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Cosmic manifestations, surreal landscapes and celestial bodies = “Afrofuturist” artist Manzel Bowman’s (@artxman) aesthetic. “With my work, I like to envision that the past, present and future are one and the same.” 🤯

Photo illustration by @artxman
6 hours ago
Cue the starshine and ✨ for filmmaker, photographer and self-described pop culture time traveler Maris Jones (@themarisjones). “I see my Instagram persona as a character — a time bandit who wants to experience it all.” Photo by @themarisjones
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For comedian and creator Adam Waheed (@adamw), there is nothing sweeter than connecting with fans and making them laugh. “If I can make one person smile, or turn one person’s bad day around, then I’ve done my job,” says Adam, pictured above with “all of his fans at VidCon.” 😂 
Get ready to LOL with one of Instagram’s best young comedians and learn more about Adam on a special @vidcon edition of #GameOn, on our story now.

Photo by @adamw
2 days ago
#HelloFrom Kyoto, Japan. A 1,200-year-old city where street style is informed by tradition — no matter the 🌨 ☀️ or ☔️ 😉

Say #hellofrom your part of the world. ❤️ Please submit your own photos and videos to the project using the #hellofrom hashtag. Any tagged visual shared with the hashtag is eligible for the project and, if selected, to be featured.
Photo by @mantaroq
2 days ago
Marine biologist Colin Foord and musician Jared McKay formed Coral Morphologic (@coralmorphologic) in 2007 with the goal of documenting and protecting the unique forms of coral they discovered in Miami’s waters. Merging Colin’s colorful 🎥 with Jared’s mind-bending 🎶, they’re presenting corals in a whole new light. Explore the duo’s lab and Miami’s urban coral reefs on today’s episode of #HiddenGems.

Every Saturday, we’re diving down the 🐇🕳 to uncover unique and treasured accounts — the real #HiddenGems of Instagram. ✨💎 Video by @coralmorphologic
3 days ago
With coral as their primary medium, Colin Foord and Jared McKay blend science, videography and music to create educational art 🤯 with Coral Morphologic (@coralmorphologic). Explore Miami’s urban coral reefs, lay down some 🎵 tracks and head into the lab on today’s episode of #HiddenGems. 💎✨
3 days ago
Meet the Persian cat trio of Walternate, William Bell and Walter Bishop (@walterbishopthecat). These crazy kitties love water, the vacuum and they rarely sleep. “They are all from the island of misfit toys,” jokes their human Sonya. “They truly are unique cats and partners in crime with huge mischievous but loving personalities!” #WeeklyFluff 
Photo by @walterbishopthecat
4 days ago
Meet Matt Maxey, the founder of @deafinitelydope, an organization devoted to unifying and educating both hearing and deaf communities through a love of music and sign language. “Being black and being deaf, I always felt like I stood out. If I went somewhere I would either be the only black person in the room or the only deaf person in the room without an interpreter,” says Matt, a deaf interpreter who though born deaf, didn’t learn American Sign Language until he was in high school.

Since starting DEAFinitely Dope, Matt has traveled, performed and even taught ASL to musicians like Chance the Rapper (@chancetherapper). On our story and on IGTV, learn more about the impact Matt is making in the deaf community in #Advocates, our new weekly series highlighting people around the world who are sparking positive change in their communities. ✨
5 days ago
Though he was born deaf, Matt Maxey (founder of @deafinitelydope), didn’t learn sign language until he was in high school. When he noticed a lack of music interpreters in the rap and hip-hop music scene, he took matters into his own hands...literally. Learn more about the impact Matt is making in the deaf community in #Advocates, our new weekly series highlighting people around the world who are sparking positive change in their communities. ✨
5 days ago
“#DuBistStark (You Are Strong) means to empower others and see that sharing your weakness can be the strongest thing you can do.” —German model Charlotte Kuhrt (@charlottekuhrt)
Charlotte is part of the #DuBistStark (You Are Strong) project created by German magazine Brigitte (@brigittemagazin). Each month on their Instagram, Brigitte is featuring a strong woman who is changing the world. 🌐 
Photo by @charlottekuhrt
5 days ago
If you can relate to Stacie Swift’s (@stacieswift) illustrations, that’s because she draws inspiration from her own personal experiences. “I’m a busy mum, juggling a freelance career, family commitments and all the other ups and downs being an adult throws at you,” says the illustrator from St. Neots, England. “Every one of us needs a reminder that it’s OK to not have it together all the time.” Today on our weekly series #YouGotThis, Stacie has created some inspiring illustrations to get us through the day. Find your motto (or write your own) and share it, right now on our story.

Illustration by @stacieswift
6 days ago
“Cars are the ultimate object of desire for me,” says artist and designer Chris Labrooy (@chrislabrooy). “They come in all shapes and sizes, and each vehicle has its own unique personality, which is a great source of creative inspiration for me.” Photo illustration by @chrislabrooy
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