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User Feature, poland, color,

Finding Color and Texture Everywhere with @hellocolor

For more from Pawel, follow @hellocolor on Instagram.

For Pawel Nolbert (@hellocolor), there are interesting patterns and colors waiting to be found in the most obvious of places. Originally from mid-west Poland and now working as an illustrator and graphic designer in Warsaw, Pawel aims to highlight pleasant compositions of colors and textures by finding a new perspective in seemingly mundane places.

"I tend to focus on selected objects," he explains. "Very often I find interest in details that people normally ignore and don’t pay attention to."

Pawel says he took some time to find a conceptual and deliberate approach to using Instagram as a form of photographic exploration, inspired by other creative accounts he was following such as @josecabaco and @drdefense.

"I got inspired by the creative mobile photography coming straight from my smartphone and I was instantly able to share photos of my own too. After some time using Instagram in a ‘regular’ way, I started to try to create photos rather than just take them, so to speak. On my way back from work, I would walk an extra mile to explore my city and find good photo spots in the fancy and the seemingly dull districts. I really got into it that way—and I got to know Warsaw better."

Pawel aims to inspire others with his distinctive perspective: “I hope my photography can help people see the creative potential in their everyday surroundings. Sometimes it’s just good to stop and look around the corner to see a new world that had always been there, waiting to be seen.”

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User Feature, perrycolante, graphic design, art, color, illustration,

Composing Comic Sets with @perrycolante

For more photos and videos of Andrew’s designs, follow @perrycolante on Instagram.

Italian graphic designer Andrew Zonzini (@perrycolante) found his own unique style of colorful and surrealist portraits by exploring his creativity on Instagram.

"I am a graphic designer and an illustrator," he explains. "So when I think about the composition of each of my pictures, I try to use graphical elements designed by myself, playing a lot with colors and simplicity."

Andrew’s photos often include his brother Luca (@luca_zonzini) and handmade props, giving a sense of hyper-realism which has often duped disbelieving Instagrammers.

"Many people think that the illustrations are added afterwards on the computer, but that is not what I do. I do like the idea that the final result might seem a digital graphical composition, because it means that I managed to render a photograph as a sort of comic strip through my compositions."

Andrew spends a lot of time looking for colorful warehouse walls to use as backdrops for his photos. He likes to compose all the elements on his “set,” drawing the props on colored cardboard to stick on the walls and asking family or friends to pose in coordinated costumes.

He is also constantly inspired by other Instagrammers: “Snooping through various profiles, I noticed there are many clever users who let us know their own creative world, and who inspire you to try and raise the level of your jobs.

"If I could inspire something, I would like to transmit the desire to invent a personal creative style."