Virginia Buechel (“boo-shell”) (@buewho – “boo-who”) is a digital marketer, native to New Jersey, and is a hobbyist photographer. She is a business savvy explorer always working on digital projects, like @NJspots, a photography community in New Jersey with over 21,000 followers in a little over a year. Besides breaking the stereotypes of New Jersey by featuring gorgeous places around the state, Virginia also enjoys snowboarding and traveling about the country with her partner Stefanie (@stef_livs) to various destinations and National Parks, looking to visit all 59 in her lifetime.
Rachel Ewell is a Minnesota based photographer and co-founder of @MNcommunity – an Instagram group focused on meeting new people and doing good within the community. In this conversation, Rachel and I discuss how she makes this group function and gives us some great insight into what we need to do in order to get started in this direction.
Andy To is a Bay Area based photographer and videographer. Growing up in a rough neighborhood he’s paved his way through adversity after getting his hands onto a camera. He has dedicated his life to spreading positivity and story telling through film making. As of recently he landed the “worlds coolest job” out of 65,000 applicants with Beautiful Destinations. Never in his life did he imagine moving across the country.
Sal D’Alia is the Senior Video Director/Producer at Adorama in NYC. He has worked for Citroen, Nike, Food Network, Glamour, GQ, NY Giants, Bravo, Berman Braum, Sony, DanceOn, Warner Sound, Ultra Records, and John Varvatos. He’s a pioneer of the YouTube’s original content and his online work can be quantified in 80+ million views.
Branden Harvey is a professional photographer and storyteller based in Nashville, Tennessee. He has become a leader in the world of online storytelling and uses his unique position to help brands, organizations, dreamers and doers tell their story better. Within the last year, Branden has created several outlets to spread good news to the world through his podcast, Sounds Good along with a Good Newsletter, and most recently – the Good Newspaper. You can find Branden on Instagram @brandenharvey.
Michael Thomas ( @LondonViewpoints ) is a London based cityscape and architecture photographer. He specialises in showcasing London’s best views from a variety of vantage points, like skyscrapers, tourist attractions, hills surrounding the city as well as city aerials from helicopter flights. In just 24 months since joining instagram, Michael has grew his loyal following to 118k, without ever being featured by instagram, which allowed him to keep a high engagement level in the current challenging algorithm times.