Focus On 1.85 Joe Greer – @ioegreer on Instagram


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

. 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.


Today we introduce you to Joe Greer, a 25 year old who has called Spokane home the past 4 years.  Lots of interesting things to say about this young man, notably that he is not a traditional photographer, he probably does not even own any camera except the one on his iPhone 5.  But as is often the case with photography, it’s who is behind the device that matters most…


Joe first opened his Instagram account 2 years an a half ago and has cultivated 66,605 followers with 731 posts.  


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Welcome to our Instagramers Blog Joe! 


My name is Joe Greer and I am a 25 year old living in the wonderful Pacific Northwest. My Instagram handle is @ioegreer and my close friends jokingly and lovingly call me “ioe”


I live in Washington and moving here four years ago was by far the best decision I have made in a very long time. Through Instagram I have made so many new friends across the West coast and the world. I love people, because people are weird and so am I. Hobbies included: Running, Hiking, Ping Pong, Photography, Jesus, Cliff Jumping, and Ultimate Frisbee.


Feel free to check out my Twitter and Tumblr if you guys are feeling lucky…





Thanks for your contribution to Focus On Joe!


Here we go!


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You are: Filled with Joy.

You would like to be: A person who loves all people.

Items you would take to a desert island:  iPhone5s, a generator that runs on sand, Tv, VHS with every Disney classic, and a Hammock.

What has been your most bizarre life experience: About three months ago a girl in here mid twenties ran into our home about 2 am and started screaming because she thought someone was chasing here…we tried to calm her down but was not working and after about 5 mins of screaming and freaking out, she ran out of our house down the street. What. The. Heck.

Super power you would like to have:  Flight.  Easy.


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In ‘real’ life

Happy alone (with Instagram), in love, married or it’s complicated:  I am single, loving life and adventure. Ready to meet a Gal who loves Jesus, exploring, the unknown, and who loves to be creative daily.

You love to: Be outdoors:  Everything about it is amazing.

You can’t stand: People who are rude for no reason.

A song that best describes you: Resolution” by Matt Corby


Your hobbies: Photography, running, hiking, Church, being around people, Good coffee, The Pacific Ocean.

A trip you dream of: New Zealand. Goodness, if I could go there…Man.

A quote: “Love God, Love People”

Someone you admire: My Pastor, his name is Kevin and he is mega rad!

A wish: That I could help as many people as possible.

What more must we know about you in one phrase: People are weird. I’m weird. Lets hangout.


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Your life on Instagram

Your Instagram birthday:  November 1st 2011

Instagram account: @ioegreer

Number of followers: 66.606

iPhone, Android, DSLR: : Iphone 5s only.

Did Instagram change your life:  Honestly, It really has. It has open so many doors and opportunities for me to meet people, photograph the world, tell peoples stories, inspire, and to do what I love. How cool!!


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Instagram for professional or personal use: Both. I photography what I like. The people in my life. I want to be a well polished photographer. Finding a healthy balance between the personal and professional is key!.

Define your style in one word: Lifestyle

Daily time spent on Instagram: About 3 hours I’d say daily.

Favorite hashtag: #Northwestisbest

A favourite filter:  I do not use any of the Instagram filters. Whoops! Sorry!

An App: VSCOcam


Pictures that made you like on Instagram: Portraits and unique Landscapes. Or a combination of both!

Pictures that must be forbidden on Instagram: The shirtless workout photos of dudes. Seriously? Ain’t nobody got time for that stuff.

An improvement for Instagram: I think its pretty rad right now! Keep Killing it Instagram team!

Life without Instagram would be:  It would still be life. It would be a bummer because I have met so many amazing people through Instagram and want to continue to meet people so without that would be a bummer :/ But life would most certainly go on, and that is awesome!

An Instagram user we cannot miss: @Coryacrawford (One of my best buddies, and he inspires me daily!)

Anything else?: Instagram is a powerful platform to challenge, inspire, and to cultivate organic community. I’ve personally seen that been done. Be intentional with it! You’ll be surprised with who you will come across and meet.


Describe your best picture on Instagram.  How did you take it, any interesting anecdote?This picture has been one of my favourites. My friend Jared walked out on this frozen lake with the clouds hovering down low. It was extremely silent and incredibly peaceful. It was one of those moments where you just stop and taking it all in.


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Techniques and equipment used: I only shoot with my iPhone 5s and edit through Snapseed and VSCOcam. Try and get up really early to go out and shoot. It’s one of my favourite times to go shoot. I’ve had some of my favourite shots from early shooting

Thank you for your contribution Joe, this is one very inspiring interview! 




Here are some more of Joe’s pics:


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