Ahh, Instagram. Home of food pics, FOMO, and crappy iphone pictures of the super blood moon that look more like a broken pixel in the sky.
But at its little app heart, Instagram is also an awesome way for professional photographers and artists to have a gallery full of their stuff without dropping bucks on renting a space or pulling a Banksy.
The ACME hotel in Chicago brought these online galleries to life IRL.
For Chicago Artist Appreciation month, ACME – aka Chi’s coolest hotel – by featuring and selling the work of some of Chicago’s most popular and influential Instagrammers; one of which works right here at Threadless!
Craig Shimala is our awesome Multimedia Director by day and Instagrammer/time-lapser @CSHIMALA by night…well, and day…and afternoon, Instagram is always.
Craig took real life InstaArt to a whole new level by literally capturing a time-lapse video in a frame. For ACME’s Insta-gallery, he printed several of his timelapse videos as “physical lenticular prints”, which is fancy-speak for “a picture that moves when you tilt it back and forth.”
I’ve been experimenting with turning some of my time-lapse videos into physical lenticular prints* that come alive when you view them after different angles. This one and a couple others will be debuting at the @acmehotelchicago’s Insta-Gallery Event this Wednesday evening from 6:30-9pm. If you’re in Chicago, stop on by and check them out and let’s hang. More info via the link in my profile. *Sound effects not included, yet
In other words, it’s the real-life gif we only thought possible in Harry Potter‘s “The Daily Prophet.”
From time-lapse in a frame, to a cool video of our Wandawega trip, we think Craig’s a pretty cool dude.