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Explore More: Behind The Scenes With Photographer Michael Yamashita

Explore More: Behind The Scenes With Photographer Michael Yamashita

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Influencer Spotlight: Interview With Photographer Michael Yamashita

Photographer Michael Yamashita has spent decades bringing to life stunning and stirring imagery in documentaries, books, and major publications like National Geographic. With a focus on Asia, Yamashita has captured and shared photos that are illuminating, and, as places he’s photographed (like Yemen, Afghanistan, and Iraq) undergo dramatic change, Yamashita’s photographs become even more sacred — proof that things now destroyed once existed.

We spoke to Yamashita to understand more about his work, his journey, and how he uses Instagram to push his work forward and connect with his audience. See our exclusive interview with Yamashita below to learn more about his career, being a photographer on Instagram, and where he's headed next.

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Exclusive Interview With YouTuber Grant Thompson, the King of Random

Exclusive Interview With YouTuber Grant Thompson, the King of Random

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Grant Thompson's Incredible YouTuber Journey From Airline Pilot To King Of Random

Grant Thompson, perhaps better known as the King of Random, built a YouTube empire around his endeavor to learn how the world works. From pyrotechnics to napkin folding, Thompson has delved into, tinkered with, and mastered a vast array of subjects and disciplines, and he's shared his journey with millions of subscribers along the way.

As the channel's grown, Thompson's made some key changes to how he approaches learning and sharing his projects. We caught up with him at VidCon to discuss how being a top YouTuber changed his life, what he's learned, and what's next for the King of Random movement.

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Interview: The Incredible Origin Story Of Facebook Video Star Laura Clery

Interview: The Incredible Origin Story Of Facebook Video Star Laura Clery

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How Laura Clery Took Charge Of Her Career (And Gained Millions Of Fans In The Process)

While Instagram and YouTube may be the first platforms that come to mind when we think of influencers, Laura Clery has found a way to use Facebook Video to reach a massive audience. She’s one of Facebook’s most popular creators and her videos are known all over the globe.

After deciding to take control of her career, Clery began creating her own content. With some ingenuity and plenty of consistency, she found a loyal and engaged following of over 3 million users on Facebook. She’s known for her characters, like Ivy and Pamela Pupkin, and she’s begun working with networks like Comedy Central to produce content for other platforms, too.

We caught up with Clery at VidCon 2017 to talk about how she began creating her own work and what’s next for her. Read our exclusive interview with one of Facebook’s biggest stars to find out more.

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Influencer Spotlight: Exclusive Interview With YouTuber Behind Cooking Channel SORTEDfood

Influencer Spotlight: Exclusive Interview With YouTuber Behind Cooking Channel SORTEDfood

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How SORTEDfood Went From A Group of Friends In A Pub To One Of The Most Popular Cooking Channels On YouTube

SORTEDfood started with scribbled recipes in pubs. Now, eight years and over 1.7 million YouTube subscribers later, friends Ben, Barry, Mike, and Jamie are helping anyone who lacks the knowledge or confidence in the kitchen to become a stellar home chef. They’ve partnered with brands like Co-op, Ford, Android Pay and more to bring fresh content to an audience on YouTube that’s full of food enthusiasts, first-time chefs, and pros looking for new challenges.

Through recipes, challenges, cooking lessons and more, the SORTEDfood team is changing how millions approach food. We caught up with Jamie Spafford — one of the founding members of SORTEDfood — to get the inside scoop on the journey behind one of the largest online cooking shows and to find out what’s coming next from the SORTEDfood team in an exclusive interview.

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Exclusive: Interview With Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking

Exclusive: Interview With Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking

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How Gaby Dalkin Went From Grilled Cheese Enthusiast To Top Food Blogger and Cookbook Author

Gaby Dalkin didn't always have the sophisticated palette we associate with talented chefs of her caliber. In fact, her culinary adventure started with grilled cheese and pasta. With the help of culinary school, a lot of hard work, and one particularly straightforward teacher, Dalkin became a wildly popular food blogger and cookbook author.

Dalkin learned early on that in order to succeed in creating content online, one has to fully commit. Years later, she's preparing for the release of her second cookbook, creating her own product lines for Williams-Sonoma, and inspiring hundreds of thousands of followers on her blog and Instagram account with her recipes.

We caught up with her to find out more about her journey to success in food blogging, her favorite way to use avocados, and what's next for What's Gaby Cooking. Read our exclusive interview below.

