Photo by @tessledeux Sixteen-year-old Tess Ledeux (@tessledeux) still remembers her first backcountry ski experience in her hometown in the French Alps: “I was following much older friends and decided to drop off a small cliff with them,” says Tess, who was 9 years old at the time. “The result was a broken nose, but it didn’t stop my love of jumps and tricks!” ⛷ Tess is the youngest French athlete representing her country at the ...
Brooklyn, New York
Photo by @naimagreen Throughout #blackhistorymonth, celebrated during February in the United States and Canada, we’re highlighting next-generation creatives of color who are shaping the future of their communities. Each of the featured accounts was selected by writer, curator and activist Kimberly Drew (@museummammy). “Naima Green (@naimagreen) has an incredibly generous mode of image-making,” says Kimberly of the Brooklyn, New York-based artist and educator. “She invites each of her subjects to breathe and imagine. In lush ...
Santa Monica, California
Video by @debachak Bodybuilders and acrobats gather at the famed Muscle Beach in California to show off their strength — as in this video from photographer Deb Achak (@debachak). “Eager to see this particular athlete perform, I asked if I could capture him as he practiced,” says Deb. “He happily obliged.”
Photo by @jimchanfc “I love how I captured the joy and excitement of a child whose main worry is when the ride is going to end and nothing else,” says Jimmy Chan (@jimchanfc) of his #whpmoveit submission. “I hope this inspires everyone to get out there and enjoy life as much as possible.”
Photo by @markomestrovic Marko Mestrovic (@markomestrovic) dove right in at a local underwater rugby team practice. “During warm ups, all the players swim around pretty chaotically,” he describes. “I wanted to get as close into the action as possible.” Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #whpmoveit.
Photo by @shaistadeen Photographer Shaista Deen (@shaistadeen) is giving the world the role model she wanted. “Growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, I never saw any female hijabi photographers,” says the 22-year-old great-great-granddaughter of Indian immigrants. At age 14, she saved up for her first camera. With a bedroom desk lamp as her studio light and a stack of books as a tripod, she captured what was closest: her friends, her family and herself. “I ...
Photo by @tobrook “What if dancers would be allowed on a soccer field?” asks photographer Eric Gagnon (@tobrook). “I think we could see some impressive moves!” ⚽️ Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #whpmoveit.
London, United Kingdom
“Glitter against gloom” is how Indian fashion designer Ashish Gupta (@ashish) describes his colorful, sequined clothes. “Growing up in New Delhi, I always admired my mum’s silk saris and her collection of shoes,” says Ashish. “She had such great taste. It really made me appreciate fabrics and colors, and want to make beautiful outfits — I couldn’t imagine a more glamorous way of living.” After moving to London more than 20 years ago to complete ...
Featured photo of @diavolo_la by @loewe7 Weekend Hashtag Project: #whpmoveit Inspired by the Winter Olympics, this weekend’s goal is to create photos and videos celebrating the power of movement, as in this featured photo by Thai Haong (@loewe7). You don’t have to be an athlete to capture the everyday action around you, like a spontaneous trampoline session or a daily run through the park. Keep an eye out for repeating shapes or colorful backdrops to ...
For American ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani (@shibsibs), their family bond is their greatest strength. “Skating with a sibling is unique,” says 23-year-old Maia (@maiashibutani). “But we’ve always gotten along well. Alex is an awesome big brother and now that we’re on the same team, we treat each other like equals. It’s a huge strength for us to know that we support each other unconditionally.” Competing in their second Winter Olympics, in #pyeongchang2018, Maia ...
Photo by @susanne.decochiffon Singaporean author and chef Susanne Ng (@susanne.decochiffon) brings a scientific approach to her cute and colorful chiffon cakes. “Baking is very precise, like research,” says Susanne who holds a PhD in biomedical engineering. “Conducting experiments comes as second nature to me, and I have brought my love for experiments into the kitchen.” For #lunarnewyear in Singapore, Susanne gathers with her extended family to celebrate. “It’s a time of reunion,” she says. Watch ...
East Village, Manhattan
Photo by @lilfrankies A staple of NYC’s East Village neighborhood, Lil’ Frankie’s (@lilfrankies) is home to lots of love stories. 🍕❤️ “I can’t think of anything more special than someone taking the time to write me an email about how they fell in love over one of my pizzas or pastas,” says chef and restaurant owner Frank Prisinzano (@frankprisinzano), who regularly treats couples who met at one of his restaurants to a free dinner, and ...
Topanga Park, California
Photo by @topangacreek Athletes on a California trail came together to form a heart for #whpwithlove. “Often mountain bikers and hikers are at odds,” says Chris Kelly (@topangacreek), the owner of an adventure bicycle shop and organizer of weekly rides, “so I really liked that we made this heart together.”
San Francisco, California
Video by @cobythecat “This video shows my softer side,” writes Coby (@cobythecat), a 2-year-old British shorthair cat. “I’m known to get a little sassy and strut my stuff. But behind all the fluff, I’ve got a big heart and lots of love to give.” 🌹 Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #whpwithlove.
Photo by @gboxrkw Love is in the air — and in the mechanic’s shop. “As we all know, love refers to a feeling of strong attraction and emotional attachment,” writes Govind Raikwar (@gboxrkw) in his caption. “Here is another such example of love, and it’s not with a living thing but with this mean machine.” 🏍💗 #whpwithlove
Photo by @mepicalaetiqueta From the handmade masks to the sweetly sleeping faces, we’re head over heels for this scene in Spain. Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #whpwithlove.
New York, New York
These days, American model Jasmine Sanders (@golden_barbie) might feel like she lives on an airplane, but the constant hustle is worth it to be at New York Fashion Week. “I love coming to New York because it kicks off an amazing month of traveling the world with great people and seeing all the new, fun and creative designs in the upcoming season,” says Jasmine. Before she jets off for the next fashion show, you’ll find ...
Brooklyn, New York
Photo by @paulthecorgi Paul the Corgi (@paulthecorgi): “Who’s a good boy? ... I’m a good boy. 😌” “Paul is a very good sport when it comes to humoring my random, silly ideas,” says Cynthia, Paul’s human, who used a treat to coax her corgi into looking at the mirror. #theweekoninstagram
Photo by @johnny777 A larger-than-life gnome figure, with his hat stretching to the sky like a flower, watches over an office complex’s garden in Tokyo, where photographer Ryoji Iwata (@johnny777) waited patiently to capture the perfect photo. “This gnome made the normal street scene feel surreal,” he says. #theweekoninstagram