We were prepared to have to turn back and attempt the hike another day, but we weren’t prepared for the beauty we were about to encounter as we ascended.
From buying followers, paying for automation and features on other accounts, utilizing comment pods and, heaven forbid, the Instagram mafia, people are finding new ways to up their following and boost their engagement rate in a desperate bid to seem more credible and steal market share - and people are angry about it!
Last year I was interviewed on the radio, (I know, I still can't believe they let me broadcast my thoughts LIVE for everyone to hear either) and one of the questions I was asked was, 'If you could give a TED talk on any topic at all, what would you pick?'
My answer was, 'How to be fucking motivated!'
Every encounter is a chance, and people come and go for many reasons but I love the fact that people leave a lasting impression on me, and I do for them as well. It’s nice to know that in 40 years time, I’ll still be thinking about the people I met this year, and hopefully, they’ll be thinking of me too.
I'm a firm believer that photographing someone's portrait is the most intimate way to get to know them, thus, I have a list of people I one day want to take photographs of. Most of the people on the list are people who inspire and motivate me in some way. They have influenced my life in and I feel that they would be interesting people to very briefly get to know. Tavi Gevinson and Bill Murray are tied at the top of my list.