This theme was different for me, and a bit of an experiment. When I first joined Instagram and started my project, I thought it was just about posting photos, not much different than Facebook. But I've since found it's quite the community, with many nuances. I quickly learned that there were universal tags for certain kinds of photos, and whole groups devoted to those tags. Some of my favorites have been #strideby, #morningslikethese and #fromwhereistand.
I really love #fromwhereistand. It's amazing how much you can see and find out in a fairly limited perspective and there's a huge variety of subjects, despite just looking down. As for a theme, it's also one of the tags that could be most in my control. So I decided to focus on photos of my everyday life from the viewpoint of my feet and see where it took me.
I really love these photos and enjoyed the chance to do something very Instagram-y. They go together well as a set and they're stronger visually than I expected. Even better, they truly represent my daily life:
Starting at the bottom, the pink blossoms are signs of the many trees in my neighborhood; I walk by those drain plaques constantly on the way to work; my little patio garden has become my regular weekend hobby; my Saturdays are almost always the same: two magazines and coffee on the couch; Chris and I are big music fans and Boston Calling is the perfect combo of a concert and our urban life; the shot on the stairs is from my first Instagram meet-up; we try and take advantage of the short walk down to the Charles and Esplanade on nice days; we were in a parking garage because we bought our first car together (!); and living in Boston means coming across history on a daily basis.
Take a closer look at the photos, and my shoes!