The book of Instagram? The Instapaper launches its second issue
The book features a selection of images from 16 worldwide contributors Instagrams and an exclusive Lenticular Artwork on the cover created together with Photographer and Film Director Pierre Debusschere. We asked its founder Francisco a few questions about the idea of taking something seen as throw away and imortalising it as a printed edition.
PG : You come from a background working online what drew you to take a very digital medium and push it into print?
FS : What first drew me to working within the digital realm as a Creative back in 2005, was the excitement of working on something new. At the time and particularly within the fashion industry, only a few people where interested in the Internet and being part of a small group shaping that world felt very unique and exclusive. Moving forward, as everybody embraced the same model, following the same templates, same strategies, chasing higher resolutions, moving image, apps, etc. the mere idea of printing what was perceived as a disposable digital image onto paper felt like something new and exciting. I always believed that in the creative process having limitations or working within boundaries can be more inspiring than working without a brief. So as much as the digital realm is clearly the way forward as a way to reach a wider audience, I look forward to explore print media further and creating tangible objects.
PG: Why do you think the Instagram images you have chosen deserve to be preserved in a book beyond the masses and masses of the throw-away information?
FS: The book was a approached as a very visual, tangible and collectable item. The original concept that triggered the project was to create a physical artwork based on something that has been created exclusively within the digital world.