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Interview with @hendrae


We are big fans of minimalism. There are some incredible minimalist photographers on Instagram and @hendrae is one of our favourites – his compositions have a real sense of fun. He’s been selected twice to be a suggested user by @instagram and has built a loyal following within the community.

We recently caught up with him to find out a little more about him and his Instagramming.

When did you join Instagram and why?

I joined Instagram in early 2013 because it was one of the social media platforms that was trending in my area. My friends and various people I know were using it, so I just downloaded it. I think it’s cool when you can capture and share any moments to keep it on the platform.

What equipment do you use to shoot?

Mostly I use an iPhone 5 and sometimes a Fujifilm X-M1.

What do you use to edit your photos?

I use VSCOApp, Snapseed, and Photoshop Fix.

What is your favourite shot that you’ve published on Instagram?

All of them are my favourite (haha!) but here are some that I particularly like:




Has Instagram changed your approach to photography & if so how?

It has. At first I did not focus on a single style – there are so many inspiring instagrammers and photography styles on Instagram, but the minimalist style interests me the most!

What inspires you?

I think everything can inspire me. I usually look for ideas on various social media platforms like Instagram, Pinterest and Google. There are so many photographers in the Instagram community that inspire me.

Who are your favourite Instagrammers?

@connortd and @love_aesthetics

What is your favourite shot of theirs?





How do you promote your work?

Through Instagram only, but I am considering starting my own blog so I can promote more of my work.

To what do you attribute your success on Instagram?

For me Instagram is for fun, to gain experience and improve my skills in photography, for making friends and exploring new things.

What do you do for a living outside of Instagram?

I’m a freelance photographer and working with small businesses.

What advice would you give to Instagram newbies?

Find your passion, be who you are, and enjoy gramming!

If you’re not already one of @hendrae‘s 40,000 followers, why not check out more of his amazing photography!

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