Nicole was the first person I met who had the patience to sit and teach me how to use a proper camera so once again it’s only fitting that she fills the spot of day 2 on 31 Days of Instagram.
More than being an amazing photographer and videographer, Nicole is an amazing teacher. She has inspired me in ways that I’m not even sure I realise yet and I’m so glad I get to tell amazing stories with her everyday.
1. What is your handle?
2. What do you do when you’re not Instagramming?
I work at Cerebra as video content producer. I love spending time thinking about, cooking and going out for food. Watching series.
3. How did you discover Instagram?
I knew about Instagram though friends who had smartphones. I eventually got an iPhone at the end of last year and was most excited about the phone because I could get Instagram.
4. Who are some of your favourite SA Instagrammers?
Oh wow! So many amazing local instagrammers! I don’t know how to pick. Here are some: welile_n, buka_andile, southafrica, shesaidsa (you really piqued my interest and taught me a lot about the platform), roywrench, daveast, emmajanenation, garethponeats, 2summers, ciden, lovemademedoitx.
5. Do you have any tips for anyone wanting to master the platform?
There was a turning point for me, after a talk you gave on Instagram at the office, when I decided to treat it more seriously. Giving my account a focus and a look and feel (my personal style) made a difference. Make connections by attending Instawalks and exploring local Instagrammers. Use appropriate hashtags.
6. Do you have a particular photographic style?
I’ve been photographing for about 8 years and think that my style has developed in more recent years. I’m not sure what it is but I think it still has a way to go and can be different depending on the subject matter (taking portraits in a certain way versus photographing food or fashion).I really enjoy taking photos of people.
7. Where is your favourite place to take pictures in Johannesburg?
I love exploring Joburg City and Soweto (so much more to see).
Tatum was playing outside one of Johannesburgs voting stations today. Parents have to think of creative ways to keep their kids busy while standing in the line. Tatum's mom, Nicole, brought bubbles with that entertained him and a bunch of other kids. It definitely made the queue feel shorter for @shesaidsa and I too. #VoteSA @southafrica