[IG Weekly] banksyny

Everybody is on their phone. Thousands of people everyday wear out their thumbs scrolling through photos, deciding which ones to post on Instagram. It’s so easy to do whether you’re a photographer or not; just point, shoot, choose a filter and post whatever you created. From funny duck face selfies, to breathtaking landscapes, to gritty city streets. Some use it as visual journal giving glimpses of their lives, while others have taken it to another level by creating works of art. All of us at Ruby Hornet are fans of the social media platform and decided to do a weekly series highlighting people whose Instagrams stand above the rest. Let us know in the comments section if you’d like to be featured, or let us know about some other cool Instagrams. Be sure to follow Ruby Hornet on Instagram, too.

We’re revisiting an older Instagram for this week’s IG Weekly to coincide with some new, relevant news. Back in October, an official Instagram was created to coincide with Banksy’s month-long residency in New York last year. During his stay in the Big Apple, Banksy set up some installations alongside his patented style of graffiti art. He also set up a street pop-up shop where he sold authentic Banksy pieces for $60 to unknowing customers. HBO has compiled some of Banksy’s New York footage to create a documentary, Banksy Does New York, which will air on November 17th. It should be an exciting look at Banksy and his art from those on the street that witnessed it first-hand. For now, re-visit some of Banksy’s New York pieces below.

[via Banksy Instagram]

Geoff Henao

Geoff Henao is a writer/kinda photographer affiliated with the Chicago collective LOD. His interests include film, punk rock, cute girls, graphic novels, video games, and the Chicago Bulls. He's funny sometimes.

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