FocusOn Instagramers 1.12: @bsonaal Extragram Founder

FocusOn Instagramers 1.12: @bsonaal Extragram Founder

FocusOn Instagramers 1.12: @bsonaal Extragram Founder . Each week, Instagramers.com discovers new people. People addicted to Instagram revealing their lives, passions, tips in Instagram. This week we discover a very special Instagramer. After recent interviews of  Intagram Founders here and Joe Mio of Webstagram . We meet @bsonaal, the founder of cool Instagram Web browser, Extragram. . His name is Sonaal Bangera… , And he is 26 years. He lives in Mumbai, India. Its Twitter profile says “Founder of Extragr.am, creative head, photographer, gadget freak, music lover…not necessarily it that order..”  But in his professional life, he currently runs EffectWorks, a Presentation Design Company as Head of Creative Department with Narayanan Hariharan. . Sonaal loves photography for a long time now but when he met Instagram, he suffered like most of us a real “Love at first sight” and he became IG User @bsonaal. He declares he got completely addicted to this brand new social network since the really first day. He was actually floored by the simplicity of the app and the fact that all  pictures could become “beautiful” without needing much effort. .. He started spending a lot of time in front of his computer and when Instagram almost became his “second life” he wondered,. . “why these californian guys didn’t create a web viewer?” . He knew already Instagram was adding 130,000 users a week and figured many users like him could have the same need. After a while, when Instagram decided to launch finally their public Open API he asked his friend Narayanan (IG User: @narayananh) if he had any friends who would be skilled enough...
FlashOn 1.6: Pic “BMX Jump” by @tomcroute

FlashOn 1.6: Pic “BMX Jump” by @tomcroute

FlashOn 1.6: Pic “BMX Jump” by @tomcroute . These last weeks many Instagramers wrote us to request more articles about “Rookies” and more participation of new People in Instagram. As I always say, its quite difficult to dedicate an interview to a user who just signed in or has few followers for now. Our weekly interviews are focused in discovering people with a demonstrated mature style, many experiences and anecdotes lived in Instagram to tell us. However I thought, it was a good idea to open a window to all these new users or people with few followers who has talent. This FlashOn section will be dedicated from now on to them!   . Our weekly FlashOn today is @Tomcroute   @Tomcroute is not really new in Instagram but he is still under the beloved bareer of first “thousand followers”. . I discovered @Tomcroute by chance while I was “sailing” in @igersFrance streams. @IgersFrance group started recently impulsed by our friend @myriam40a and is yet very active community. .. His real name is Olivier Julien. He is 30 and was born in Toulouse in the south of France. Olivier lives in Paris for 2 years now where he is finishing architecture´s studies. As a matter of fact, most of his works describe the beauty of the french capital monuments. . He has been practicing photography for really few months. Just three month in did. But he assumes to be in love with Paris streets. Needless to say that Paris won meritoriously its place in photographers hearts because of its amazing range of creative possibilities. “I love the architecture of Paris! The...
Statigram, the developers interview

Statigram, the developers interview

Statigram, the developers interview. . Statigram is probably one of the major webservice based on Instagram Api boom since previous projects like veteran Webstagram, Snapfinch and more recently Extragram. . The amazing virality of a new and interesting service in Internet and the high-speed communication platforms like Instagram, Facebook or Twitter provoked a real wave of visits to Statigram site. Developers are astonished themselves by results of audience to their site. . But What is Statigram? . Statigram is a web which offer a short (at the moment) range of useful tools that allows Instagramers to get easily their  basic profiles informations and metrics. You need just to logging with your Instagram account nick and password. . Even if the web is still in a kind of Beta version, we appreciate the cool “Instagramed” design and the “share functions” that are today a “must have” in any kind of any on-line matter. By the way, they prepared a “send a screen shot to your mail” function that impulsed moreover the initial virality. . In terms of tools and according to its developers the site will be soon improved but at the moment, it´s a simple web browser offering 5 basics metrics. . – Your five Most Liked Pics in Instagram. – Your Most Commented Pics. – Your activity over time (most active days) – The Instagram filters you used the most. – Your Pics hashtag clouds. . As a plus, you have interesting information of your community trends like “Users most engaged” with you and  “People you are most engaged with” plus a simple tool of “Users Profiles recommendation”....
Reflections on Instagram.

Reflections on Instagram.

Reflections on Instagram. . Reflection tag is one of the most trendy “techniques” hashtag in Instagram at the moment. . It doesn´t mean that IGers get nuts with too much brain working (even if could seem so…) but because our IG artists love its impressive result and its apparently simple technique. . “According to Wikipedia, a reflection is a reflected duplication of an object that appears identical but reversed. As an optical effect it results from reflection off of substances such as a mirror or water” . But as we will see in this article and pics, Reflections today are everywhere in our lives! .. For centuries, Greek and roman scientists have been mysteriously astonished by the world of perspectives, third dimensions and reflections. Some of them even got crazy or payed with their lives trying to measure impact on geometry laws. Needless to say that artists couldn’t escape and finally succumbed to the hidden power of reflections.   It´s even intriguing to see how two spanish painters living in two very separated centuries like Velazquez with his famous masterpiece “Las Meninas” and Salvador Dali with his “Swans reflecting elephants” used this technique so brightly. There is, of course, many more examples in our recent history. . Needless to say that artists are still enamoured with this physical phenomenon which usually means grandiose visual impacts and surprise effect in the audience. . In fact, I´m myself a great fan of a Dalia Nosratabadi and it´s  a long time i wanted to dedicate a specific post to this young woman work. . Dalia is a professional photographer. She was born in Iran...
FocusOn Instagramers 1.11: @Cirkeline

FocusOn Instagramers 1.11: @Cirkeline

  FocusOn Instagramers 1.12: @Cirkeline . Each week, Instagramers.com discovers new people. People addicted to Instagram revealing their lives, passions, tips in Instagram. This week we discover one of the most amazing Instagramer in European Northern Countries. After visiting few weeks ago Norway with @Ria we fly to Denmark and meet Christina. . Her name is Christina… But around 10.000 followers know her  as @Cirkeline and we celebrate it with her! As almost all my previous Interviews I found her through an instagramer friend who recommended me her stream. And that was love at first sight. As an Instagramer user, I´m found of colorful pics but I enjoy so much others User´s Black and White pictures when well done. I don´t know why but I loved her nick too. By the way, I remember you the importance of choosing a good nick! @cirkeline is the name of a Danish cartoon character. … Cirkeline is a small elf-like figure,  which was created in 1957 by Hanne Hastrup for a children’s book. Cirkeline is a simple innocent figure with black spiky hair, a red polka dot dress and bare feet. She sleeps in a match box on the author’s desk and helps keeping things tidy. Her best friends are two mice.  (see attached a picture of her).  Christina chose  the name cirkeline because like her, she prefers a simple life style and her name starts with a C also like Christina. Christina lives in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Denmark is a quite small country with some 5,5 million inhabitants in Northern Europe. She was born in Randers in Jutland and she grew up...