As many of you know, I love interviewing artists, capturing photos of art and, most of all, showing love for my adopted city of Atlanta. I do it to learn more about the city, meet new people and stay energized by its movements. Last week, I was pleasantly surprised when one of my Instagram photos was selected for the #WeLoveATL Mobile Photography Gallery. Well, being honest, I was more than surprised – I was geeked!
The photo, taken in Castleberry Hill, is of a massive metalwork piece by Atlanta artist Evereman aligned with two skyscrapers about a mile away. Honestly, I don’t remember if I consciously tried to capture this alignment or not, but hey – it worked out perfectly!
#WeLoveATL began in 2012 as a way to curate Atlanta-focused Instagram photos for an art show, but it has grown into something much larger and influential. In addition to Instagram, you can find #WeLoveATL-hashtagged and inspired photography on display at the 5 Points MARTA station, the CNN center and their popular mobile truck gallery. I’ve been fascinated by the #WeLoveATL movement for a while, so I’ve been tagging my photos with hope of being selected one day. And then BOOM – it happened!
The mobile gallery was on display this past weekend at the Indie Craft Experience, so I had to go check it out. (I actually went twice.) It was really dope to see my photo on display among other awesome images, all capturing Atlanta from various creative perspectives. It was also cool to chat with the #WeLoveATL team and thank them for putting this project in motion. It’s creative people and endeavors like #WeLoveATL that make me love Atlanta more and more every day!