InstaWeek is a Konbini original that introduces you to new Instagram accounts worth following. Artists, musicians, performers or just interesting people with stories to tell – every week, you will find someone new. Scroll through and get to know them better.
Meet Natalia Seth, aka @EscapingYouth...
Konbini: Hi there, Natalia! Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Natalia: Hi! My name is Natalia Seth, and I am a 16-year- old self-taught surrealistic photographer and internet influencer from Virginia. I take reality and give it a little magical twist.
What is the main subject of your work?
Me, haha! When I started photography, I found more joy in photographing people in beautiful environments than solely nature or architecture. It gives the audience a more personal connection to the photo, a human and their environment, than only the environment alone.
I was too shy to ask my friends to be my models, so I had my own little set up with my cheap digital camera, tripod and timer for self-portraits. Recently I have really enjoyed taking photos of my friends, it’s nice to have diversity in my work!
When and why did you create an Instagram account?
I started Instagram 3 years ago, first only using it as a platform to share my selfies. Then after this selfie phase, I started doing comics. I was 13 and I liked being goofy and making people laugh (not that anything has changed since).
I stopped doing comics when I stumbled upon an account with a girl about my age, doing reality bending photos. I was enamored and all I could think was "Wow… how can I do that?!" Thus began my road of surrealistic photography that I have continued on till this day!
What is your first memory of something beautiful?
When I began taking photos and realizing the beauty of the world and its creatures.
What three creatives do you admire?
Joel Robison. Salvador Dali. Aaron Nace.
What is a good habit to have in order to stay creative?
Never shoot down an idea. Create it, you never know, it might be the next famous work of art.
Do you have a guilty pleasure?
If a genie was about to grant you three wishes, what would they be?
One – teleportation. Go anywhere in the world, at any time by just thinking of it! No more travel costs 🙂 Two – ability to speak in any language. Three – ability to walk into paintings or movies.
Your creative process in a GIF: