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Focus On 1.81 Manuel Pita – @sejkko on Instagram

Focus On 1.81 Manuel Pita – @sejkko on Instagram

Focus On 1.81 Manuel Pita – @sejkko on Instagram.

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Instagram is where creative and talented people come together and find the perfect platform for self expression and creativity.

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Instagramers.com wants to contribute to your discovery of surprising and creative users from all walks of life. Their common denominator?  They are people addicted to Instagram telling their stories about small portions of their lives through their pictures, revealing their passions and sharing their best Instagram tips.

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Today we are happy to introduce you to Manuel Pita.  Manuel recently had the idea to host simultaneous InstaMeet events of with clear global taste.  The events took place simultaneously on January the 11th 2014 on two world famous bridges: Ponte 25 de Abril in Lisbon and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

Check out the Hashtag created for the event: #TwinBridgesMeet

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Statigram – TwinBridgesMeet

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Manuel first opened his Instagram account on August 9th, 2012 and has cultivated 54,129 followers with 329 posts.  

You can follow Manuel on his Instagram account @sejkko on his Tumblr profile and Twitter (@sejkko)

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Welcome to our Instagramers Blog Manuel, we are happy to show off your conceptual, minimalist, surrealist work! 

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I was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Yet, several cultural influences shape my character. My family is Portuguese, I grew up in Venezuela, and lived for many years in Scotland. That triangle, with its centre in the middle of the Atlantic, is my root. I currently live in Lisbon, Portugal, where I work as a scientist who uses techniques from Artificial Intelligence to understand complex networks, such as genes, or Instagram. My instagram character is @sejkko – the part of me that is obsessed with pulling strings from the distant, but very human, future into my posts.

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Thanks for your contribution to Focus On Manuel!

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Here we go!

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You are: A dreamer and a perfectionist.

You would like to be: somebody with the ability for space-time travel.

Items you would take to a desert island: Mangoes, papayas, many moleskine plain notebooks, pilot brown ink g-tec-c4 pens, and my two cats.

What has been your most bizarre life experience: Being run over by a truck while cycling in the south west of England — on my way to visiting a shaman (I was curious about such characters then).

Super power you would like to have:  Apart from space-time travel, an infallible lie detection system would be nice. People lie a lot.

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In ‘real’ life

Happy alone (with Instagram), in love, married or it’s complicated:  On my way to happy alone.

You love to: Have people around for dinner and deep conversation over Madeira wine.

You can’t stand: laziness, lack of authenticity and lies.

A song that best describes you: Hyperballad by Bjork.


Your hobbies: Rock climbing.

A trip you dream of: Japan

A quote: : “You pull me through time” (From the film ‘The Fountain’ by Darren Aronofsky).

Someone you admire: Vandana Shiva.

What more must we know about you in one phrase: I am not afraid of swimming in deep water.

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Your life on Instagram

Your Instagram birthday:  August 9th 2012.

Instagram account: @sejkko

Number of followers: 54,129

iPhone, Android, DSLR: iPhone 5s, but lately also Samsung Galaxy S4

Did Instagram change your life:  Absolutely, yes.

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Instagram for professional or personal use: 99% personal, but lately some brands have been interested in my work.

Define your style in one word: Conceptual-surrealism.

Daily time spent on Instagram: Varies wildly.

Favorite hashtag: Sometimes I enjoy #jj_minimalism

A favorite filter: VSCO cam M5

An App: VSCO cam

Favorite Gadget: My Fuji Instax mini neo classic.

Pictures that made you like on Instagram: lots of concept and magic, little noise and little black.

Pictures that must be forbidden on Instagam:  I would ban anything depicting any form of violence.

An improvement for Instagram: Access to all comments chronologically independent of the photo on which they appear.

Life without Instagram would be: Quite different. But instagram would appear in one form or another.

An Instagram user we cannot miss:  @palomaparrot and @joselourenco

Anything else?:  I am a big advocate of people becoming more aware of their use of instagram, both to enjoy images, and the characters creating those images as well as for developing their own character. However, many people are too concerned with numbers…

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Describe your best picture on Instagram:  At the edge of a pine forest in the highland plateau of Madeira (Portugal) the last light of the day was pretty horizontal and strangely white. I was there with my friend Amaru. Out of the blue she stretched her arms towards a bunch of lonely flowers coming out of a strange local bush. This song by Bjork called ‘charlene’ started playing in my head, and I thought for a second about the dimensions of personal power and vulnerability. I love the moment captured in this photo very much.

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Techniques and equipment used: iPhone 4s and VSCO cam. No special techniques

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Thank you for your contribution Manuel, we are honored by your participation in our Blog!

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@igers

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Here are some more of Manuel’s pics:

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