How Instagram Mastered The Details

I started a Pinterest board for quotes on my blog.

Instead of just plain old text I’m adding the extra element of imagery.

I think we all learn better when we see visuals, just ask Mark Zuckerberg with his $1B acquisition of Instagram.

Speaking of Instagram, please read this article this morning about Kevin the founder of Instagram and his search of the aesthetic in all walks of life.

He loved technology. But he looked at it as a toolbox for his imagination. If you talk about Michelangelo using marble, he used software.  

Kevin also seeks inspiration from the environment around him.  He may code in front of the computer screen most of the day but he also takes time socialize and observe the minutia around him.  In addition to the filters, the incredible and simple lighting and touch up details in the Instagram are clearly influenced by Kevin’s way of thinking.  He wants all of us to pay attention to the beauty that surrounds us.  And so I leave you with this, my favorite quote from Kevin at South By Southwest this year.

And with that, that was the first time I shook the hand of a billion dollar man. With good and popular work, life can change in just a month.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.