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Ally Brown: the InstaQueen

Ally Brown: the InstaQueen

A hair flip caught in motion, a close-up of an eye, combat boots sticking out of a washing machine at the local laundromat. What started as an experiment with a friend soon became a whimsy of account shoutouts, timed photo contests, and being bombarded with likes and follows for freshman Ally Brown.

“The account started out as a joke at the beginning to see if I could get followers,” Brown said.
“I saw people with lots of followers, and I guess it worked out.”

However, photography has been a longtime passion for her.

“I’ve been interested in photography since I was little,” Brown said. “But it’s been about a year since I started my Instagram account for photography.”

With more than 5,000 followers, not only do random Instagram followers enjoy Brown’s account, but her friends do as well.

“I think it’s really hipster, very unique and it’s really cool,” freshman Blair Lang said. “I don’t think I could run an account like she could.”

However, as on any social networking website, there are safety precautions that need to be taken.

“My friends think it’s really cool,” Brown said. “But it can be really dangerous sometimes, so I look at all of my followers, as they follow me, I just glance at their profile to make sure they’re not creepy.”

Many wonder how Brown manages to take such interesting photos at such large quantities.

“My friend and I would go on photoshoots,” Brown said. “One of our photoshoots was at a laundromat, and she would take pictures of me and I would take pictures of her, or we would just go out to the woods to just take pictures.”

There are many photography accounts on Instagram, but friends think that Ally’s account is special.

“I follow her instagram account,” freshman Sara Griffith said. “I think she’s really artsy and has her own vibe that’s unique to her personality.”

Throughout the experience, Brown hasn’t forgotten the main reason she has her account, and keeps taking pictures.

“I like looking at pictures and old memories,” Brown said. “I do it for fun. It’s what keeps me going.”


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    Andy WrightApr 4, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Ya its hard because you have to follow A LOT of people then unfollow all those people. Its a hard occupation thats for sure.

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      scott kelleyApr 5, 2013 at 10:25 am