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Exclusive Interview With Instagram Photographer Kyle Huber

Exclusive Interview With Instagram Photographer Kyle Huber

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Go Inside Kyle Huber's Unique Sense of Perspective In This Exclusive Interview

Using forced perspective, Instagram influencer and photographer Kyle Huber challenges our idea of what’s real and what’s possible. In the world of his photographs, cars, trees, people, and more shrink and expand, creating scenes that are surreal and full of wonder.

Trained as a graphic designer, Huber didn’t start taking photographs with the intention of becoming one of the most prominent influencers on Instagram. But after five years (and a lot of hard work) on the platform, he’s amassed a following of over 225,000 on his account, asenseofhuber, and has worked with dozens of brands like Fossil, Google Maps, Chevrolet, Budweiser, Esquire, and more.

We went behind-the-scenes with Huber to learn more about his path to becoming a photographer on Instagram, his career, and how he captures a sense of magic in his photographs.

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Influencer Spotlight: Interview With Fashion Blogger and Instagrammer, Iga Wysocka

Influencer Spotlight: Interview With Fashion Blogger and Instagrammer, Iga Wysocka

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Iga Wysocka Shows Her Followers The World Through Fashion & Photographs

Fashion blogger and Instagrammer Iga Wysocka is an expert in bringing together her love of fashion and traveling. She’s traveled the globe in hundreds of different outfits, sharing her style with her followers and inspiring others to explore fashion and the world around them.

Wysocka’s career as an influencer started the way so many do: With a passion. Drawing inspiration from the finest fashion photography online and in magazines, Wysocka began creating her own content. She’s built a following of like-minded travelers and fashion enthusiasts through her blog and Instagram account, and that following continues to grow.

Read our exclusive interview with Iga Wysocka to learn more about her career, her aspirations, and the fashion staples she can’t live without.

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Influencer Spotlight: Interview With Instagrammer Chris Burkard

Influencer Spotlight: Interview With Instagrammer Chris Burkard

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Chris Burkard Brings Us Closer To Nature, One Photo At A Time

From surfboards to pieced together Cold War-era helicopters, Chris Burkard’s been known to transform the way his fans see the world by telling visual stories from a different angle. Home to the Northern Lights, Redwood forests, deep canyons and towering mountains, Burkard’s Instagram account is full of evidence that he’s willing to go to the extra mile for the perfect shot.

Chris is one of the most popular talents on Instagram with over 2.6 million followers, and his work has inspired countless creatives through the platform. After authoring books and giving TED talks, Burkard released his short documentary film, Under An Arctic Sky, in April 2017, and is busy touring. We caught up with him to get a behind-the-scenes look at his most extreme experiences, the story behind his film, and how he aims to inspire people through his photos.

Read our exclusive interview below.

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Influencer Spotlight: Interview With My Nguyen Of My Health Dish

Influencer Spotlight: Interview With My Nguyen Of My Health Dish

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Go Behind The Recipes & Photos In Our Interview With My Nguyen, Creator of My Healthy Dish

From casually sharing recipes with her family and friends to building an audience of nearly a million followers on Instagram, writing a cookbook, and traveling the world to cook and share her experiences all over the globe, My Nguyen's journey to becoming an influencer has encompassed five years of excitement, evolution, and plenty of learning opportunities. My Healthy Dish now sees hundreds of thousands of viewers, fans, and followers every day and is home to healthy recipes, beautiful photos, health tips, and My's travel log.

Though her personal definition of "healthy" has evolved over the last five years, My Healthy Dish's mission hasn't changed. My makes healthy cooking and eating easy, accessible, and fun for her fans and followers and has inspired thousands to change and develop their relationship with food through her blog, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and more.

Learn more about My's process, her favorite guilty pleasure food, and what's next for My Healthy Dish in our exclusive interview.

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Influencer Spotlight: Interview With Snapchat Star CyreneQ

Influencer Spotlight: Interview With Snapchat Star CyreneQ

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Dive Into The Story Behind CyreneQ's Snapchat Masterpieces And What Led Her To 10-Second Stardom

Cyrene Quiamco didn’t set out to become a Snapchat star. That’s the way it so often goes for today’s top influencers and creators. Through hard work, a passion for art in digital mediums, and with the help of a sidekick named Ele, CyreneQ went from Snapchat archivist to one of the platform’s most popular artists and personalities.

After admiring work from the growing artist community on Snapchat, Cyrene found herself wanting to preserve the disappearing works, so she started the11thsecond.com. It wasn’t long after she embarked upon a mission to preserve works that she began creating and sharing her own work on Snapchat. From celebrity selfies to the World’s Smallest Mona Lisa, Cyrene is a key part of the art community on Snapchat.

We spoke with Cyrene to get the behind-the-scenes look at her rise to Snapchat stardom, the story behind her work, and the process that leads to some of her best works.

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