Candy Minimal

Local Instagram photographer deemed a must-follow by Time magazine

Local Instagram photographer deemed a must-follow by Time magazine

Matt Crump Austin photographer Candy Minimal Texas State Capitol building
Matt Crump's "Candy Minimal" style has earned him a spot on Time's list of must-follow Instagram accounts. Matt Crump/Instagram
Matt Crump Austin photographer Candy Minimal Stay Gold sign
Crump uses a variety of photo editing apps to achieve his signature style. Matt Crump/Instagram
Matt Crump Austin photographer Candy Minimal Austin Motel sign South Congress
The Austin photographer often captures iconic signs and buildings. Matt Crump/Instagram
Matt Crump Austin photographer Candy Minimal University of Texas tower
Most of Crump's work features iconic Austin structures. Matt Crump/Instagram
Matt Crump Austin photographer Candy Minimal Texas State Capitol building
Matt Crump Austin photographer Candy Minimal Stay Gold sign
Matt Crump Austin photographer Candy Minimal Austin Motel sign South Congress
Matt Crump Austin photographer Candy Minimal University of Texas tower

KVUE — A local photographer was named one of Time magazine's 50 must-follow Instagrammers in the nation. The magazine chose one Instagram account from each state, and Texas' pick was from the Capital City.

Former advertising art director turned photographer Matt Crump said his "mind is still blown" that he was selected out of such a huge pool of talented artists. Crump delights his 100,000 followers with candy-colored minimalist images of everything from neon signs to international landmarks. His style has spurned a digital art movement, encouraging others to post their own photos using the hashtag "#CandyMinimal."

"I hope people feel inspired by my images," Crump said. "I want the simplicity of my images to make aspiring artists go, 'Hey, I could make that, too.'"

According to Time, Crump uses a combination of apps like TouchReTouch, VSCO and PickTapGo to produce his images. He advises aspiring photographers and budding Instagrammers to take, edit and post pictures every day.

"It's the only way you'll get better," he said. "Getting into the habit of being creative every day is the number on thing you can do to improve your art."

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