The last 5 months working at MAXMEDIALAB have really flown by in a blink of an eye! When I initially joined Instagram people would often tell me that the app was a waste of time and that I spent too much time curating my feed. I developed a distinct style over the year and discovered that Instagram not only inspired me to continuously explore but also helped me to see the world with new eyes. Don't let anyone ever belittle your passion or talk you out of doing what you love. You do you.
After a busy month at work I finally decided to take eight days off to fly back to visit my friends and family in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Stellenbosch. It was a short but extremely memorable trip. People often ask me what it's like in South Africa and I find myself at a loss for words. Just what exactly is it that makes it so irrefutably photogenic? The vast landscape, wild animals, two oceans, winelands and genuinity of people truly make me proud to have been able to have grown up in such a beautiful country and call it home. Whether you're a local or just passing through, these Instagram images show a small facet of my trip which will hopefully inspire you to want to explore my hometown someday.
Typography: Jasmine Dowling
Camera & Photography: iPhone6 | Li-Chi Pan / Li-Zen Pan