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Making Up the Music with @stephanie_fernandez

To see more of Stephanie’s makeup looks follow @stephanie_fernandez on Instagram.

"What started out as a day at home experimenting with makeup has become my career aspiration and ultimately the love of my life,” says 19-year-old Louisiana Instagrammer Stephanie Fernandez (@stephanie_fernandez), who often acts as makeup artist, model and photographer for each of her makeup sessions. “I know my face and body better than anyone, so it is a very familiar canvas,” she explains.

Stephanie defines her makeup style as colorfully creepy. “The gory and creepy side of my style is influenced by my passion for horror movies and psychological thrillers,” she says. “Most of my makeup is also heavily influenced by music. I love to be able to create and see what I am hearing and feeling. I simply see it in my mind’s eye, and my hands do the rest.”

Stephanie’s dreams are as colorful and eclectic as her work. “I would love to do high-fashion makeup for NYC Fashion Week. I would love to have at least 100 art shows before I die. I would love to direct movies and creative direct music videos as well as open a studio to create SFX masks, canvas pieces and explore other media. I have no limits. My mind is constantly moving. I want to do it all.”

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Touring the World’s Waves in Style with @sageerickson

For more of Sage’s photos and videos, follow @sageerickson on Instagram.

Sage Erickson’s (@sageerickson) life as a professional surfer takes her to all corners of the globe in search of the best waves. “I’m so unbelievably blessed to travel the world—I’ve witnessed firsthand so many amazing cultures, beliefs and ways of living,” Sage says. “As humans, we each have a unique eye for certain things that appeal or inspire us daily. I find inspiration in these cultures and I like to share images from my trips.”

In addition to sharing scenes from her favorite beaches—she recommends photographing Mundaka in the Basque country, Mentawai in Indonesia and Whale Beach in Australia—Sage also explores a passion for style on Instagram, sharing her own bohemian, surf-style looks and tuning into favorite fashion designers, bloggers and artists.

Here are some Instagrammers who inspire Sage:

  • Courtney Trop (@alwaysjudging) - “Rad style, groovy as can be. She has such an effortless way about her with edge. I’m all about harsh lines, bold prints and she’s from California so I feel like she’s a kindred spirit.”
  • CrystalLee Farris (@crystallee_farris) - “I love incorporating suburban style into my wardrobe! I’m originally from a small town inland so I have a connection with the country—an opposite environment from my now constant hours spent at the beach.”
  • Maurie & Eve (@maurieandeve) - “I love everything about this Australia-based brand!”

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How I Shoot: Photographing Flora with @nicole_franzen

For each How I Shoot, we ask an Instagrammer to tell us about the process behind their photos and videos. For more of Nicole’s photos and videos of plants, food, and day-to-day life made beautiful, follow @nicole_franzen on Instagram.

For Nicole Franzen (@nicole_franzen), a self-taught lifestyle photographer, springtime is very special. “In New York,” she says, “the winters are so long and grey. When we finally start getting green back into our lives, it’s almost spiritual. I can’t seem to get enough.”

Nicole says that she’s always been interested in things that grow. “When I was a kid, I would help my neighbor in the garden, asking lots of questions,” she says. “I typically have flowers in my home and admire them every day. Like most of the things I photograph I feel that it all connects.”

Here are Nicole’s tips for capturing the perfect picture of a plant or flower:

Camera

iPhone 5S

Vantage Point

"No right or wrong answer here. It depends on where the plant or flower lives. Get in close or pull away. Rows of lilacs, a close-up shot of a peony’s layers or a desert botanical scene–you can do no wrong."

Shooting

"Ideal scenarios include fog, mist, dew and a fresh summer’s rain. A common misconception is that a sunny day is ideal for a photo, but sometimes it’s actually really harsh. For the best light, get up early and catch that morning light and dew in the garden. You won’t be sorry."

Editing

VSCO Cam

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Finding Inspiration in Singapore’s Melting Pot with @tumblinbumblincrumblincookie

For more photos and videos of Lin’s recipes, follow @tumblinbumblincrumblincookie on Instagram.

15-year-old Singapore Instagrammer Gan Chin Lin (@tumblinbumblincrumblincookie) found her passion for food and photography in the midst of a challenging time. “During my recovery from an eating disorder, I used my love for food to pull me up and spur me on to a full recovery and now it has evolved into a full blown passion,” Lin says. “I started from researching recipes and basic food concepts and adapting them to make my own recipes. Now I’m beginning to branch out into creating my own. As I’ve also always had an avid passion for the arts and photography, it made sense to integrate both interests and that was how I started my Instagram account!”

"Singapore’s multi-cultural backdrop means that we have an especially vibrant food scene, everything from Indian and Malay to Chinese and European," she says. "I find inspiration in flavor combinations and spices from different cuisines to fuse in my dishes and combine those with my belief in fresh and healthy food." Lin also finds inspiration in fellow Instagrammers Siobhan O’Brien (@superfoodsiobhan), Grace Chan (@honeyydrizzle), Juliet Rodriguez (@julietisamommy) and Izy Hossack (@topwithcinnamon). “These friendships I’ve formed over Instagram are further cemented by the passions we share. Their ventures into cuisine and photography always give me much inspiration.”

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