Meeting Instagramers Gallery artist Joaquin Reixa aka @omglobalnews
Instagramers Gallery, located at Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Fuencarral 3 in Madrid, is the first Instagramers Gallery in Europe, where you can find a permanent exhibition of stunning photos printed on picblocs and amazing artwork of 20 mobile photography artists from all over the world.
Instagramers.com wants to highlight the story of each artist, revealing their passions, experiences and other great artists they have met through or inspired them on Instagram. On Instagramers.com they exclusively share their vision of the world with some funny off the record questions and they’ll be sharing their best Instagram tips with us.
Today we are happy and honored to introduce you to Joaquin Reixa from Madrid.
“I’m mostly know as Omai on the Internet, as a short name of my YouTube channel OMGlobalNews. I’m living in Madrid and I’m currently pretty involved in online marketing and branded content through my social media.”
You can find Omai here:
Some funny questions!
You are: A twenty-one year old guy who loves telling stories.
You would like to be: I want to keep growing as a profesional.
3 items to take to a desert island: My phone (with signal), a camera and some food.
What has been your most bizarre life experience: My whole life is a bizarre experience by itself, although I love it.
A super power would you like to have: Moving objects with my mind.
If you ruled the world: I would probably mess it up.
In ‘real’ life
Happy alone, in love, married or it’s complicated: Let’s say that I’m in love with my work.
You love: To have a moment for myself and just relax.
You can’t stand: Hypocrites.
A song that best describes you: Renegades.
Your hobbies: Telling stories.
A trip you dream of: Australia.
A quote: “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
A wish: To live long enough.
Some-one you admire: Steve Jobs.
What more must we know about you in one phrase: I’m an obsessively perfectionist.
Your life on Instagram
Your Instagram birthday: My first photo was in August 2013.
iPhone, Android, DSLR: iPhone or DSLR.
Did Instagram change your life in some way: I’m now more aware of the world around me since I’m always looking for a new photo.
Instagram for professional or personal use: It’s a mixture, but let’s say professional.
Define your style in one word: Symmetrical.
Daily time spent on Instagram: 2 hours.
Favorite hashtag: #NoHashtags
A filter: Fuji (not from Instagram).
A gadget: Apple Watch.
Pictures that make you laugh on Instagram: I think I don’t follow any funny users, I just follow photographers or friends.
Pictures that must be forbidden on Instagram: The ones with the white borders on top and bottom.
An improvement for Instagram: A better notification system (if someone comments one of my older photos that comment gets lost between my notifications).
Life without Instagram would be: Not as fun.
An Instagram user we can’t miss: @pepedsgn
Describe your favorite picture:
“I’m so bad at choosing favorites, but I really like this one.” (scroll down)
Techniques used (for editing):
“I spent like half an hour on every photo, always with Enlight, and after it’s finished I lighten the dark points with Afterlight.”
What do you think of being a new artist in the Instagramers Gallery in Madrid?
“It’s a really cool opportunity and I’m really grateful!”
All pictures at the Instagramers Gallery are printed by our partner Picglaze.
Thank you so much Joaquin, for sharing a little more about you. It’s been a pleasure!
Kimberly for @igersgallery