Meeting Instagramers Gallery artist Kobayashi Hitoshi aka @twinleaves



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. 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 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 Kobayashi from Tokyo.

“Hi! My name is Kobayashi Hitoshi from Japan. Born and raised in Tokyo, I’m now working as salesman for a printing machinery company. I like capturing photos downtown on the street. I’m always looking for an old building, cleaning tools and potted plants. There are a lot of walls that have a history of their own. If I’m walking downtown, I seek the walls that have a little bit of life on it.”


You can find Kobayashi on:

Instagram: @twinleaves

Twitter: @twinleaves

Tumblr: Twinleaves




Some funny questions! 

You are: A street photographer.

You would like to be: A traveler around the world.

3 items to take to a desert island: A camera, encyclopedia, and my dog.

What has been your most bizarre life experience: The sense that someone embraced me, while sleeping in a hotel bed. (And no-one was there!)

A super power would you like to have:  To control gravity.

If you ruled the world:  I would put down the dignitary system.



In ‘real’ life 

Happy alone, in love, married or it’s complicated: Married, a long long time ago.

You love: Babies, cats and dogs.

You can’t stand: Standing on a cliff, or on a podium.

Your hobbies: Photography!

A wish: A long and healthy life.



Your life on Instagram

 Your Instagram birthday: October 21st, 2010.

iPhone, Android, DSLR: iPhone4S, iPhone6, NikonD5100, NikonD5300.

Did Instagram change your life in some way: I found love on the walls.

Instagram for professional or personal use: Personal.

Define your style in one word: Enjoy.

Daily time spent on Instagram:  Quite some, checking others pictures and uploading mine.

Favorite hashtag: #wall



A filter: I don’t use filters.

An App: Google Maps to find interesting architectural buildings.

A gadget: My camera and and iPhone.

Pictures that make you laugh on Instagram: (either a style, a hashtag, or from
another user) @hakkaku_culture

An improvement for Instagram: Possibility to click on a link to another photo, or to a webpage in my title.

An Instagram user we can’t miss: @ka_nai




What do you think of being a new artists in the Instagramers Gallery in Madrid?

I was surprised. And I appreciate that people like my photography. I hope I can come to Madrid some day.



You can find Kobayashi’s pictures at Instagramers Gallery, located at Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Fuencarral 3 in Madrid. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 8pm.

All pictures at the Instagramers Gallery are printed by our partner Picglaze.





Thank you so much Kobayashi, for sharing a little more about you. It’s been a pleasure!

Kimberly for @igersgallery







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