If you had a penny for every time I’ve gushed about Instagram and the awesome people I’ve met through it you would have a fair amount of pennies by now. One of those people is the wonderful and always smiling Anshuman Ghosh aka @Moography.
Anshuman moved to South Africa from New Delhi almost four years ago, he works as a business development manager for a global power company, which means his job involves lots of spreadsheets and presentations but absolutely zero creativity.
The concepts and visual feel of the illustrations you can see on his feed today are an evolution of an idea he had a few moths ago around phoneframing. Phoneframing is his term for a picture-in-picture using a cellphone where the contents inside of the phone blend in with everything around it. After using phoneframing extensively he started experimenting with indoor shots using props and colourful paper backgrounds. Over time he got more familiar with setting up shots and started incorporating more visual elements in order to paint a story.
Anshuman shared a few tips to keep your creativity up when playing around on Instagram or just in general life, they are pretty awesome if you ask me!
5) Start collaborating – This is one aspect that has really helped me grow, creatively. Instagram is at the end of the day a tool to share and collaborate with other like minded people and I have really enjoyed collaborating with really creative people through Instagram – a case in point being my recent collaboration with Meghan Maconochie. Collaboration for me is a learning experience and something that allows me to explore new techniques, visual treatments and what not.