If more people used Instagram like this guy does, I think I'd check my feed every day.

Capturing people and their essence using images is a challenging way to work, but this guy's got it down.


Meet Instagram humanist/activist Ruddy Roye. He has an interesting method of photo composition:

"My work is about people, mostly. It's about how people live … and how people live in their environment. I'm Ruddy Roye, and I'm a photographer living in Brooklyn.

A picture for me starts with either a person or a place. If I find a place, I usually stop and wait for the person to come into the picture. If I see a person, I look for whatever texture I can use to embellish the picture. For me, the story begins with what's current, what's in the news."

Almost 120,000 Instagram followers later, people are noticing.

Here's some of his work, as shown in the video below:

As face masks have become mandatory in many places to limit the spread of coronavirus, it's also become an increasingly politicized thing. As we know, anything that involves political polarization also involves vast amounts of misinformation and disinformation. Whose idea was the internet again?

No one I know loves wearing a mask. We all wish we didn't have to. But there are an awful lot of people saying they can't wear one, or they refuse to wear one because they've been led to believe that masks are somehow more dangerous than not wearing one. I've seen and read "information" on everything from masks depriving people of oxygen to masks causing CO2 build up to masks creating fungus problems.

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