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#WhoIFollow: Japan’s @koshi_another_side

In the #WhoIFollow series, we ask Instagrammers to share their favorite people to follow. For more photos and videos from Koshi and his favorites, follow @koshi_another_side, @chikuwa91 and @laylah on Instagram.

For Japanese Instagrammer Koshi Nishijima (@koshi_another_side), the natural landscapes around his hometown of Fukuoka serve as his inspiration for photography. “My favorite place to shoot is Aso Kujū National Park. You can find valleys, wetlands, volcanos and grasslands with grazing animals, as well as a long strip of road that runs straight through all of this nature. It’s often quite foggy there and even icy in the winter, which brings out the mood,” he explains. He enjoys exploring nature with friends he’s met through Instagram, trying out different ideas to create surreal scenes. “I don’t shoot just to share pretty images. What I want to share is the moment and the ambiance of the time I spend with great people in my favorite places to shoot,” he says.

Koshi also experiments with his iPhone camera. “If the focus and exposure is just right, you can get very clear images and even create bokeh.” He then edits his photos based on his impression of the moment.

Looking for more natural scenes from Japan? Follow some of Koshi’s favorite Instagrammers:

  • @chikuwa91: “His work is so unique and always gives me a pleasant surprise. We go shooting together a lot, but it feels like he’s capturing things in a completely different demension.”
  • @laylah: “Her photos are just plain cool. I don’t know any other girl who takes such edgy photos.”
Second bike that Tom couldn’t leave without from the Bike Swap today #30daysofbiking #bicycles #vintage  (at Spokane County Fair & Expo Center)

Second bike that Tom couldn’t leave without from the Bike Swap today #30daysofbiking #bicycles #vintage (at Spokane County Fair & Expo Center)

This looks fun!! Who wants to go? http://giganticbicyclefestival.org #bicycles #festivals  (at Spokane County Fair & Expo Center)

This looks fun!! Who wants to go? http://giganticbicyclefestival.org #bicycles #festivals (at Spokane County Fair & Expo Center)

Tom’s new find #30daysofbiking #vintage #bicycles  (at Spokane County Fair & Expo Center)

Tom’s new find #30daysofbiking #vintage #bicycles (at Spokane County Fair & Expo Center)

Just received the #newbrewthursday badge from #untappd #craftbeer @nolibrewhouse TY Spin Cycle Red (at Hayden, Idaho)

Just received the #newbrewthursday badge from #untappd #craftbeer @nolibrewhouse TY Spin Cycle Red (at Hayden, Idaho)

Ask and You Shall Receive: Instagram Answers My Question #30daysofbiking

Ask and You Shall Receive: Instagram Answers My Question #30daysofbiking

While browsing Laughing Dog Brewing’s website for content to use for some upcoming posts I came across this photo:

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It is used as the marketing photo for Laughing Dogs Stainless Steel Growlers, but I was interested in where I could find the rack that the growler was in. Decided to share the photo on Instagram and just ask if anyone knew where I could find it. Within minutes I had my answer! Salsa…

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It is #ThirstyThursday after all :) #craftbeer #30daysofbiking #sandpoint #visitidaho #harvestidaho14

It is #ThirstyThursday after all :) #craftbeer #30daysofbiking #sandpoint #visitidaho #harvestidaho14

Anyone know where I can get one of these growler holders for my bicycle? #30daysofbiking #craftbeer #bicycleaccessories #growlers #beer #bicycle

Anyone know where I can get one of these growler holders for my bicycle? #30daysofbiking #craftbeer #bicycleaccessories #growlers #beer #bicycle

Using my new @portsmithco bottle opener for first time. Thought it fitting to open the. #spokane Expo Series Sky Rail IPA from @nolibrewhouse #craftbeer #beer  (at Hayden, Idaho)

Using my new @portsmithco bottle opener for first time. Thought it fitting to open the. #spokane Expo Series Sky Rail IPA from @nolibrewhouse #craftbeer #beer (at Hayden, Idaho)

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