As you will already know, Instagram is probably my favourite social media platform. Well, apart from this little corner here, obviously! The advantage with Instagram though is that I can take single snaps and don't have to worry about writing a whole post. And, as we all know, a picture says more than a thousand words. Well, maybe not always, but you get my point. I love that I can just put something together and share it instantly. I love those little moments of creativity where I'm free to assemble a few bits, capture them and then it will all be gone a moment later. Vanished as if it had never happened - unless I hold onto that moment by taking a picture.
A lot of those pictures revolve around food, coffee and tea (see also this post) because, well, they're the moments when I take the time to play. I like to try and portray these seemingly small and insignificant daily occurrences like little celebrations of calm and creativity. It's about taking just a moment out of the daily routine and do something just for the sake of it. For me and because I like it and have fun with it. They're also about sharing what might inspire me in that moment, that moment when I'm having my coffee. It could be an image, a poem, a book. And there's one other thing. A hashtag which sums it all up: #onthetable . Of course, the thing with hashtags on social media is that they're being applied in the hope of being featured and gain more followers. However, my personal reason in this case is that I simply like to assemble my little moments on the table where I'm actually having my coffee. It really is as simple as that. Small, creative moments, shared.
By now you might of course wonder why these images aren't in the typical, square Instagram format. Well, I've decided to take quick camera shots as well as the Instagram ones. You see, the ones taken with my iPhone clearly don't have the same quality as the ones taken with my camera. And since I'm thinking of turning these into a collection of cards, I need good quality shots, right? So, a little series of "On the Table" postcards, what do you think? I look forward to hearing your thoughts!