Photo by @aravisdolmenna at home in england, aravis dolmenna (@aravisdolmenna ) turned lunchtime prep into her #whp🦄 submission. “i like to use the ordinary, everyday items around me to make unexpected pictures,” says arvis. “this allowed me to really use my imagination.” 🥕 follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project.
Photo by @mmeyers76 a spectacularly pink arizona sunset is made even better with the addition of steve, a stuffed unicorn that mike meyers (@mmeyers76 ) bought at the start of a road trip. “i have no idea what compelled me to buy steve,” he writes in the caption of his #whp🦄 submission, “but he seems all right with it all, especially if we keep taking him to places like this.”
Video by @stirandstyle an appetite for entrepreneurship (and noodles) led june quan to transform a career in entertainment law into @stirandstyle – a personal brand dedicated to sharing her love of eating. leaving work that she loved “was the toughest decision of my entire life,” but june is enjoying the journey. “i’ve had fun finding my own voice in the food scene and i use my law degree every single day,” she says. in addition to co-owning three restaurant stands at smorgasburg in la, june is adding her own flavor to the food blogging scene by enjoying larger-than-life eats on camera to educate her audience about lesser-known eateries that are worth the trip. “being a restaurant owner too, i definitely support local businesses. i want to spotlight the restaurants that are affordable, and good, and easy, and casual.”
Featured photo by @studiomucci celebrate the uniqueness and style of unicorns for this weekend hashtag project: #whp🦄 capture your real-life unicorns, the individuals that really stand out. with an action-packed #boomerang or playful portrait of a friend (humans and animals both work), show us their true personality. look for light and colors that pop. an everyday place can transform into a magical location with the addition of a single light beam spilling into a dark room or an orange boat that jumps out against a blue sea. focus on the little things. get close to capture special details of a new hair style or handcrafted origami. include the written details in your caption, too. project rules: please add the #whp🦄 hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. if you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.
Photo by @christiehemmklok her toddler’s obsession with firefighters lit a 🔥 under photographer christie hemm klok (@christiehemmklok ). “he had 10 books all about firefighters. i think maybe one of them had a very short-haired woman. that was the extent of it,” says christie. while in art school, she had the idea to document female firefighters, but her local station in southern california didn’t have any women. this time, she reached out to united fire service women, a nonprofit that advocates for women in the san francisco fire department. “the timing was right,” says christie — their response was immediate. the organization was looking for a photographer to help celebrate the 30-year anniversary of women in the department. “when women are in male-dominated careers, especially careers like firefighting or something that’s really labor intensive, i don’t think they always get viewed as regular people,” says christie. “the greatest part about the project is that i got to meet every single kind of person, from every walk of life. and that’s the thing, you don’t have to be supernatural to be a female firefighter. you just have to be a regular woman.” christie is part of women photograph (@womenphotograph ), a global catalog of independent women photojournalists on a mission to elevate female voices. we’re celebrating #internationalwomensday with photographers from the collective. tune in to our story to see projects from around the world.