Instagramming Pop Culture with @matheusbeltrao

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"I have always been interested in the way cultural references from all over the world can mesh together to form a collage of something unique," explains Brazil Instagrammer Matheus Beltrao (@matheusbeltrao).

Born and raised in the northeastern city of Recife, Matheus currently attends university as a film student. He traces his love for film back to an early passion: “I have always been fascinated by media and pop culture. Growing up I was really drawn to television, especially telenovelas, or Brazilian soap operas. Later, my love for film developed, as I became captivated by the way movies brought together photography and music.”

Now, Matheus brings his love of art and photography to his own photography on Instagram—a step he sees as integral for art to progress as a whole. “I hope that through art I can find other likeminded folks and that together we can change certain aspects of life. I think that Instagram and other social networks can be tools to help us start revolutions.”