Haven’t yet heard of the worldwide trend that is Instabitions? Yoh, bruh! That’s not cool. You’re seriously missing out on a truly awesome feast for the eyes. It’s ok, though. We’re here to fill you in.
Basically, Instabitions refer to visual ‘exhibitions’ showcased on Instagram. They are great when it comes to making it possible for budding photographers, as well as photographers who have already made a name for themselves, to share their work with the world. The boost is that they enjoy a broader reach and avoid the cost of being featured at fancy art venues. Here are our top 5 picks of local Instabitions that you have to check out!
Beloved illustrator and designer, David Tshabalala, has a multitude of followers on Instagram. Last year, throughout Women’s Month, he took to posting gorgeous portraits of South African women who he finds most inspiring. Truly a must-see!
Phindile Thengeni started an Instabition in September 2016, in which she showcased work from her project entitled, Womxn. She is a South African graphic designer, stylist and creative director with an eye for all things intricately beautiful, which can be seen flawlessly in all of her uploaded images.
Jozi artist, Themba Khumalo’s, illustrations are definitely not easy to figure out, but that certainly doesn’t make them any less interesting to look at! Most of them are inspired by South African landscapes and have a haunting quality that leave you wanting more. This is definitely an Instabition that you can get lost in for hours.
If you’re into simplistic art, you’ll absolutely adore Ben Eagle Veitch’s Instabitions. The print-maker and illustrator has been using Instagram to exhibit his work since January of this year, and has caught the attention of many an art lover. He posts 5 limited edition prints every month, so be sure to stay a follower.
Dive right into the essence that is Joburg when you check out the Instabitions on this Instagram page. It focuses purely on, well, illuminating Jozi and showcases everything that makes the City of Gold so incredibly beautiful and unique. Check it out if you want to feel instantly proud to be a Joburger!
Do you know of any other awesome local Instabitions that we may have missed? Tell us in the comments section below.