Today’s artist interview will be with Canadian photographer and art director Anne McIsaac. Please find some quick stats about @yellowillow and her full interview just below.
Describe your Instagram profile, what you post and why.
Snaps of anything yellow. I try to provide fuzzy happiness to create a positive vibe around me and smother everybody with that light
When did you start your Instagram experience?
Did you start with the purpose to make it a job or did it start as a passion that then became a job?
I had no idea what Instagram was at the beginning but quickly got amazed by the talent around. So I got more engaged and challenged myself to become better. Later, as companies started contacting me, I was overwhelmed at the possibility to get paid assignments.
How long did it take to you to make your first 10,000 followers?
About 5 months after I started I was made a suggested user by Instagram and my numbers soared to about 25K
What camera/phone do you use to take your pictures?
Iphone, of course. Plus I own a Fujifilm Xpro1 which is a very sturdy and lightweight quality mirrorless camera which I love
Do you use filters on a regular basis?
I edit mostly on Lightroom and Photoshop. For iphone snaps, I start by Snapseed then usually use one of the Priime filters that are quite subtle and well balanced.
What is the post that you published that you like the most or that you are most proud of?
I loved creating this image because I think I succeeded in making an interesting and unique image for a product so it looks right in my feed and interests viewers. Win/win for the brand and me
Do you cultivate your Social Media presence in other Networks?
Yes, it’s nice to see what’s going on a little everywhere. So I engage in Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and my favorite is Steller for the possibility to create extensive stories.
What kind of people do you follow on Instagram?
Not many brands, mostly the ones I’ve worked with. I follow influencers I admire for the beauty and the learning opportunity
Have you ever bought followers or likes?
What would you suggest to someone who want to be an Instagram Influencer?
Consistent feed. Community engagement. Work work work
What do you think about the recent changes to Instagram feed and the relevance that Videos are assuming?
I’m not sure I like it. The early contributors as ourselves who helped build Instagram and it’s incredible hype seem to be left behind in favor of brands. But, let’s watch and see.
Popular Chips’ favorite pictures from @yellowillow’s Instagram account
@passionPassport challenge! #PP_PrimaryColors. This week I have the pleasure of co-judging with my insta-bestie @gummyting ! Submit your brightly colored pics to the tag and we'll drool on all of them! You have until Saturday May 28 11:59 pm EST. Check the link in my profile or @passionpassport's for the rules.
Many thanks Anne and good luck!