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Why I love Instagram

Wales Millennium Centre via Instagram

Okay so I know I’m arriving at the Instagram party a little late, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have a quick rave about it. I don’t remember the last time something captured my attention so immediately. In the modern age of constant advertising, Twitter conversations and my ever decreasing attention span that’s a pretty rare thing. So I felt the urge to try and question exactly what it is that makes Instagram so compelling for me.

I think it’s the simplicity of it that makes it so addictive. There’s no overly elaborate settings to fiddle with, you just take a snap and post it. I love the fact that you can’t save pics so you have to be ruthless. If a pic isn’t up to scratch, ditch it and take another. I have my phone with me all the time so it’s great to be spontaneous and snap when I like. I’d never remember to take a digital camera out with me everywhere and I certainly wouldn’t have time to transfer those pics to my Mac and then decide which ones to post online and then decide where I should post them – Facebook? Flickr? Arrrghh!

It’s great seeing what other people are taking pictures of too, in fact it’s a great source of inspiration and creative networking with peers. It’s also nice to see things on a bigger screen sometimes too on this interest/instagram hybrid website:

Instructions for a successful Instagram experience:

  1. Take a picture
  2. Add a filter
  3. Does it look awesome?
    • Yes – go to step 4
    • No – go to step 1
  4. Post it!

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Misadventures in Unintended Places

Misadventures in Unintended Places

An epic adventure: 2 people, 4 continents, 10 months and countless incredible experiences. Who could forget the Chinese shower cubicle of DEATH or the ABBA bus in Fiji? A photo journal capturing the essence of adventure in this 154 page, one off hardback book printed by A personal project by hellotank. All photographs by Hellotank.

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A Thousand Suns

A Thousand Suns E.P.

Hotly tipped rock band A Thousand Suns commissioned Hellotank to create the artwork for their debut EP. Capturing the dark, emotive passion of the music was a creative challenge. Three colour on body CD print shown above.

A Thousand Suns EP booklet

CD booklet created using all original photography.

A Thousand Suns posters

Rock band A Thousand Suns came to Hellotank in need of some promotional posters for the release of their acclaimed debut. Hellotank crafted this set A3 of posters for the band.

A Thousand Suns website

Online presence created for awesome rock band A Thousand Suns. Featuring Flash, video and audio content.