Local Instagram photographer deemed a must-follow by Time magazine
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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