#ignt_melting Winner Koyuki Inagaki


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 related to our topic and upload it to your Instagram using the hashtag. Who submitted the best image will be featured as our Insta Fav in the following week. This weeks topic is #ignt_lightandshadow and here are a few rules and tips:

– Please only submit your own photographs to the project and keep them in a square format. Any image tagged until Sunday 0.00 am MESZ is eligible to be featured right here.
– If you want to submit your photo, use the hashtag #ignt_lightandshadow and upload your photo until Sunday the 21.06 on your Instagram account. Have fun and good luck, we can’t wait to see your submissions.

Tokyo-based graphic designer and mobile photographer Koyuki Inagaki won this feature with her submission to our last weeks hashtag #ignt_melting. Thank you for all your submissions.

Follow: @koyoox

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

I took this photo not too long after I first started Instagram in 2012. One weekend afternoon I was having a slow day bathing with a bath bomb in, and casually snapped the photo thinking it might make an interesting image.

Turns out to be my favourite picture even after years!

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

I was born in Japan, but moved to Southeast Asia before I turned 1 and I had been raised in Kuala Lumpur until very recently I started working in Tokyo.

I find just any place fun to shoot – whether I’m at a beach or in concrete jungle, I can find something that intrigues me. That could be from my multicultural background, perhaps?

Who and what are the things that inspire you? 

Shapes and lines always draw my attention, but what’s really keeping me to shoot is the Instagram community – every person I meet via the app is so enthusiastic about photography, that I always have something to learn and be inspired from.

Your favorite Instagrammers?

@seis.dobleu, @maralazaridou, @drcuerda and @erobyn

Which Apps do you use to edit your pictures?

Snapseed, Instagram

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

I do graphic design. I moved to Tokyo early this year for work and been loving it. This year’s goal (though it’s already June) is to explore this country more. So much in my to-go list :)

All images © Koyuki Inagaki

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