the Gardens Magic Festival. I ended the night in a few bars with the Topdeck gang. A buzzy day 🤙🏻 @topdecktravel #Topdecker #Ultimate49 #Wellington #NewZealand @Wellington_NewZealand
4. But the results really draw you in.
I had to cheat a bit with some photo merging, but when I find a building like the @universityofauckland I couldn't not turn it into a giant slingshot. Check out my insta stories for a bit of behind the scenes for this one. (Taken at the start of my epic @topdecktravel trip around New Zealand) #Auckland #Topdecker #Ultimate49 #NewZealand #NZ
5. The Force is strong with this one.
6. He’s got the world on a string.
7. This concept definitely has legs.
In 2005 the mayor of Mississauga, a City West of Toronto, announced an international design competition for a tower to be known as Absolute World. Two years later, after a public vote, the winner was selected- Yasong Ma, of MAD Architectural Design Studio in Beijing. Pretty quickly the spiralling, curvaceous tower was nicknamed Marilyn Monroe. When apartments in Marilyn Monroe went on sale, they all sold within 24 hours. So naturally the developers quickly announced that a second Marilyn Monroe was going to be built, also spiralling and asymmetric but apparently this was going to be Marilyn after a binge because the second tower was designed to be rounder and plumper so as to accommodate more apartments #ExploreCanada #MyCanadianAffair @ExploreCanada @airtransat #Toronto
Competition Time: I'm giving away TWO signed copies of my upcoming book "Around The World in Cut-Outs" (published by @penguinukbooks ); one for you and one for a friend. To be in with a chance of winning double tap my cutout of Marilyn and tag a travel loving friend you'd give the book to in the comments. T&Cs: UK entrants only. Competition closes at 6pm 23rd September. The winner will be selected by @penguinukbooks. The books will be sent out (to the person who comments) shortly after publication on 5th October 2017.
9. He doesn’t avoid puns.
10. It’s impressive, almost rocket science.
I'm back in my favourite city & over the next couple of weeks I'll be teaming up with the guys from @sonyxperiagb to test out the new #Xperia XZ Premium – which is the perfect excuse to go and explore London without a load of camera gear on my back. I took this one last week (when the weather was actually decent) and I'm going to say it's my favourite London transformation photo yet (I know some of you guys tell me off for taking too many photos with The Shard, but I can't help it- it's such a fascinating & striking piece of architecture. Plus it looks pretty good with the early morning light on it) @SonyXperiaGB #TakenWithXperia #Ad #London
11. No concept is a bridge too far for Paperboyo.
Do you remember a while back when Coca-Cola put people’s names on their bottles? Well this summer they’re doing a similar thing but with holiday destinations, so I’ve teamed up with them to shout about the fact they’re giving away loads of summer holidays. Pick up a limited-edition bottle and you could be playing your next game of Volleyball somewhere like Hawaii or Phuket & sharing an ice-cold Coca-Cola on the beach. Visit coke.co.uk/summer for all the Ts&Cs and further deats #CokeSummer @cocacolaeu #Spon #TowerBridge #London #Volleyball
12. And he knows when to Lego.
The weather has been way better than when I was here last year so I couldn't resist re-shooting this one #ParisJeTaime #MyFrance #MyParis #MadeinFrance #MadeinParis #arcdetriomphe ##champselysees #Paris #Funny #PaperArt #Silhouette #Igersfrance #igersoftheday #ig_france #instafrance #ig_paris #travelgram #travelpics #tourism #wanderlust #topparisphoto #passionpassport #lego #architecturelovers #architectureporn
He’s truly cut out for this work.
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