i know i just talked about the new instagram layout, but i spent last week as the guest poster for the ASMP austin/san antonio chapter account so i’m talking about instagram again. this was the first time i was a guest poster so that was a thrill! i did my usual post of autosides every couple of days and threw in some images that are representative of what i shoot for clients and what i shoot as an austinite going about my daily life. it was fun! big thanks to josh huskin, the social media chair of the chapter, for setting up the opportunity!
i don’t have a new account (still the same @meg_mulloy), but the updated layout looks awesome!
i discovered this after clicking on a link while reading the wild magazine inteview of tei shi (who’s song “see me” i love) by faith silva, whose work i just discovered while checking out the awesome gorilla vs. bear music blog.
p.s. every link in that last sentence is great and worth a click.
on the day we celebrate love, i’ll tell you a tale of likes (on instagram).
we have lots of little lizards around the (outside of the) house in the warmer months in austin. they really like to hang out on my frosted bedroom window–to my total delight. often 2 or 3 will congregate there. more often than not they like to show up in the evening and sleep in stick-straight positions like this:
which is cute, too. but, mr. curvy up there was a happy coincidence that almost never happens: he was on the window during daylight AND he was wriggling around–also a rarity as they are usually super still. i greeted him as i always do with a “hi, little guy!” and he paused for a second, like he was posing for me.
being the daily instagrammer that i am, i posted him, not thinking he would get nearly the love that he did. on a whim i tagged him with #mytinyatlas, the hashtag for tiny atlas quarterly. he wound up getting featured on the tiny atlas account, which totally made my day. like.
this spooky guy seemed appropriate for a post-halloween post. i think it’s a ford falcon station wagon from the 60s. on an overcast day, in front of a yard where the tree has dropped a lot of its leaves, it goes from cool and retro to bleak and hearse-like pretty quickly.
if it were mine, i would paint it bright shiny red and head to the nearest drive-in to take in a double-feature of awesome B-movies.
i remember walking around the east side with my dad–he LOVES austin and comes to visit almost every summer–and spotting this car. i photographed a car with suicide doors while in grad school and that became one of my signature images at that time (see below); even before then but especially since, i am always drawn to cars from the mid-20th century. when i posted this shot to instagram a follower tagged it “#autoside” and i’ve been posting photos like it ever since…