Friday, May 4, 2012

W Hotel New York Times Sq. Hosts the First Ever Instagram Exhibit!

This past Thursday evening I was NYC’s first Instagram photography exhibit at W Hotel Times Square, I showed up early to "Instagram the Instagrams!"   Well, many are Instagram, many are the fancy camera, unedited of course, (because that would be "wrong.")  Have a look....

The event was in parntership with W New York – Times Square as they invited 6 mobile photographers to share their work under the theme “design” – expect images of architecture, patterns, and street art.@whotelsnyc also ran a successful and fun Instagram competition, urging any Instagramer to tag their photos #wdesign for a chance to win a grand prize that includes a two night stay at the hotel. I sadly didn't win, but you can see those who did here.
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Here you will see views of the lounge area with many insta's hanging, others are close ups...
Our bartender Patty and the live Times Sq TV feed, love that!
This was my favorite, you can see why - but much better in person.
And another favorite....un-cropped, etc.
Oh wait, loved these too! 
Stop by the hotel in "the middle of the madness," known as Times Sq., it's worth it.  Hop right off the train and directly into the W and avoid the zillions of tourists. It's worth the nice W lounge and seeing Instagrams come to life.
(All photography of the photography by Leanna Valente, me.)