Drippy Calligraphy Experiments by Seb Lester

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Calligraphy master Seb Lester (previously) has been sharing quick videos of watery handwriting experiments on his Instagram account. Each word or phrase begins with a scribble of water or an array of droplets to which he then uses a dropper to apply color. Seen here are some highlights but it hardly even scratches the surface. Much more here. (via Quipsologies)

A video posted by Seb Lester (@seblester) on

A video posted by Seb Lester (@seblester) on

A video posted by Seb Lester (@seblester) on

A video posted by Seb Lester (@seblester) on


Snow Cones

snow cones

Though the weather here in North Carolina has turned warm and sunny again this week, we had a heavy snowfall not long ago, a nice powder that left most everything around us covered in a calm white for a couple of days. The muted glow of a snowy night is so relaxing is it not? A day into the storm it was hard not to grab our cameras and shoot a few things nearby. The photo today was taken out one of our windows through a screen which is why it has a haziness to it. I stole YoungDoo’s 5D and 135mm lens to shoot these seed pods full of a healthy white snow because I thought some of you who enjoy the winter would find solace in the scene. Enjoy!


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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPimitation

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post every week announcing the latest project.

The goal this weekend is to make photos and videos where one of your subjects imitates another.
Here’s how to get started:

  • Look out for resemblances between people and their surroundings. Be ready to catch fleeting, serendipitous encounters, like a woman in a yellow dress dashing past a yellow cab.
  • Capture an imitation that provides more information about your subject’s relationship, like a child copying an admired adult or a parrot impersonating their human’s eccentricities.
  • Explore less obvious forms of mimicry like patterns, gestures or, if you’re making a video, sound.

PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPimitation hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.