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Interview with Ana Barros
Recently we interviewed one of our rising stars from Casetagram’s Artist Collection, Ana Barros. She told us about her passion for Instagram, photography & architecture and revealed some of her favorite Instagrammers. Ana also shed light on a few photo-editing techniques, favorite photo filters and shared how Instagram changed her life.
Please introduce yourself in a few sentences!
My name is Ana Sampaio Barros, I’m Portuguese but I currently work in Vienna. I feel the need to constantly create and be inspired by creative people.
How did you first discover Instagram?
It was back in Oct 2010, through a friend. Back then I wrote “a day in the office is just not creative enough” and it’s true till today. Instagram helped me to bring creativity back do my daily life.
Describe some your favorite Instagrammers.
That’s a difficult question because nowadays I know more then feeds on Instagram, I know real people behind those feeds, I made great friends through the app like @cirkeline, @thomas_k @joselourenco, @laycos and so many others. But I guess you all know my ultimate favorite is @gui_ and then I have those ones that have been a big inspiration for the past two to three years like @chaiwalla @cubbygraham @moneal @ernandaputra and @janske
Has Instagram changed your life? If so, how?
Yes in many ways. First of all, now I see the world in a different way, I’m much more interested in the details in the light or the colors. But I also never thought about the new opportunities that a simple app could bring to my life. I never imagine working with Mercedes or being invited to be part of instameets like the one I had in Venice, to get to know so many interesting and creative people and being able to collaborate with brands know worldwide as Casetagram. It is just an app but it is the whole world inside a phone at the same time…it’s impressive!
Where does your inspiration come from? Could you describe your artistic style for us?
I’m totally spontaneous. I tend not take it too seriously, I love to take pictures but it is even more fun when they just happen. Although sometimes (almost all the time) I really need to leave the house and search of something inspiring, I’m a creative person and get bored, even sick if nothing is happening around me. It’s difficult for me to describe my style because I’m not sure if it exists already. I can say I changed a lot the way I photograph since I start to use the app and I feel more and more consistent, I can see a clear evolution in my shots and edits and that makes me happy.
Most photographed item/person?
I’ll have to say it is Vienna. I lived here since 2009 but I’m still fascinated by the architecture and the winter is just stunning for photography. However, the Portuguese light is the most beautiful I know so I’m divided between these two cities.
Do you only use the Instagram filter to edit? If not, what else do you use to edit your photos?
I never use the Instagram filters. The blue touch that I have in my photos I used to get it with Pixlr-o-matic after editing with Snapseed but now I do everything with VSCOcam, it’s a brilliant app.
What do you think of the new Instagram video feature?
As I said I never use the filters from Instagram and that makes me feel a bit limited for the video because you only get the filters from the app. For that reason I don’t think it fits on the aesthetic of my feed, which I think is very important. I like to be consistent. But I have already tried some and seen amazing stuff. It’s a new way of being creative and that’s always positive for me.
How do you spend your leisure time?
During the week I work too many hours in the office. Usually my pictures are taken at my work place or on my way there, at the weekends though I tend to look for interesting places to photograph. It’s actually a great way to better know the city. Sometimes we just grab the bikes and ride until we find something beautiful or worthwhile. And then there is @miudafrenchie, our French bulldog- I love to take her to the park, to the river, or somewhere fun for her.
How did you get into iphoneography?
The teaching of architecture in Portugal comprises a big component of arts. Drawing, history, graphic design and photography are a big part of what makes the studies of an architect student. In the last year of my studies I took a course of photography that really inspired me and I got hooked. I mainly use the phone because it’s what it is with me at all times, light, fast and actually a great tool. The number of pixels is not what really interests me but to capture my daily life and find new themes and interesting frames in what surrounds me.
Anything you’d like to say to your fans?
I want to thank them for the wonderful feedback and for the good criticism that have made me evolve and improve as a photographer.
Spring Challenge - WINNERS!
We’re beyond amazed by all the talented fans out there! Big round of applause goes to our Spring Challenge grand prize winner @thekimbots! Also, congrats to all the runner ups including @weloveariana @mollymgrubbs @shmakoff_com @cliffelvin @annaleticohen @pomacious @elliesmellyy just to name a few!
Happy Mother’s Day!
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Instagram + Samsung Galaxy S4 Cases
The wait is over! Casetagram for Samsung Galaxy S4 and Google Nexus 4 is finally here.
Go ahead and choose your template, grab your favorite photos and go wild and dress up your phone! We’re always listening. Not only did we extend our range from iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, iPod Touch, but we now also have the full Samsung Galaxy line available, along with with Google’s Nexus 4. www.casetagram.com
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Beyond brilliant designs available for purchase now!