I am a big fan of using Instagram as a collecting and curating tool. Alongside my own personal account (Eddus_Poet) I have several Side Instas where I explore particular visual themes which interests me.
Island_Map is my longest running side instagram account. Inspired by my love of maps and wandering google maps in particular, here I collect screencaps of small islands from everywhere on earth. I research the islands and add interesting details about them to the post. I love the juxtaposition of seeing islands from the Sea of Japan sitting next to small uninhabited spits of land from Lake Chad.
My second longest running Side Insta is Every_Cuppa where I collect top-down pictures of various cups of tea I have drunk. I usually remark upon what tea was being drunk with what sort of milk and any other important details.
The_Sky_Map is a personal diary of pictures of the sky from where I am standing at various moments. I never use filters for any posts on this account.
Carparkworld is the newest of my Side Instas. This was inspired by looking at Disneyland Paris on satellite images from google maps and noticing how large the car park was. I collect satellite images of car parks from various theme parks, attractions, places of interest and airports.