#ignt_patterns Winner Sam Alexander


With our weekly Insta Fav Feature we offer you a chance to actively promote your own account to become a future Insta Fav on the blog.

Every Thursday we announce a certain topic via a hashtag, afterwards you’ll have 4 days to make a photo working with that topic and upload it to your Instagram using the hashtag. Who shot the best image will be featured as our Insta Fav in the following week. This weeks topic is #ignt_stairwell and here are a few rules and tips:

– The goal this week is to capture a creative photo of stairs, stairwells and everything that has to do with climbing the stairs. Let your imagination run free.
– Please only submit your own photographs to the project. Any image tagged until Monday is eligible to be featured right here.
– If you want to submit your photo, use the hashtag #ignt_stairwell and upload your photo until Sunday the 22.03 on your Instagram account. Have fun and good luck, we can’t wait to see your submissions.

Jakarta-based Sam Alexander won the following feature with his picture for our last weeks topic #ignt_patterns. Thank you for all your submissions.

Follow: @smlalexander

When and where did you take the picture? Tell us a little about the idea behind it.

The photo was taken when I was about to have lunch at a restaurant. I was walking to my table, then the sunshine peeked through the ceiling caught my eye, so I took a photo of it with my iPod.

Who and what are the things that inspire you?

Different artists with different styles on the internet inspired me, because we can’t settle to one thing, right? I’m inspired by Oleg Dou, Andrew B Myers, Kyle Thompson, and Ivania Carpio. Their works makes me to become more eager to explore my style and created new things.

Where are you from? How does that place influence the way you photograph?

I’m from Jakarta, Indonesia. It’s a city with many things going on all at once.
Basically, I captured anything that appealing and interesting to my eyes, I like to take bunch of random shots every time I see something new or different, so everything around me could be a photo opportunity.

Your favorite instagrammers?

This is a hard question. I follow so many great users with different styles, but my favourites are:
@tubrofi, @yeliahl, @jlhr_, @arthurmartins, @arthurmartins, @tinorenato, @amandakusai, @wk.ai, @_petitexfleur_, @davidgrr, @bythebrush, the two of a kind @pieterhardwearing and @joerihardwearing and my friend, @weirdoinpink and so many more…

Which Apps do you use to edit your pictures?

Adobe Photoshop Express and VSCO.
I rarely edit my pictures from my phone, because I regularly import photos from my phone to my laptop every week, then sort and edit it using photoshop and lightroom on my laptop, it makes things easier for me.

Tell us a little about your everyday. (Family, friends, work, etc.)

My everyday routine is quite boring, I’m currently living my uni life, working on my thesis, and do some freelance work on the weekdays, then I save the weekend for sleeping in, try to bank extra sleep after a hectic weekdays. Saturday is my favourite day, I eat cereal, listen to the music, watch youtube, keeping myself cozy and had a full day of ‘me’ time. Then on Sunday, I’ll spend my time with family or friends, but I don’t really like crowded places, so most of the times I prefer to stay at home rather than go out to public spaces :)

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