There have been more photos taken in the last decade than in all the decades before combined. In this digital age we are all about capturing the moment and immediately sharing it. Over 300 million photos are uploaded to Facebook every day. When the app Instagram first hit the scene back in 2010, it held steady with only 1 million users. Quickly it has become a staple in our social media society and as of last month, Instagram reported it now has over 200 million users and counting. At FRANK we want to highlight and celebrate the decade’s photographers who are so willing to share their art. Here is From Instagram.

Today we’re shining the spotlight on Farvista, a young and exciting Instagramer from the Pacific Northwest who has an eye for natural symmetry and perfecting the art of contrast.

Name:
Farvista

Age:
20

Location:
Portland, Oregon

Who gave you your first camera?
I was exposed to photography at an early age. I spent my childhood experimenting with any camera I could get my hands on, mostly consisting of disposables and film cameras. I received my first DSLR a few years ago from my good friend Lucas.

At what point did you realize taking photos could be more than just a hobby?
When I started scheduling my days around making trips just to take photos. I wanted to experience new places, all while taking photos that I can look back at and share with others. Photography wasn’t a hobby anymore, it was a necessity.

What does the next year look like for you?
I will be constantly and consistently creating. I want to travel to unknown places and take photos for the world to see. With the bar being raised everyday, I only hope to be in that group of creators raising it.